V1296. CLOE ELMO: Songs by Brahms, Strauss & Grieg; Arias & Duets (w.Cigna & Gigli) from Carmen, Ballo, Il Trovatore, Aïda, La Gioconda, Fedora, Adriana Lecouvreur, Werther & Tristan. (Austria) Preiser 89691, recorded 1940-50, Cetra, LVDP & RCA. - 717281896917
“Italian contralto Cloe Elmo was a vocal force of nature. Hers was not just an easily produced, huge, powerhouse voice, but it was warm and dark as well. Add in a fiery temperament and a fierce, imperious characterization….most surprising is a touching, sympathetic singing of Fedora’s ‘O grandi occhi’ and a gently sad performance of Charlotte’s ‘Letter Scene’ from WERTHER”.
- Charles H. Parsons, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, July/Aug., 2008