B0026. (ELEANOR STEBER) Judith Buffington. He Loves Me When I Sing; Remembering Eleanor Steber. Eastham, MA, Privately Published (Cottrell Publishing), 1993. 148pp. Voice of Firestone Video Releases; Exhaustive CD Discography; List of all Metropolitan Opera Performances, 1940-66; Chronology; Essays by Steber, Simionato, Resnik, Munsel & Guarrera; Photos; DJ. Long out-of-print, final copies!
“…among brilliantly successful singers in full career [in 1956] it is possible to name Eleanor Steber, one of the loveliest sopranos in existence….”
- Vincent Sheean, FIRST AND LAST LOVE, p.155
"Steber definitely possessed the most glorious instrument of all, with its classically organized technique, impeccable management of breath support, easy agility and, above all, that phosphorescent top register….She was a singer who possessed a rare combination of vocal radiance, technical mastery, personal charisma and, during her best years, the distinctive purity, spinning tone and easy sweetness of her soprano [which] made her the Mozart-Strauss soprano of one’s dreams."
- Peter G. Davis, OPERA NEWS, Nov., 2003