Donizetti: La Favorita / Molinari-pradelli, Kraus, Siepi

Release Date: 7/28/2005
Label: Dynamic
Catalog Number: DYN-CDS480
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
La Favorite was premièred at Paris’s Opéra on 2nd December 1840. Its success was resounding and is witnessed by over 650 performances in that theatre between 1840 and 1904. The Italian version was staged for the first time in Padua in 1842. This recording dates from 1976 and brings us back to the times of Kraus, Cortez, Bruson and Siepi. Especially noteworthy are the Fernando of Kraus, a tenor endowed with a perfect technique and peerless vocal elegance, and the Alfonso of Bruson, a baritone voice of impressive splendour.
Works on This Recording
1. La Favorita by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Viorica Cortez (Mezzo Soprano), Cesare Siepi (Bass), Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Renato Bruson (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Italy
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