World War II & The American Singer

Thursday, September 07, 1995

In this episode, George Jellinek commemorates the end of World War II on September 2, 1945. This program is based on an article he was commissioned to write by Opera News about the American singers who were well-known during and after the war. We hear recordings of performances by Rise Stevens, Helen Traubel, Leonard Warren and Eleanor Steber, Patrice Munsel and Jan Peerce, Regina Resnik, Dorothy Kirsten and Richard Tucker, Robert Merrill and Dorothy Kirsten, Blanche Thebom, and Jerome Hines.

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