Chaliapine sings Boito's MEFISTOFELE at Covent Garden, 31st May 1926


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3:10 - Chaliapine sings Boito's "MEFISTOFELE" at Covent Garden, 31st May 1926.
Загружено 3 октября 2016
VERY EARLY "live performance" (electrical) recording (matrix CR388 take 1), made on location by HMV's first mobile recording van, direct to disc, during an actual performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on 31st May 1926. That was a few weeks before the better known location recording of Melba's Covent Garden farewell.The process was not often used for operatic recordings at that stage, possibly because hall reverberation was then thought to 'blur' a recording, and formal recording studios wer



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