Verdi: La Traviata / Monteux, Carteri, Valletti, Warren

Release Date: 8/28/2015
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88875051922
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Number of Discs: 2

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In 1956 at the Rome Opera, the legendary Pierre Monteux conducted one of his very few opera recordings, Verdi’s La traviata, starring soprano Rosanna Carteri as the doomed heroine Violetta, Cesari Valletti and Leonard Warren.

A deeply satisfying performance, rewardingly cast and conducted. Rosanna Carteri has the ideal voice, hovering between lirico and spinto, to satisfy the vocal and dramatic demands of the part. Cesare Valletti is just about an ideal Alfredo, a suitably youthful and emotionally vulnerable portrayal. As father Germont, Leonard Warren – famous in the part at the Metropolitan – sings with the mellow tone and care for words that were his hallmarks.

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Works on This Recording
1. La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Rina A. Maccagnani (Mezzo Soprano), Lydia Marimpietri (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Warren (Baritone), Arturo La Porta (Baritone), Rosanna Carteri (Soprano), Leonardo Monreale (Bass), Salvatore Di Tommaso (Tenor), Dario Caselli (Bass), Cesare Valletti (Tenor), Glauco Scarlini (Tenor)
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
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