Alessandro Ziliani;  Cigna, Caniglia, Favero     (Preiser 89165)
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Alessandro Ziliani;  Cigna, Caniglia, Favero     (Preiser 89165)
V1646. ALESSANDRO ZILIANI: Songs by Mascagni, Denza & Beckmann; Arias & Duets (w.Cigna, Caniglia, Favero & Oltrabella) from La Dame Blanche, Fedora, Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, La Fanciulla del West, Francesca da Rimini & Lohengrin. (Austria) Preiser 89165, recorded 1935-42. - 717281891653

CRITIC REVIEW:

“Alessandro Ziliani studied with Alfredo Cechi in Milan and in 1928 made his début there at the Dal Verme in MADAMA BUTTERFLY. At Rome he sang in the première of Wolf-Ferrari's LA VEDOVA SCALTRA and Mascagni's PINOTTA. In that year he also made his début at La Scala, where he continued to appear until 1946. His rôles there included Dmitry in BORIS GODOUNOV, Enzo in LA GIOCONDA and Des Grieux in MANON LESCAUT, for which he was widely considered to be the best of his generation. He made guest appearances at San Francisco in 1938 and travelled extensively in Europe. When Busoni's TURANDOT had its Italian première in 1940, he sang the rôle of Calaf. He also appeared with Maria Callas in the revival of Rossini's ARMIDA at the Florence Festival of 1952. In later years he turned to operetta, films and concert work; he then established himself as an agent, promoting, among others, the career of Luciano Pavarotti. His recordings display a resonant lyric voice and pleasing style.”

- Ned Ludd