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Renata Tebaldi - The Classic Puccini Recordings


Release Date: 03/11/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 473045   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angelo MercurialiMario BorrielloRenata TebaldiFernando Corena,   ... 
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-PradelliAlberto EredeFranco Capuana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome ChorusSanta Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Number of Discs: 12 
Recorded in: Mono/Stereo 
Length: 11 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Italian soprano Renata Tebaldi was one of the most important post-war sopranos to tackle a wide range of Puccini roles, and during the 1950s she recorded several complete opera recordings. Some of the operas were recorded twice — in mono and then in stereo. Amongst those which Tebaldi committed to disc in the recording studio on two occasions must be included La Bohème and Madama Butterfly. It is the earlier, mono recordings of these two operas which are included here and they reveal a fresh-voiced Tebaldi in recordings which, despite the stereo remakes, have stood the test of time. Italian soprano Renata Tebaldi was one of the most important post-war sopranos to tackle a wide range of Puccini roles, and during the 1950s she recorded several complete opera recordings. Some of the operas were recorded twice — in mono and then in stereo. Amongst those which Tebaldi committed to disc in the recording studio on two occasions must be included La Bohème and Madama Butterfly. It is the earlier, mono recordings of these two operas which are included here and they reveal a fresh-voiced Tebaldi in recordings which, despite the stereo remakes, have stood the test of time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor), Mario Borriello (Baritone), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano),
Fernando Corena (Bass), Dario Caselli (Bass), Adelio Zagonara (Tenor),
Piero de Palma (Tenor), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor), Luisa Ribacchi (Mezzo Soprano),
Antonio Sacchetti (Bass)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Language: Italian 
2.
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giacinto Prandelli (Tenor), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Hilde Gueden (Soprano),
Giovanni Inghilleri (Baritone), Fernando Corena (Bass), Raphäel Arié (Bass),
Melchiorre Luise (Bass), Piero de Palma (Tenor), Ildebrando Santafe (Bass)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1951 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
3.
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), George London (Bass Baritone), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor),
Giovanni Morese (Bass), Ernesto Palmerini (Boy Alto), Fernando Corena (Bass),
Piero de Palma (Tenor), Silvio Maionica (Bass)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1959 
Venue:  St. Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 113 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luigi Pizzeri (Baritone), Gianna Diozzi (Mezzo Soprano), Melchiorre Luise (Bass),
Fernando Corena (Bass), Michele Calvino (Baritone), Giovanni Inghilleri (Baritone),
Nell Rankin (Mezzo Soprano), Piero de Palma (Tenor), Giuseppe Campora (Tenor),
Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1951 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
5.
La Fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Cornell MacNeil (Baritone), Giorgio Giorgetti (Baritone), Enzo Guagni (Tenor),
Virgilio Carbonari (Bass), Edio Peruzzi (Baritone), Mario Carlin (Tenor),
Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor), Michele Cazzato (Baritone), Bianca Maria Casoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Athos Cesarini (Tenor), Dario Caselli (Bass), Giuseppe Morresi (Bass),
Giorgio Tozzi (Bass), Silvio Maionica (Bass), Piero de Palma (Tenor),
Mario Del Monaco (Tenor), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franco Capuana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Language: Italian 
6.
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ezio Giordano (Bass), Gaetano Fanelli (Tenor), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor),
Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Fernando Corena (Bass), Nicola Zaccaria (Bass),
Renato Ercolani (Tenor), Mario Carlin (Tenor), Inge Borkh (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  St. Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Language: Italian 

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