HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Fonola) Mario Del Monaco Sings Highlights From “Carmen”

In 1959, Mario Del Monaco was invited by the Russian Goverment to perform his famous role of Otello with the soloists, chorus and Orchestra of Moscow’s celebrated Bolshoi Theatre. He combined this trip with serving as a member of the jury of the Tchaikowsky International Competition. This live recording was made by the Russian Radio Network at that time and is one of a very special serie, including also Bizet’s Carmen and Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci. These three roles – Otello, Don José and Canio – became the three mos performed by Super-Mario and also became synonyms for Mario Del Monaco.

Composer: Georges Bizet
Performer: Mario Del Monaco, Irina Archipova, Pavel Lisitsian, Irina Maslennikova
Orchestra: Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow
Conductor: Alexander Melik-Pashayev
Vinyl (1959)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Fonola
DR-Analysis: 11
Size: 1.1 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

Analyzed folder: /96k Mario Del Monaco sings Highlights From Carmen (Live)
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR11        -1.71 dB     -16.11 dB     A1 Parlez Moi De Ma Mere.aif
DR10        -3.41 dB     -16.92 dB     A2 La Fleur Que Tu M’Avais Jetee.aif
DR10        -1.32 dB     -16.02 dB     A3 Duet Carmen-Don Jose’.aif
DR10        -3.84 dB     -18.16 dB     A4 Micaela’s Aria.aif
DR12        -1.35 dB     -18.37 dB     A5 Je Suis Escamillo.aif
DR10        -2.62 dB     -17.15 dB     A6 Duet Micaela-Don Jose’.aif
DR12        -1.57 dB     -17.48 dB     B1 Entracte (Orchestra and Chorus).aif
DR12        -0.80 dB     -16.82 dB     B2 Finale.aif
Number of files:    8
Official DR value:    DR11


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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4 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Fonola) Mario Del Monaco Sings Highlights From “Carmen”

  1. Thank you Rachmaninov for another del Monaco!

    Funny thing, this disk is overloaded with errors.

    Del Monaco was in Moscow in 1959, and not in 1965.
    Escamillo was Pavel Lisitsian, impossible to recognize in “Incninan”.
    “Melik-Pasheyev” should read Melik-PashAyev, and his first name is Alexander, not Pavel.
    Mikaëla (and not Mikäela) was sung by Irina Maslennikova (and not Leocadia). Del Monaco did also perform with Leocadia Maslennicova, but in Pagliacci.

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