V2410. LAURITZ MELCHIOR, w.Jane Wilson, Lee Sweetland & Gloria Lane; Victor Young Cond.: The Student Prince (Romberg); Kitty Carlisle, Wilbur Evans, Felix Knight & Lisette Verea; Isaac van Grove Cond.: The Merry Widow (Lehar) (both featuring excerpts,[complete as recorded], in English). American Decca 440.018.732, recorded 1950/'43, resp., w.handsome 15pp brochure. Very long out-of-print, final ever-so-slightly used copy. - 044001873225
"When, in 1954, Melchior broke his vow never to do a musical comedy, there were extenuating circumstances. The part he was offered was the Sultan of Baghdad in Guy Lombardo's lavish production of Arabian Nights in the open-air Marine Theater of Jones Beach on Long Island. Yes, the part was larger than life and appealed to his sense of drama....then there was the entrance on an elephant and the harem of beautiful dancing girls."
- Shirlee Emmons, TRISTANISSIMO, p.281