Music: New Records, Sep. 17, 1951

It is a new rule of trade at RCA Victor and Columbia that the U.S. record-buying public wants more full-length grand opera. Three years ago, a 36-year-old New Yorker named Dario Soria bet a small bankroll on the same proposition—and is now the No. 1 impresario of recorded opera in the U.S.

Soria began importing music recorded by the Italian radio network (Cetra label) in 1946, found an interested market, soon began pressing operas from Cetra masters in New York. His label: Cetra-Soria. Since that time, Cetra-Soria has turned out 29 albums of complete operas alone. The latest releases,...

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