Tag Archives: Cesare Valletti

Recording of the Week – La Traviata

This is the first post of a series “Recording of the Week”. Be aware that my “week” has between one and 365 days. Also the year that the week it belongs to is any since 1930. Now that we have the details out of the way, let’s start with Verdi’s La Traviata. Pierre Monteux conducted…

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Cesare Valletti

Born in Rome in 1922, Cesare Valletti was the leading tenore di grazia of the 1950’s. A while back Malley Keelan asked me to post something about the late Roman tenor; this is it. Valletti’s tenure at the Met coincided with those of some of the 20th century’s greatest tenors. In 1956, for example, Björling,…

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