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Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Erede, Tebaldi, Campora, Rankin

Release Date: 04/12/1994 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 440230   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nell RankinRenata TebaldiGiuseppe CamporaGiovanni Inghilleri,   ... 
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome ChorusSanta Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"These reissues dating from the Fifties...represent something which I suspect is lost forever in the modern world: almost exclusively Italian artists singing their native repertoire in their own language and under a conductor who knows the idioms of Verdi and Puccini inside out. Erede is a singer-friendly maestro, but one who knows exactly when to relax the tension and whip up the drama. Younger conductors of Italian opera – you know the guilty men – could learn a lot from these discs. Tebaldi is the constant and she is in fresher, fuller voice than in all of her stereo remakes of these roles...Make no mistake, this is Italian lirico spinto singing of a type not heard since her retirement in the mid-Seventies."

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Works on This Recording

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nell Rankin (Mezzo Soprano), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Giuseppe Campora (Tenor),
Giovanni Inghilleri (Baritone), Piero de Palma (Tenor), Luigi Pizzeri (),
Fernando Corena (Bass), Gianna Diozzi (), Melchiorre Luise (Bass),
Michele Calvino (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Language: Italian 

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