HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) The Voice Of Mario Del Monaco (Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4)

You surely have seen in your life such a situation: when a very important person died, the program on TV was changed or there were some extraordinary documentaries about.

When Mario Del Monaco died in 1982, the world should have stand still for a moment, but nothing happened: no extra docus about him on TV, no changed programs….what a shame. These were the words of my beloved uncle, the greatest fan of Super-Mario, who made of me also a great operatic lover and fan of Del Monaco. So many records of Del Monaco I’ve posted (and still I will post in the near future) are part of his collection, that he wanted me to get, when his time was coming.
Tell me: have you ever heard Mario singing Wagner? (Walküre + Lohengrin on Vol.3)
Please, enjoy the world greatest opera singer ever!!!!!!!

Composer: so many different
Performer: Mario Del Monaco, Brian Runnet, Lucilla Cipriano
Vinyl (1959-64)
Number of Discs: 4
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: 11-12
Size: 3.64 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

Track A2 (Amor Ti Vieta) is fixed. Please, DL the fixed file and replace the old one.

Analyzed folder: /96k La Voce Di Mario Del Monaco 1
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -4.84 dB     -22.14 dB     A1 Verdi-Un Ballo In Maschera – Ma Se M’E Forza Perderti.aif
DR10        -3.97 dB     -19.41 dB     A2 Giordano-Fedora – Amor Ti Vieta.aif
DR12        -1.02 dB     -19.26 dB     A3 Zandonai-Giulietta E Romeo – Giulietta, Son Io.aif
DR10        -3.53 dB     -17.97 dB     A4 Puccini-Madama Butterfly – Addio Fiorito Asil.aif
DR12        -5.68 dB     -22.88 dB     A5 Massenet-Le Cid – O Souverain. O Juge. O Pere.aif
DR12        -6.28 dB     -22.68 dB     A6 Bizet-Carmen – La Fleur Que Tu M’Avais Jetee.aif
DR14        -1.18 dB     -18.78 dB     B1 Verdi-Ernani – Come Rugiada Al Cespite.aif
DR10        -2.07 dB     -19.39 dB     B2 Meyerbeer-L’Africana – O Paradiso.aif
DR11        -3.13 dB     -18.77 dB     B3 Catalani-La Wally – Oh, Come Furon Lunghi.aif
DR10        -4.17 dB     -18.88 dB     B4 Catalani-La Wally – Quando A Soelden.aif
DR13        -1.59 dB     -20.71 dB     B5 Donizetti-Lucia Di Lammermoor – Fra Poco A Me Ricovero.aif
DR11        -2.03 dB     -19.09 dB     B6 Donizetti-Lucia Di Lammermoor – Tu Che A Dio Spiegasti L’Ali.aif
Number of files:    12
Official DR value:    DR12


 Analyzed folder: /96k La Voce Di Mario Del Monaco 2
 DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
 DR11        -1.20 dB     -17.06 dB     A1 Leoncavallo-I Pagliacci – Prologo.aif
 DR12        -1.92 dB     -19.73 dB     A2 Verdi-La Forza Del Destino – O Tu Che In Seno Agli Angeli.aif
 DR11        -2.69 dB     -18.31 dB     A3 Verdi-Rigoletto – Questa O Quella.aif
 DR11        -1.95 dB     -18.00 dB     A4 Verdi-Rigoletto – La Donna E’ Mobile.aif
 DR11        -2.17 dB     -17.80 dB     A5 Ponchielli-La Gioconda – Cielo E Mar.aif
 DR11        -2.11 dB     -17.72 dB     A6 Halevy-La Juive – Rachel, Quand Du Seigneur.aif
 DR11        -5.38 dB     -21.37 dB     B1 Catalani-Lorelei – Nel Verde Maggio.aif
 DR12        -2.65 dB     -18.65 dB     B2 Puccini.Il Tabarro – Hai Ben Ragione.aif
 DR12        -2.18 dB     -18.98 dB     B3 Giordano-Andrea Chenier – Un Di All’Azzurro Spazio.aif
 DR11        -1.67 dB     -17.85 dB     B4 Puccini-Turandot – Nessun Dorma.aif
 DR12        -2.61 dB     -20.22 dB     B5 Puccini-La Fanciulla Del West – Or Son Sei Mesi.aif
 DR11        -2.40 dB     -19.17 dB     B6 Puccini-La Boheme – Che Gelida Manina.aif
 Number of files:    12
 Official DR value:    DR11


