The stentorian dramatic tenor of Mario del Monaco was heard throughout the world during the s and s. While often berated by critics for his unsubtle vocal production, del Monaco was a favorite of audiences who appreciated his power and sincerity of approach while tackling the heaviest roles in the Italian tenor repertory. A contract with Decca London in the United States produced a long series of recordings, Rigoletto Ach of them in partnership with Renata Tebaldiand most of which have been reissued in CD format.
After having studied the early recordings of many tenors, del Monaco studied for a short time at the Pesaro Conservatory before gaining entry in to the school attached to the Rome Opera, largely through the urging of conductor Tullio Serafin. His formal debut occurred in at the Teatro Puccini as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly -- while on leave from the army. Engagements were quickly forthcoming once WW II ended. Subsequently, he sang more than performances at the Met over the course of seven seasons, appearing also at Chicago's Lyric Opera during the s.
In that time, del Monaco became the world's leading Otello, performing the role according to his own tally times. Rigoletto Ach Italy, he occasionally ventured into the Wagnerian Symptoms Of True Love - Various - The Ultimix Medley Collection, although these performances were sung in Italian. It was not regarded as a success. From the s to his retirement from the stage indel Monaco increasingly confined his appearances to Italy, although he continued to record for Decca.
His Loris in Giordano's Fedora with Magda Olivero as the heroine was taped when the singer was in his mid-fifties, by which time his voice had lost what little pliancy it had possessed earlier. Among del Monaco's most prominent recordings are his two as Otello, each with the same principals Tebaldi as Desdemona and Aldo Protti as Iagobut the second with Herbert von Karajan as conductor.
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