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Licia Albanese (Manon Lescaut), Jussi Björling (Des Grieux), Robert Merrill (Lescaut), Franco Calabrese (Geronte/Un sergente degli arcieri), Mario Carlin (Edmondo/Il maestro di ballo/Lampionaio), Anna Maria Rota (Una voce sola), Plinio Clabassi (L'oste/Un comandante di Marina)
Rome Opera House...
With Bjoerling as Des Grieux giving one of this very finest performances on disc and with Robert Merrill in glorious voice as Lescaut, the Romanian conductor Jonel Perlea conducts one of the... — More…
Jussi Björling, Victoria de los Angeles, Robert Merrill, Lucine Amara & Giorgio Tozzi
RCA Victor Chorus and Orchestra (Thomas Martin) & The Columbus Boychoir (Herbert Huffman), Sir Thomas Beecham
One of the great classics of recording, expertly restored. Victoria de los Angeles and Jussi Björling are an incomparable pair, and Beecham's conducting is, as ever, inimitable. — More…
Gunnar Lundberg (baritone), Antonello Palombi (tenor)
Hungarian Operetta Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Chorus, Pier Giorgio Morandi
This recording is to be preferred to Antonio Pappano's very fine account on EMI – and it's not just a question of price. If the recorded sound isn't as opulent as EMI's, it's very clear and lets... — More…
Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Tito Gobbi, Franco Calabrese, Angelo Mercuriali, Melchiorre Luise
Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala Milan, Victor de Sabata
In this remastering of one of the classic performances of the gramophone, one of Walter Legge's masterpieces as a creative recording producer, you barely miss stereo recording. With offstage... — More…
Armando Borgioli, Maria Caniglia, Ernesto Dominici, Beniamino Gigli, Enrico di Mazzel, Arthur Endreze, Paul Payan, Ninon Vallin
Rome Teatro Reale Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Oliviero de Fabritiis, Gustave Cloez
Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano), Maria Prinz (piano)
This collection of songs is valuable in many ways, not least to find out how many melodic motives later were recycled and developed in Puccini’s operas. Krassimira Stoyanova has a grand voice,... — More…
Stanislav Benacka (bass), Carmen Gonzales (soprano), Ladislav Hallon (tenor), Richard Novak (bass), Luba Orgonasova (soprano), Fabio Previati (baritone), Boaz Senator (baritone), Jiri Sulzenko (bass), Ivan Urbas (bass), Jonathan Welch (ttenor)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic...
Victoria de los Angeles, Fedora Barbieri, Mina Doro, Corinna Vozza, Lidia Marimpietri, Santa Chissari & Anna Marcangeli
Rome Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, Tullio Serafin
With the Spanish soprano as its heroine, Fedora Barbieri's grandly malevolent Princess and fine executants in the smaller roles, Puccini's score is wonderfully presented in this 1957 reissue,... — More…
Renata Tebaldi (Mimi), Giacinto Prandelli (Rodolfo), Giovanni Inghilleri (Marcello), Fernando Corena (Schaunard), Raphael Arié (Colline), Melchiorre Luise (Benoit/Alcindoro), Piero de Palma (Parpignol)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome, Alberto Erede
Gueden is a most characterful Musetta, if not always in style vocally; Prandelli is a light-voiced but ardent a likeable Rodolfo...the singing [is] consistently compelling — More…
Miriam Gauci (soprano), Kaludi Kaludov (tenor), Henk Lauwers (bass), Vincente Sardinero (baritone)
Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra, BRT Philharmonic Chorus, Alexander Rahbari
This 68 minutes of excerpts from Puccini's first great success is an excellent introduction to the opera. We get most of the music for Manon and Des Grieux in Act 1, Manon's second act aria and... — More…