Puccini - La Boheme | Naxos - Historical 811133233

Puccini - La Boheme

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Label: Naxos - Historical

Cat No: 811133233

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 5th January 2009

Contents

Artists

Giuseppe di Stefano
Maria Callas
Rolano Panerai
Anna Moffo
Nicola Zaccaria
Manuel Spatafora
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan

Conductor

Antonino Votto

Works

Puccini, Giacomo

La Boheme

Artists

Giuseppe di Stefano
Maria Callas
Rolano Panerai
Anna Moffo
Nicola Zaccaria
Manuel Spatafora
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan

Conductor

Antonino Votto

About

From its composition, Puccini’s La Bohème, which had its première in 1896, quickly established itself as one of the most popular operas. In August 1956 it became the thirteenth complete recording that Callas took part in for Columbia/Angel and the twelfth with the company at La Scala, Milan.

The company with her includes what should have been the perfect Rodolfo, Giuseppe di Stefano. His was one of the most beautiful lyric tenor voices of the twentieth century

Cast:
- Rodolfo: Giuseppe Di Stefano
- Mimì: Maria Callas
- Marcello: Rolano Panerai
- Musetta: Anna Moffo
- Colline: Nicola Zaccaria
- Schaunard: Manuel Spatafora

Recorded 20th-25th August and 3rd, 4th and 12th September, 1956 in the Teatro alla Scala, Milan.

When Callas, Moffo and di Stefano were in their golden age -- especially the last of the three -- times were rather good. Hard to beat these pros: Callas, the vulnerable Mimi; Moffo, the full-throated and exuberant Musetta; di Stefano, the translucent Rodolfo. Then, as icing on the cake, a sonorous Niccolo Zaccharia as Colline.” - CD Universe

Appendix: Giuseppe Di Stefano and Rosanna Carteri: Love Duets

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