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Giacomo Puccini - The Operas / Bartoletti, Prêtre, Alagna, Bergonzi, Caballé, Callas, Corelli, Freni, et al

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine
>Puccini, Giacomo : Morire?, song for voice & piano
>Puccini, Giacomo : Le Villi
>Puccini, Giacomo : Il tabarro (The Cloak), opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

All of Puccini's popular operas are represented in this 17-CD boxed set, as well as the less frequently heard titles 'La Rondine', 'La Fanciulla del West', and 'Il Trittico'. Also included are highlights from 'Le Villi', an early work by Puccini that is almost never performed. The recordings (all stereo) come from EMI's unrivalled operatic catalog and feature some of the greatest stars in the world of opera, including: Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo in Manon Lescaut; Mirella Freni and Nicolai Gedda in La Boheme; Maria Callas, Carlo Bergonzi, and Tito Gobbi in Tosca; Victoria de los Angeles and Jussi Bjorling in Madama Butterfly; Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu in La Rondine; Neil Shicoff and Maria Guleghina in Il Tabarro (from Il Trittico); Tito Gobbi and Victoria de los Angeles in Gianni Schicchi (from Il Trittico); Birgit Nilsson in La Fanciulla del West; and more!

BBC Music Magazine
Alagna shapes his arias exquisitely and the Act II duet 'Perché mai cercate' with Gheorghiu is glorious'

BBC Music Magazine
Bohème is Thomas Schippers's memorable recording, with Freni and Gedda appealing lovers. Tosca features the dream-team Callas and Gobbi... Madama Butterfly heads a fine performance, though Jussi Björling's Pinkerton divides opinion, ringing but stiff. For Trittico we have Pappano's excellent 1997 Tabarro and Suor Angelica, but Gianni Schicchi is the ripe Santini classic with Gobbi and de los Angeles.



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>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
  • Performers: Montserrat Caballé (Voice); Montserrat Caballé (Voice); Marcia Crayford (Violin); Marcia Crayford (Violin); Bernard Dickerson (Tenor); Bernard Dickerson (Tenor); Placido Domingo (Voice); Placido Domingo (Voice); Gwynne Howell (Bass); Gwynne Howell (Bass); Robert Lloyd (Voice); Robert Lloyd (Voice); Noël Mangin (Bass); Noël Mangin (Bass); Ian Partridge (Voice); Ian Partridge (Voice); Vicente Sardinero (Voice); Vicente Sardinero (Voice); Robert Tear (Tenor); Robert Tear (Tenor); Richard van Allan (Bass Baritone); Richard van Allan (Bass Baritone); Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano); Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 58 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
  • Performers: Mariella Adani (Soprano); Mariella Adani (Soprano); Carlo Badioli (Bass); Carlo Badioli (Bass); Mirella Freni (Voice); Mirella Freni (Voice); Nicolai Gedda (Voice); Nicolai Gedda (Voice); Giuseppe Giuliano (Voice); Giuseppe Giuliano (Voice); Jr. Mario Basiola (Voice); Jr. Mario Basiola (Voice); Ferruccio Mazzoli (Bass); Ferruccio Mazzoli (Bass); Paolo Montarsolo (Bass); Paolo Montarsolo (Bass); Vittorio Pandano (Tenor); Vittorio Pandano (Tenor); Mario Rinaudo (Bass); Mario Rinaudo (Bass); Mario Sereni (Voice); Mario Sereni (Voice)
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome, Italy (09/24/1962-09/26/1962)
  • Running Time: 60 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
  • Performers: Carlo Bergonzi (Voice); Carlo Bergonzi (Voice); Maria Callas (Voice); Maria Callas (Voice); Renato Ercolani (Tenor); Renato Ercolani (Tenor); Tito Gobbi (Baritone); Tito Gobbi (Baritone); Leonardo Monreale (Bass); Leonardo Monreale (Bass); David Sellar (Boy Alto); David Sellar (Boy Alto); Giorgio Tadeo (Voice); Giorgio Tadeo (Voice); Ugo Trama (Bass); Ugo Trama (Bass)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (12/03/1964-12/04/1964)
  • Running Time: 76 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
  • Performers: Silvia Bertona (Soprano); Silvia Bertona (Soprano); Jussi Björling (Voice); Jussi Björling (Voice); Paolo Caroli (Tenor); Paolo Caroli (Tenor); Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Piero de Palma (Tenor); Piero de Palma (Tenor); Nina DeCourson (Voice); Nina DeCourson (Voice); Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass); Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass); Arturo La Porta (Baritone); Arturo La Porta (Baritone); Vera Magrini (Mezzo Soprano); Vera Magrini (Mezzo Soprano); Paolo Montarsolo (Bass); Paolo Montarsolo (Bass); Miriam Pirazzini (Mezzo Soprano); Miriam Pirazzini (Mezzo Soprano); Antonio Sacchetti (Bass); Antonio Sacchetti (Bass); Mario Sereni (Voice); Mario Sereni (Voice)
  • Conductor: Gabriele Santini
  • Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 101 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West
  • Performers: Florindo Andreolli (Tenor); Florindo Andreolli (Tenor); Gabriella Carturan (Mezzo Soprano); Gabriella Carturan (Mezzo Soprano); Antonio Cassinelli (Bass); Antonio Cassinelli (Bass); Antonio Costantino (Tenor); Antonio Costantino (Tenor); Giuseppe Costariol (Baritone); Giuseppe Costariol (Baritone); Renato Ercolani (Tenor); Renato Ercolani (Tenor); Dino Formichini (Tenor); Dino Formichini (Tenor); Carlo Forti (Bass); Carlo Forti (Bass); Joao Gibin (Tenor); Joao Gibin (Tenor); Dino Mantovani (Baritone); Dino Mantovani (Baritone); Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor); Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor); Andrea Mongelli (Baritone); Andrea Mongelli (Baritone); Leonardo Monreale (Bass); Leonardo Monreale (Bass); Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone); Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Enzo Sordello (Baritone); Enzo Sordello (Baritone); Nicola Zaccaria (Bass); Nicola Zaccaria (Bass)
  • Conductor: Lovro Matacic
  • Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1910.
  • Running Time: 38 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Monica Bacelli (Mezzo Soprano); Monica Bacelli (Mezzo Soprano); Patrizia Biccire (Voice); Patrizia Biccire (Voice); Andrew Busher (Tenor); Andrew Busher (Tenor); Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano); Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano); Marcia Crayford (Violin); Marcia Crayford (Violin); Enrico Fissore (Bass); Enrico Fissore (Bass); Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano); Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano); William Matteuzzi (Tenor); William Matteuzzi (Tenor); Inva Mula-Tchako (Soprano); Inva Mula-Tchako (Soprano); Antonio Pappano (Piano); Antonio Pappano (Piano); Alberto Rinaldi (Baritone); Alberto Rinaldi (Baritone); Gareth Roberts (Tenor); Gareth Roberts (Tenor); Riccardo Simonetti (Bass Baritone); Riccardo Simonetti (Bass Baritone); Toby Spence (Tenor); Toby Spence (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917

