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PUCCINI, G.: Boheme (La) (Callas, Di Stefano, La Scala, Votto) (1956)


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PUCCINI, G.: Boheme (La) (Callas, Di Stefano, La Scala, Votto) (1956)

This 1956 recording of Puccini’s perennially popular La bohème was Callas’s twelfth complete opera recording with La Scala, Milan, though she never sang it live on stage here or anywhere else.While less demanding than many rôles, Mimì nonetheless allows Callas to showcase some highly refined singing marked by her uniquely sensitive musicianship and admirable rhythmic mastery.The cast also features Anna Moffo’s very pleasing interpretation of Musetta and, in the rôle of Rodolfo, Giuseppe Di Stefano, one of the most beautiful lyric tenor voices of the twentieth century.

Disc 1

Puccini, Giacomo
Giacosa, Giuseppe / Illica, Luigi, lyricist(s)

  La boheme
1.   Act I: Questo Mar Rosso mi ammollisce e assidera (Marcello, Rodolfo) 00:02:38
2.   Act I: Aguzza l'ingegno (Rodolfo, Marcello, Colline) 00:03:08
3.   Act I: Legna!… Sigari! (Rodolfo, Marcello, Colline, Schaunard) 00:03:41
4.   Act I: Si puo… Chi e la (Benoit, Marcello, Schaunard, Colline, Rodolfo) 00:04:22
5.   Act I: Al Quartiere Latin ci attende Momus (Schaunard, Marcello, Rodolfo, Colline) 00:02:01
6.   Act I: Chi e la (Rodolfo, Mimi) 00:02:16
7.   Act I: Oh! Sventata, sventata! (Mimi, Rodolfo) 00:01:33
8.   Act I: Che gelida manina (Rodolfo) 00:04:51
9.   Act I: Si. Mi chiamano Mimi (Mimi, Rodolfo) 00:04:57
10.   Act I: Ehi! Rodolfo! (Schaunard, Colline, Marcello, Rodolfo, Mimi) 00:00:44
11.   Act I: O soave fanciulla (Rodolfo, Marcello, Mimi) 00:04:10
12.   Act II: Aranci, datteri! (Chorus, Schaunard, Colline, Rodolfo, Mimi, Marcello) 00:02:56
13.   Act II: Chi guardi (Rodolfo, Colline, Mimi, Schaunard, Marcello, Chorus, Parpignol) 00:03:22
14.   Act II: Viva Parpignol! (Chorus, Marcello, Mimi, Schaunard, Colline, Rodolfo) 00:02:23
15.   Act II: Oh! Musetta! (Rodolfo, Schaunard, Colline, Marcello, Chorus, Alcindoro, Musetta, Mimi) 00:03:16
16.   Act II: Quando men' vo soletta (Musetta, Marcello, Alcindoro, Mimi, Rodolfo, Schaunard, Colline) 00:04:42
17.   Act II: Chi l'ha richiesto (Colline, Schaunard, Rodolfo, Chorus, Marcello, Musetta, Mimi) 00:02:25
18.   Act III: Ohe, la, le guardie!… Aprite! (Chorus, Customs Officer, Musetta) 00:03:44
19.   Act III: Sa dirmi, scusi, qual'e l'osteria (Mimi, Sergeant, Customs Officer) 00:01:32
20.   Act III: Mimi!… Speravo di trovarvi qui (Marcello, Mimi) 00:05:10
21.   Act III: Marcello. Finalmente. (Rodolfo, Marcello, Mimi) 00:01:13
22.   Act III: Mimi e una civetta (Rodolfo, Marcello) 00:01:23
23.   Act III: Mimi e tanto malata! (Rodolfo, Marcello, Mimi) 00:03:11
24.   Act III: Addio… D'onde lieta usci al tuo grido d'amore (Mimi, Rodolfo) 00:03:30
25.   Act III: Dunque e proprio finita (Rodolfo, Mimi) 00:02:00
26.   Act III: Che facevi Che dicevi (Marcello, Musetta, Mimì, Rodolfo) 00:03:53

Disc 2

Puccini, Giacomo
Giacosa, Giuseppe / Illica, Luigi, lyricist(s)

  La boheme
1.   Act IV: In un coupe (Marcello, Rodolfo) 00:01:20
2.   Act IV: O Mimi, tu piu non torni (Rodolfo, Marcello) 00:03:10
3.   Act IV: Che ora sia (Rodolfo, Marcllo, Schaunard, Colline) 00:02:24
4.   Act IV: Gavotta… Minuetto… Pavanella (Colline, Marcello, Rodolfo, Schaunard) 00:01:44
5.   Act IV: C'e Mimi… c'e Mimi (Musetta, Rodolfo, Schaunard, Mimì, Marcello) 00:03:00
6.   Act IV: Ho tanto freddo. Se avessi un manicotto! (Mimi, Rodolfo, Musetta, Marcello, Schaunard) 00:02:29
7.   Act IV: Vecchia zimarra (Colline, Schaunard) 00:02:14
8.   Act IV: Sono andati Fingevo di dormire (Mimi, Rodolfo) 00:03:07
9.   Act IV: Mi chiamano Mimi… il perche non so (Mimi, Rodolfo, Schaunard) 00:03:14
10.   Act IV: Dorme… Riposa (Musetta, Rodolfo, Marcello, Mimi, Schaunard, Colline) 00:04:42

Verdi, Giuseppe
Boito, Arrigo, lyricist(s)

  Otello, Act I: Gia nella notte densa
11.   Otello, Act I: Gia nella notte densa 00:10:47

Mascagni, Pietro
Illica, Luigi, lyricist(s)

  Iris, Act II: Oh, come al tuo sottile
12.   Iris, Act II: Oh, come al tuo sottile 00:14:19

Bizet, Georges
Halevy, Ludovic / Meilhac, Henri, lyricist(s)

  Carmen, Act I: Parlez-moi de ma mere (sung in Italian)
13.   Carmen, Act I: Parlez - moi de ma mere (sung in Italian) 00:05:59

Bizet, Georges
Carre, Michel / Cormon, Eugene, lyricist(s)

  Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Act II: Leila! Leila!… Dieu puissant, le voila! (sung in Italian)
14.   Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Act II: Leila! Leila!… Dieu puissant, le voila! (sung in Italian) 00:08:19

Gounod, Charles-Francois
Barbier, Jules / Carre, Michel, lyricist(s)

  Faust, Act III: Il se fait tard, adieu! (sung in Italian)
15.   Faust, Act III: Il se fait tard, adieu! (sung in Italian) 00:09:34

Total Playing Time: 02:35:23

Bizet, Georges; Gounod, Charles-Francois; Mascagni, Pietro; Puccini, Giacomo; Verdi, Giuseppe

Barbier, Jules; Boito, Arrigo; Carre, Michel; Cormon, Eugene; Giacosa, Giuseppe; Halevy, Ludovic; Illica, Luigi; Meilhac, Henri

Tonini, Antonio; Votto, Antonino

Milan La Scala Orchestra; Milan Symphony Orchestra

Milan La Scala Chorus

Badioli, Carlo; Callas, Maria; Carteri, Rosanna; Coda, Eraldo; Di Stefano, Giuseppe; Forti, Carlo; Moffo, Anna; Panerai, Rolando; Ricciardi, Franco; Spatafora, Manuel; Zaccaria, Nicola

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111332-33

Barcode: 0747313333226

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Physical Release: 01/2009

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