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Puccini: Il tabarro / De Billy, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony

Release Date: 04/06/2018 
Label:  Capriccio Records   Catalog #: 5326  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Elisabeta MarinHeidi BrunnerWolfgang KochJohan Botha,   ... 
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna SingakademieVienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With "Il tabarro" Puccini wrote the first part of his projected opera triptych, with which he ultimately intended to parody and reverse Wagner’s Ring tetralogy by stringing together three completely incoherent short stories. Once more, for Il tabarro the composer virtually emigrated to France, to which he had already made declarations of love with La Bohème and Manon Lescaut. This affinity is now mirrored more clearly than in these two operas in the music of The Cloak, which emanates French, well-nigh Impressionist perfume. Bertrand de Billy knows how to make the score come alive with a fantastic cast on his side. World famous tenor Johan Botha was on the top of his career at the making of this album, and the results of the Read more entire ensemble together are historically beautiful. Read less

Works on This Recording

Il Tabarro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Elisabeta Marin (Soprano), Heidi Brunner (Soprano), Wolfgang Koch (Baritone),
Johan Botha (Tenor), Elza van den Heever (Soprano), Charles Reid (Tenor),
Janusz Monarcha (Bass)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Singakademie,  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 

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