Alfano: Il dottor Antonio - Gavazzi, Prandelli, Vercelli; Simonetto. Milano, 1953


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It was very difficult for me to find out what the story to this opera was, as there was scant information available online. It is a shame because Alfano draws you into this unique sound world almost immediately. Whether or not this opera works dramatically is obviously hard to tell without knowing anything about the story. The music is for the most part Italianate but there are hints of Debussy, Strauss and Wagner including some lush orchestral interludes. The singers are superb including Giacinto Prandelli and Carla Gavazzi. The sound is excellent. If anyone knows anything about this opera that they would like to share I invite you to leave your comments below.

OD 10503-2

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