By Rikky Rooksby
By Rikky Rooksby
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Franco Corelli, Tito Gobbi, Gigliola Frazzoni, et al.: vocal soloists
Orchestra & refrain of l. a. Scala, Milan
Antonino Votto: conductor
Live functionality, Milan, April four, 1956. Puccini made a gigantic hit with the yankee public whilst his new opera, the lady of the Golden West, had its fi rst functionality, no longer in Italy yet on the Metropolitan Opera in ny, with Emmy Destinn and Enrico Caruso within the prime roles, and Toscanini carrying out. The enthralled viewers known as out the composer and forged forty-seven occasions and put on Puccini’s head a silver crown bearing the nationwide shades of Italy and the united states. while Franco Corelli died lately in Milan on the age of eighty-two, the opera international misplaced one among its such a lot colourful figures, and the main exciting Italian tenor of his new release. together with his robust voice and movie-star appears to be like, Corelli turned an opera matinee idol from the Nineteen Fifties until eventually his retirement in 1976. Opera d’Oro’s Grand Tier sequence offers the best-selling Opera d’Oro titles with libretto and deluxe new packaging at mid-price!
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“Franco Corelli provides us the main vocally exciting Dick Johnson of all … his burnished, brawny tone makes him either lovely and heroic. Tito Gobbi’s Jack Rance is the best foil; he turns out to sing the whole position via clenched the teeth, expressing scorn, craving and frustration in each word. Gigliola Frazzoni is basically forgotten at the present time, yet she used to be an sought after verista in Italy within the Fifties. Her Minnie … is unfailingly passionate.” — Gramophone
By Leonard Garment