Maria Jeritza


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. .

Women’s Project of New Jersey Records.

“Maria Jeritza: Star of Opera’s Golden Age Dies at 94” New York Times.

The Women’s Project of New Jersey. Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women.