Wagner: I maestri cantori di Norimberga / Toddei, Matacic

Release Date: 3/9/2018
Label: Datum
Catalog Number: DAT12310
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Number of Discs: 4

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An overall glance at the history of opera shows that in many ways, the growth of multinational record companies after the end of the Second World War has had far-reaching effects. Up till then the national singing schools controlled the scene and nothing could have been more logical than for Italian, German, Russian and French singers to perform mainly in their own language. The language an opera was staged in depended on where the opera was being performed. For example: Boris Godunov wasput on in Russian at the Bolshoi, in Italian at the Scala, in French at the Opéra, in German at the Staatsoper in Vienna, in English at Covent Garden and in English or Italian at the Met, depending on which company was performing. This release, despite its 1962 recording, follows that same tradition of singing the presented opera in the language of the country in which it is being performed. In this case, Italian.
Works on This Recording
1. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner
Performer: Fernanda Cadoni (Mezzo Soprano), Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone), Renzo Gonzales (Bass), James Loomis (Bass), Walter Brunelli (Tenor), Luigi Infantino (Tenor), Carlo Franzini (Tenor), Vito Tatone (Tenor), Silvio Maionica (Bass), Vito Susca (Bass), Giovanni Ciavola (Bass), Renato Capecchi (Baritone), Bruna Rizzoli (Soprano), Raimondo Botteghelli (Tenor), Boris Christoff (Bass), Ezio De Giorgi (Tenor)
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1867 ; Germany
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