Like her fellow soprano Eileen Farrell, Kirsten were only available in radio and throughout her career, sang both popular music and opera, but Kirsten was also among the glamour numbers on the Met, following in the footsteps of such sopranos as Geraldine Farrar and Grace Moore, who became her coach. Her voice had not been the most exclusive or powerful musical instruments of that time period, but by concentrating on the jobs that suitable her, like the light to moderate Puccini heroines and her most well-known function, Charpentier’s Louise, she got an extended and distinguished profession, though she seldom appeared beyond your USA. She researched at Julliard and started her singing profession as a favorite vocalist on radio place WINS in 1937, using a 15-minute every week show. A pal of Sophistication Moore’s, struck by her physical and vocal resemblance towards the reigning soprano, wanted to bring in her. Moore asked her to get ready two arias, and Kirsten, who got under no circumstances sung opera before, discovered “Mi chiamano Mimì” and “Quando me’n vo,” therefore impressed Moore that she bankrolled Kirsten’s research in European countries. She returned earlier than anticipated when World Battle II broke out, but Moore organized on her behalf opera debut on the Chicago Opera Business within the comprimario function of Poussette in Massenet’s Manon in 1940. In 1944, she produced her NEW YORK Opera debut in 1944 as Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata, pursuing that with her Met debut in 1945 as Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème. She continuing to seem on radio, showing up with stars such as for example Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nelson Eddy, and Perry Como, and she produced two movies, Mr. Music, in 1950, as well as the famous THE FANTASTIC Caruso, in 1951, co-starring with Mario Lanza. Her last stage appearance was at the Met, as Tosca, in 1976.
|1||She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6331 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.|
|2||She spent her final years trying to find a cure for Alzheimers.|
|Batman||1968||TV Series||Leonora Sotto Voce|
|The Dinah Shore Chevy Show||1959||TV Series|
|Matinee Theatre||1956||TV Series||Jenny Lind|
|All Star Revue||1953||TV Series||Guest Opera Vocalist|
|The Great Caruso||1951||Louise Heggar|
|Mr. Music||1950||Dorothy Kirsten|
|Happy Days||1929||Chorus Woman|
|The Great Caruso||1951||performer: "Trio Finale", "In Questa Tomba", "Sweethearts", "Sextette", "Finale" - uncredited|
|Mr. Music||1950||performer: "Accidents Will Happen"|
|Mario Lanza: The American Caruso||1983||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|The Joey Bishop Show||1969||TV Series||Herself|
|The Ed Sullivan Show||1952-1966||TV Series||Herself / Herself - Opera Soprano / Opera Singer|
|Girl Talk||1964||TV Series||Herself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1963||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|The Dinah Shore Chevy Show||1958-1959||TV Series||Herself|
|The Jack Benny Program||1957||TV Series||Herself|
|The Colgate Comedy Hour||1952-1954||TV Series||Herself - Opera Star / Herself - Opera Singer / Actress / ...|
|All Star Revue||1952||TV Series||Herself - Singer|
|Wonderful Town, U.S.A.||1952||TV Series||Herself|
|The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue||1951||TV Series||Herself|
|Great Moments in Opera||1997||TV Movie||Herself|
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