The Art of Ettore Bastianini

December 15, 2018, 4:30 pm

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Larry explores the all too brief life and career of this superb Italian baritone. He will be heard in some of his greatest roles from Don Carlo, La bohèmeAndrea Chénier, and La Traviata.

Music

“Nemico della Patria” from Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano
Ettore Bastianini, baritone; Lyric Opera Orchestra; Sir Georg Solti, conductor
(1956. LONDON 448 154‐2.)

“Ah! Dite alla giovine” from La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Maria Callas, soprano; Ettore Bastianini, baritone; Orchestra of La Scala, Milan; Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
(1955. EMI 0946 3 31466 2 4)

“Per me giunto” from Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi
Ettore Bastianini, baritone; Orchestra of La Scala, Milan; Gabriele Santini, conductor
(Milan 1961. DGG 00289 477 8284)

“O Mimì, tu più non torni” from La bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Ettore Bastianini, baritone; Carlo Bergonzi, tenor; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Tullio Serafin, conductor
(Rome 1959. DECCA 475 9389)