Hipolito Lazaro;  Maria Barrientos         (Preiser 89147)
Item# V1640
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Hipolito Lazaro;  Maria Barrientos         (Preiser 89147)
V1640. HIPÓLITO LÁZARO: Arias from I Puritani, La Favorita, Martha, Manon, Faust, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, L’Africaine, Aïda, Tosca, Mefistofele, Andrea Chénier & La Fanciulla del West; Eili, Eili. (Austria) Preiser 89147, recorded 1916-26. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 717281891479


“Lázaro’s upper register was remarkable not only for the power and ringing quality of its high B naturals, and, at the outset of his career, its high Cs, but also for its capacity to sustain with ease long phrases on high F and high G in the manner dear to the ‘verismo’ composers, and to Mascagni in particular.”

- Rodolfo Celletti, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 1964

“Maria Barrientos was one of the most eminent sopranos of her time. She was not only a fabulous singer but also a beautiful woman. She made a valuable set of recordings for Fonotopia and Columbia. Her voice is of almost instrumental limpidity….an extraordinary legato similar to the sound of a Stradivari violin.”

- Andrea Shum-Binder, subito-cantabile