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Anita Cerquetti - Arias From "Norma" And "Nabucco" album download
Performer: Anita Cerquetti
Title: Arias From "Norma" And "Nabucco"
Country: UK
Style: Opera, Romantic
Rating: 4.3/5
FLAC size: 1993 mb | MP3 size: 1754 mb | WMA size: 1412 mb
Genre: Classical

Performers: Anita Cerquetti, soprano. This recording captures perhaps the most beautiful soprano voice of the 20th century. Her passion and pathos approach those of Callas and her sweetness and grace those of Tebaldi. This studio recording of arias is especially valuable given her unfortunately short singing career. Her only other studio recording was of Ponchielli's "La Gioconda," though recordings do exist of public performances of some of her great roles. Too few people have had the pleasure of meeting Anita Cerquetti.

Cerquetti was born in Montecosaro, near Macerata, Italy. She originally studied violin and trained eight years with Luigi Mori. After a mere year of vocal study at the Conservatory of Perugia, she made her operatic debut in Spoleto in 1951 as Aida. She sang all over Italy, notably in Florence as Noraime in Gli Abencerragi (the Italian version of Les Abencérages) under Carlo Maria Giulini in 1956, and as Elvira in Ernani under Dimitri Mitropoulos in 1957. Her La Scala debut was in 1958 as Abigaille in Nabucco  . Cerquetti made headlines in January 1958 when she replaced "in extremis" the ailing Maria Callas in Norma, at the Rome Opera House. She was already singing the role at the San Carlo in Naples.

Anita Cerquetti made only two commercial recordings, both for Decca under the baton of Gianandrea Gavazzeni. In 1957 she sang the title role in a complete La Gioconda with Mario del Monaco and Giulietta Simionato also reissued by Eloquence. From the year before we also have this operatic recital in early stereo sound. There should have been many more recordings, but Cerquetti was forced to retire both from the stage and from singing altogether in 1961, aged only 30, with vocal problems putting paid to an all-too-meteoric career. A projected recording of Norma was begun, but as the story goes, Cerquetti was indisposed and the recording was abandoned. An instantly recognizable fixture within Decca's 'Grandi Voci' series during the 1990s, the recital then gained considerable second-hand value once deleted.

GASPARE SPONTINI (1774–1851). 4 Agnes von Hohenstaufen: O rei dei cieli. GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813–1901). 5 Nabucco: Ben io t’invenn. nch’io dischuiso un giorno. Anita Cerquetti, soprano Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Gianandrea Gavazzeni. Track listing, artists.

Italian dramatic soprano who had a short but meteoric career in the 1950s. Her voice was very powerful and pleasing to audiences. Anch'io dischuiso un giorno (07:19, 320Kb/s). Gabriele Santini, Giulio Neri, Anita Cerquetti, Rome Opera Chorus, Винченцо Беллини - Bellini: Norma: Sediziose voci (03:44, 320Kb/s). Gabriele Santini, Anita Cerquetti, Rome Opera Chorus, Винченцо Беллини - Bellini: Norma: Casta Diva (07:50, 320Kb/s)  . Best songs and music of artist Anita Cerquetti. We picked up for you all the songs Anita Cerquetti in one place. Listen online, or download mp3 in any convenient format on your computer or phone.

Продавец: Интернет-магазин Ozon. Адрес: Россия, Москва, Пресненская набережная, 10. ОГРН: 1027739244741

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Norma: Casta Diva (From Act. 1)
Composed By – Bellini*
B Nabucco: Anch'Io Dischiuso Un Giorno (From Act. 2)
Composed By – Verdi*


  • Chorus – Florence May Festival Chorus, The*
  • Conductor – Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Orchestra – The Florence May Festival Orchestra*


Record specially made for Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. (ICI) Pharmaceuticals Division
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Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EFF-1385-IC Anita Cerquetti Arias From "Norma" And "Nabucco" ‎(7", EP) Not On Label EFF-1385-IC UK 1958
CEP 521 Anita Cerquetti Arias From "Norma" And "Nabucco" ‎(7", EP) Decca CEP 521 France 1958
CEP 521 Anita Cerquetti Arias From "Norma" And "Nabucco" ‎(7", EP) Decca CEP 521 UK 1958