Antonino Votto

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Antonino Votto (30 October 1896 - 9 September 1985) was an Italian operatic conductor. Votto developed an extensive discography with the Teatro alla Scala in Milan during the 1950s, when EMI produced the bulk of its studio recordings featuring Maria Callas. Though Votto was a dependable conductor (and the teacher of Riccardo Muti), critics frequently faulted his recordings for their lack of emotional immediacy. This may have been an occupational hazard of working in the studio, as his live sets with Callas, including a Norma (December 1955, La Scala) and La sonnambula (1957, Cologne) are considered to be great performances.

Commercial discography[edit]

  • Ponchielli: La Gioconda (Callas, Barbieri, Amadini, Poggi, Silveri, Neri; 1952) Cetra
  • Puccini: La bohème (Callas, Moffo, di Stefano, Panerai, Zaccaria; 1956) EMI
  • Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (Callas, Ratti, Barbieri, di Stefano, Gobbi; 1956) EMI
  • Bellini: La sonnambula (Callas, Ratti, Monti, Zaccaria; 1957) EMI
  • Ponchielli: La Gioconda (Callas, Cossotto, Companeez, Ferraro, Cappuccilli, Vinco; 1959) EMI
  • Puccini: La bohème (Scotto, Poggi, Gobbi, Modesti; 1961) Deutsche Grammophon
  • Verdi: La traviata (Scotto, G.Raimondi, Bastianini; 1962) Deutsche Grammophon

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