Giovanni Malipiero;   Florica Christoforeanu      (Preiser 89719)
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Giovanni Malipiero;   Florica Christoforeanu      (Preiser 89719)
V1519. GIOVANNI MALIPIERO: Arias from L’Elisir d'Amore, La Favorita, Manon, Werther, La Damnation de Faust, Mignon, Mefistofele, La Boheme, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Tosca & Fedora; w.Florica Christoforeanu: Manon – St Sulpice Scene. (Austria) Preiser 89719, recorded 1930-41. - 717281897198


"Malipiero’s career was to some extent blighted by the war. He rarely sang outside his native Italy, and will be remembered mainly for his participation in the concert for the reopening for La Scala under Toscanini, plus his fine singing in the first complete recording of LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR with Lina Pagliughi. The voice, with its attractive fast vibrato, has a truly distinctive quality, and he is invariably an interesting artist….Tenor addicts are unlikely to be disappointed with this generously filled disc.”

- Vivian A. Liff, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, May/June, 2009

"Born in Padua in 1906, GIOVANNI MALIPIERO made his début in RIGOLETTO at the age of 25 and appeared in South America and throughout Europe, first singing in Rome (L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI) in 1935, and at both La Scala (LA CENERENTOLA) and Verona Arena from 1937. Malipiero participated in the re-opening concert at La Scala under Toscanini in 1946 and appeared there in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR with Pagliughi. His pure, forthright tenor suited the (principally Italian) rôles that he sang, but he also enjoyed success in the French repertory, including operas by Massenet and Gounod. Malipiero retired in 1962 and died in Padua in 1970."

- Paul Campion