Alfredo Catalani – La Wally

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Alfredo Catalani – La Wally

Classical Opera
Alfredo Catalani – La Wally
Renata Tebaldi, Mario del Monaco, Piero Cappuccilli
Orchestre national de l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Cond. Fausto Cleva
Recording: Salle Alcazar, Monte Carlo, June 1968
DECCA Release from 1969
CDA Release from 1989 (ADRM)

Mp3 CBR 192kbps | LAME Enc | ID3tags, Original Cover, Playlists | 101 Mb
ape 563-601 kbps + cue | Original Cover | 526 MB
2 CDA Playing Time: 124:30
to download from rapidshare or megaupload

Composition Description by Erik Eriksson

La Wally was premiered at a time when Italian verismo was emerging, but this opera
was not a part of that school. Rather, it reflected its composer's interest in the
works of Wagner and other figures of the late Romantic period. Although it is seldom
performed outside of Europe (especially in Italy), the work is known to many opera
enthusiasts through its Act One aria for the heroine, "Ebben?…No andrò ;ontano,"
a haunting reverie on the theme of traveling alone and far from home. The aria, aside
from its popularity as a concert piece among prominent spinto and dramatic sopranos,
was introduced to viewers of the cult film Diva…

… premiere on January 20, 1892. It was a huge success, particularly after it was
adopted by Arturo Toscanini, who conducted it widely and even named his daughter Wally.
Catalani is remembered today almost entirely for La Wally… (by Joseph Stevenson)

Read more at or have a look at the DECCA tracking list
with additional information and some streaming media samples.
The italian libretto is available here.

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Final note:
You may have noticed the published cover is titled
“La Wally-DECCA-CDA Release 1998”
But the release I offer is from 1989 with original cover. Why this?
Very simple: The same recording was re-released in 1998
and my 1989’s cover is… let’s say it politely, …less attractive.
Take care, it might hurt your eyes – but therefore the music is salve to your ears.
So forgive me this little fake.

Enjoy and have nice day!