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magnum “forza”

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La Cieca is delighted to present, by special arrangement with VAI, the legendary “New Orleans Forza” as the latest installment of Unnatural Acts of Opera.  This live performance was recorded in March of 1953 and stars Zinka Milanov, Mario del Monaco and Leonard Warren.  You can hear the first act after the jump. 

La forza del destino (Verdi) Part 1

This podcast is based on VAI AUDIO CD 1252-3, which is available from amazon.com.

21 comments

  • Camille says:

    A 1979 Met performance of Don Carlo featured a very scary Wildermann as the Grand Inquisitor. Never saw him again but never have forgotten him. Guess that old truism about there being no small roles is correct in this instance.