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Subject: Re: La Rondine /Daniele Barioni
From: David Wagner <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:David Wagner <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:24:18 -0400
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And Amara's Rodolfo.

On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 1:03 PM, Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Wasn't he (Barioni) also Kirsten's Pinkerton in that series?  I love some
> of those sets especially the Trovatore with Curtis-Verna and Baum and the
> Chenier with her and Tucker.  That is a great recording.  I think Sereni
> was the Gerard?  Its amazing that they got Kirsten and Tucker.  I'm
> surprised they didn't do the Chenier with Milanov and Tucker and those
> recordings were done in 1956, 57 and 58.  They could and should have been
> in stereo.
>
> Donald
>
> On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 9:50 AM, David Wagner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Catch up with Barioni in this 2015 interview:
>>
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ewXmqzhUvE
>>
>> Also, at 86, he could still deliver a hot O Sole Mio:
>>
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBMWx1opFoE
>>
>> And of course, you never forget your first Duke - am I right, Metropolitan
>> Opera Record Club fans?
>>
>> -David Wagnefr
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:08 AM, Miguel A De Virgilio <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> > You  forgot to identify  the Ruggero of   Daniele Barioini,  who's
>> > contribution to the   Moffo "Rondine" recording equal hers (IMHO).
>> > At his best, Barioni  was considered by Bing as  Del Monaco's successor.
>> > To my ears, he had one of the most beautiful lyrico spinto tenors
>> voices.
>> > Pay attention to his two glorious high B's (B flats?)
>> >  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dicGpzhznNg
>> >
>> > Miguel
>> > PS Barioni retired early after the death of his only 12 years old child
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Discussion of opera and related issues [mailto:[log in to unmask]
>> > BCCLS.ORG] On Behalf Of Max D. Winter
>> > Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9:11 AM
>> > To: [log in to unmask]
>> > Subject: Re: La Rondine CD
>> >
>> > The Moffo "Rondine" is excellent, one of her best recordings.  Her
>> smoky,
>> > sexy lyric soprano is perfect for the part and the voice had not yet
>> > started to come apart.  Her "Sogno di Doretta"
>> > is every bit the equal of Leontyne Price's.  Good supporting cast, too,
>> > with the great comprimario Piero de Palma a stand-out as Prunier and
>> > Graziella Sciutti luxury casting as Lisette.  I'm not really wild about
>> the
>> > opera and have not listened to other recordings and so cannot say that
>> the
>> > Moffo's is "The Best."  But I don't think you can go wrong with that
>> one.
>> > You can audition the entire thing here:
>> >
>> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYFdijO0yTE
>> >
>> > I've also read good reports about the "Love Couple" recording under
>> > Pappano.
>> >
>> > A personal note about Moffo's Rondine.  I saw her in the part in San
>> > Antonio in 1971 (just 5 years after the recording was made) and she had
>> > some audible vocal problems.  I remember
>> > an official with the opera, "But she sounds so beautiful on the
>> > recording!  What happened?"
>> >
>> > MDW
>> >
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