Rosetta Pampanini sings O sole mio
The incomparable Rosetta Pampanini sings Vincenzo de Crescenzo’s Rondine al nido
Rosetta Pampanini and Alessandro Granda sing the love duet from Madama Butterfly (1929)
Antonio Minghetti and Luella Paikin sing Rigoletto (1926)
Meta Seinemeyer, Grete Merrem-Nikisch, and Elisa Stünzner sing Der Rosenkavalier (1928)
Mary Martin and Kenny Baker sing “Speak Low,” from the original cast recording of Kurt Weill’s One Touch of Venus (1943)
Marlene Dietrich reportedly backed out of the title role during rehearsals because she found the lyrics too profane. This gave Martin the opportunity to establish herself as a Broadway star. The original production was directed by Elia Kazan, with a choreography by Agnes de Mille.