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  • Milady DeWinter: I agree, Peter – Hartig’s poetic line and lovely arcs of tone were beautiful to... 12:33 PM
  • manou: I think the stock expression is “giving stick” to Norman. 12:32 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: This is the BEST Jessye I have ever encountered!!! Love her ability to master an... 12:27 PM
  • messa di voce: She could have cut a few verses, but I think she sounds pretty damn good. 12:23 PM
  • peter: The voice is not a wow, at least on the broadcast as Anita Hartig’s was last year but I’m... 12:17 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Ok well I could have been wrong. But I definitely thought I heard the same key change that... 12:09 PM
  • La Cieca: I’ve deleted out the text about the transpositions pending a check against the broadcast.... 12:07 PM
  • Patrick Mack: My eyes! My ears! AAAAAAAAAARRRRRGH! 12:00 PM
  • Patrick Mack: ‘Golf Claps’. Classic Poison. Brava. 11:53 AM
  • calaf47: I just checked with another friend…who also recorded it…..no transposition. When I saw... 11:50 AM

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.