HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Anna Netrebko – Verismo (Pappano)

The lady is a marvel. She seems incapable to do wrong. She has the voice for every one of her selections. Admittedly, Anna Netrebko is the favorite soprano in this household, but I was skeptical about purchasing this album. There were mixed reviews of some of the old standards, and generally I have found that I lose interest in these compilation albums after a playing or two. Not so with this album! Her interpretations are heartfelt and reflect the maturing of her voice into the large and lush instrument it has become. It is a treat to hear her Puccini, and the selections from Manon stand alone very successfully. I enjoy this album over and over. If you are a fan of Anna’s glorious singing, you will too.

Composer: Alfredo Catalani, Amilcare Ponchielli, Arrigo Boito, Francesco Cilea, Giacomo Puccini, Ruggiero Leoncavallo , Umberto Giordano
Performer: Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Accademia Santa Cecilia Rome
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Vinyl (2016)
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR 12
Size: 1.37 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Vinyl Mono 16/44 (Electrecord) Nicolae Herlea – Operatic Arias

Many thanks to our friend ectudor for this beauty
Until some days ago I firmly believed, there were no other great baritones in history of operatics than Tito Gobbi and Sherrill Milnes. Thank to our friend ectudor I found now, there is a 3rd baritone-God: Mr. Herlea from Romania. Thank you very much.

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Umberto Giordano, Gioacchino Rossini, Ruggiero Leoncavallo
# Performer: Nicolae Herlea
# Orchestra: Cinema Symphony Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Jean Bobescu, Constantin Bobescu
# Vinyl (19??)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Electrecord
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 103 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Rare Vinyls 16/44 (HRE) Umberto Giordano – Fedora (Tebaldi/Di Stefano)

Incredible finding in a flea market – Near Mint –  for 50 Cents
This is probably one of the MOST pirated recordings by Renata Tebaldi. First of all, because she NEVER recorded the role, second because of the tremendous work by Di Stefano. Basile’s conducting is superb, and this opera has many fascinating musical moments, it’s no wonder so many wish Renata had recorded this role. This is the ONLY extant recording of Tebaldi in this role, at least until, or if, the Chicago performances with Bjorling ever surface. Do yourself a favor, get this, even when the sound is not HiFi (Live).

# Composer: Umberto Giordano
# Performers: Renata Tebaldi, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Mario Sereni
# Orchestra: Orchestra Teatro San Carlo, Napoli
# Conductor: Arturo Basile

# Vinyl (1961)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: HRE
# DR-Analysis: DR: 12
# Size: 278 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎– In Concert 1990

Exactly 24 years ago, before the final match in Football World Championship Italia 1990, three old guys, (profession: opera singers) gave the birth to a legendary concert in Rome. They repeated it 1994 in USA, again with maestro Mehta and 1998 in France with maestro Levine.

# Composer: Augustin Lara, Eduardo di Capua, Ernesto De Curtis, Francesco Cilea, Franz Lehar, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Puccini, Lalo Schifrin, Pablo Sorozabal, Salvatore Cardillo, Umberto Giordano, Vincenzo de Crescenzo,
# Performer: José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo
# Orchestra: Orchestra Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma
# Conductor: Zubin Mehta
# Vinyl 1990
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 1.45 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (EMI) Umberto Giordano – Andrea Chenier (Stella/Corelli)

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
# Size: 2.47 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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