Renowned Czech soprano Maria Jeritza lived in #newarknj Forest Hill from 1948 until her death in 1982. Her rapid rise to fame, beauty and personality earned her the nickname “The Moravian Thunderbolt”.
“Maria Jeritza: Primadonna of the Century”. San Francisco Opera. https://www.sfopera.com/blog/2020/jun/maria-jeritza-prima-donna-of-the-century-and-san-francisco-operas-first-salome/ .
Women’s Project of New Jersey Records.
“Maria Jeritza: Star of Opera’s Golden Age Dies at 94” New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/1982/07/11/obituaries/maria-jeritza-star-of-opera-s-golden-age-dies-at-94.html
The Women’s Project of New Jersey. Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women.