Verdi: La Traviata / Karajan, Moffo, Sereni, Zaccaria, Cioni, Carbonari
In one of his last La Scala, Milan performances, Herbert von Karajan presented one of the great classic of the Italian opera 'repertoire: Verdi’s La Traviata, with theatre direction by Franco Zeffirelli. A very young and gifted Mirella Freni, coldly received by the La Scala faithful, was replaced by American star Anna Moffo who scored a great success. The performance, recorded by RAI, was used to press this IDIS release, with very good sound quality; it’s a rare document in music history. Bonus tracks include live and studio arias recordings by Ms. Moffo, recorded in the 1950s-60s.
Catalog Number: IDIS6702-03
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Jules Massenet, Vincenzo Bellini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Franco Mannino, Herbert von Karajan, Massimo Freccia, Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble: Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Milan, Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus, Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Performer: Alfredo Giacomotti, Anna Moffo, Carlo Forti, Franco Ricciardi, Giorgio Loretti, Limbania Leoni, Mario Sereni, Nicola Zaccaria, Renato Cioni, Romana Righetti, Silvio Maionica, Virgilio Carbonari