Bidu Sayao        (VAI 1171)
Item# V0049
$16.90
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Bidu Sayao        (VAI 1171)
V0049. BIDÚ SAYÃO: Bidú Sayão Rarities incl. her first 1930s Brazilian Recordings, plus radio broadcasts, 1948-51, incl. Songs by Costa, Netto & Braga; Arias from L’Elisir, Roméo, Il Guarany, Carmen, Martha, L’Amico Fritz, Manon, Manon Lescaut & La Bohème. VAI 1171. - 089948117124

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“Sayão's technical mastery appeared not to include a well-knit trill, but superb phrasing, splendid diction, acting ability and a svelte figure made her a compelling artist both on stage and on the recital platform....What further eulogies can be written about this charming, mid-century songbird? A Jean de Reszke pupil and the worthy successor to the delicious Lucrezia Bori at the Met, she enjoyed a long career in the lighter French repertoire and is remembered with deep affection by all who had the good fortune to hear her in her prime.”

- Vivian A. Liff, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, May / June, 2011



“One of the most important elements that made Bidú Sayão such a unique artist among other singers and frankly among most instrumentalists was that she was a musician first….In 1923, Teodorini introduced Bidú to her former professor, Jean de Reszke, who concentrated on teaching her the French opera repertoire. After de Reszke’s death in 1925 Sayão continued her studies with Cotogni’s own disciple, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981), who worked with great opera composers such as Giordano, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, and Respighi, as well as coaching celebrated singers such as Ezio Pinza, Tito Gobbi, Benjamino Gigli and Fyodor Chaliapin….What makes her so unique even among the greats is that she found a way to combine, in perfect harmony, two naturally contradicting qualities rarely found in one artist: technical perfection and passion in abundance.”

- Mordecai Shehori, CLASSICAL RECORDINGS QUARTERLY, Winter, 2010