V2107. SOUVENIRS FROM NINETEENTH CENTURY ITALIAN OPERA, incl. di Giorgio, Scampini, Petri, Bucalo, Mazzoleni, Zenatello, Boninsegna, Pinto, Chloe Owen, Colazza, Foggi, Amadi, Vannuccini, Desana, Sayao, Amato, Corradetti, Santini, Carosio, Caronna & de Luca. Arias and Duets from RUY BLAS (Marchetti), IL GUARANY (Gomes), JONE & LA CONTESSA D'AMALFI (both Petrella), ERO E LEANDRO (Bottesini), L'EBREO (Apolloni), AMLETO (Faccio), LINA & I PROMESSI SPOSI (both Ponchielli), L'EDUCANDE DI SORRENTO (Usiglio), I DUE CIABATTINI (Ruggi), ESMERALDA (Campana). IRCC 808, recorded 1902 - c.1960. Long out-of-print, Final Copy!
"IRCC provides brief biographical notes on the artists and informative plot summaries of the operas, as well as texts and translations. The transfers have been well done, there is a minimum of intrusive surface noise, and they have made efforts to determine that proper pitch has been attained. Recommended to collectors and those who have an interest in the rare and obscure works of this period."
- Bob Rose, FANFARE, July/Aug., 1995