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REVIEW INDEX
Giacomo Puccini

La Bohème

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Full recordings only. Roles of Mimi and Rodolfo indicated. Recording date indicated where known.

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Bidú Sayão, Jussi Björling, Metropolitan Opera O/Giuseppe Antonicelli (1948) West Hill WHRA6020 review
Victoria de los Angeles, Jussi Björling, RCA Victor O/Sir Thomas Beecham (1956) EMI 5677502 review
Regis RRC2075 review
Regis RRC9011 review
Licia Albanese, Beniamino Gigli, O del Teatro alla Scala di Milano/Umberto Berrettoni (1938) Naxos 8.110072-3 review
Licia Albanese, Jan Peerce, NBC SO/Arturo Toscanini (1946) RCA 88985376042  review
Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Bavarian RSO/Bertrand de Billy (2007) DG 4776600 review
DG 4777949 review
Renata Tebaldi, Sándor Kónya, Metropolitan Opera O/Fausto Cleva (1964) Gala GL100727 review
Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras, Royal Opera House O, Covent Garden/Sir Colin Davis (1976) Decca 4782494 review
Renata Tebaldi, Giacinto Prandelli, O dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma/Alberto Erede (1951) Naxos 8.110252-3 review review
Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (1972) Decca 4780254
Anna Moffo, Richard Tucker, Rome Opera O/Erich Leinsdorf (1961) RCA 82876 826212 review
Barbara Frittoli, Andrea Boccelli, Israel PO/Zubin Mehta Decca 4640602 review
Rudolf Schock, Erna Berger Berlin SO/Wilhelm Schüchter EMI 9283112 review
Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, London PO/Georg Solti (1973) RCA 82876 707842 review
Licia Albanese, Jan Peerce, NBC SO/Arturo Toscanini (1946) IDIS 6530/1 review
Pristine Audio PACO110 review
Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, O del Teatro alla Scala di Milano/Antonino Votto (1956) Naxos 8.111332-3 review review
Pristine Classical PACO102 review

DVD & Bluray

Melody Moore, Alfie Boe, English National Opera O/Miguel Harth-Bedoya (2009) Warner NVC 505186 5948926 review review
Daniela Dessė, Fabio Armiliato, O Festival Puccini/Valerio Galli (2014) C Major 736204 review
Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Vienna PO/Danielle Gatti (2012) DG 0735162 review
Mirella Freni, Gianni Raimondi, Metropolitan Opera O/Herbert von Karajan (1965) DG 0730279 review
Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera O/James Levine (1977) DG 0734025 review
Teresa Stratas, José Carreras, Metropolitan Opera O/James Levine (1982) DG 0734539 review
Inva Mula, Aquiles Machado, Teatro Real, Madrid O/Jesus Lopez-Cobos (2006) Opus Arte OA0961D review
Takesha Meshé Kizart, Ji-Min Park, Australian Opera and Ballet O/Shao-Chia Lü (2011) Opera Australia OPOZ56017DVD review
Opera Australia OPOZ56018BD review
Angela Gheorghiu, Ramón Vargas, Metropolitan Opera O/Nicola Luisotti (2008) EMI 2174179 review review
Hibla Gerzmava, Teodor Illincai, Royal Opera House O, Covent Garden/Andris Nelsons (2009) Opus Arte OA1027D
Norma Fantini, Massimiliano Pisapia, Festival Puccini O/Stewart Robertson (2007) Dynamic 33564 review
Alexia Voulgaridou, Rolando Villazon, Vienna SO/Ulf Schirmer (2002) Capriccio 93515 review
Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, San Francisco Opera O/Tiziano Severini (1988) Arthaus 100046 review review review
Arthaus 101791 review
Cheryl Barker, David Hobson, Opera Australia O/Julian Smith (1993) Arthaus 100954 review

 

 

 


 



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