Four American Sopranos

September 7, 2019, 4:30 pm

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Soprano Anna Moffo (Photo: Harry Pot /Anefo, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl, via Wikimedia Commons)

Larry plays recordings by two well‐known sopranos of the past: Jeanette MacDonald and Anna Moffo. Then there are recordings by two of today’s most accomplished sopranos, Deborah Voigt and Sondra Radvanovsky.


“Ma dall’arido stelo divulsa” from Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Sondra Radvanovsky, soprano; National Philharmonic of Russia; Constantine Orbelian, conductor
(Moscow 2008. DELOS: DE 3404)

“Follie! Follie!…Sempre libera” from La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Anna Moffo, soprano; Richard Tucker, tenor; Rome Opera Orchestra; Fernando Previtali, conductor
(Rome 1960. RCA VICTOR 09026‐68885‐2)

“Evening Song” by Charles Griffes
Deborah Voigt, soprano; Brian Zeger, piano
(New York 2005. EMI 2 36068)

“Il etait un roi de Thule…Jewel Song” from Faust by Charles Gounod
Jeanette MacDonald, soprano; with Orchestra; Giuseppe Bamboschek, conductor
(Hollywood 1939 LP: RCA VICTOR LM‐2908)