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Puccini: La Boheme / Davis, Ricciarelli, Carreras, Et Al


Release Date: 04/12/1994 
Label:  Philips Duo Catalog #: 442260   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Katia RicciarelliAshley PutnamJosé CarrerasIngvar Wixell,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 46 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Not Davis’s normal repertoire, but he conducts a lively, detailed, idiomatic performance of this masterpiece, and has strong soloists. Carreras was then at his peak, and Ricciarelli is an affecting Mimì.

-- Michael Tanner, BBC Music Magazine
Not Davis’s normal repertoire, but he conducts a lively, detailed, idiomatic performance of this masterpiece, and has strong soloists. Carreras was then at his peak, and Ricciarelli is an affecting Mimì.

-- Michael Tanner, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Ashley Putnam (Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor),
Ingvar Wixell (Baritone), Håkan Hagegård (Baritone), Robert Lloyd (Bass),
Giovanni [Bass Voice] De Angelis (Bass), David Whelan (Baritone), William Elvin (Baritone),
Francis Egerton (Tenor), Richard Hazell (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1979 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 105 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

La Bohème / Act 1: "Questo Mar Rosso"
La Bohème / Act 1: Pensier profondo"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Abasso, abbasso l'autor!"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Si può" - "Chi è là?"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Io resto"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Chi è là?"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Si sente meglio?"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Che Gelida Manina"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Ehi! Rodolfo!"
La Bohème / Act 1: "O soave fanciulla"
La Bohème / Act 2: "Arranci, Datteri!"
La Bohème / Act 2: "Chi guardi?" - "Ecco i giocattoli di Parpignol"
La Bohème / Act 2: "Viva Parpignol..." - "Una cuffietta a pizzi"
La Bohème / Act 2: "Beviam!"
La Bohème / Act 2: "Quando M'en Vo'" (Musetta's Waltz)
La Bohème / Act 2: "Caro!" - "Fuori il Danaro!"
La Bohème / Act 3: "Ohè, là, le guardie!" - "Aprite!"
La Bohème / Act 3: "Sa dirmi, scusi"
La Bohème / Act 3: "Mimì!" - "Rodolfo m'ama e mi fugge"
La Bohème / Act 3: "Marcello. Finalmente!"
La Bohème / Act 3: "Mimì è una civetta"
La Bohème / Act 3: "Mimì è tanto malata!"
La Bohème / Act 3: "Donde lieta uscì"
La Bohème / Act 3: "Addio, Dolce Svegliare" (Quartetto)
La Bohème / Act 4: "In un coupé?"
La Bohème / Act 4: "O Mimì, tu più non torni" (Duetto) - "Che ora sia"
La Bohème / Act 4: "Gavotta"
La Bohème / Act 4: "C'è Mimì..."
La Bohème / Act 4: "Vecchia Zimarra, Senti"
La Bohème / Act 4: "Sono andati"
La Bohème / Act 4: "Oh Dio! Mimì!"
La Bohème / Act 4: "Che ha detto il medico?"

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Ashley Putnam as Musetta April 7, 2012 By Allan Pearson (Santa Fe, NM) See All My Reviews "I bought/rebought this recording because I used to own it on vinyl and lost it in storage. In the past, decades ago, I reviewed and interviewed Ashley Putnam often at the Santa Fe Opera and wanted to have a documentation of her singing voice; and for some reason she does not have many cds to her credit; Musgrave's "Mary, Queen of Scots" is another example I used to possess and no longer do. Thus, I am happy to have this recording again. I also met and interviewed Hakan H. in Santa Fe, when he debuted here as Figaro ("Barbiere"), so this recording possesses a personal double whammy for me." Report Abuse
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