ANNA MOFFO RARITIES CD, VOLUME THREE

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ANNA MOFFO RARITIES VOLUME 3

THE THIRD VOLUME OF MOFFO’S RARE AND HARD TO FIND RECORDINGS

TOTAL TIME: 76 MINUTES; STEREO/MONO

SAN FRANCISCO CONCERT, 1977 – LIVE

1. Giuseppe Verdi: IL TROVATORE – Un’altra notte ancora... Tacea la notte… Di tale amor (Leonora, Act I)

2. Giacomo Puccini: TOSCA – Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore (Tosca, Act II)

With orchestra of the Pacific Philharmonic Association conducted by James Tippey. San Matteo Performing Arts Center, San Francisco. Concert of 2/25/1977

RAI ROME CONCERT, 1960 - LIVE

3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO – Giunse alfin… Deh vieni non tardar (Susanna, Act IV)

4. Vincenzo Bellini: LA SONNAMBULA – Ah, non credea mirarti (Amina, Act II)

5. Giuseppe Verdi: OTELLO – Mia madre aveva una povera ancella... Piangea cantando

6. Giuseppe Verdi: OTELLO (cont.) – Ave Maria piena di grazia (Desdemona, Act IV)

With RAI Rome Orchestra conducted by Massimo Freccia. The Foro Italico Auditorium, Rome. Concert/radio broadcast of 1/4/1960

MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Giacomo Puccini): LOVE DUET, Act I - STUDIO

7. Viene la sera... Quest’obi pomposa di sciogler mi tarda... Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia

8 . Vogliatemi bene... Dammi ch’io baci le tue mani care... Dolce notte, quante stelle

Anna Moffo, soprano (Butterfly); James King, tenor (Pinkerton). Münchner Rundfunksorchester conducted by Kurt Eichhorn.

ANNA Moffo In Conversation with George Jellinek

TV debut and the role of Butterfly; broadening of operatic repertoire; early career in Italy; the Anna Moffo Show; language studies and mastery of Italian; importance of sung words

Radio broadcast of 2/20/1992, New York City,

ANNA MOFFO SINGS SPIRITUALS - LIVE

10. Get on Board (Gospel Train)

With Billy Smith and his orchestra (?) and children’s chorus conducted by Mrs. Consoli (?). 1963; possibly Anna Moffo Show 2/8/1964 or 1/18/1964.

ANNA MOFFO SINGS NEAPOLITAN SONGS - STUDIO

11. A Vucchella (Paolo Tosti – Gabriele D’Annunzio)

12. La Danza (Gioachino Rossini – G. Capurro)

13. Fenesta che lucive (trad.; arr. Bert Grund)

14. Funiculì-funicul� (Luigi Denza – P. Turco/A. Zanardini)

With Radio-Orchester Stuttgart conducted by Bert Grund.

ANNA MOFFO SINGS HER OWN COMPOSITIONS; LYRICS BY MARIO LANFRANCHI - STUDIO

15. Ombre (Shadows)

Performed on television in early 1964 ( Anna Moffo Show – RAI Rome; 1/18/1964?)

16. Fantasticar (Daydreaming)

Performed on television on 1/25/1964 ( Anna Moffo Show – RAI Rome)

17. Amore sulla Costa Azzurra (Love on the Cote d’Azur)

Performed on television on 2/8/1964 ( Anna Moffo Show – RAI Rome)

With Billy Smith and his orchestra.

FROM ANNA MOFFO SINGS IRVING BERLIN - STUDIO

18. Blue Skies , STEREO version

With the Franco Pisano Trio: Franco Pisano, guitar; Berto Pisano, bass; Gino Marinacci, flute; Sergio Conti, drums. Recorded in 1960

RESTORED AND DIGITALLY REMASTERED. INSERTS WITH PHOTOS AND DETAILED TRACK LIST IN STANDARD JEWEL CASE.

OTHER RARE MOFFO RECORDINGS AVAILABLE - PLEASE EMAIL FOR DETAILS.

Total Time: 76 minutes

Bellissima CD 103.01

Digital remastering 2008

MONO/STEREO

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