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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Graziella Pareto


Release Date: 12/14/1999 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89181   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Vincenzo BelliniGaetano DonizettiGiuseppe VerdiGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Graziella ParetoMatteo DragoniUmberto BergaminiFernandino Ciniselli,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraChorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Eighties and the Nineties of the past century have produced an impressive number of first rate Spanish coloratura-sopranos. Graziella Pareto was born in Barcelona on May 15, 1889. Her mother recognized and nourished her obvious talent right from the start. Her break through came in 1908 at Teatro Real in Madrid as Amina in La Sonnambula. As she sang, over the years her voice gained warmth and expressiveness without losing any of its purity. It would be interesting to hear how her voice would have developed in the future, but unfortunately she made no more recordings after 1926. Especially her higher middle range had a lovely soft and silky texture, the top notes usually came without great effort, but at times do sound a little hard and Read more tend to have a slight metallic touch, as Spanish and French voices often do. As Violetta, she was enchanting (what a pity we have no recordings of her as Ophelia) and so are her song-recordings performed with touching simplicity and elegant understatement. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La sonnambula: Sovra il sen by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1907 
2.
La sonnambula: Ah, non credea mirarti by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1907 
3.
La sonnambula: Ah, non giunge uman pensiero by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1907 
4.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Quando rapito in estasi by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1907 
5.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Splendon le sacre faci by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1907 
6.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1907 
7.
Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 11/18/2008 
Language: Italian 
8.
La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/10/1920 
Notes: This selection begins "E strano..." 
9.
La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/10/1920 
Notes: This selection begins "Follie..." 
10.
La traviata: Dite alla giovine by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Matteo Dragoni (Baritone), Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/06/1918 
11.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/6/1918 
12.
Rigoletto: E' il sol dell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano), Umberto Bergamini (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/09/1918 
13.
Rigoletto: Si, vendetta! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Matteo Dragoni (Baritone), Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/06/1918 
14.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Dès que le soleil by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 05/29/1920 
Language: Italian 
15.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Ton coeur n'as pas compris by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano), Fernandino Ciniselli (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 05/15/1924 
Language: Italian 
16.
La sonnambula: D'un pensiero by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano), Giovanni Manurita (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/10/1924 
17.
Il bacio by Luigi Arditi
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/29/1920 
18.
O bimba bimbetta by Gabriele Sibella
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/10/1920 
19.
Estrellita by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 02/06/1926 
20.
Mi Niña by Garme Guetary
Performer:  Graziella Pareto (Soprano)
Date of Recording: 02/05/1926 

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