Il Trovatore  (Cellini;  Zinka Milanov, Jussi Bjorling, Leonard Warren, Fedora Barbieri)  (2-RCA 6643)
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Il Trovatore  (Cellini;  Zinka Milanov, Jussi Bjorling, Leonard Warren, Fedora Barbieri)  (2-RCA 6643)
OP1865. IL TROVATORE, recorded 1952, w.Cellini Cond. RCA Ensemble & Robert Shaw Chorale; Zinka Milanov, Jussi Björling, Leonard Warren, Fedora Barbieri, Nicola Moscona, etc. 2–RCA 6643, w.elaborate 77pp. libretto brochure. Long out–of–print; Final Sealed Copy! - 07863566432

CRITIC REVIEW:

"This is the classic RCA recording of 1952, with four of the reigning stars of the Metropolitan Opera at their peak, remaining among the very finest recorded versions. The transfer brings out the full beauty and character of all four principals very vividly and are particularly valuable when Zinka Milanov, always an iconic figure at the Met, is here recorded with a purity and firmness that transcends many of her later, all-too-rare recordings. Björling is, as ever, superb in his heroic projection, though in a performance with the usual cuts he is allowed only one stanza of 'Di quella pira'. Leonard Warren and Fedora Barbiere are also perfectly focused, with Renato Cellini drawing lively playing and singing from the RCA Victor Orchestra and the hand-picked Robert Shaw Chorale. “

- Penguin Guide