The legendary Magda Olivero

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Product Code: IDIS 6474
Category: IDIS
Composer: Various composers
Title: The legendary Magda Olivero
Price: 9.68
Performer: Magda Olivero, soprano
Media: 1 CD
For some unfathomable reason the official discography was always rather indifferent to Magda Olivero, one of the most popular and admired vocalists of the 1900s, and quite a phenomenon as far as artistic longevity and mastery of interpretation. Time, however, did the Piedmontese soprano justice: thanks to her flawless technique and constant practising, in 1994, at the distinguished age of eighty-three, she was able to stun the world of opera with a recording of excerpts from her favourite work, Adriana Lecouverur. It was a small but well-deserved revenge for the lack of interest of record companies, who unfortunately failed to document in an appropriate way her formidable artistic parabola. The present CD offers most of the studio recordings made by Olivero between 1938 and 1953, documenting the talent of this wonderful artist, who was born and lived in the golden years of opera.

1938-1953 studio recordings
Track List:
PUCCINI: Turandot, ”Signore, ascolta”, ”Chi pose tanta forza”, ”Tu che di gel sei cinta”
Gina Cigna, Francesco Merli
Orchestra e Coro dell’EIAR - Franco Ghione, conductor
Studio Recording, 1938

CILEA: Adriana Lecouvreur, ”Poveri fiori”
Orchestra dell’EIAR - Armando La Rosa Parodi, conductor
Studio Recording, 1939

CILEA: Adriana Lecouvreur, ”Io son l’umile ancella”
Orchestra dell’EIAR - Ugo Tansini, conductor
Studio Recording, 1940

BOITO: Mefistofele, ”L’altra notte in fondo al mar”
Orchestra dell’EIAR - Ugo Tansini, conductor
Studio Recording, 1939

VERDI: La Traviata, ”E’ strano... Follie!”
Orchestra dell’EIAR - Ugo Tansini, conductor
Studio Recording, 1940

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut, ”In quelle trine morbide”
Orchestra dell’EIAR - Alfredo Simonetto, conductor
Studio Recording, 1940

PUCCINI: Tosca, ”Vissi d’arte”
Orchestra dell’EIAR - Ugo Tansini, conductor
Studio Recording, 1940

PUCCINI: La Bohème, ”Sì, mi chiamano Mimì”, ”Donde lieta uscì”
Orchestra dell’EIAR - Alfredo Simonetto, conductor
Studio Recording, 1940

CHARPENTIER: Luisa, ”Da quel giorno”
Orchestra dell’EIAR - Alfredo Simonetto, conductor
Studio Recording, 1940

PUCCINI: Suor Angelica, ”Senza mamma”
Orchestra dell’EIAR - Alfredo Simonetto, conductor
Studio Recording, 1940

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut, ”Sola, perduta, abbandonata”
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI - Alfredo Simonetto, conductor
Studio Recording, 1950 c.

PUCCINI: Gianni Schicchi, ”O mio babbino caro”
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI - Arturo Basile, conductor
Studio Recording, 1953

MASSENET: Manon, ”Addio o nostro picciol desco”
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI - Arturo Basile, conductor
Studio Recording, 1953

MASCAGNI: Iris, ”Un dì, ero piccina”
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI - Arturo Basile, conductor
Studio Recording, 1953

ALFANO: Resurrezione, ”Dio pietoso”
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI - Alfredo Simonetto, conductor
Studio Recording, 1950 c.

FRANCK: La procession
Ermelinda Magnetti, piano
Studio Recording, 1953