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Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Kempe, De Los Angeles, Et Al


Release Date: 08/28/2007 
Label:  Royal Opera House Heritage Series   Catalog #: 6   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Victoria de los AngelesBarbara HewittJohn LaniganSir Geraint Evans
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Another instalment in a marvellous series recalls a special night when Victoria de los Angeles sang a Butterfly for the ages. Her conductor, Rudolf Kempe, conducts a fleet, airy reading which bristles with energy and grows in power. And how lovely to hear the young Geraint Evans as Sharpless. The slight snag? John Lanigan is no Bergonzi, but he gives it his all.

-- Gramophone [9/2007]


Another instalment in a marvellous series recalls a special night when Victoria de los Angeles sang a Butterfly for the ages. Her conductor, Rudolf Kempe, conducts a fleet, airy reading which bristles with energy and grows in power. And how lovely to hear the young Geraint Evans as Sharpless. The slight snag? John Lanigan is no Bergonzi, but he gives it his all.

-- Gramophone [9/2007]
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Works on This Recording

1. Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano), Barbara Hewitt (Soprano), John Lanigan (Tenor),
Sir Geraint Evans (Baritone)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 

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