Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Possente, Possente Ftha (Toscanini on Verdi)

Arturo Toscanini conducts a concert performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida for a live NBC telecast. The complete opera was conducted in a two-part concert performance at the Studio 8-H of NBC in New York City. In this clip Toscanini conducts the NBC Symphony Orchestra on March 26, 1949 and the soprano singing the High Priestress is Teresa Stich-Randall, an amazing artist discovered by Toscanini who called her "the find of the century" and engaged her to sing the High Priestress and Nannetta in his NBC recordings of Aida and Falstaff.

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