Puccini: La Fanciulla Del West / Stella, De Fabritiis

Release Date: 9/9/2008
Catalog Number: 4439
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Number of Discs: 1

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The historic 1963 Japanese premiere of this rarely-performed masterpiece, featuring a magnificent cast led by the great singing actress Antonietta Stella, whose fearless approach to the vocally and dramatically demanding title role is a model of Puccini style. Also starring tenor Gastone Limarilli as Dick Johnson and Anselmo Colzani as Jack Rance. The NHK Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Oliviero De Fabritiis. Embedded Japanese subtitles remain on screen throughout, with additional options to view subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. DVD Bonus: An exclusive interview with Antonietta Stella (Rome, 2008). 135 minutes (plus 24-minute bonus interview), black & white, mono, All regions. Bonus: interview with Antonietta Stella (Rome, 2008) Embedded Japanese subtitles remain on screen throughout, with additional options to view subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish Live 1963, 135 min., black & white, mono. All regions
Works on This Recording
1. La Fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Gastone Limarilli (Tenor), Anselmo Colzani (Baritone), Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano), Antonietta Stella (Soprano), Mario Guggia (Tenor), Bruno Marangoni (Bass), Giorgio Onesti (Bass), Arturo La Porta (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Italy
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