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Licia Albanese - Parnassus Recordings Presents The Renowned Soprano Licia Albanese album

Licia Albanese - Parnassus Recordings Presents The Renowned Soprano Licia Albanese album Performer: Licia Albanese
Title: Parnassus Recordings Presents The Renowned Soprano Licia Albanese
Style: Opera
Date of release: 1979
Size MP3: 1122 mb
Size FLAC: 1477 mb
Rating: 4.1
Format: MPC ASF AC3 RA FLAC MOD AHX

Licia Albanese (July 22, 1909 – August 15, 2014) was an Italian-born American operatic soprano. Noted especially for her portrayals of the lyric heroines of Verdi and Puccini, Albanese was a leading artist with the Metropolitan Opera from 1940 to 1966. She also made many recordings and was chairwoman of The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting young artists and singers.

Licia Albanese (July 22, 1909 – August 15, 2014) was an Italian-born American operatic soprano. Licia Albanese (July 22, 1909 – August 15, 2014) was an Italian-born American operatic soprano. Felicia Albanese was born in Noicàttaro, today part of Torre a Mare, a quarter of Bari, Italy, in 1909.

Licia Albanese, an Italian-born soprano whose veneration by audiences worldwide was copious even by the standards of operatic adulation, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 105. Her son, Joseph Gimma, confirmed her death. After making her debut in Europe in the 1930s, Miss Albanese (her name is pronounced LEECH-ya al-buh-NAY-zay) went on to become one of the most admired sopranos of the mid-20th century. She had a long association with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where she sang more than 400 times from 1940 to 1966.

Licia Albanese ‎– The Puccini Foundation Presents Licia Albanese In Operetta And Song. Label: Puccini Foundation ‎– PF 100. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album.

Licia Albanese, who has died aged 105, was one of the foremost sopranos at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, in the years straddling the second world war, giving more than 1,000 performances in 48 roles. Her auspicious Met debut came in 1940, as Madam Butterfly. That role, which she sang more than 300 times in her career, with Mimì in La Bohème and Violetta in La Traviata, which she sang 93 times at the Met, were her most significant parts, giving her the greatest scope for her abilities as a singing actress. She sang a great deal as a child with her six siblings, and began serious voice lessons at the age of 12 before studying with the soprano Giuseppina, the greatest Butterfly of her day, who also taught Albanese to act. She began her career at the Teatro Lirico, Milan, in 1934, as Butterfly, only going on in the second half when the soprano she was understudying was taken ill.

Licia Albanese and Ms. Roberta Peters at a Gracie Mansion reception. The Handel Medallion is the highest official honor given by the City of New York and is presented to individuals for their contributions to the City's cultural life. Roberta Peters and Licia Albanese have generously given their talent to the City of New York, and all the people of the world," said Mayor Giuliani. Individually, they have careers that span decades, and they are without question two of the most loved and respected performers in the world. Over the years, the Medallion has been awarded to renowned artists such as Benny Goodman, Richard Rodgers, George Abbot, Charlie Chaplin, Lena Horne and Kitty Carlisle Hart.

Licia Albanese, soprano (1909-2014). Another singer who lived into her second century was this Italian-born American soprano. A leading performer at the Met from 1940 to 1966, she was noted especially for her portrayals of Puccini and Verdi heroines. She also made many recordings and chaired her own foundation dedicated to assisting young artists and singers. Photo: AP. 15 images. See the full gallery: 15 great musicians who died in 2014.

Soprano Licia Albanese in an undated photo posing as Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata. Noted especially for her portrayals of the lyric heroines of Verdi and Puccini, Licia Albanese was a leading artist with the Metropolitan Opera in New York from 1940 to 1966. She was one of the foremost sopranos at the Met in the years straddling the second world war, giving more than 1,000 performances in 48 roles.

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A1 Buzzi-Peccia: Colombetta
A2 Scarlatti: Tuo Mi Chiami
A3 Puccini Turandot: Signore Ascolta
A4 Puccini Turandot: Tu Che Di Gel
A5 Puccini Manon Lescaut: In Quelle Trine Morbide
A6 Falvo-Fusco: Dicitencello Vuie
A7 Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur: Io Son L'Umile Ancella
Conductor – Dino Olivieri
B1 Puccini Madama Butterfly: Un Bel Di
Conductor – Dino Olivieri
B2 Renato Bellini: Giro Tondo
Conductor – Dino Olivieri
B3 Renato Bellini: Ninna Nanna E Liana
Conductor – Dino Olivieri
B4 Luigi Denza: Vieni
Conductor – Giuseppe Antonicelli
B5 Bizet Carmen: Je Dis Que Rien Ne M'Epouvante
Conductor – Giuseppe Antonicelli
B6 Donizetti Don Pasquale: Pronta Io Son
Conductor – Giuseppe Antonicelli

Credits

  • Liner Notes – Drew Di Giacomo
  • Soprano Vocals – Licia Albanese

Notes

Recorded 1936-1946