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Puccini: La Bohčme / Chailly, Alagna, Gheorghiu, Et Al

Release Date: 06/10/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 470624   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Elisabetta ScanoGianfranco ValentiniSimon KeenlysideRoberto De Candia,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala ChorusLa Scala Chorus of White Voices
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 40 Mins. 

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Impoverished artists and their eccentric ways were a popular fascination
in the 19th century, favorite haunts like the Latin Quarter of Paris and
New York's Greenwich Village became tourist attractions and Henri
Murger's novel 'Scenes de la vie de Boheme,' with its ultra-romantic
portrayal of poets and painters cadging drinks and starving in their
garrets was turned into one of the most beloved of all operas, Puccini's
'La Bohčme.'
This production would seem destined to become a classic; it features
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incomparable soprano Angela Gheorghiu as the ill-fated Mimi, tenor Roberto
Alagna as her love, the poet Rodolfo, and the magnificent baritone Simon
Keenlyside as Rudolfo's friend, the painter Marcello. Glowing around them
are the Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro La Scala, playing with their
unique, idiomatic authority under Riccardo Chailly and recorded in the
Decca tradition, with sumptuous detail and a spectacular sense of space. Read less

Works on This Recording

La Bohčme by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Elisabetta Scano (Soprano), Gianfranco Valentini (Bass), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone),
Roberto De Candia (Baritone), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass), Alfredo Mariotti (Tenor),
Alberto Ragona (Tenor), Silvio Scarpolini (Tenor), Riccardo Brando Spedicato (Boy Soprano),
Franco Podda (Baritone), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,  La Scala Chorus of White Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Teatro Studio, Piccolo Teatro, Milan 
Length: 99 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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