Robert Merrill, the American baritone, was born in Brooklyn on 4 June 1917, sang in Toscanini's opera recordings and enjoyed a long career at the Met in New York with popular baritone roles. He died in New Rochelle, NY, on 23 October 2004.
DVD Spotlight. A Disparate Experiment - 'Aria - Special Edition', reviewed by Howard Smith. 'You never know what you're gonna get.'
CD Spotlight. A Fascinating Set - Opera recordings conducted by Stokowski, reviewed by Robert Hugill. 'It leaves one wishing that they'd recorded more.'