Dal Monte/ Gigli Different!
Charles Weinstein | Austin, TX USA | 08/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I must qualify this review in that I listened to this performance on an EMI CD so the sound may be somewhat different due to differnces in CD Remastering.The performance is unique because of Dal Monte's attempt to sound both "girlish" and "asian". She was at the end of her career when she made the recording. She sounded shrill at times, but it was a very interesting interpretation from a unique artist. Gigli was Gigli... Great! The "Sharpless" was O.K as was the orchestra, chorus and conducting. The recording was about what you would expect from a pre-war recording originally issued on 78 RPM records.If you enjoy great voices from the so called "golden age", this might be woth a listen... Not an only "Butterfly"."