VERDI LA TRAVIATA HIS MASTER'S VOICE 13 78RPM 12 INCH DISCS ENGLISH TEXT

Poringland, Norfolk
£60.00

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This complete HMV recording of Verdi's opera 'La Traviata' is on 13 Shellac 78s. They are contained in a presentation case which is in good condition despite being nearly 90 years old.

Also included is a booklet containing the complete original Italian text with the English singing version.

The recording is listed as No. 130 in "His Master's Voice Album Series of Complete Works". It was made in 1930-1931 with the orchestra and chorus of La Scala di Milano under conductor Carlo Sabajno.

The three main roles were sung by:

Anna Rosza - Violetta
Alessandro Ziliani - Alfredo
Luigi Borgonovo - Germont

All three of them were under 35 at the time of the recording.

Anna Rosza, Soprano (1898-1987) was Romanian, made her debut in 1921 and worked mainly in Italy between 1928 and 1932.

Alessandro Ziliani, Tenor (1902-1977) was Italian, made his operatic breakthrough in 1929 and was almost immediately invited to sing on this recording.

Luigi Borgonovo, Baritone (1899-1975) made his debut in 1925 and travelled widely until his retirement from the stage. Thereafter worked as a vocal teacher at La Scala where his pupils included Luciano Pavarotti and Franco Corelli.

Carlo Sabajno, Conductor (1874-1938) was the house conductor for many of HMV's complete opera recordings. He recorded almost 30 operas for HMV between 1907 and the 1930s.

Please note that this set shows some slight wear and tear. The presentation case is fully intact but worn at the corners. All sleeves are in good condition. The booklet containing text has been repaired with sellotape and has some pen markings on one of the pages. The LPs haven't been played so I can't vouch for their quality. PLEASE INSPECT ALL PHOTOS! From a smoke and pet free home.

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