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Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Corelli


Release Date: 11/08/1991 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 63967   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Pietro MascagniRuggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Victoria de los AngelesFranco CorelliMario SereniCorinna Vozza,   ... 
Conductor:  Gabriele SantiniLovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House OrchestraRome Opera House ChorusMilan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 24 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...when we come to the inseparable Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci Corelli is on his home ground. Viva il vino is a show piece but Mamma quell vino e generoso is one of the most emotionally charged arias in the opera literature. Here it begins off-stage before he comes into full focus. There is a great risk that the tenor becomes too lachrymose but Corelli largely avoids this and turns in a reading to set beside Björling or Bergonzi - and more heroic than either.

Pagliacci was his first complete opera for EMI, set down a month and a half before the more famous Norma... Un tal gioco is sung with melting tone, almost on a par with Bergonzi’s early Cetra recording. Vesti la giubba is again comparable to Bergonzi’s,
Read more though a size larger. Tears at the end can’t be avoided but up till then it is almost classically stylish. No, Pagliaccio non son finally, and to the bitter end, is impossible to play ‘straight, which would be in opposition to the whole idea with verismo. But even here Corelli keeps a certain mental distance but he has all the power in the world for the climaxes. With Met stalwart Lucine Amara a strong Nedda this is one of the most bloodcurdling recordings of this finale.

-- Göran Forsling, MusicWeb International
reviewing excerpts of this recording reissued as part of EMI 64887 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor), Mario Sereni (Baritone),
Corinna Vozza (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Language: Italian 
2.
I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Franco Piva (Tenor), Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor), Mario Spina (Tenor),
Mario Zanasi (Baritone), Franco Corelli (Tenor), Lucine Amara (Soprano),
Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Preludio (Orchestra)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): O Lola ch'hai di lattl la cammisa (Turiddu)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Preludio - conclusion (Orchestra)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Gli aranci olezzano (Chorus)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Dite, Mamma Lucia (Santuzza/Mamma Lucia)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Il cavallo scalpita (Alfio/Chorus)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Beato voi, compar Alfio (Mamma Lucia/Alflio/Santuzza)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Regina Coeli [Easter Hymn] (Chorus)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto (Santuzza/Chorus/Mamma Lucia)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Voi lo sapete, o mamma (Santuzza/Mamma Lucia)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Tu qui, Santuzza? (Turiddu/Santuzza)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Fior di giaggiolo (Lola/Turiddu/Santuzza)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Ah! Lo vedi, che hati tu detto?
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): No, no, Turiddu, rimani (Santuzza/Turiddu)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Oh! Il Signore vi manda (Santuzza/Alfio)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Intermezzo (Orchestra)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): A casa, a casa, amici
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Intanto amici...Viva il vino spumeggiante (Turiddu/Coro/Lola)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): A voi tutti salute! (Alfio/Chorus/Turiddu/Lola)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1991 Digital Remaster): Mamma, quel vino è generoso (Turiddu/Mamma Lucia/Santuzza/Una donna)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Prologue: Si può? Si può? (Tonio)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Eh!...Son qua! Son qua! (Coro/Canio)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Un grande spettacolo a ventitré ore (Canio/Coro/Tonio/Beppe)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Un tal gioco, credetemi (Canio/Nedda/Coro)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Don, Din, Don, Din.... (Coro)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Zweite Szene/Deuxième Scène: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!...Hiu! Stridono lassù (Nedda)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Zweite Szene/Deuxième Scène: Sei là? Credea che te ne fossi andato (Nedda/Tonio)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Zweite Szene/Deuxième Scène: So ben che difforme contorte son io (Nedda/Tonio)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Zweite Szene/Deuxième Scène: Nedda!...Silvio! A quest'ora che imprudenza (Silvio/Nedda)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Zweite Szene/Deuxième Scène: E fra quest'ansie in eterno vivrai! (Silvio/Nedda)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Zweite Szene/Deuxième Scène: Non mi tentar! (Nedda/Silvio/Tonio)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Zweite Szene/Deuxième Scène: E allor perché, di', tu m'hai stregato (Silvio/Nedda)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Zweite Szene/Deuxième Scène: Cammina adagio e li sorprenderai! (Tonio/Silvio/Nedda/Canio/Beppe)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Zweite Szene/Deuxième Scène, Recitar!...Vesti la giubba: Recitar!....Mentre preso dal delirio (Canio)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Zweite Szene/Deuxième Scène, Recitar!...Vesti la giubba: Vesti la giubba (Canio)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Zweite Szene/Deuxième Scène: Intermezzo (Orchestra)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act II: Ohè! Ohè! Presto! Presto! (Coro/Tonio/Beppe/Silvio/Nedda)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act II, La Commedia/The Play/Die Komödie/La comédie: Pagliacci, mio marito (Nedda [Colombina])
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act II, La Commedia/The Play/Die Komödie/La comédie: Ah! Colombina, il tenero... (Beppe [Arlecchino])
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act II, La Commedia/The Play/Die Komödie/La comédie: Di fare il segno convenuto (Colombina/Tonio[Taddeo]/Coro/Arlecchino)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act II, La Commedia/The Play/Die Komödie/La comédie: Arlecchin!....Colombina! (Colombina/Arlecchino/Taddeo/Canio [Pagliaccio])
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act II, La Commedia/The Play/Die Komödie/La comédie: Coraggio! Un uomo era con te (Canio/Nedda/Tonio)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act II, La Commedia/The Play/Die Komödie/La comédie: No, Pagliaccio, non son (Canio/Coro/Silvio/Nedda)
Pagliacci (1991 Digital Remaster), Act II, La Commedia/The Play/Die Komödie/La comédie: Suvvia, così terribile (Nedda/Canio/Beppe/Tonio/Silvio/Coro)

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