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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Giacomo Puccini – Madame Butterfly (De Los Angeles/Björling)

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Certain recorded Butterflys are considered to be definitive, with Toti dal Monte, Maria Callas and Renata Scotto leading the pack. Because of the strong competition, this 1955 recording does not automatically come to mind as a classic Butterfly performance. That is too bad because Victoria de los Angeles, in her second recording of the opera, is wonderfully natural in the title role. While she may not plumb the depths of the part in the way that some other sopranos have, her voice, while still carrying the drama and Butterfly’s pathos, sounds more youthful than that of many of her competitors.
I think this was Jussi Björling’s last complete opera recording; it may well be one of his best. His aristocratic style is just as valid as the more impetuous interpretation of Giuseppe di Stefano, De Los Angeles’ first recorded Pinkerton.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Victoria De Los Angeles, Jussi Björling, Piero De Palma, Miriam Pirazzini, Mario Sereni
# Orchestra: Orchestra Of The Opera House, Rome
# Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Vinyl (1955)
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 11
Size: 2.81 GB
Scan: yes
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Mono HD-Vinyl 48/24 (EMI) Giacomo Puccini – Gianni Schicchi (Gobbi/De Los Angeles)

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many thanks to otto1961 who ripped his own vinyl
This is a very good analog recording, and what you sacrifice in audio purity, you gain back in Victoria De Los Angeles and Tito Gobbi. 

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer:
Tito Gobbi, Victoria De Los Angeles, Carlo Del Monte, Anne Maria Canali
# Orchestra: Orchestra Of The Opera House Rome
#Conductor: Gabriele Santini
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: 00028IK51Q
# Size: 309 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (EMI) Umberto Giordano – Andrea Chenier (Stella/Corelli)

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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

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HD-Vinyls Mono 24/96 (EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – Simon Boccanegra (Gobbi/De Los Angeles)

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In my opinion, one of the greatest Verdi-opera…a pity that’s not considered to be part of the Verdi’s better works
Many thanks to the generous donator from Lake Michigan for this real gem

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Tito Gobbi, Boris Christoff, Victoria De Los Angeles, Giuseppe Campora
# Orchestra: Opera House Orchestra Rome
# Conductor: Gabriele Santini
# Vinyls (1957)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: FLAC
# Label: Angel (EMI)
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: B000005GP3
# Size: 1.47 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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