Panizza's 1942 Elixir of Love, live at the New York Metropolitan Opera
Unique transfers from off-air glass acetates by Ward Marston
DONIZETTI L'elisir d'amore [notes/score] Broadcast performance, January 3, 1942, with announcements by Milton Cross
THE CAST Bidú Sayão Adina Bruno Landi Nemorino Francesco Valentino Belcore Salvatore Baccaloni Dulcamara Mona Paulee Giannetta Choir and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York Ettore Panizza conductor
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"The tone is beautifully rendered on this transfer, and one really can get a proper idea of Lipatti’s variety of touch. The piano playing here is shot through with a transcendent serenity to the extent that the bass trills around the 16 minute mark in the first movement appear almost otherworldly. Pristine continues to remind us of great performances while adding new insight and attaining new standards. Highly recommended. " - Fanfare, 2014