Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Giordano, Rossi, Benaglio|
Raymond M Bercse | Lindenhurst, NY United States | 04/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fedora by Umberto Giordano represents the embodiment of verismo opera. Fedora takes place in Russia, and Giordano creates a Russian atmosphere through his music. Maria Caniglia in the title role sings with a combination of intense passion, fire and warmth. Her voice soars in the dramatic passages, and in the tender moments there is a sweetness of tone. In her final aria, "Tutto tramanto" the voice sounds ethereal. Listen to the power and clarity of her high C in the finale of Act Two. Surely, Caniglia is one of the greatest Italian dramatic sopranos of the 20th century. Giacinto Prandelli as Loris Ipanov lends beautiful lyricism and dramatic intensity to his singing. He employs wonderful legato and line to the famous aria, Amor ti vieta. Scipio Colombo as Des Sirieaux has a rich voice and is most impressive in his Act Two aria, "La Donna Russa." Mario Rossi's conducting has great verve. All in all, this is a great performance and remains my favorite recording of Fedora."