Notes & Reviews:
"Minghella has minimized the singers' actions...there is no over-emoting. The sad story is allowed to speak for itself...Racette's Butterfly is magnificent. Her full-bodied voice is imbued with a warm vibrato and her phrasing is natural and sharply musical. Just as crucially, she listens and reacts like a young girl...There are several other versions of this opera available on DVD..[but] the choice is pretty obvious - it's this one from the Met." -International Record ReviewNotes & Reviews:
Recording information: The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY (04/07/1962).
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Works DetailsPuccini, Giacomo : Tosca
- Performers: Franco Corelli (Tenor); Ezio Flagello (Voice); Norman Scott (Bass)
- Conductor: Kurt Adler
- Running Time: 79 min. 30 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1900