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 Posted:   Sep 17, 2022 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Who is Vasco Ugo Finni?

Put all the letters in the correct order and you get GIOVANNI FUSCO (1906-1968).

VASCO UGO FINNI directed two TV opera films in Italy:

- L'ajo nell'imbarazzo by Donizetti (1963)
- L'occasione fa il ladro by Rossini (1963)

His daughter Cecilia Fusco (1933-2020) was an opera singer. She performed the parts of Gilda in "L'ajo nell'imbarazzo" and Berenice in "L'occasione fa il ladro".

Both recordings were conducted by...

FRANCO FERRARA. Naturally.

Only, "L'ajo nell'imbrazzo" received a 'soundtrack' release, later even reissued in full stereo.
I have no knowledge that Ferrara's recording of "L'occasione fa il ladro" was also put out on a commercial record. Acetate discs seem to exist in Italy. But they are in no good shape anymore.

In those years, a couple of other opera films were made for the television audience. Those films were also aired on other TV stations, broadcasting that stuff in Germany or Switzerland. Ferrara conducted two other TV opera productions ("La serva padrona" and "La scala di seta"). But Finni didn't direct them. He had to write film music as Giovanni.

 
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