Ezio Pinza

Ezio Pinza : Ezio Pinza and the Bell Telephone Hour!

Some rare video footage of Ezio Pinza in rehearsal for a 1947 appearance on the Bell Telephone Hour. The video opens with Donald Voorhees rehearsing the orchestra in the Overture to Smetana's "Bartered Bride", then has Pinza rehearsing Tosti's "L'ultima canzone" (3:40) with Voorhees at the piano. That's followed by an all-too-brief excerpt of Blanche Thebom singing "Amour! Viens aider ma faiblesse" from "Samson et Dalila" (7:04) and Là ci darem la mano from "Don Giovanni" with Pinza and Thebom (10:12), and "Le Cor" by Ange Flégier (13:30).