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Fedora / La Voix Humaine
Giordano, Poulenc
Fedora / La Voix Humaine
Genre: Classical
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (25) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Giordano, Poulenc
Title: Fedora / La Voix Humaine
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Music & Arts Program
Release Date: 11/1/1993
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 017685067129

CD Reviews

Poulenc alla Bolognese. . .
Opera-rater | Fayetteville, AR | 12/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Purists will cringe, but you've not heard anything like Olivero in
La Voix Humaine. Her French is not bad, but her style is italiano
verismo alla Bolognese (read: spaghetti sauce. . .) Poulenc would
have LOVED her, she is so over the top, and kind of drag-queeny in
her bawling and howling. You might compare this performance with
Anna Magnani in La Voce Umana, an early di Sica film: it has
NOTHING to do with Duval, Lott, et al, in their (beautifully) correct
French style. This almost becomes a different piece. Track this one
down, opera fanatics. Oh, yeah: she sings Fedora like no other in this
century. . ."
R. Mark | 12/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording is so amazing I must have listened to it literally a thousand times. Even though the sound is a bit iffy because it is recorded live from the audience you have to adjust and get over it because it is such an important recording. This is Magda Olivero's best Fedora on record and I have them all. It is even better than the studio recording she made on London records. Bruno Prevedi is also amazing. I never heard him live and people who have say he was inconsistent but on this night he is perfect no tenor today sounds anything like this. Now back to the incredible Magda Olivero. She literally sings the whole end where she is slowly dying spinning so much piano that you can only come to one conclusion; Magda Olivero has a diaphragm of steel!!!!! Buy it if you can."