Video — 1 videodisc (65 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Opening ; &, If I could tell you / I. Firestone
Gavotte from Manon / Massenet
Deh vieni, non tardar : from Le nozze di Figaro / Mozart
I know that my Redeemer liveth : from Messiah / Handel
Ave Maria : from Otello / Verdi
Inflammatus : from Stabar Mater / Rossini
Vilia : from The merry widow ; Merry widow waltz : from The merry widow / Lehár
Ballatella : from I pagliacci / Leoncavallo
Sì, mi chiamano Mimì : from La Bohème ; Musetta's waltz : from La Bohème / Puccini
Vissi d'arte : from Tosca / Puccini
Elsa's dream : from Lohengrin / Wagner
Addio del passato : from La traviata ; Ah, fors'è lui : from La traviata / Verdi
Closing ; &, In my garden / I. Firestone.
Eleanor Steber (1914-1990) is remembered as perhaps the greatest American soprano, and certainly one of the most technically refined voices of the century. Miss Steber is seen and heard in excerpts from opera, operetta, and oratorio. For a program of this variety, her interpretive range is truly phenomenal; she brings an incisive musical and dramatic character to each piece.