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Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Sabajno, Schipa, Badini, Et Al


Release Date: 11/16/1999 
Label:  Opera D'oro   Catalog #: 1224   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Tito SchipaErnesto BadiniGiordano CallegariAfro Poli,   ... 
Conductor:  Carlo Sabajno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Tito Schipa (Tenor), Ernesto Badini (Baritone), Giordano Callegari (Tenor),
Afro Poli (Baritone), Adelaide Saraceni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Sabajno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1932 
Venue:  Milan, Italy 

Customer Reviews

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 Bel canto master April 1, 2012 By Basil De Pinto (Piedmont, CA) See All My Reviews "This performance, somewhat abridged, in mono sound and unevenly cast, dates from 1932. If you can handle all that you will enjoy a treasure in which authenticity of style and comedic sparkle carry the day. Ernesto Badini in the title role is the embodiment of aging folly: pompous and deluded with malice aforethought. His exchanges with Poli as Malatesta are funny but not exaggerated;these are twwo fine singing actors. The only weak link in the cast is Saraceni, shrill of voice although adequate. But the real reason for having this set is the incomparable and irreplaceable Tito Schipa. Suavity of tone, matchless legato and perfect diction are the qualities that make him the tenore di grazia without equal. Add to that the sense of fun he shares with the rest of the cast and you have an opera performance that beats all the competition. If you want the best, this is the Pasquale to have." Report Abuse
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