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Let's go to the opera radio broadcast collection

Title
Let's go to the opera radio broadcast collection [sound recording]
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Description
77 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm; 12 in.
Subject
Genre/Form
Sound recordings.
Access (note)
  • Access restricted ; advance notification required for use.
Biography (note)
  • Let's Go to the Opera was a 1946 radio series that featured Metropolitan Opera principals and other well known singers of the time in selections from popular operas and operettas.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository: *L(Special) 89-31 and online.
Call Number
*L (Special) 89-31
Title
Let's go to the opera radio broadcast collection [sound recording]
Summary
The collection consists of excerpts of twenty-five consecutive programs, broadcast weekly from April 28, 1946 to September 13, 1946. Thomas Scherman served as conductor for the entire series. Noteworthy singers include Natalie Bodanya, John Brownlee, Eugene Conley, Norman Cordon, Todd Duncan, Dorothy Kirsten, Charles Kullman, Brenda Lewis, Martha Lipton, Ann McKnight, Ray Middleton, Mona Paulee, Eleanor Steber, Lawrence Tibbett, Richard Tucker, and Claramae Turner.
Access
Access restricted ; advance notification required for use.
Biography
Let's Go to the Opera was a 1946 radio series that featured Metropolitan Opera principals and other well known singers of the time in selections from popular operas and operettas. The selections are sung in English and introduced with a brief explanation of the plot context. The weekly series was broadcast live on station WOR, the New York affiliate of the Mutual Broadcasting Company.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository: *L(Special) 89-31 and online.
Source
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Bodanya, Natalie. Performer
Brownlee, John, 1901-1969. Performer
Conley, Eugene, 1908-1981. Performer
Cordon, Norman. Performer
Duncan, Todd. Performer
Kirsten, Dorothy, 1910-1992. Performer
Kullman, Charles, 1903-1983. Performer
Lewis, Brenda. Performer
Lipton, Martha. Performer
McKnight, Ann. Performer
Middleton, Ray. Performer
Paulee, Mona, 1916-1995. Performer
Scherman, Thomas. Conductor
Steber, Eleanor. Performer
Tibbett, Lawrence, 1896-1960. Performer
Tucker, Richard, 1913-1975. Performer
Turner, Claramae. Performer
Research Call Number
*L (Special) 89-31
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