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Subject: Re: . Il Trittico recordings (2)
From: Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 1 Dec 2018 16:10:47 -0500
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You're absolutely right about the spelling Giorgetta. Apologies to all for
my incorrect "correction."

On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 1:50 PM Max Paley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> There’s a very good performance, different from others but still (I think)
> very convincing, on Orfeo d’Or from a 1979 Vienna State Opera staging in
> excellent stereo sound.
>
> Some of the casting (particularly of “Schicchi”) doesn’t read off as
> idiomatic Italian, but the performance is full of life.
>
> Gerd Albrecht conducts quite beautifully. I think few will complain about
> Pilar Lorengar’s Suor Angelica, with searing high notes, but the “Schicchi”
> with Walter Berry as Schicchi, Sona Ghazarian as Lauretta, Yordi Ramiro as
> Rinuccio and Margarita Lilova (once upon a time a superb Amneris/Fricka) as
> Zita surprises, positively. The “Tabarro” is brooding and powerful with
> prime voiced Renato Bruson as Michele, Marilyn Zschau as Giorgetta (sorry,
> Kenneth, but that’s what it says in my copy of the score) and a very
> potent, powerful and studly sounding Vladimir Atlantov as Luigi.
>
> Max Paley
>
> > On Nov 26, 2018, at 2:16 PM, David Shengold <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Don Paolo-
> >
> > Good as the first Met telecast with Scotto was, to me any discussion of
> video versions of IL TABARRO  must point to the RA  B&W version led by de
> Fabritiis with the unbetterable Clara Petrella as Giorgietta: a perfect
> role for her.  Taglabue's by then bullish sound is apt and the highly
> intelligent and musical tenor Mirto Picchi, if without much tonal balm,
> knew his craft very well. One or two of the comprimarii are familiar from
> other recordings: Mafalda Masini and Mario Carlin for two, Easy to find on
> Youtube and worth the effort.
> >
> > Did anyone on the list ever encounter la Petrella *dal vivo*? A superb
> stylist.
>
>
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