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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Mario Del Monaco sings Verdi

The Greatest Tenor of Them All. Del Monaco is in wonderful voice here, a voice filled with both Power and Beauty. Just listen and you will hear why Del Monaco is the Tenors Tenor. A force of Nature! This is the most commonly used sentence when someone wants to describe the voice of Mario Del Monaco. Not many tenors can sing those high notes which del Monaco reaches, with such ease!
This selection is a particular fine one, also due to the fact, that here are some of Verdi’s less known operas represented, like Alzira, Aroldo, I Due Foscari, I Lombardi, I Masnadieri.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Mario Del Monaco
Orchestra: L’Orchestre National De L’Opéra De Monte Carlo
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Vinyl 1969
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 11
Size: 831 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata (Moffo, Tucker, Merrill)

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All thanks for the beautiful Anna go to Astoler
Once in a lifetime a star is born that has it all – the talent, the looks, the musicality, and the technique. Moffo was just that. I read that before her auto accident which left her with a crushing back pain, impairing her singing, she had to be seen to be believed. Well, with the time-machine is still on the backburner, listening to the old restored recordings is the only way to experience the art of the bygone era. Her Violetta has it all – gorgeous voice with shimmering top notes and strong low register, amazing precise coloratura, and most importantly vulnerability and humanity. Her diction is very clear, every word is heard without any strain, and she conveys a strong sense of being completely ensnared in her character’s plight. I really think Moffo is one of the very best Violetta on record.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Anna Moffo, Richard Tucker, Robert Merrill
Orchestra: Rome Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Fernando Previtali
Vinyl 1961
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 2.41 GB
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Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata (Nicola Luisotti,Athol Farmer,Matthew Diamond,Sonya Yoncheva,Michael Fabiano ) (2017,opera,HDTV 1080i)

Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata (Nicola Luisotti,Athol Farmer,Matthew Diamond,Sonya Yoncheva,Michael Fabiano ) (2017,opera,HDTV 1080i)
Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata (Nicola Luisotti,Athol Farmer,Matthew Diamond,Sonya Yoncheva,Michael Fabiano ) (2017,opera,HDTV 1080i)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:James Courtney
Conductor:Nicola Luisotti
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTV
Label:The Metropolitan Opera
Size:23.74 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Giuseppe Verdi – Il Trovatore ( Montserrat Caballe, Ludovico Spiess ,Pierre Jourdan) (1972, Opera, DVD5)

Giuseppe Verdi - Il Trovatore ( Montserrat Caballe, Ludovico Spiess ,Pierre Jourdan) (1972, Opera, DVD5)
Giuseppe Verdi – Il Trovatore ( Montserrat Caballe, Ludovico Spiess ,Pierre Jourdan) (1972, Opera, DVD5)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:Montserrat Caballe
Orchestra:Orchestre National de I.O.R.T.F.
Director:Pierre Jourdan
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Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:3.96 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Giuseppe Verdi – Luisa Miller ( Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo , Nathaniel Merrill) (1979, opera DVD9)

 Giuseppe Verdi - Luisa Miller ( Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo , Nathaniel Merrill) (1979, opera DVD9)
Giuseppe Verdi – Luisa Miller ( Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo , Nathaniel Merrill) (1979, opera DVD9)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:Renata Scotto
Conductor:James Levine
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:7.66 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (Private Pressing) Giuseppe Verdi – Il Trovatore (Live 1941) Jussi Björling

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Thank you Bob for this historical gift
WOW, my friends….Jussi Björling as Manrico…is this great! I never thought one fine day I would listen to “my” Jussi in this role. My espectations were blown away. Without a doubt, after “THE” Manrico by Super-Mario Del Monaco, this is the most glorious one I have heard. And this in a Live-recording from 1941 (!!!)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Jussi Björling, Norina Greco, Bruna Castagna, Nicola Moscona, Francesco Valentino
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera
Conductor:
Ferruccio Calusio
Vinyl (1941)
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Private Pressing
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 1.32 GB
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Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata (Placido Domingo, Teresa Stratas,Franco Zeffirelli) (2007, Опера, DVD9)

Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata (Placido Domingo, Teresa Stratas,Franco Zeffirelli) (2007,Opera,DVD9)
Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata (Placido Domingo, Teresa Stratas,Franco Zeffirelli) (2007,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:Placido Domingo
Orchestra:Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor:James Levine
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Label:Deutsche Grammophon,
Size:7.7 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Subtitles: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese
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HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (RCA) Giuseppe Verdi – Falstaff Highlights (Arturo Toscanini)

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Many thanks to our friend Bob – Georgia on my mind 😀
There have been countless recordings of Verdi’s last opera. Many excellent. For example, von Karajan (with Tito Gobbi), Solti (with Geraint Evans), Bernstein (with Fischer-Dieskau), Giulini (with Renato Bruson), and more recently Davis (with Michele Pertusi). And even an English version, Daniel (with Andrew Shore). And they all have their unique qualities.
However, the benchmark remains Toscanini’s recording in 1950 with the NBC Symphony Orchestra on the RCA label. The cast may not be perfect, although Valdengo offers a first-rate interpretation. He also sang Iago in Toscanini’s 1947 NBC broadcast of Verdi’s Otello. Herva Nelli and Nan Merriman , also in that classic recording, reappear here. All the members of the cast perform admirably, and the ensembles, a crucial ingredient in this opera, are most effective. Cloe Elmo, as Mistress Quickly, is especially notable.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Giuseppe Valdengo, Antonio Madasi, Frank Guarrera, Gabor Carelli, John Carmen Rossi, Norman Scott
Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Vinyl (1950)
Number of discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis:
DR 15
Size: 1.22 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Mario Del Monaco sings Giuseppe Verdi, Vol. 1 & 2

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You surely have seen in your life such a situation: when a very important person died, the program on TV was changed or there were some extraordinary documentaries about.
When Mario Del Monaco died in 1982, the world should have stand still for a moment, but nothing happened: no extra docus about him on TV, no changed programs….what a shame. These were the words of my beloved uncle, the greatest fan of Super-Mario, who made of me also a great operatic lover and fan of Del Monaco. So many records of Del Monaco I’ve posted (and still I will post in the near future) are part of his collection, that he wanted me to get, when his time was coming.
Please, enjoy the world greatest opera singer ever!!!!!!!

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Mario Del Monaco
Orchestra: Accademia Di Santa Cecilia of Rome, New London Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre Du Grand Theatre De Geneva
Conductor: Alberto Erede, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Vinyl (1958-59)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: 11-12
Size: 767+ 836 MB
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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (EMI/Seraphim) Giuseppe Verdi – La Forza Del Destino (Callas, Tucker, Serafin)

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If it were not for Maria Callas, we would all think that La Forza del Destino is essentially a prime exercise and showcase for great soprano voices, with a few goodies thrown in for the rest of the cast and the chorus. In this recording, Callas’s voice is not technically great, though it is usually good. She makes most of her points by other means: close attention to the value of words, subtle nuances of tone and phrasing, an uncompromising determination to confront the emotions in the text and convey them honestly and strongly, even when they reach a terrifying intensity. We have here, under the absurdities of plot, a compelling psychological portrait of a woman driven beyond her limits–a woman whose brother wants to kill her lover, who has killed her father. The supporting cast is skilled and Serafin shapes a powerful interpretation. — Joe McLellan

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas, Richard Tucker, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, Renato Capecchi, Plinio Clabassi
Orchestra: Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Vinyl (1954)
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Seraphim
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 1.75 GB
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