Antonio Manca Serra         (Preiser 89732)
Item# V1643
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Antonio Manca Serra         (Preiser 89732)
V1643. ANTONIO MANCA SERRA: Arias & Duets (w.Roman, Sawyer, Tatozzi, Cesarini, Sarri, Mazziotti & Sacchi) from Il Trovatore, Aïda, Otello & Andrea Chénier. (Austria) Preiser 89732, recorded 1951-52. - 717281897327

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“The impressively gifted Manca Serra died tragically young, in Dublin, from an allergic response to penicillin given to enable him to fulfill an engagement while suffering from a cold….On record and indeed in the flesh, the voice sounds very impressive and is in many ways reminiscent, both in quality and method, of the great Titta Ruffo….it is an exciting sound that, in the theater and even on records, tends to disarm critical faculties.”

- Vivian A. Liff, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Nov./Dec., 2010



“Antonio Manca Serra [1923 – 1956] was destined to be a famous opera singer, but died at the age of only 33 after a reaction to a penicillin injection. Prior to this tragedy, he had been sent a telegram by La Scala offering him an engagement and an American record company had contacted him saying that they wanted to make recordings.”

- Ned Ludd