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WILFRED EILEEN CUSHING-HUTTON present their unique RADIO OPERATIC REVUE A dordeously costumed prodcam of song with pipe orqan and orchestral accompaniment using special electrical transcription. Light Opera ............. Grand Opera ..... Songs of the Fireside ........ Ballads of Today and Long Ago The only personal appearance program of this kind on the platform Figure Figure Wilfrid CUSHING Eileen HUTTON Present A Program of Song and Story.… Radio Operatic Revue A NEW departure in the concert field which should eventually develop into an ideal arrangement is used for the first time in the Cushing-Hutton Radio Operatic Revue. The Cushing-Hutton artists furnish the flesh and blood talent on a program of light and grand opera gems accompanied by electrically transcribed organ and orchestral backgrounds. When the curtain is drawn the audience can see only the two artists with a beautiful grilled loud speaker between them on a table. The accompaniment emanates from the speaker and the singers present their dialogues, vocal solos, and duets, co-ordinated with this unseen accompanying medium. The idea is a recent one and has been fostered in the entertainment world for the first time by the Cushing-Hutton artists. Eileen Hutton, soprano, and Wilfrid Cushing, tenor, offer lively excerpts from popular operettas. Miss Hutton sings a group of Mexican folk songs. Mr. Cushing completes the first part of the program with the Desert Love Song, by Gilbert Spross. Selections from Noel Coward's Bittersweet, Romberg's Blossom Time and Friml's Vagabond King and other similar light opera excerpts are blended into a delightful program. Miss Hutton's rendition of Muzette's Waltz from Puccini's opera La Boheme wins much applause. The two artists also enact a short farce comedy called It's Life, depicting the trials and tribulations experienced by a young scenario writer burdened with a too solicitous secretary. This program is artistic, unique, and brings to our audiences a program by a duo with a musical background equal to the large ensembles heard nightly over the radio. This electrical transcribed accompaniment opens a new field in lyceum and assembly concert program selections. Days of Lavender and Old Lace Songs of the Cossacks Mexican Folk Songs Songs of Old Spain and Mexico Carmen The Toreador ... they also offered a prescient and most amusing glimpse of 'Married Life a Hundred Years from Now'—but there was altogether too little of their lovely singing.— San Francisco Examiner. Wilfrid Cushing—a commanding figure, with a rich tenor voice.— Evanston News-Index. ... Wilfrid Cushing, who played Nanki Poo, revealed a beautifully cultivated tenor of operatic calibre.— Janesville Daily Gazette, Wisconsin. Desert Song The Songs of Yesterday Bittersweet Love's Old Song Blossom Time Wilfrid CUSHING WILFRID LOUIS CUSHING, Canadian Tenor, possesses a dramatic tenor voice of unusual beauty and operatic calibre. Mr. Cushing received most of his vocal training in the United States. He has been a pupil of Alberti, Los Angeles; of Harry Wood Brown, San Francisco; and of Ben Harry Smith, New York. He appeared for two seasons in the support of De Wolf Hopper, singing with great success the leading tenor roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan revivals. He has also sung in grand opera with the Festival Grand Opera Company of Chicago, making his debut with that company. Mr. Cushing has appeared in almost all of the large cities of the United States and Canada. He has had unfailing success in the Operetta, the Opera, the Concert, and on the Radio. Mr. Cushing is always the artist whenever he assumes a role. Eileen HUTTON EILEEN HUTTON, American Soprano, has a lovely voice, warm in timbre and firmly knit in texture. She has been a pupil of Stella Kellogg Haines of St. Louis, Missouri; of Sandor Radanowitz, Chicago; and of Harry Wood Brown of San Francisco. She spent two seasons in the support of De Wolf Hopper in the Gilbert and Sullivan revivals and three seasons in leading roles of light opera in Saint Louis, Missouri (not municipal). Miss Hutton has appeared in all the principal presentation houses of the United States and Canada; and in an all-star revival of the Mikado with Mary McCormic. Gypsy Love Songs Songs of Romany The Vagabond. … Wilfrid Cushing, and Eileen Hutton, who created such a sensation with their unusual duets.— Los Angeles Examiner. … one of the loveliest of the women's voices is that of Eileen Hutton.— Wisconsin News, Milwaukee. … Outstanding among the women of the company was Eileen Hutton ... her charming appearance and voice made her an excellent choice for several numbers with Hopper.— Janesville Daily Gazette, Janesville, Wis. Mephisto appears in Faust It was an old-fashioned garden.
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