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At The Opera - Puccini: La Boheme/Gianni Schicchi, May 4, 2013


La bohème is an opera in four acts, composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere performance of La bohème was in Turin on February 1, 1896 at the Teatro Regio and conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide. Host Sean Bianco will be presenting an exciting archive recording from 1951 recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera House. The cast stars Bidu Sayao and Giuseppe di Stefano. Fausta Cleva conducts.
 
 
Gianni Schicchi is a comic opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, composed in 1917-18. The libretto is based on an incident mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy. The work is the third and final part of Puccini's Il trittico (The Triptych)-three one-act operas with contrasting themes, originally written to be presented together. Although it continues to be performed with one or both of the other trittico operas, Gianni Schicchi is now more frequently staged either alone or with short operas by other composers. The aria "O mio babbino caro" is one of Puccini's best known, and one of the most popular arias in opera. This outstanding 1958 recording stars Tito Gobbi and Victoria de los Angeles. Gabriele Santini conducts.
 
 
Saturday, May 4, 2013

Play List

8:00p
8:00p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
8:11p
Giacomo Puccini: La boheme (1951 Archive Recording) - MET Opera; Fausta Cleva, conductor; Bidu Sayao; Label: Great Opera Performances FindBUY
10:00p
10:30p
Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi - Rome Opera House; Gabriele Santini, conductor; Tito Gobbi; Label: Past Classics FindBUY
11:00p
11:23p
Charles Gounod: Faust - Je Veux Vivre - n/a; n/a, conductor; Deanna Durbin; Label: MGM FindBUY
11:25p
Flotow: Martha - The Last Rose of Summer - n/a; n/a, conductor; Deanna Durbin; Label: MGM FindBUY
11:27p
Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore - Miserere - n/a; n/a, conductor; Deanna Durbin / Jan Peerce; Label: MGM FindBUY
11:31p
Giacomo Puccini: Turandot: Nessun Dorma - n/a; n/a, conductor; Deanna Durbin ; Label: MGM FindBUY
11:34p
Franz Schubert: Ave Maria - n/a; n/a, conductor; Deanna Durbin ; Label: MGM FindBUY
11:39p
Guy d'Hardelot : Beacuse - n/a; n/a, conductor; Deanna Durbin ; Label: MGM FindBUY
11:41p
Leo Delibes: Les Filles de Cadiz - n/a; n/a, conductor; Deanna Durbin ; Label: MGM FindBUY
11:44p
Puccini: Tosca: Te Teum ; George London; Label: Decca FindBUY
11:54p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
11:57p
Leoncavallo: l Pagliacci: Intermezzo ; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY

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