OP0204. MANON - Excerpts (in Italian), Live Performance, 15 March, 1947, w.Guarnieri Cond. La Scala Ensemble; Mafalda Favero, Giuseppe di Stefano, etc.; MANON – Excerpts, Live Performance, 15 Dec., 1951, w.Cleva Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Albanese, di Stefano, Singher & Hines. (Italy) Myto 981.H005. Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 8014399500050
“Giuseppe di Stefano possessed an especially beautiful voice. It was impossible not to be moved; he truly had the sound of tears in his voice, without being over sentimental. His wonderful piano – and his stirring voice – moved his audience almost beyond endurance.”
- Birgit Nilsson, LA NILSSON, p.116
"[Favero] had a strikingly beautiful voice, somewhere between Tebaldi's mature lushness and Freni's youthful purity, but with a passion and commitment that her successors did not always demonstrate. Yet Favero was not consumed by a role, … la Olivero; rather, she brought emotion tempered by refinement to her interpretations...."
- Lee Milazzo, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Nov./Dec., 1995