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Puccini: La rondine / Repusic, Munich Radio Orchestra


Release Date: 03/23/2018 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 555075  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Alvaro ZambranoElena MosucElbenita KajtaziEvelin Novak,   ... 
Conductor:  Ivan Repusic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio OrchestraBavarian Radio Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When Giacomo Puccini received an offer from Vienna “to write an opera – yes: similar to Der Rosenkavalier, only more entertaining and more organic,” he replied, “An operetta, that for me is out of the question.” What the composition became is La rondine- a comic opera in 3 acts, which Puccini finished in 1916, two years after the original commission. At the premiere in Monte Carlo in 1917 the initial reception by the public and press was warm. However, despite the artistic value of the score, La rondine has been one of Puccini’s less successful works. In this production, conducted by Ivan Repusic, four star sopranos are featured: Elena Mosuc, Evelin Novak, Siobhan Stagg, and Elbenita Kajtazi. When Giacomo Puccini received an offer from Vienna “to write an opera – yes: similar to Der Rosenkavalier, only more entertaining and more organic,” he replied, “An operetta, that for me is out of the question.” What the composition became is La rondine- a comic opera in 3 acts, which Puccini finished in 1916, two years after the original commission. At the premiere in Monte Carlo in 1917 the initial reception by the public and press was warm. However, despite the artistic value of the score, La rondine has been one of Puccini’s less successful works. In this production, conducted by Ivan Repusic, four star sopranos are featured: Elena Mosuc, Evelin Novak, Siobhan Stagg, and Elbenita Kajtazi. Read less

Works on This Recording

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La Rondine by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Alvaro Zambrano (Tenor), Elena Mosuc (Soprano), Elbenita Kajtazi (Soprano),
Evelin Novak (Soprano), Siobhan Stagg (Soprano), Yosep Kang (Tenor),
Stephanie Lauricella (Mezzo Soprano), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass)
Conductor:  Ivan Repusic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 

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