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Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Viotti, Domingo, Urmana, Scandiuzzi

Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 359652   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Elisabetta FiorilloVioleta UrmanaLuciana D'IntinoPlacido Domingo,   ... 
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony OrchestraMunich Children's ChorusBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
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Works on This Recording

La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Elisabetta Fiorillo (Mezzo Soprano), Violeta Urmana (Soprano), Luciana D'Intino (Soprano),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Bass), Paolo Battaglia (Bass),
Kristian Benedikt (Tenor), Lado Ataneli (Baritone), Tim Hennis (Bass),
Wolfgang Klose (Bass), Hans Werner Bunz (Tenor), Wilfried Vorwold (Bass)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Munich Children's Chorus,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Length: 168 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Customer Reviews

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 A Tad Disappointing November 23, 2013 By Herb C. (Sandwich, IL) See All My Reviews "I admit LaGioconda is one of my favorite operas in the Italian world. Unfortunately so much of this opera is good; well conducted and well sung by all except Urmana. She is a good mezzo=soprano and should stay within that venue. Above the staff she is straining and her voice is typical of most eastern Europaean voices; metallic with no warmth to it. She understands the part, and that is at least to her credit. Surprisingly Domingo is in good voice and aquits himself well as does the rest of the cast. D'Intino is a world class Laura and I likeddd Antonelli quite well." Report Abuse
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