Jan Peerce (05/15/1961)

May 27, 2022, 11:00 pm

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Jan Peerce, 1944 (Source: Hymn of the Nations, a film by United States Office of War Information via wikimedia.org)

The beloved and versatile American tenor, Jan Peerce, child of Jewish immigrants, was born in New York City in 1904. His career spanned six decades, including nearly thirty years as a Metropolitan Opera favorite. In 1961, Jan Peerce spoke with Studs Terkel about Verdi, cantorial repertoire, and more.