>Puccini, Giacomo : Morire?, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Antonio Pappano (Piano); Antonio Pappano (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1917

>Puccini, Giacomo : Le Villi :: Act 2. Preludio
  • Performers: Marcia Crayford (Violin); Marcia Crayford (Violin)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884

>Puccini, Giacomo : Le Villi :: Act 2. Ecco la casa dio
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884

>Puccini, Giacomo : Le Villi :: Act 2. Torna ai felici dì
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884

>Puccini, Giacomo : Le Villi :: Act 2. Parte Sinfonica 1. L'abbandono (Coro. Come un geglio reciso dentro la bara g
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884

>Puccini, Giacomo : Le Villi :: Act 2. Parte Sinfonica 2. La tregenda
  • Performers: Marcia Crayford (Violin); Marcia Crayford (Violin)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884

>Puccini, Giacomo : Il tabarro (The Cloak), opera
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Barry Banks (Tenor); Barry Banks (Tenor); Ricardo Cassinelli (Voice); Ricardo Cassinelli (Voice); Enrico Fissore (Bass); Enrico Fissore (Bass); Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano); Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano); Carlo Guelfi (Baritone); Carlo Guelfi (Baritone); Maria Guleghina (Soprano); Maria Guleghina (Soprano); Daniel Hoadley (Tenor); Daniel Hoadley (Tenor); Peter Manning (Violin); Peter Manning (Violin); Neil Shicoff (Tenor); Neil Shicoff (Tenor); Rosalind Waters (Soprano); Rosalind Waters (Soprano); Elena Zilio (Mezzo Soprano); Elena Zilio (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 13 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: circa 1916-1918

>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica
  • Performers: Sarah Fulgoni (Voice); Sarah Fulgoni (Voice); Cristina Gallardo-Domâs (Soprano); Cristina Gallardo-Domâs (Soprano); Christopher Kampen (Cello); Christopher Kampen (Cello); Susan Mackenzie-Park (Soprano); Susan Mackenzie-Park (Soprano); Deborah Miles-Johnson (Alto); Deborah Miles-Johnson (Alto); Bernadette Nissa (Voice); Bernadette Nissa (Voice); Felicity Palmer (Soprano); Felicity Palmer (Soprano); Anna-Maria Panzarella (Voice); Anna-Maria Panzarella (Voice); Francesca Pedaci (Soprano); Francesca Pedaci (Soprano); Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano); Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano); Judith Rees (Soprano); Judith Rees (Soprano); Rachele Stanisci (Soprano); Rachele Stanisci (Soprano); Christopher Warren-Green (Violin); Christopher Warren-Green (Violin); Rosalind Waters (Soprano); Rosalind Waters (Soprano); Elena Zilio (Mezzo Soprano); Elena Zilio (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 44 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1918

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
  • Performers: Anna Canali (Mezzo Soprano); Anna Canali (Mezzo Soprano); Paolo Caroli (Tenor); Paolo Caroli (Tenor); Claudio Cornoldi (Violin); Claudio Cornoldi (Violin); Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Tito Gobbi (Baritone); Tito Gobbi (Baritone); Lidia Marimpietri (Voice); Lidia Marimpietri (Voice); Alfredo Mariotti (Bass); Alfredo Mariotti (Bass); Saturno Meletti (Baritone); Saturno Meletti (Baritone); Paolo Montarsolo (Bass); Paolo Montarsolo (Bass); Carlo Monte (Voice); Carlo Monte (Voice); Giuliana Raimondi (Soprano); Giuliana Raimondi (Soprano); Virgilio Stoco (Voice); Virgilio Stoco (Voice); Fernando Valentini (Bass); Fernando Valentini (Bass); Adelio Zagonara (Tenor); Adelio Zagonara (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gabriele Santini
  • Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome, Italy (07/07/1958-07/13/1958)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
  • Performers: Franco Corelli (Tenor); Franco Corelli (Tenor); Piero de Palma (Tenor); Piero de Palma (Tenor); Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass); Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass); Guido Mazzini (Bass); Guido Mazzini (Bass); Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor); Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor); Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone); Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor); Renata Scotto (Voice); Renata Scotto (Voice)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 78 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926