Music: Stolen Island Soprano

One of the best sopranos in the U.S. has neither a Metropolitan Opera nor a recording contract, although for 15 years she has been a nationwide radio favorite. Her name: Eileen Farrell, 35, the buxom wife of a Staten Island policeman.

Since her 1941 radio debut on the MARCH OF TIME (where she sang as the voice of Rosa Ponselle), Soprano Farrell's voice has grown in range, flexibility and control—as she demonstrated last week when she sang with the famed Bach Aria Group in Manhattan's Town Hall. She steered the opulent sounds of her...

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