HD-Vinyls Mono 24/96 (Electrecord) Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto (Ianculescu, Buzea, Herlea, Bobescu)

front-small-boxsetMany many thanks to our friend Ectudor for this rare recording
Super- baritone Nicolae Herlea (ahhh…his legato, OMG!) makes this pretty good production to a “MUST HAVE”. Herlea is (not after, but) with Sherrill Milnes and Tito Gobbi the best Rigoletto of the Milky Way. Highly recommended!

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Magda Ianculescu, Nicolae Rafael, Ion Buzea, Nicolae Herlea
# Orchestra: Orchestra Teatrului de operă și balet
# Conductor: Jean Bobescu
# Vinyl (1965)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Electrecord
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 1.19 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Some short statements found on web.

“Worth buying just to have something with Herlea.
The greatest voice of the century.”

“I agree with the previous reviewer about N. Herlea…A baritone to die for… Radiant Top notes, unbelievable stamina…and sumptuous texture/timbre…he did sing in the West, but unfortunately was pretty much “kept” behind the iron curtain…He has (although hard to find) recordings of Tosca, Forza, Rigoletto, Traviata and Barbier as well… listen to this guy.”

“Herlea is non-human…
I just want to say that I have an 48 years of opera experience but I never heard a voice like Herlea’s. Just try it…!”

Analyzed folder: /96k(Mono) Verdi – Rigoletto – Herlea
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR16        -0.35 dB     -22.78 dB     sideA.wav
DR16        -0.86 dB     -22.16 dB     sideB.wav
DR15        -0.42 dB     -21.25 dB     sideC.wav
DR13        -0.30 dB     -17.35 dB     sideD.wav
DR13        -1.09 dB     -19.24 dB     sideE.wav
DR14        -1.90 dB     -21.05 dB     sideF.wav
Number of files:    6
Official DR value:    DR14



  • Baritone Vocals [Marullo] – Ștefan Petrescu
  • Baritone Vocals [Rigoletto, Bufonul Său] – Nicolae Herlea
  • Bass Vocals [Contele Ceprano] – Jean Bănescu
  • Bass Vocals [Contele Monterone] – Nicolae Florei
  • Bass Vocals [Sparafucile] – Nicolae Rafael
  • Bass Vocals [Ușierul] – Dan Popescu (2)
  • Chorus – Corul Teatrului de operă și balet*
  • Chorus Master [Maestru De Cor] – Stelian Olariu
  • Conductor [Dirijor] – Jean Bobescu
  • Engineer – Ing. Ben. Bernfeld*
  • Graphics – N. Constantinescu*
  • Libretto By [Libretul De] – Francesco Maria Piave
  • Libretto By [Libretul După Piesa “Regele Petrece” De] – Victor Hugo
  • Mezzo-soprano Vocals [Giovanna] – Valeria Savu
  • Mezzo-soprano Vocals [Maddalena] – Dorothea Palade
  • Mezzo-soprano Vocals [Pajul] – Valeria Savu
  • Orchestra, Choir – Orchestra Teatrului de operă și balet*
  • Photography By – Elisabeta Krammer, Ion Petcu, Morel Volbură
  • Soprano Vocals [Contesa Ceprano] – Victoria Drăgănescu
  • Soprano Vocals [Gilda, Fiica Lui Rigoletto] – Magda Ianculescu
  • Tenor Vocals [Borsa] – Dimitrie Scurtu
  • Tenor Vocals [Ducele de Mantaua] – Ion Buzea
Înregistrarea integrală a operei “Rigoletto” a avut loc în Sala de marmoră a Combinatului Poligrafic “Casa Scînteii”, în perioada martie-iulie 1965.
Textul românesc al libretului este prezentat în versiunea utilizată în spectacolele Teatrului de opera și balet.
Coperta : Nicolae Herlea în rolul Rigoletto.
Made In Romania.

Ripping Infos


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.
I tend more and more, in the last time, to de-click with an automatic setting between 0.7 and 1.2 so you can say, my rips are like half rough rips.

  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Very 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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10 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls Mono 24/96 (Electrecord) Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto (Ianculescu, Buzea, Herlea, Bobescu)

  1. Great thank!
    I like Herlea’s timbre since the meeting with his magnificent performance of Scarpia. And there is another baritone’s signature role!
    Sincerely gratitudes!!!

    • Bob, I never thought it would be possible, that another baritone but Gobbi, Milnes and Merrill could enjoy to access to that “Trio meraviglioso” – now, with Herlea, I have in my heart “Un quartetto di gloria”

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