Puccini, Puccini, Puccini

November 24, 2018, 4:30 pm

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Truly a feast for Puccini fans. It would be enough just hearing Renée Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann in La rondine or Victoria de los Ángeles and Jussi Björling singing the love duet from Madama Butterfly. There’s more as well sung by Licia Albanese, Franco Corelli and Maria Callas.

Music

“E lucevan le stelle” from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Franco Corelli, tenor; Philharmonia Orchestra; Franco Ferraris, conductor
(London 1961. EMI 4 40516 2)

“Senza mamma” from Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini
Licia Albanese, soprano; Orchestra; Jonel Perlea, conductor
(New York 1955. LP: RCA AVM1‐0715)

“Love Duet” from Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
Victoria de los Ángeles, soprano; Jussi Björling, tenor; Orchestra of the Rome Opera; Gabriele Santini, conductor
(Rome 1959. EMI 4 40516 2)

“Quartet” from La rondine by Giacomo Puccini
Renée Fleming, soprano, Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Barbara Vignudelli, soprano; Paolo Cauterucci, tenor; Chorus and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, Giuseppe Verdi; Marco Armiliato, conductor
(Milan 2008. DECCA B00013279‐02)

“O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicci by Giacomo Puccini
Maria Callas, soprano; Philharmonia Orchestra; Tullio Serafin, conductor
(London 1954. EMI 7243 5 65746‐2 5)