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Verdi: Un Ballo In Maschera - Acts 2 & 3 / Sanzogno, Et Al


Release Date: 10/25/2005 
Label:  Cascavelle   Catalog #: 6167   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Piero BiasiniMario Del MonacoCarla CastellaniGiulietta Simionato,   ... 
Conductor:  Nino Sanzogno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande OrchestraSuisse Romande Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It wonít make a difference to the serious collector that the notes in this release are not in English, itís the music and the performance that matter. Note that due to technical considerations, the original source materials for Act I were not technically up-to-par, so the 2nd and 3rd acts have been released. The main focus here, of course, is the work of the great Mario del Monaco (1915-1982). As a young boy he studied the violin but moved to singing, graduating from the Rossini Conservatory at Pesaro, where a fellow student was Renata Tebaldi. His main career started on December 31, 1940 in the role of Pinkerton, though his most famous role was to be Otello; he was said to have performed this part 427 times. He was a natural actor with a Read more ringing voice, and he was nicknamed the ìBrass Bull of Milan.î This release is significant to any fan of del Monaco and it is also worth noting as one of the earliest recorded appearances of Giulietta Simionato. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Un ballo in maschera: Act 2 by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Piero Biasini (Baritone), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor), Carla Castellani (Soprano),
Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano), Marisa Morel (Soprano), Arsenio Giunta (Baritone),
Gino Beloni (Bass), Carlo Badioli (Bass), Luigi Nardi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nino Sanzogno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Suisse Romande Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/08/1946 
Venue:  Grand-Théâtre, Geneva, Switzerland 
Length: 83 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2. Un ballo in maschera: Act 3 by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Arsenio Giunta (Baritone), Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano), Carlo Badioli (Bass),
Marisa Morel (Soprano), Gino Beloni (Bass), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor),
Luigi Nardi (Tenor), Piero Biasini (Baritone), Carla Castellani (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nino Sanzogno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Suisse Romande Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/08/1946 
Venue:  Grand-Théâtre, Geneva, Switzerland 
Length: 46 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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