Tonight We Sing

Tonight We Sing is a 1953 musical biopic film directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring David Wayne and Ezio Pinza about life and career of the celebrated impresario Sol Hurok.[1]

Tonight We Sing
Directed byMitchell Leisen
Written byHarry Kurnitz
George Oppenheimer
StarringDavid Wayne
Music byAlfred Newman
CinematographyLeon Shamroy
Edited byDorothy Spencer
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
January 26, 1953
Running time
109 min.
CountryUnited States

The film is based on the 1946 book Impresario, an autobiography written by Sol Hurok with the help of Ruth Goode, who once served as Hurok's press agent.[2] The film credits Hurok as technical advisor.



The film features performances of works from classical composers: Chopin, Gounod, Kreisler, Leoncavallo, Mussorgsky, Puccini, Rubinstein, Saint-Saëns, Sarasate, Verdi and Wieniawski. The film includes opera arias, duets and staged scenes from the operas: Boris Goudonov, Faust, Madama Butterfly and La Traviata. Tamara Toumanova, in her role as Pavlova, performs in three ballet scenes within the film.

The tenor voice of Jan Peerce is heard in the picture as well as the RCA Victor soundtrack release.


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