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Opera Singer Martina Arroyo (1986)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-05-4

Duration: 00:12:49

Subjects: Music | Opera | Arroyo, Martina | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Arroyo, Martina Interviewee


This segment from the May 4, 1986, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s profile of Martina Arroyo, a world-renowned opera singer and a visiting professor at the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Music. She discusses: the start of her opera career; her breakthrough role as Aida at the Metropolitan Opera; her Verdi roles; her decision to teach at LSU; what she is teaching her students; and her future plans. This profile includes footage of Arroyo performing with Robert Grayson. Host: Rob Hinton