In addition to classic cartoons, in the United States we were lucky and blessed to watch the worlds greatest opera singers on TV talk shows! Merv Griffin , Mike Douglas, Dick Cavett, and of course Johnny Carson regularly had Judith Blegen, Luciano Pavarotti, Martina Arroyo, Marilyn Horne, Carol Neblett, and Plácido Domingo, Robert Merrill and Sergio Franchi as guests.
The late great American soprano, Beverly Sills was a special favorite. Funny and witty with her red hair and amazing voice, that bubbly gal from Brooklyn charmed the hosts and audiences alike. It’s such a treat to have so many of these gems available on YouTube.