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Classic Opera - Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Bartoletti, Et Al

Release Date: 05/10/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000425502   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Montserrat CaballéLuciano PavarottiAlfreda HodgsonNicolai Ghiaurov,   ... 
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera ChorusNational Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 51 Mins. 

Imported from : European Union   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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• Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Agnes Baltsa and Sherrill Milnes give inspired performances which are captured in spectacular Decca sound.

"The performance has much to commend it: Pavarotti's typically fervent account of Enzo's part, Milnes's splendidly characterized but unexaggerated Barnaba, Baltsa's vivid, lightish Laura, Ghiaurov's powerful Alvise...The orchestra and chorus respond willingly to Bartoletti's vital conducting...all-round Decca's cast has much to offer. And let's have no nonsense of this being a second-rate work! It is brim full of melody, skilful scoring, and has a novel and effective form, with at least four characters
Read more swept away by their passions." - Alan Blyth, GRAMOPHONE
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Works on This Recording

La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Alfreda Hodgson (Alto),
Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Regolo Romani (Tenor),
Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Geoffrey Shaw (Baritone), John del Carlo (Baritone),
Stephen Varcoe (Baritone), Rodney Macann (Bass), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1980 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK 

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