Irene Minghini-Cattaneo;  Granforte, Pertile      (Preiser 89008)
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Irene Minghini-Cattaneo;  Granforte, Pertile      (Preiser 89008)
V0855. IRENE MINGHINI-CATTANEO: Arias & Duets (w.Granforte, Pertile & Cecil) from Norma, La Favorita, Il Trovatore, Ballo, Aïda, La Gioconda, Carmen & Samson et Dalila. (Austria) Preiser 89008, recorded 1928-30. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 717281890083


“Irene Minghini-Cattaneo is certainly to be counted among the most appreciated Italian mezzo sopranos. Hers is a vibrant voice of an arresting sound after the ‘modern Italian fashion’, with amazing extension at both ends of the range (chest register!). Her legato line is frequently disturbed by quite a strong vibrato. Compared to two of the most prominent Italian mezzos, Gabriella Besanzoni and Cloe Elmo, she is neither a singer of great subtlety nor a much convincing exponent of florid singing (Bellini, Donizetti). However, the power of the voice and her dramatic instincts and passionate singing can be truly breathtaking, above all, in Verdi and veristic operas. She participated in two landmark recordings, in AÏDA and in IL TROVATORE in which, at least to me, she is the outstanding artist of each.”

- Andrea Shum-Binder, subito-cantabile