OP2798. RIGOLETTO, Live Performance, 17 June, 1952, México City, w.Mugnai Cond. Palacio de Bellas Artes Ensemble; Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Piero Campolonghi, Teresa Garcia, etc. (U.K.) 2-Myto 00220. - 0801439902206
“Callas is in such secure voice throughout this RIGOLETTO that the radiant E-flat added to the finale comes as no surprise but seems a natural consequence of the drama….Callas takes us beyond singing, beyond theatre to a plane of realism all too rarely encountered in opera.”
- John Ardoin, THE CALLAS LEGACY, pp.51-52
“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
“…there is much amazingly gorgeous, heartfelt singing [from di Stefano] and a joy in performing….It can be pure unadulterated joy for a sometimes jaded reviewer to listen to...."
- Michael Mark, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Nov./Dec., 2009