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NAXOS HISTORICAL - Giacomo Puccini

Some items
to consider

La Mer Ticciati




simply marvellous

Outstanding music

Elite treatment

some joyous Gershwin

Bartok String Quartets
uniquely sensitive

Cantatas for Soprano


La Bohème
Licia Albanese, Beniamino Gigli
La Scala Ch & O/Umberto Berrettoni
rec. 1938

Review by Roy Brewer

Maria Caniglia, Beniamino Gigli, Armando Borgioli
Teatro Reale dell’Opera, Rome Ch & O/Oliviero de Fabritiis
rec. 1938

Review by Tony Haywood

Madame Butterfly
Toti Dal Monte, Beniamino Gigli
Royal Opera House, Rome Ch & O/Oliviero de Fabritiis
rec. 1939

Review by Uwe Schneider

Armando Gianotti, Gina Cigna
E.I.A.R. Turin Ch & O/Franco Ghione
rec. 1938

Review by Robert Hugill

Madame Butterfly
Renata Tebaldi, Giuseppe Campora
Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome Ch & O/Alberto Erede
rec. 1951

Review by Colin Clarke

Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano
Ch & O Teatro alla Scala, Milan/Victor de Sabata
rec. 1953

Review by Robert J Farr

Madame Butterfly
Maria Callas, Nicolai Gedda
Ch & O Teatro alla Scala, Milan/Herbert von Karajan
rec. 1955

Review by Robert J Farr

Manon Lescaut
Licia Albanese, Jussi Björling, Robert Merrill
Rome Opera House Ch & O/Jonel Perlea
rec. 1954

Review by Göran Forsling

Madame Butterfly
Victoria de los Angeles, Giuseppe Di Stefano
Rome Opera House Ch & O/Gianandrea Gavazzeni
rec. 1954

Review by Colin Clarke

Il tabarro (& other Gobbi recordings)
Tito Gobbi, Giacinto Prandelli
Rome Opera House Ch & O/Vincenzo Bellezza
rec. 1942-55

Reviews by Göran Forsling and Robert Hugill

Suor Angelica
Victoria de los Angeles, Fedora Barbieri
Rome Opera House Ch & O/Tullio Serafin
rec. 1957

Review by Brian Wilson

La Boheme (& other di Stefano arias)
Alfredo di Stefano, Maria Callas
O & Ch La Scala/Antonino Votto
rec. 1956

Reviews by Ralph Moore and Göran Forsling

Maria Callas, Eugenio Fernandi, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
O & Ch La Scala/Tullio Serafin
rec. 1957

Reviews by Ralph Moore and Göran Forsling

Manon Lescaut
Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano
O & Ch La Scala/Tullio Serafin
rec. 1957

Reviews by Robert Farr and Göran Forsling



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