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VERDI: Simon Boccanegra

spacer Stella; Bergonzi, Silveri, Monachesi, Petri, Giorgetti; Chorus and Orchestra of Radio Italiana, Rome; Molinari-Pradelli. No libretto. Cetra 2564 661430 (2)

Cetra's Simon Boccanegra, taped in Rome in 1951 in mono sound, was the first complete recorded performance of Verdi's dark-hued but wonderful opera. Starry, if unevenly cast, competition followed from...

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