“Tales Of Hoffmann – Doll Song”
Mabel Garrison, vocal
1916 (Victor 74482)
Mabel Garrison – Tales of Hoffmann Doll Song]
Here is a record I have owned since I was a child – it was one of my very first opera 78 rpms and is, to this day, one that I still listen to regularly. The selection comes from Jacques Offenbach’s opera The Tales of Hoffmann. You can find information about Mabel Garrison here. Not credited on the label is Francis J. Lapitino playing harp with Rosario Bourdon conducting the orchestra.
I featured this record back in the late ’90s on my since discontinued Virtual Talking Machine website. Since I have much better recording equipment than I did back then, I thought it was worthy of featuring a redigitzed version.