Umberto Urbano       (Preiser 89542)
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Umberto Urbano       (Preiser 89542)
V0474. UMBERTO URBANO: Songs by Tosti & Brogi; Arias from Nozze, La Favorita, Lucia, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Nabucco, Don Carlos, Ballo, Otello, La Damnation de Faust, Faust, Hamlet, Le Roi de Lahore, La Gioconda, Chatterton, Germania, Tosca & Zazŕ. (Austria) Preiser 89542, recorded 1925. - 717281895422

CRITIC REVIEW:

“[The glorious La Scala baritone] Umberto Urbano made a series of records remarkable for their pure lyricism and the beauty of tone….He could command the style and technique to sing the baritone arias from LA FAVORITA in the tradition of Battistini: the fioriture are fluent and even, and there is a certain appropriate regality of manner.”

- J.B. Steane, THE GRAND TRADITION, p.184