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18 "celeste Aida" Da Aida Di Giuseppe Verdi / Caruso, Bergonzi, Paoli, Björling, Corelli, Gigli, Et Al

Release Date: 09/30/2008 
Label:  Bongiovanni   Catalog #: 1202   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Flaviano Labň
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Aida is the most widely-performed opera ever and the aria “Celeste Aida” is what might be termed its calling card. After all, it is sung immediately following the Prelude and equally immediately sets the tone for the opera overall. This CD provides an overview of eighteen tenors, some household names, others known only to opera buffs, tackling this aria live and in the recording studio from the early years of the twentieth century until the late 1960s. Some of the tenors heard here produced more than one version with differing results, although the present CD is intended, as indicated, to be an overview of how tenors have evolved in performance technique and expression rather than establish who was better than who else.

Read more These Radames For Just One Aria:

Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) Victor 88127, 1908; Carlo Bergonzi (1924) live recording, 1957; Antonio Paoli (1871-1946) Gramophone 05230, 1911; José Palet (1877-1946) Gramofono DB 721, 1912; Miguel Fleta (1893-1938) HMV DB 1053, 1927; Giovanni Martinelli (1885-1969) Victor 6212, 1923; Aureliano Pertile (1885-1951) Fonotipia 120048, 1927; Franz Völker (1899-1965) Grammophon 95377, 1930 (in German); Helge Rosvaenge (1897-1972) HMV DB 5580, 1940 (in German); Galliano Masini (1896-1986) Cetra BB 25096, 1941; Beniamino Gigli (1890-1957) (from the film “Du bist mein gluck”, 1940); Jussi Bjoerling (1911-1960) HMV DB 3049, 1936; Rafael Lagares (1917-1999) live recording, 1949; Georgi Nelepp (1904-1957) live recording, 1952 (in Russian); Mario del Monaco (1915-1982) live recording, 1953; Franco Corelli (1921-2003) LPC 55018, 1956; Mario Filippeschi (1907-1979) live recording, 1956; Flaviano Labò (1927-1991) live recording, 1969All These Radames For Just One Aria
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Works on This Recording

Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Flaviano Labň (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 

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