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Giacomo Puccini - The Operas


Release Date: 10/28/2008 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 15460   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Richard Van AllanRobert TearVicente SardineroPlacido Domingo,   ... 
Conductor:  Bruno BartolettiThomas SchippersGeorges PrêtreGabriele Santini,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia OrchestraAmbrosian Opera ChorusRome Opera House Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 17 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 16 Hours 22 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Richard Van Allan (Bass), Robert Tear (Tenor), Vicente Sardinero (Baritone),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Noël Mangin (Bass), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano),
Bernard Dickerson (Tenor), Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano), Robert Lloyd (Bass),
Ian Partridge (Tenor), Gwynne Howell (Bass)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
2.
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Antonio Dellacà (Tenor), Carlo Badioli (Bass), Paolo Montarsolo (Bass),
Mariella Adani (Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Mario Basiola II (Baritone),
Mirella Freni (Soprano), Mario Sereni (Baritone), Ferruccio Mazzoli (Bass),
Vittorio Pandano (Tenor), Giuseppe Giuliano (Bass), Mario Rinaudo (Bass)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1962-1963 
3.
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ugo Trama (Bass), Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor),
Maria Callas (Soprano), Leonardo Monreale (Bass), Giorgio Tadeo (Bass),
Renato Ercolani (Tenor), David Sellar (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris,  National Theater Opera Orchestra of Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1964-1965 
4.
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nina De Courson (Mezzo Soprano), Vera Magrini (Mezzo Soprano), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass),
Jussi Björling (Tenor), Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano), Piero de Palma (Tenor),
Silvia Bertona (Soprano), Miriam Pirazzini (Mezzo Soprano), Arturo La Porta (Baritone),
Mario Sereni (Baritone), Paolo Montarsolo (Bass), Antonio Sacchetti (Bass),
Paolo Caroli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1959 
5.
La Fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dino Formichini (Tenor), Antonio Cassinelli (Bass), Giuseppe Costariol (Baritone),
Florindo Andreolli (Tenor), Andrea Mongelli (Baritone), Joao Gibin (Tenor),
Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Renato Ercolani (Tenor), Enzo Sordello (Baritone),
Dino Mantovani (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1958 
6.
La Rondine by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Patrizia Biccire (Soprano), Inva Mula (Soprano), Alberto Rinaldi (Baritone),
William Matteuzzi (Tenor), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Roberto Alagna (Tenor),
Toby Spence (Tenor), Monica Bacelli (Mezzo Soprano), Riccardo Simonetti (Bass Baritone),
Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano), Enrico Fissore (Bass), Gareth Roberts (Tenor),
Andrew Busher (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1996 
7.
Il Tabarro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Elena Zilio (Mezzo Soprano),
Barry Banks (Tenor), Enrico Fissore (Bass), Maria Guleghina (Soprano),
Neil Shicoff (Tenor), Carlo Guelfi (Baritone), Ricardo Cassinelli (Tenor),
Rosalind Waters (Soprano), Daniel Hoadley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
8.
Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Rosalind Waters (Soprano), Rachele Stanisci (Soprano), Elena Zilio (Mezzo Soprano),
Cristina Gallardo-Domâs (Soprano), Bernadette Manca di Nissa (Mezzo Soprano), Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano),
Sara Fulgoni (Mezzo Soprano), Felicity Palmer (Soprano), Judith Rees (Soprano),
Francesca Pedaci (Soprano), Anna Maria Panzarella (Soprano), Susan Mackenzie-Park (Soprano),
Deborah Miles-Johnson (Alto)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Tiffin School Boys Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1997 
9.
Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuliana Raymondi (Mezzo Soprano), Fernando Valentini (Bass), Adelio Zagonara (Tenor),
Carlo Del Monte (Tenor), Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano),
Anna Maria Canali (Mezzo Soprano), Lydia Marimpietri (Soprano), Claudio Cornoldi (Violin),
Saturno Meletti (Baritone), Paolo Montarsolo (Bass), Alfredo Mariotti (Bass),
Virgilio Stoco (Bass), Paolo Caroli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1958 
10.
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Franco Ricciardi (Tenor), Piero de Palma (Tenor), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano),
Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass), Renata Scotto (Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor),
Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor), Guido Mazzini (Baritone), Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone),
Jeda Valtriani (Soprano), Ida Farina (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1965 
11.
Le Villi: Act 1 Prelude by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1996 
12.
Le Villi: Ecco la casa dio by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1996 
13.
Le Villi: Torna ai felici dì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1996 
14.
Le Villi: Intermezzo no 1 "L'Abbandono" by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1996 
15.
Le Villi: Intermezzo no 2 "La Tragenda" by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1996 
16.
Morire? by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Antonio Pappano (Piano), Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1917-1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1996 

Customer Reviews

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 Top notch representation of Puccini September 7, 2012 By   See All My Reviews "This collection contains some of the best casts representing these great works by Giacomo Puccini. All of the performers are STARS in their element. The Butterfly, Boheme and Tosca are among the best studio recordings of these works in my opinion. The Fanciulla and Manon are documents of wonderful interpretations by great artists and the Turandot is by and far only second to Nilsson's first recording with Bjoerling. All others are so very worth having that they too are a delight to any fan of this great composer." Report Abuse
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