Fathers, Daughters, Mothers, Sons

June 2, 2018, 4:30 pm

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Duets from Verdi’s Il Trovatore and Simon Boccanegra explore these complicated relationships. The parents are Fiorenza Cossotto and Piero Cappuccilli. Their adult children are Mirella Freni and Carlo Bergonzi.

Music

“Recognition Scene” from Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi
Mirella Freni, soprano; Piero Cappuccilli, baritone;
Orchestra of La Scala; Claudio Abbado, conductor
(Milan 1977 DGG 00289 477)

“Condotta ell’ era in ceppi” and “Mal reggendo” from Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Fiorenza Cossotto, mezzo-soprano; Carlo Bergonzi, tenor;
Orchestra of La Scala; Tullio Serafin, conductor
(Milan 1963 DGG 00289 477 8276)