This is one of the best Andrea Chenier I have ever heard. Only Mario Del Monaco comes easily along to contend this role to the exceptional voice of Corelli. The entire production is wonderful! I recommend it very highly.
# Composer: Umberto Giordano
# Performer: Franco Corelli, Antonietta Stella, Anna di Stasio, Paolo Montarsolo, Mario Sereni, Piero de Palma, Luciana Moneta
# Orchestra: Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera, Rome
# Conductor: Gabriele Santini
# Vinyls (1963)
# Format: Flac
# Number of discs: 2
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B000TPYPD4
# Size: 2.47 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
Opera has a wide variety of colors in it’s repertorie. If you want to experience the grand, marble-like sounds of Gods and Giants you can turn to Nilsson or Windgassen singing some of Wagner…if what you need is delicate, wine parfumed sounds you can always listen to Gedda, Kraus and De los Angeles in some Gounod…but if what you are looking for is the passionate fire and blood of the italian singing you can’t miss with this set. Franco Corelli makes his best recording ever in this high voltage creation from Giordano’s pen. Stella is a bit past her prime, with beautiful and clear tones but a little strained at moments, Sereni is gorgeous as Gerard with a firm, vibrant baritone which is a joy to listen to…but the performance belongs to the “Prince of Tenors”. Corelli creates a vibrant, dark sounding Chenier, with marvellous phrasing in the most dramatic declamatory accents of the role, and with a thrilling, dazzling top. This is italian Opera singing as it’s most exciting ever!. A complete Andrea Chenier is able to emerge through Franco’s voice. The raging poet of the first Act, the man in love in the second Act, and the brave soldier of the third Act are all breathing passion in Corelli’s interpretation. You can’t miss with this one, this is, along Del Monaco’s one, THE Chenier to own!. Just one warning, after listening to Corelli in this role, you’ll never want to listen to anyone else…but only until you have heard Mario Del Monaco. Franco and Mario are the only two titans for this role. Who’s better? Well, find it out, but remember, opera singing is not like olympic games. Here is absolutely possible to have two winners.
Analyzed folder: /96kUmGi_AnChe_Cor/96k Giordano – Andrea Chenier – Corelli, Stella, Sereni
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -0.28 dB -19.78 dB sideA.wav
DR12 -0.03 dB -17.87 dB sideB.wav
DR13 -0.72 dB -19.69 dB sideC.wav
DR12 -0.54 dB -17.40 dB sideD.wav
Number of files: 4
Official DR value: DR13
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- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
- Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
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- 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 iZotopes, 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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