 Analyzed folder: /96k La Voce Di Mario Del Monaco 3
 DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
 DR12        -2.63 dB     -18.59 dB     A1 Leoncavallo-La Boheme – Testa Adorata.aif
 DR12        -5.30 dB     -22.52 dB     A2 Cilea-L’Arlesiana – Lamento Di Federico.aif
 DR12        -0.66 dB     -16.61 dB     A3 Mascagni-Isabeau – Ah Ah Ah Ah Tu Ch’Odi Lo Mio Grido.aif
 DR12        -2.33 dB     -18.83 dB     A4 Mascagni-Isabeau – O Popolo Di Vili.aif
 DR12        -1.81 dB     -18.48 dB     A5 Zandonai-Francesca Da Rimini – Inghirlandata Di Violette.aif
 DR11        -1.11 dB     -17.47 dB     A6 Puccini-Gianni Schicchi – Firenze E’ Come Un’Albero Fiorito.aif
 DR13        -5.43 dB     -24.09 dB     B1 Wagner-La Walkyria – Ein Schwert Verhiss Mir Der Vater.aif
 DR12        -6.18 dB     -21.71 dB     B2 Wagner-La Walkyria – Winterstuerme.aif
 DR12        -2.38 dB     -18.69 dB     B3 Wagner-La Walkyria – Siegmund Hiess’ Ich.aif
 DR14        -1.04 dB     -21.03 dB     B4 Wagner-Lohengrin – In Fernem Land.aif
 Number of files:    10
 Official DR value:    DR12


Analyzed folder: /96k La Voce Di Mario Del Monaco 4
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR10        -1.96 dB     -16.49 dB     A1 Du Mage – Grand Jeu (Organ Solo).aif
DR12        -0.72 dB     -17.02 dB     A2 Stradella – Pieta’ Signore.aif
DR10        -3.98 dB     -18.15 dB     A3 Perosi – Benedictus.aif
DR12        -3.37 dB     -18.36 dB     A4 Perosi – Hostias Et Preces Tibi.aif
DR12        -1.27 dB     -18.40 dB     A5 LvB – In Questa Tomba Oscura.aif
DR11        -3.00 dB     -18.58 dB     A6 Rossini – Crucifixus.aif
DR12        -2.28 dB     -18.70 dB     B1 Rossini – Domine Deus.aif
DR12        -4.03 dB     -19.79 dB     B2 WAM – Ave Verum.aif
DR12        -1.18 dB     -18.24 dB     B3 Bizet – Agnus Dei.aif
DR12        -3.11 dB     -19.71 dB     B4 Haendel – Frondi Tenere-Ombra Mai Fu.aif
DR12        -0.99 dB     -17.32 dB     B5 Verdi – Ingemisco.aif
DR12        -4.30 dB     -21.06 dB     B6 Franck – Panis Angelicus.aif
Number of files:    12
Official DR value:    DR12

Ripping Info


  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Super light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
  • 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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20 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) The Voice Of Mario Del Monaco (Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4)”

  1. Wow… such tremendous a musical instrument he had. People these days should take a step back in time to listen to each and every tone that he sung… it would be soothing to our very being. Lord knows we need some soothing moments these days. Bravo!

  2. What a masculine, virile tenor non pareil.
    I had all these in American Editions by London ffrr.
    But of course not in 24/96 Hi deff.
    I couldn’t be more grateful Paisano!
    Thanks again and again and again.

      1. And may this Christmas and New Year be especially blessed for you and your family.
        Thanks for all the music you have shared!
        I grew up with Del Monaco in the 1950’s.
        One of his first albums I got was a 10″ heavy London vinyl.
        His huge voice was scintillating, and made me want to sing opera. What a joke that was. I stuck with listening.

  3. really great singer and interpreter.
    The Ace of Diamonds (and other London/Decca aces) were released on a very quiet vinyl mass with more clear and transparent sound and less surface noise, hiss and distortions, than that of the very first original releases cherished by the collectors.
    cheers! and lot of thanks.

  4. I discovered Super Mario thanks to you and I will be eternally grateful for it, it showed me there is a lot to love outside of spanish tenors and Pavarotti / Björling.

  5. Hello Rach,
    Just to let you know: in Vol.1 A2 at about 58” there is a sound defect, probably computer generated.

    Many thanks for all your rips!!


    1. I downloaded the archives again in case there I had a problem decompressing the archives but I found the same sound defect at 58 seconds of Volume 1 A2 Giordano-Fedora – Amor Ti Vieta.

      We would appreciate a fix very much when you get a chance.

      Many thanks,

    1. Yeah Baby….me too !!!!!

      How long were you away from the blog? 3-4 years?
      The best you can do is to click on Steve’s nick and on my nick, on every post that’s like this, for example:
      “Posted on 18 January 2017 by Rachmaninov”

      Ok, click on Rachmaninov or TheNightOwl, so you always have only the rips of the clicked name…

      Happy navigation 😀

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