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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. 

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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 Bohčme by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Ashley Putnam (Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor),
Ingvar Wixell (Baritone), Hĺkan Hagegĺrd (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 

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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