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Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Nebolsin, Del Monaco, Bolshoi Theater

Leoncavallo / Del Monaco / Nebolsin
Release Date: 06/11/2013 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1001663   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Leocadia MaslennikovaMario Del MonacoAlexei IvanovNikolai Timchenko,   ... 
Conductor:  Vasily Nebolsin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre OrchestraBolshoi Theatre Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In June 1959, Moscow gave a hearty welcome to Mario del Monaco, one of the best tenors in the world. This live recording from the Bolshoi Theatre on June 20, 1959 features the tenor along with Leocadia Maslennikova, Alexey Ivanov, Nikolay Timchenko, and Evgeny Belov, conducted by Vasily Nebolsin. Mario del Monaco sings in Italian, while the rest of the cast sings in Russian. In June 1959, Moscow gave a hearty welcome to Mario del Monaco, one of the best tenors in the world. This live recording from the Bolshoi Theatre on June 20, 1959 features the tenor along with Leocadia Maslennikova, Alexey Ivanov, Nikolay Timchenko, and Evgeny Belov, conducted by Vasily Nebolsin. Mario del Monaco sings in Italian, while the rest of the cast sings in Russian. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Leocadia Maslennikova (Soprano), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor), Alexei Ivanov (Baritone),
Nikolai Timchenko (Tenor), Evgeny Belov (Baritone)
Conductor:  Vasily Nebolsin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra,  Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Vintage Del Monaco September 3, 2013 By J. Stanton (Castlemaine, Victoria) See All My Reviews "This hybrid Pagliacci recorded live at the Bolshoi is not the only document bearing witness to the Russian desire to hear Del Monaco's voice no matter what. Here he sings in Italian while the rest of rhe cast sings in Russian. A recording of Carmen exists of a Russian language version with Del Monaco singing in not French but Italian. The Russian audience here is not disappointed. Although the star tenor begins aggressively at a fast tempo, with rather lean tone, he soon settles down and delivers a stunning Vesti La Giubba, and does deliver the goods in this, one of his signature roles. The rest of the cast is mostly better than the rather desultory applause they receive from the Russian audience would indicate ( after all it Del Monaco they came to hear!). He gets a better response on his first entrance amid the chorus than the Prologue receives. Mind you it is delivered as an exhortation to battle by a baritone with a rather ugly voice, which does however sit better when he becomes Tonio the clown. The Nedda and the Silvio sing their duet with warmth and committment, but the star here is Del Monaco, in 1959 still in peak form. The recording is in good sound and fans of this great tenor will find this an essential document of one of the great coices of the century." Report Abuse
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