WORKS: Operatic arias
PERFORMER: Augusta Oltrabella, Mafalda Favero, Pia Tassinari & Magda Olivero; with various orchestras & conductors
CATALOGUE NO: 89961 AAD mono
Toscanini had presented that fine Italian soprano Augusta Oltrabella at the same Festival, as Nanetta in Verdi’s Falstaff. Oltrabella is one of FOUR FAMOUS ITALIAN SOPRANOS, her agile, somewhat strident voice sharing disc-space with Mafalda Favero (a noted exponent of new opera), Pia Tassinari (wife of tenor Ferruccio Tagliavini) and the aristocratic Magda Olivero, who all tackle standard operatic fare.