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

    
      

 

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PUCCINI, G.: Bohème (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 / Giacosa, Giuseppe / Illica, Luigi, lyricist(s)

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


Disc 2

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

  La bohème
1.   Play with flash player Act IV: In un coupe (Marcello, Rodolfo) 00:01:20
2.   Play with flash player Act IV: O Mimi, tu più non torni (Rodolfo, Marcello) 00:03:10
3.   Play with flash player Act IV: Che ora sia (Rodolfo, Marcllo, Schaunard, Colline) 00:02:24
4.   Play with flash player Act IV: Gavotta… Minuetto… Pavanella (Colline, Marcello, Rodolfo, Schaunard) 00:01:44
5.   Play with flash player Act IV: C'e Mimi… c'e Mimi (Musetta, Rodolfo, Schaunard, Mimì, Marcello) 00:03:00
6.   Play with flash player Act IV: Ho tanto freddo. Se avessi un manicotto! (Mimi, Rodolfo, Musetta, Marcello, Schaunard) 00:02:29
7.   Play with flash player Act IV: Vecchia zimarra (Colline, Schaunard) 00:02:14
8.   Play with flash player Act IV: Sono andati Fingevo di dormire (Mimi, Rodolfo) 00:03:07
9.   Play with flash player Act IV: Mi chiamano Mimi… il perche non so (Mimi, Rodolfo, Schaunard) 00:03:14
10.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Iris, Act II: Oh, come al tuo sottile 00:14:19

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

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

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

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

Gounod, Charles-François
Barbier, Jules / Carré, Michel, lyricist(s)

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

Total Playing Time: 02:35:23






Composer(s):
Bizet, Georges; Gounod, Charles-François; Mascagni, Pietro; Puccini, Giacomo; Verdi, Giuseppe

Lyricist(s):
Barbier, Jules; Boito, Arrigo; Carré, Michel; Cormon, Eugene; Giacosa, Giuseppe; Halévy, Ludovic; Illica, Luigi; Meilhac, Henri

Conductor(s):
Tonini, Antonio; Votto, Antonino

Orchestra(s):
Milan La Scala Orchestra; Milan Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
Milan La Scala Chorus

Artist(s):
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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Release Date: 01/2009

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