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Works on This Recording
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
Richard Tucker (Tenor),
Leontyne Price (Soprano),
Rosalind Elias (Mezzo Soprano),
Piero de Palma (Tenor),
Philip Maero (Baritone)
RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Written: 1904; Italy
Date of Recording: 1962
Venue: Rome, Italy
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
ravishing February 18, 2013
By J S E T. (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews
"Price, Tucker, and Elias sing this opera so beautifully. Leinsdorf paces it extremely well. This is not a slow, dallying wander through the score, but a purposeful dramatic portrayal. The orchestra and chorus are first rate, and RCA's new Italian studio gave them artistic control for an audiophile recording of its day. Scotto, Domingo, and Maazel do very well also on Sony, but alas, their recoding is not presently in print."