The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: The Great Verdi Singers, Part I

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Sunday, October 06, 2013

The late George Jellinek offers an historical survey of the great Verdi singers from the first half of the 20th century, including Francesco Tamagno who was the first Otello, Rosa Ponselle and Giovanni Martinelli in a rare recording from Aida and American baritone Lawrence Tibbett. This episode premiered in 2001.

Playlist:

Verdi: Otello: Niun mi tema
Francesco Tamagno

Otello: Oath Duet
Enrico Caruso, Tita Ruffo

Il Trovatore: Duet, Act IV
Johanna Gadski, Pasquale Amato

Aida: Tomb Scene
Rosa Ponselle, Giovanni Martinelli

I Lombardi: Trio
Elisabeth Rethberg, Ezio Pina, Benjamino Gigli
Aida: Nile Scene
Aureliano Pertile, Dusolina Giannini

Otello: Duet, Act III
Claudia Muzio , Francesco Merli

Simon Boccanegra: Recognition
Lawrence Tibbett, Rose Bampton

La Forza Del Destino: Pace
Zinka Milanov

Nabucco: Duet
Maria Callas, Gino Bechi

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