Compilation: Giulietta Simionato - A tribute. Arias and scenes from Aida, Trovatore, Ballo, Barbiere, and more
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The opera world was saddened to hear of the death of one of the last great stars of opera, Giulietta Simionato. Although she had been retired for many years it was always a comfort to know that somewhere in Italy there was an old lady going about her business who had sung with many of the greats of the twentieth century going back to Gigli. However, the one benefit of a passing of a great artists is that it forces the opera world to reexamine their artistry and remember why they have earned their place in the operatic constellation. I hope that this compilation will help in that endeavor. It features arias and scenes from some of her best roles like Amneris, Eboli, Azucena, Santuzza, Ulrica as well as some rarities including her operatic farewell in La Clemenza di Tito. She will be deeply missed but certainly not forgotten.