Beautiful music, dangerous rhythm


“It was an affair to rank with the coming of Christ, the death of Garland, the birth of the blues, and the freezing of spinach.” — Arthur Bell, Village Voice.

“Miss Steber appears from the steam room in a chiffon gown, loaded with diamonds and a black towel draped around her waist. Mrs. Leonard Bernstein, Suzy, Patrice Munsel, a lot of Metropolitan Opera stars and half of New York society love it. Miss Steber is in good voice, singing everything from Tosca to Strauss waltzes while boys yell, ‘Brava!'” — Rex Reed, Daily News.

From October 4, 1973, Eleanor Steber‘s iconic recital at the Continental Baths. Unnatural Acts of Opera.

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