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Giuseppe di Stefano (Riccardo), Tito Gobbi (Renato), Maria Callas (Amelia), Fedora Barbieri (Ulrica), Eugenia Ratti (Oscar), Silvio Maionica (Samuele), Nicola Zaccaria (Tom), Ezio Giordano (Silvano)
Orhcestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala, Antonino Votto
Gobbi's chocolate-smooth tones almost steal the show, but Callas gives a touching Amelia, and di Stefano is dashing and irresponsible. There is a strong cast and theatrical conducting from Votto. — More…
Robert Merrill (Rigoletto), Roberta Peters (Gilda), Jussi Björling (Il Duca), Anna Maria Rota (Maddalena), Giorgio Tozzi (Sparafucile)
Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Jonel Perlea
[On the original release in 1956] under Perlea, the orchestral playing is firm and dramatic, well balanced with the voice. The music is well paced. Björling’s tone is a constant pleasure. He... — More…
Jussi Bjorling (Manrico), Zinka Milanov (Leonora), Leonard Warren (Il Conte di Luna), Fedora Barbieri (Azucena), Nicola Moscona (Ferrando), Margaret Roggero (Ines), Paul Franke (Ruiz), George Cehanovsky (Un vecchio zingaro), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Un messo)
RCA Victor Orchestra, Robert Shaw Chorale,...
among the very finest recorded versions. The transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn bring out the full beauty and character of all four principals very vividly...Bjorling is, as ever, superb in his heroic... — More…
Zinka Milanov, Jussi Björling, Fedora Barbieri, Leonard Warren, Boris Christoff, Plinio Clabassi, Mario Carlin & Bruna Rizzoli, Zinka Milanov and Marian Andersen
Rome Opera House Chorus and Orchestra & Giuseppe Conca, Jonel Perlea, Dimitri Mitropoulos
Maria Callas (Violetta), Cesare Valletti (Alfredo Germont), Mario Zanasi (Giorgio Germont), Marie Collier (Flora), Leah Roberts (Annina), Dermot Troy (Gastone), David Kelly (Dottore Grenvil), Forbes Robinson (Barone Douphol)
Royla Opera House Covent Garden, Nicola Rescigno
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Oralia Dominguez, Giuseppe Di Stefano & Cesare Siepi
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, Victor de Sabata
Maria Callas (Violetta), Ugo Savarese (Giorgio Germont), Ines Marietti (Annina), Ede Marietti Gandolfo (Flora), Francesco Albanese (Alfredo), Mariano Caruso (Gastone), Alberto Albertini (Barone Douphol), Mario Zorgniotti (Dottore Grenvil/Marchese d'Obigny)
Turin RAI Orchestra, Gabriele Santini
the only realistic choice if you wish to add her superb portrayal to your collection to go alongside whatever other versions you have — More…
Ramón Vargas (Don Carlos), Alastair Miles (Philippe II), Bo Skovhus (Rodrigue), Nadja Michael (La Princesse Eboli), Iano Tamar (Elisabeth de Valois), Simon Yang (Le Grand Inquisiteur), Cornelia Salje (Thibault), Dan Paul Dumitrescu (Un Moine), Benedikt Kobel (Le Compte de Lerme), Inna Los (Un Voix...
This is an issue of major importance, which all lovers of Verdi should acquire, since it will enable them to hear about 45 minutes of his most mature music which is otherwise not available…... — More…
Tito Gobbi (Simon Boccanegra), Giuseppe Campora (Gabriele Adorno), Boris Christoff (Jacopo Fiesco), Victoria de los Angeles (Amelia Grimaldi/Maria Boccanegra), Walter Monachesi (Paolo), Paolo Dari (Pietro)
Rome Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, Gabriele Santini
An enthusiastic welcome to this classic recording...admirably brought back to life by Mark Obert-Thorne...The set preserves two outstanding interpretations, Gobbi's Boccanegra and Christoff's... — More…