Otello / Faust - Covent Garden Live   (Zenatello & Chaliapin)   (Pearl 0203)
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Otello / Faust - Covent Garden Live   (Zenatello & Chaliapin)   (Pearl 0203)
OP0160. Covent Garden Live, incl. OTELLO – Excerpts, Live Performance, 17 June, 1926, w.Zenatello, Noto, Cilla, Dua, etc.; FAUST – Excerpts, Live Performance, 22 June, 1928, w.Hislop, Chaliapin, Laugier, etc. (both w.Goossens Cond. Royal Opera House Ensemble). (England) Pearl 0203. Transfers by Roger Beardsley. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 727031020325


“Pearl has issued here all the available sides (some of which were never released in 78rpm form) of two performances at the Royal Opera House….To say Chaliapin is larger than life is an understatement: he is simply huge in personality and expressive power….Both [the above] series of extracts deserve a place in any collection of historic recordings, and Pearl have done a marvelous job in presenting and documenting them so well.”

- George Hall, OPERA NOW, March, 2004