Boito: Mefistofele / La Scala

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Label: NAXOS
Catalog: 8110273-74
Format: CD

Nazareno De Angelis (Mefistofele), Antonio Melandri (Faust), Mafalda Favero (Margherita), Giannina Arangi-Lombardi (Elena), Ida Mannarini (Martha), Giuseppe Nessi (Wagner), Rita Monticone (Pantalis), Emilio Venturini (Nereo) Grande Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, Coro dell'Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Lorenzo Molajoli

The First recording ever of Boito's legacy work. No longer in print
This 1931 recording is of a certain vintage, but still is arguably the best recording of this work to date. Nazzareno de Angelis, an ironic name for someone playing the devil, turns in a wonderful portrayal of the title character, a role which he sang over 100 times. Lorenzo Molajoli conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala. A truly marvelous archival piece, with great performances.

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