Luisa Tetrazzini was undoubtedly one of the great coloratura sopranos. This led to her receiving the honour also accorded Caruso of having some of her recordings re-recorded with a new orchestral accompaniment. While Caruso’s electrical recreations have been reissued from time to time, (and the practice repeated again in the last few years) Tetrazzini’s electrical re-recordings have not had great currency.
Rossini – Il Barbiere di Siviglia – Una voce poco fa Verdi – Rigoletto – Caro nome Luisa Tetrazzini, soprano Symphony Orchestra
His Master’s Voice DB 1979 Matrices: 2B5032-I, 2B5033-I (single-side numbers 32-3864, 32-3865) Recorded c1933 Symphony Orchestra
Tosti – Aprile Luisa Tetrazzini, soprano Percy Pitt, piano
Gramophone Monarch Record 053229 Matrix 3103f (053229-II) Recorded 2nd June 1909