Giuseppe Valdengo         (Preiser 89555)
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Giuseppe Valdengo         (Preiser 89555)
V0494. GIUSEPPE VALDENGO: Songs by Billi, Brogi, Denza, Rotoli, Tosti, de Crescenzo & Leoncavallo; Arias from I Pagliacci, Rigoletto, Faust & Hamlet. (Austria) Preiser 89555, recorded 1949, Decca. - 717281895552


“After studying in Turin, Valdengo made his début in 1936 at Parma as Rossini 's Figaro, then sang Sharpless at Alessandria. Though engaged at La Scala in 1939, he did not sing there (because of military service) until 1941 , when he made his début as Baron Douphol. In 1946 he performed at the New York City Opera, then in 1947 made his San Francisco début as Valentin, returning as Escamillo, Sharpless, Iago, Amonasro and Rigoletto. At the Metropolitan (1947–54) he sang Tonio, Marcello, Germont, Count Almaviva, Belcore, Ford, Paolo (SIMON BOCCANEGRA) and Giacomo Puccini 's Lescaut. In 1955 he sang Don Giovanni and Raimbaud (LE COMTE ORY) at Glyndebourne, and in 1961 he created the Lawyer in Renzo Rossellini's UNO SGUARDO DAL PONTE in Rome. His recordings of Iago, Amonasro and Falstaff, deriving from NBC broadcasts (1947–50) conducted by Arturo Toscanini , are vividly and firmly sung, with an even, flexible line.”

- Alan Blyth