Boito: Mefistofele (Great Scenes)
Tullio Serafin
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4824757
Barcode
00028948247578
Format
1-CD-CD
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ARRIGO BOITO
Mefistofele: Great Scenes

Cesare Siepi – Mefistofele
Giuseppe di Stefano – Faust
Renata Tebaldi – Margherita
Lucia Danieli – Marta
Piero de’ Palma – Wagner

Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Bonaventura Somma,
chorus master
Tullio Serafin

Track previews
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Act III: Dio di pietà! son essi!
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Act I: Che baccano!
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Act III: L'altra notte in fondo al mare
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Act II: Dio clemente, nuova, ignara
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Act II: Dimmi se credi, Enrico
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Act II: Cavaliero illustre e saggio
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Act I: Se tu mi doni un'ora di riposo
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Act I: Sono lo spirito che nega
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Act I: Dai campi, dai prati
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Act III: Lontano, lontano, lontano
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Act I: Sediam sovra quel sasso
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Prologue: Ave, Signor degli angeli e dei santi!
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Epilogue: Ave Signor, Signor degli angeli
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Epilogue: Giunto sul passo estremo
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Epilogue: Cammina, cammina...
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Act III: Spunta l'aurora pallida
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Act III: Sorge il dì
Mefistofele (Excerpts), Prologue: Preludio
Recording information

Recording Producers: James Walker, Christopher Raeburn
Balance Engineers: James Timms, Roy Wallace
Recording Location: Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy, 17 June–6 July 1958
Original Decca LP Release: SET 558

Reviews

‘Tebaldi is perfection as Margherita, and sings with the most glorious and opulent tones I have heard from her for a long time.’ Opera

‘It is a pleasure to hear again that eager tone [of Di Stefano], ardently filling such passages as […] the Garden scene and the aria in the Epilogue. All the work’s plums are here … Serafin directs this often lovely and individual score with all his familiar skill.’ Opera