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Puccini: Tosca / Erde, Tebaldi, Campora, Mascherini, Et Al


Release Date: 08/26/2003 
Label:  Pearl   Catalog #: 199   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enzo MascheriniGian Franco VolanteAntonio SacchettiPiero de Palma,   ... 
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome ChorusSanta Cecilia Academy Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Continuing our reissue of the great Renata Tebaldi comes this mighty recording of her 'Tosca' from 1952, with the chorus and orchestra of the Academia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, conducted by Alberto Erede. Her 'Cavaradossi' is Giuseppe Campora, 'Scarpia' is Enzo Mascherini, the 'Sacristan' is Fernando Corena and the Spoletta Piero di Palma. Erde's conducting is a major contribution to the structure and control of this performance, his fidelity to Puccini's instructions is obvious and his influence on the singers exemplifies his reputation as a fine conductor of the greatest operatic performers. The beauty of Tebaldi's voice, her diction, placing and control are fabulous and the simplicity of her interpretation touches the heart. Pearl has been Read more able to put Acts 1 and 2 on one long CD which enables the second CD, in addition to Act 3, to offer examples of some other great Puccini heroines - Geraldine Farrar, Lucrezia Bori, Lotte Schöne, Maria Farneti, Eva Turner, Hina Spani and Meta Seinemeyer. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enzo Mascherini (Baritone), Gian Franco Volante (Boy Soprano), Antonio Sacchetti (Bass),
Piero de Palma (Tenor), Dario Caselli (Bass), Fernando Corena (Bass),
Giuseppe Campora (Tenor), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Length: 104 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Geraldine Farrar (Soprano), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/30/1912 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Lucrezia Bori (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1927 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. La Bohème: Oh Dio! Mimi! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Tito Schipa (Tenor), Lucrezia Bori (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/24/1925 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Lotte Schöne (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/20/1931 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Lotte Schöne (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/25/1928 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Lotte Schöne (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1927 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. Madama Butterfly: Che tua madre dovrà prenderti in braccio by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Lotte Schöne (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: German 
9. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Farneti (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/10/1931 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Eva Turner (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/28/1928 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. Madama Butterfly: Tu, tu, piccolo iddio [Death of Butterfly] by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Hina Spani (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/06/1929 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12. Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Meta Seinemeyer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/02/1927 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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