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|Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Umberto Giordano|
Legendary Performances of Di Stefano [Box Set]
Seven complete operas starring the legendary Giuseppe Di Stefano - great live opera recordings at budget price in one space-saving set! Exciting live recordings taped 1952-1961. During his peak years, Giuseppe Di Stefano ... more »
Seven complete operas starring the legendary Giuseppe Di Stefano - great live opera recordings at budget price in one space-saving set! Exciting live recordings taped 1952-1961. During his peak years, Giuseppe Di Stefano (b. 1921) had one of the most sensually beautiful tenor voices ever recorded. He was universally regarded as the leading lyric tenor in the world during the 1950's and he was the tenor most often chosen to appear on stage with Maria Callas. Through the years he made a long series of major recordings, many of them with Callas, but also with other great sopranos of the time, including Renata Tebaldi and Birgit Nilsson. Throughout the major part of his career, Di Stefano was idolized by the public for his beautiful romantic voice, dark good looks, energetic manner, and movie-star lifestyle. His career, though brilliant, was cut a bit short, as his voice seriously deteriorated in quality in his early fifties.
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5-stars without info?
Donald W. Honan | California | 02/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I cannot imagine anyone being able to pick a poor performance for a compilation such as this. Having said that, I can't imagine why anyone would buy opera recordings, especially 'live' opera recordings, that are so lacking in information that one cannot easily find the names of the other cast members, the dates of recording and all the other information so necessary to enjoyment of a group effort such as these are! Having more than a dozen performances featuring this great artist, I am personally only interested in adding to my collection from "live" performances I don't already have... I could not buy this tantalizing set as is...