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Antenore Reali – Italian Baritone

Antenore Reali (1897-1960)) was a baritone active from 1921 until 1952 when he was forced to retire because of ill health. Even serious opera lovers may not have heard of him. After listening to his recordings you will likely share my surprise at his obscurity. He may have gone relatively unnoticed for several reasons. His…

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Recording of the Week: Galliano Masini

Though largely forgotten, Galliano Masini was one of Italy’s leading tenor’s in the 1930s. Many of the sopranos who sang with him thought his was the most beautiful voice of his era. Though one of them, Magda Olivero, thought him slow. She was not referring to his tempi, but to his mental faculties. Born in…

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