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Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana - Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Cleva, Metropolitan Opera Association


Release Date: 03/02/2018 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 19075820002  
Composer:  Pietro MascagniRuggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Margaret HarshawRichard TuckerThelma VotipkaMildred Miller,   ... 
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Association OrchestraMetropolitan Opera Association Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

During the era of the New York Metropolitan Opera's postwar heyday, the American tenor Richard Tucker and terrific supporting casts made acclaimed recordings of these two most Italian verismo stage favorites. During the era of the New York Metropolitan Opera's postwar heyday, the American tenor Richard Tucker and terrific supporting casts made acclaimed recordings of these two most Italian verismo stage favorites. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Margaret Harshaw (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor), Thelma Votipka (Mezzo Soprano),
Mildred Miller (Mezzo Soprano), Frank Guarrera (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Association Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Association Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
2.
I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Lucine Amara (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor), Giuseppe Valdengo (Baritone),
Thomas Hayward (Tenor), Clifford Harvuot (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Association Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Association Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 

Customer Reviews

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 Classic Performances March 15, 2018 By J. Tatnall (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "It is very good indeed to have these performances on CD at last. Recorded in the early 50s, and reissued once again in the 70s, they have been absent from the major labels since. Tucker is in excellent voice, still in his first decade at the MET. Harshaw and Amara are both fine also, as are the others. While the MET's orchestra and chorus weren't what they are now, no one's were! Standards have improved in 65 years! The mono sound is clear and full if somewhat limited, and Cleva gives well practiced, idiomatic performances. Personally, Tucker's Turiddu and Amara's Nedda are my favorites from all the other recorded choices out there." Report Abuse
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