Verdi: Otello
Alberto Erede
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4807188
Barcode
00028948071883
Format
2-CD
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Otello

Otello: Mario del Monaco, tenor
Desdemona: Renata Tebaldi, soprano
Cassio: Piero de Palma, tenor
Jago: Aldo Protti, baritone
Emilia: Luisa Ribacchi, mezzo-soprano
Roderigo: Angelo Mercuriali, tenor
Montano: Pier Luigi Latinucci, bass
Lodovico, Venetian envoy: Fernando Corena, bass
A herald: Dario Caselli, bass
Coro e orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Alberto Erede

Recording information

Recording Producers: Victor Olof, James Walker
Balance Engineers: Gil Went, Roy Wallace
Recording Location: Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy, July 1954

Reviews

‘Tebaldi has the most haunting pianissimo of any soprano in my time; and how she can manage it!’ … The recording has warmth, depth, fullness … Del Monaco’s enunciation is ringingly true … I find this lovely soprano [Tebaldi] an unfailingly wonderful Desdemona: such tenderness, such feeling, such glow and strength in sustaining the big lines of the great duets and the ensemble at the end of Act 3.’ Gramophone