In the early 1950s, opera fans tuned in for the DuMont Network's
Opera Cameos, a weekly anthology series that presented
half-hour abridgements of the classics - with casts that included
Beverly Sills, Ettore Bastianini and Salvatore Baccaloni. SCOTT
BARNES savors the gold in these broadcasts, now available for
viewing at Manhattan's Paley Center for Media.
Barbiere telecast (1954) with
Gordon (Rosina), Frank Guarrera (Figaro)
and Bruno Landi (Almaviva)
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