A Trip to Sicily

April 6, 2019, 4:30 pm

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There is nothing like a Sicilian curse! Carlo Bergonzi gets one he won’t forget from Fiorenza Cossotto in Cavalleria rusticana. Victoria de los Ángeles and Giuseppe Di Stefano are heard in songs. Also, there will be an offer you can’t refuse as we pay our respects to The Godfather.

Music

“Tu qui, Santuzza?” from Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni
Fiorenza Cossotto, mezzo-soprano; Carlo Bergonzi, tenor; Orchestra of La Scala; Herbert von Karajan, conductor
(Milan 1965. DGG 457 764‐2)

“O tu Palermo” from I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi
Boris Christoff, bass; Philharmonia Orchestra; Wilhelm Schuchter, conductor
(London 1952. EMI 4 40512 2)

“Era la Vo” by Geni Sadero
Victoria de los Ángeles, soprano; Sinfonia of London; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor
(London 1964. EMI 0946 3 56535 2 6)

“A la barcillunisa” Traditional
Giuseppe Di Stefano, tenor; New London Opera Orchestra; Alberto Erede, conductor
(London 1947. Testament SBT 1096)

“Parla più piano” by Nino Rota
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo; Asher Fisch, conductor
(Palermo 2016. Sony 8887518363 2)