Notes & Reviews:
Puccini's first opera, Le villi, was premiered in 1884 on a triple bill with two other short works now forgotten. It was the surprise hit of the evening, but the little opera's appeal was not long lasting-it soon disappeared from world stages except for occasional presentation as a novelty once Puccini was more famous for other works. Live performance, Florence, February 4, 1972.
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Works DetailsPuccini, Giacomo : Le Villi
- Performers: Mario Zanasi (Baritone); Veriano Luchetti (Tenor); Mietta Sighele (Soprano)
- Conductor: Hans Ratjen
- Running Time: 26 min. 14 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1884
- Studio/Live: Live