HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Umberto Giordano – Fedora (Olivero/Del Monaco/Gobbi)

Reposted, now with FF links

This is one of the most dramatic operas you will ever hear…and, sadly, one of the most unseen on stage. When you hear  Olivero & Del Monaco you can clearly understand, why….Who the hell could sing, today, like them? But when sung by a mature soprano like Magda Olivero this music can be electrifying. There is much in this piece that qualifies it as a masterwork. It was once popular but has faded somewhat. It needs to return soon to opera lovers’ hearts.

Reup because of Magda’s death.
The Italian soprano Magda Olivero, one of the most prominent interpreters of the Italian verismo operatic tradition whose career spanned 50 years, has died at 104.
The news agency ANSA said Olivero died Monday, Sept. 8th 2014 in a Milan hospital, where she was admitted after a stroke last month.
The Milan opera house La Scala, where Olivero debuted in 1938, honored her memory with a moment of silence before a performance on Monday. La Scala described Olivero’s voice as charismatic, her acting as formidable and her intelligence as “ready and cutting until the end”.
Olivero took a break from performing after her 1941 marriage, returning to the stage in 1958 in the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur at the urging of the opera’s composer Francesco Cilea. It became one of her most memorable roles.

# Composer: Umberto Giordano
# Performer: Magda Olivero, Mario Del Monaco, Tito Gobbi
# Orchestra: Orchestre National de l’Opera Monte Carlo
# Conductor; Lamberto Gardelli
# Vinyl (1970)

# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B00000E4VQ
# Size: 1.84 GB
# Scan: yes

# Server: FileFactory


FEDORA was one of Magda Olivero’s signature roles and nobody sings it better. Other than the complete TURANDOT recording with Cigna which was recorded many years earlier and where Olivero’s voice sounds totally different with a much more pronounced vibrato reminiscent of an older style of singing, this is Olivero’s only other studio recording of a complete opera and a great document of what she sounded like later on in her career. In this FEDORA she sings opposite the equally amazing Mario Del Monaco and although he is a little past his prime it still is a great studio document of two amazing singers. Magda has always been a controversial artist and is considered one of Italy’s most important opera singers, so much so that when the famous printing house RICORDI decided to produce a series of biographies of Italy’s most important opera singers, the first volume was not Caruso or Tebaldi or Callas but Magda Olivero. I highly recommend this FEDORA, it is one of my favorite recordings.

This recording was originally supposed to be with Renata Tebaldi but she couldn’t do it and recommended Magda Olivero in her place.


A Act 1. Quattro! Sei, Doppio Zero!  22:04
B Act 2. Part 1. Signori, Vi Presento Lazinsky  20:35
C Act 2. (Conclusione) Gretch! I Vostri Uomini  15:29
D Act 3. Dice La Capinera  31:59


Analyzed folder: /96kUmGio_Fed_OliMdM/96k Giordano – Fedora – Olivero, Del Monaco, Gobbi
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR15        -0.63 dB     -20.98 dB     SideA – Act 1. Quattro. Sei, Doppio Zero.wav
DR15        -0.88 dB     -20.44 dB     SideB – Act 2. Part 1. Signori, Vi Presento Lazinsky.wav
DR12        -0.70 dB     -17.06 dB     SideC – Act 2. (Conclusione) Gretch, I Vostri Uomini.wav
DR15        -0.77 dB     -20.77 dB     SideD – Act 3. Dice La Capinera.wav
Number of files:    4
Official DR value:    DR14



  • Baritone Vocals – Tito Gobbi
  • Choir – Monte Carlo Opera Chorus
  • Chorus Master – Marcel Gay
  • Conductor – Lamberto Gardelli
  • Liner Notes – Peggie Cochrane
  • Orchestra – Orchestra National De L’Opera De Monte-Carlo, Orchestra National De L’opéra De Monte Carlo
  • Soprano Vocals – Magda Olivero
  • Tenor Vocals – Mario del Monaco
  • Vocals – Aron Bokatti, Athos Cesarini, Kiri Te Kanawa, Leonardo Monreale, Lucia Cappelino, Pascal Rogé, Peter Binder, Piero De Palma, Ricardo Cassinelli, Sergio Caspari, Silvio Maionica, Virgilio Carbonari


Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • Cartridge: Limited Edition Denon DL103 SA
  • Phono amp: 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 iZotope, 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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29 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Umberto Giordano – Fedora (Olivero/Del Monaco/Gobbi)

  1. Happy new year and thank you for the glorious posts of late esp bbc legends
    could i ask that you change your hoster ? hotfile used to be reliable 24 hours a day but not now- in great britain i can only get ANY download speed 00:00 until 7:00 |File Serve is infallibly fast 24 hrs a day. as is Megaupload and, for all its shortcomings, Rapidshare
    lplease PLEASE , reconsider….

    happy new year!


    • First of all, no offence intended and with all due respect but I must say I don’t agree, on the contrary, Hotfile works fine for me and I wouldn’t change it. You know, I’m sure many of the users of this site have different opinions, everyone has his personal favourites about everything, but at the end it doesn’t really matter because it’s the administrators who decide to use this or another server at their convenience. It’s ok whatever (no pun intended) they choose, the important thing is, at least from my point of view, they keep the great music coming.

      Besides, think of it, wouldn’t it be selfish to ask for a change into the option YOU think it’s the best? What about the options other people think are the best ones? Are they wrong and you right? I guess you get my point. At the end the more “democratic” way is actually to adapt to what administrators do. Or as the old saying goes, “when in Rome…” Just sharing my (not asked for) thoughts of course.

  2. On more important matters… Rachmaninov, what a great way to start the new year! Three absolute gems and if that wasn’t enough by itself one of them is THIS ‘Fedora’… with our beloved del Monaco but what a company, Olivero (would we agree she always WAS, IS, WILL BE, Fedora?)! Gobbi! Gardelli! I already had this version in a CD edition which added some highlights from Zandonai’s ‘Francesca da Rimini’ but you know I’m a fan of your vynils.:wink: Thanks for this one as well as the other two! 😀

  3. Thank you so much for this upload and the dedication (!) I adore these vinyls too and your job in ripping is excellent, thanks for the explanation in the previous post.
    And what can I say about La Signora, Magda Olivero?… She IS Fedora (and Adriana, Tosca, Butterfly, Iris, Manon, Minnie….) Amazing dedication, energy and commitment. I’m so used to listening to her in these old, scratchy live performances, it will be so interesting to enjoy her in her only studio work in such high quality!
    Bravo for this!

    • Son pronti i fazzoletti? Quando Super-Mario canta…”mia madre, mia madre…MADRE MIA !!!!!!” O quando lei alla fine beve il veleno nascosto nell’anello “Guarda, è la morte”
      Mammamia, già mentre lo sto scrivendo mi viene la pelle d’oca 😉
      Buon ascolto e mentre ascolti, fai un bel sorso di vino buono alla mia salute…

  4. Hi Rach, thanks for re-posting this one, I’ll listen to it carefully, and will keep thanking you while listening, for your kindness to share music all over the world

  5. Rach,
    I see all the thank you’s here which means they could download FF OK.
    But for whatever reason FF Premium is sick here in the US.
    I takes 6 to 7 hours to download the archives and when I get them they are not short of the 400 kbs, or come up with errors.
    FF has been bug-a-booed over here. I’ve notified them, but no help so far!

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