Carlo Ciabrini      (Malibran 688)
Item# V1321
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Carlo Ciabrini      (Malibran 688)
V1321. CARLO CIABRINI: Arias from Le Postillon de Longjumeau, La Fille du Régiment, La Jolie Fille de Perth, Werther, Guillaume Tell, La Favorite, Roméo, Mignon, Grisélidis, Le Roi d’Ys, I Puritani, Lucia, La Boheme, La Fanciulla del West, Turandot, Rigoletto & I Lombardi. (France) Malibran 688, recorded 1994-2007, partially Live Performances. Final Copy! - 3760003776889


“In my opinion, the firm of Malibran deserves the Légion d’Honneur for the services it has rendered to French opera and to the art of singing. Malibran has brought out a constant stream of discs of operas that are otherwise unobtainable. Throughout the nineteenth century and right up until the post Second World War period, French composers fed the twin Paris opera houses with a diet of new operas….The closure of the Opéra-Comique in 1972 and the withering of the provincial opera house dealt a fatal blow to the entire French operatic tradition. The fine French singers who were once so plentiful have become an endangered species. Even if there were a desire to revive this repertoire, it would be very hard today to cast the operas appropriately. This is where the Malibran discs may play an important historical rôle. They enable us to hear this neglected repertoire in idiomatic performances given by the last generation of singers who really understood how they should be sung....Since M. Dumazert died a few years ago, the show has been run by Carlo Ciabrini, a former pupil of Mme Doria and a tenor with a bright and attractive timbre whose records are worth seeking out.”

- Patrick Bade, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2011