Renata Tebaldi is Madama Butterfly
Recorded in July 1951, the same month in which La Bohème
(Naxos 8.110252-3) was also made, the venue used was that of the Accademia
Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. The hall in question was long and narrow
but with a high ceiling plus a balcony which contained seats. The control room
was conveniently situated on the same ground floor level as the hall. It proved
perfectly suited to the needs of mono recording at that time.