Leoncavallo: Pagliacci - Del Monaco, Lot. Rysanek, Taddei, Dallapozza, Helm; Guadagno. Wien, 1973
Listen to a Sample:
- Despite being in his 60s Mario Del Monaco demonstrates that he still had the vocal goods to deliver a first-rate Canio. What he lacks in subtlety he makes up for in animalistic intensity.
- Lotte Rysanek's soft-grained soprano proves an excellent compliment to Del Monaco's rageaholic clown.
- Giuseppe Taddei (no spring chicken himself) brings suave malevolance to the role of Tonio.
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