Steven Smolian wrote:
> I just acquired a puzzle version of Rigoletto. It's acoustical, on English
> Columbia D-16346 through D-16362, 33 sides. The final side is one from
> L-1168, "Have You News of My Boy Jack?" sung by Thorpe Bates.
> The Rigoletto matrix numbers are in the no prefix 17467--74780 range- I've
> not checked them all yet.
> None of the sides bear any data in the dead wax. It is in Italian. The
> performers are identified only by their roles in the opera, not by personal
> The complete acoustical Columbia Ferraris/Taccani/Formichi version is 32
> sides and is on English Columbia D-17732-17747. I do not know the matrix
> Can anyone identify the performers on this set?
A possibility; matrix and (Columbia) issue numbers unknown:
There was a 1917 set (of sorts) under Sabajno with three Rigolettos
(Danise, Badini, unidentified), three Gildas (Borghi-Zerni, Simzis,
unidentified), Broccardi (Duke), Bettoni (Sparafucile) and Pezzati
(Monterone). It was issued on La Voce del Padrone, 9 12" discs, S
5544/8, 5552/4, 5558/64 (even numbers only), & 8 10" discs, R 5543,
5549/57, 5561/3 (odd numbers only). [side 9, Badini/Simzis, "Deh non
parlare"; s 21, Badini/Pezzati, "La-ra, la-ra"; s 23, Simzis/Badini,
"Mio padre!"; s 29, Broccardi/Pezzati/Badini/Simzis, "Bella figlia
dell'amore"; s 33, Badini/Fernandez/Broccardi, "Della vendetta alfin"; s
34, Simzis/Badini, "Lassu in ciel"]
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