Short wrap-up of interview and a few words about some of her favorite recordings - "Morgen" and "Die Walküre" / "Valkyrie" by Strauss. Interviewing Lotte Lehmann, recorded at the Orrington Hotel, Evanston (including excerpt from master class at Northwestern and recording excerpts from Walkure with Melchior).
Studs Terkel discusses with Elizabet her her role as The Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier. This interview is done in three parts.
Lotte Lehmann, legendary opera soprano, discusses her book "Five Operas and Richard Strauss" about her portrayals of famous roles. Interviewing Lotte Lehmann, recorded at the Orrington Hotel, Evanston (including excerpt from master class at Northwestern and recording excerpts from Walkure with Melchior).
Opera singers Astrid Varnay and Felicia Weathers discuss the opera “Salome” and the complexity of its lead role with Studs Terkel. Recordings of Varnay singing a piece from the Flying Dutchman and Weathers singing a piece by Strauss are played. Paul Vodicka delivers a few messages toward the conclusion.
Terkel comments and presents the music of Chanticleer, an acapella ensemble, comprised of 12 all male voices. Chanticleer discusses the following: the group vocal composition; the groups history; various recordings; and their influences. Chanticleer performs the following songs live on air: "Benedicamus Domino", "If Ye Love Me", "O Sacrum Convivium", "Nude Descending a Staircase", "When I Fall in Love", "Jesus Met the Woman at the Well", and "Magnificat a 12".
Studs Terkel interviews soprano Teresa Stich-Randall about her musical performances of Don Giovanni. Some of the interview is spoken in German.
Studs Terkel interviews soprano Teresa Stich-Randall. This is an interview done in two parts.