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Verdi: La Traviata / Serafin, de los Angeles, Opera di Roma

Release Date: 07/08/2016 
Label:  Urania Records   Catalog #: 121  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ruggero GiaiottiSilvia BertonaCarlo Del MonteVictoria de los Angeles,   ... 
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House OrchestraRome Opera House Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

La traviata is one of Verdi’s most popular and most performed operas, and is based on the play La dame aux Camelias by Alexanndre Dumas. This particular recording, made in 1959, has not been available for many years, despite the historical importance of the lead roles. Victoria De Los Angeles portrays Violetta, and Alfredo is played by Carlo Del Monte who is proud and incisive, contrasting the typical lyric tenors that usually play the role.


Review of a past CD issue of this recording:

The main reason for owning this set is the remarkable Violetta of Victoria de los Angeles. Always a voice of almost unbearable beauty and expressiveness, as Violetta there’s always sadness present. Even at
Read more forced “happy” moments, such as the first act party scene, de los Angeles lets us know that Violetta is “the lost one”, and that furthermore, she herself knows it. The tear in her voice is irresistibly moving. Mario Sereni offers a fine elder Germont. The leadership is what you would expect from Tullio Serafin – knowing, empathetic, and truly Verdian. Love de los Angeles? Buy this.

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Works on This Recording

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ruggero Giaiotti (Voice), Silvia Bertona (Soprano), Carlo Del Monte (Tenor),
Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano), Silvio Maionica (Bass), Sergio Tedesco (Tenor),
Santa Chissari (Soprano), Renato Ercolani (Tenor), Vico Polotto (Baritone),
Mario Sereni (Baritone)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Rome Opera House 

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