Dusalina Giannini is best known nowadays for her 1920s recording of Aida with Pertile and the La Scala forces. These broadcasts from SanFransisco find the bloom off the voice. Some top notes are not secure, nor very attractive. The best selection is the Cavalleria Rusticana excerpts where the mezzo key finds her more comfortable. What is evident from this CD is that we no longer have anyone singing in the Grand Italian style. While there are some beautiful voices out there one has to return to such a singer as Giannini to hear what Grand Opera was about. Imperfect yes, but much more exciting than our scrubbed clean approach of today. For that reason, this is a flawed but enjoyable Cd.