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Great sound....makes up for Decca not officially producing a high resolution version. I like the fact that all the acts have no bands as that will prevent any gapping or clicks that may occur in the download world. A proper standard should have been created to avoid this! Marvelous performance of course and more complete than the later recording.
Here’s a complete DECCA classic opera from HDTT done to a turn. Not too often we get opera from this source, so this is pretty special. The great sound of this set, not to mention the glorious singing, makes this an indispensable restoration.
I purchased the highest res downloads hoping the sound would be better than any of the Decca CD releases. Pleased to report it is and much better than "The Originals" release. The Decca team produced some classic recordings back in the 60's, this is one of them. del Monaco was never a subtle singer, but teamed with Tebaldi, the VPO and Karajan, the results are thrilling. HDTT have done an excellent job with the remastering. The Esoteric remastering is better still, BUT, way, way more expensive. Very happy to enjoy this at a very reasonable price. Thanks for a job well done.
Title: Verdi Otello
Artist(s): Soprano Vocals [Desdemona] - Renata Tebaldi
Bass Vocals [Othello] - Mario del Monaco
Bass-Baritone Vocals [Jago] - Aldo Protti
Bass Vocals [Lodovico] - Fernando Corena
Bass-Baritone Vocals [Montano] - Tom Krause
Mezzo-soprano Vocals [Emilia] - Ana Raquel Satre
Tenor Vocals [Cassio] - Nello Romanato
Tenor Vocals [Roderigo] - Athos Cesarini
Vocals [An Herald] - Libero Arbace
Conductor - Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra - Vienna Philharmonic
Chorus - Wiener Kinderchor, Wiener Staatsopernchor
Chorus Master - Roberto Benaglio
Recording Info: Recorded by Decca at the Sofiensaal, Vienna, 10-21 May 1961
Recording Engineer - James Brown
Engineer [Balance Engineer] - Gordon Parry
Engineer [Assistant Recording Engineer] - Peter Attwood
Producer [Recording Producer] - John Culshaw
Producer [Assistant Producer] - Christopher Raeburn , Ray Minshull
1 Act 1 32:40
2 Act 2 36:25
3 Act 3 44:00
4 Act 4 32:15