Opera

Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson (1898-1976) was an  athlete, scholar, artist and activist who was revered for his almost superhuman talents and, at times, reviled for his political positions. He used his artistic talents, speaking skills and celebrity on behalf of the defendants in the infamous Trenton Six murder case. He was born in Princeton, New Jersey to […]

Richard Crooks

From his Wikipedia page: He was born on June 26, 1900 in Trenton, New Jersey. Following several concert seasons as an oratorio and song recital specialist, including the American premier of Mahler‘s Das Lied von der Erde, he traveled to Germany where he made hisoperatic debut in Hamburg as Cavaradossi in Puccini‘s Tosca in 1927. […]

Gloria Lane (Gussie Siet)

From her Wikipedia page: Gloria Lane (born June 6, 1930 (sic), Trenton, New Jersey) is an American operatic mezzo-soprano who had an active international performance career from 1949 to 1976. In her early career she distinguished herself by creating roles in the world premieres of two operas by Gian Carlo Menotti, the Secretary of the Consulate […]