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Tonight We Sing

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Tonight We Sing
Directed byMitchell Leisen
Written by
Produced byGeorge Jessel
StarringDavid Wayne
Ezio Pinza
Roberta Peters
CinematographyLeon Shamroy
Edited byDorothy Spencer
Music byAlfred Newman
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • January 26, 1953 (1953-01-26)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryUnited States

Tonight We Sing is a 1953 American musical biopic film directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring David Wayne, Ezio Pinza and Roberta Peters. It is based on the life and career of the celebrated impresario Sol Hurok.[1]

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.


  1. ^ "Tonight We Sing (1953) - Mitchell Leisen - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ Whitman, Alden (March 6, 1974). "Sol Hurok, the Impresario, Dies at 85". New York Times. Retrieved April 12, 2019.