Jan Peerce papers 1918-1985
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Jan Peerce (1904-1984) was a noted American tenor. He was born on Jun. 3, 1904 and died on Dec. 15, 1984 in New York. He was engaged as a singer at Radio City Music Hall in 1932, and made his operatic debut in Philadelphia as the Duke in Rigoletto on May 14, 1938. His Metropolitan Opera debut was on Nov. 29, 1941, as Alfredo in La traviata . In addition to opera, he also sang musical theater, most notably in Fiddler on the Roof, and Jewish religious and secular music. His final appearance at the...
Conductor. From the description of Arturo Toscanini souvenir card, 1952 summer. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 501180914 Italian conductor, considered one of the greatest of the early 20th century. Started his career in Italy and spent much of his later years in the United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed, from Toscanini to Mme Emmy Destinn, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872455 Italian conductor. From the descr...
Samuel L. Rothafel, known as Roxy, was a theater manager and impresario. From the description of Scrapbook of clippings on Roxy and his gang, 1924 Apr.-July. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 78753879 From the description of Scrapbook of clippings on Roxy and his gang on the radio, 1925 Jan.-Apr. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 80187360 From the description of Scrapbook of clippings on Roxy and his gang on the radio, 1925 July-1927 Apr. (...