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Verdi: Luisa Miller / Erede, Taddei, Giaiotti, Bonisolli, Ludwig

Verdi / Gialotti / Bonisolli / Ludwig / Smith
Release Date: 04/27/2010 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 784102   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuseppe TaddeiBonaldo GiaiottiMilkana NikolovaChrista Ludwig,   ... 
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Verdi's rarely played drama of love and deadly intrigue. Musically superb, this performance has a protagonist possessed of a virginal tone in both timbre and expression, three of the best Italian male singers of their generation, first-rate singers in the secondary rates, and a conductor at home both north and south of the Alps and thus ideally suited to the work. Lilian Sukis sings the title role of the bourgeois girl Luisa - innocence personified, but doomed by the intrigues of her lover's aristocratic family. Sukis was from Canada and had already in the 1960s sung at the New York Met. She here gives impressive proof of why she also acquired an excellent reputation in Europe as a lyric soprano. Her slender, but always open, floating voice Read more is a joy in this portrayal of a young girl. Rodolfo is played with lyric-dramatic aplomb by Franco Bonisolli, though without sacrificing nuance or elegance of tone in favour of his brilliant top notes. Giuseppe Taddei was ideal for the role of Miller. Under the baton of Alberto Erede, the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera gave a superb performance such as is sadly all-too-rare for Verdi's early and middle-period works. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass), Milkana Nikolova (Soprano),
Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Malcolm Smith (Bass), Horst Nitsche (Tenor),
Franco Bonisolli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1974 
Venue:  Wiener Staatsoper 
Length: 90 Minutes 45 Secs. 

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