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Subject: Re: Clarification of my Tebaldi - Manon Lescaut comment
From: Wadeworks <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:37:46 -0500
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Labo did a single disc aria recital for Decca but nothing else, and only 
otherwise recorded for DG (Don Carlo).  Sounds like he wasn't interesting 
enough or the "test drive" wasn't successful enough to go further.  In the 
Decca stable around 1954 otherwise were Poggi (used in the Traviata and 
then Favorita) and earlier, Prandelli (1951 Boheme) and Campora (1951 
Tosca), But Prandelli started recording for EMI (Mefistofele) and Tabarro, 
but had to compete with DiStefano's apparent lock on the non-Gedda tenor 
repertory though he did continue to do performances at the Met and with 
Tebaldi.  Campora seemed to just disappear from recordings.  DelMonaco 
must have had a "first dibs" on everything in Italian contract with Decca. 

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