Carlo Galeffi      (Preiser 89040)
Item# V2261
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Carlo Galeffi      (Preiser 89040)
V2261. CARLO GALEFFI: Arias & Duets (w.Arangi-Lombardi, Bruna-Rasa, Gentile & Dominici) from Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, Ballo, Aïda, Ernani, Barbiere, Faust, Guglielmo Ratcliff, Pagliacci & Andrea Chénier. (Austria) Preiser 89040, recorded 1926-30. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 717281890403


“Galeffi sang throughout Italy before reaching La Scala, in 1912. He would remain at La Scala until 1938, becoming a favorite of the conductor Arturo Toscanini. Galeffi made his American début in Boston in 1910. He sang at the Metropolitan Opera only once, on 29 November of that same year, as Verdi's Rigoletto (which was often considered to be his greatest rôle). Galeffi sang, too, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago from 1919 to 1921, and also appeared in South America on a number of occasions. The bulk of Galeffi's career, however, took place in Italy, especially at La Scala. Galeffi possessed a beautiful voice supported by an excellent technique. He is considered to have been one of the finest operatic baritones active during the period between the outbreak of World War I and the onset of World War II.”

- Z. D. Akron