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# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Gaetano Donizetti
# Performer: Elena Suliotis
# Orchestra: Opera House Orchestra of Rome
# Conductor: Oliviero De Fabritiis
# Vinyl (1967)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (tracks)
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: B0002L2ZVY
# Size: 746 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
Suliotis inspired more criticism than any soprano who sang in the 60s and 70s. She was often accused of being a Callas wannabe, but she demonstrated over and over again that she was Suliotis! To hell with wannabe! I suspect she believed herself to be better than Callas. I my opinion she was.
Suliotis had a flawed instrument-just as Callas did. They were both often criticized for their chest notes, but both understood the dramatic shiver that can accompany a properly executed chest note. I defy you to find more emotionally moving notes than the ones delivered by Suliotis in Ponchielli’s “Suicidio” from La Gioconda.
This record displays Suliotis at her best and her worst. She did not receive the kind of training that other great sopranos expected, thus she sang with a natural, unbridled talent that soared toward ecstasy and fumbled toward mediocrity-sometimes in the same musical passage. In this record you will hear every missed note, chopped passage, and hollow delivery. But you simply won’t care, because you will also be borne aloft by her utterly gorgeous high notes, her lush low notes, her perfect use of chest notes, her unmatched passion for the character. You will weep and cheer at the end of each song-happy for having had the opportunity to enjoy this incredible singer.
Such a loss that her breakneck style of singing destroyed her voice so quickly. She must have known that she was shortening her career by her fiery style, but she was Suliotis. There was no other way.
A Donizetti – Anna Bolena – Piangete voi?…Al dolce guidami castel natio
B1 Verdi – Macbeth – Nel di della vittoria…Ambizioso spirto…Vieni t’affretta…Or tutti sorgete
B2 Verdi – Luisa Miller – Tu puniscimi, o Signore … A brani, a brani,o perfido
B3 Verdi – Un ballo in maschera – Morró ma prima in grazia
Analyzed folder: /Volumes/HDMUSIC/ Upload on HiResMusic/96kElSul_Ar/96k Elena Suliotis – Arias
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -0.99 dB -19.37 dB A Final scene from Donizetti’s ‘Anna Bolena’.wav
DR12 -1.10 dB -17.43 dB B1 Verdi – Macbeth – Nel di della vittoria.wav
DR11 -0.81 dB -16.85 dB B2 Verdi – Luisa Miller – Tu puniscimi o Signore.wav
DR11 -1.14 dB -19.26 dB B3 Verdi – Un ballo in maschera – Morro’ ma prima in grazia.wav
Number of files: 4
Official DR value: DR12
- RCM: Okki Nokki
- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
- Cartridge: Limited Edition Denon DL103 SA
- Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
- Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
- Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
- Light de-Clicking with ClickRepair, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising
If You hear some clicks and pops here and there, Who cares?
Id rather have a few light anomalies instead of destroying the music. Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.
- DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
- Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
- Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5
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