Best Puccini 50
Angela Gheorghiu (vocals), Angelo Mercuriali (vocals), Birgit Nilsson (vocals), Bonaldo Giaiotti (vocals), Carlo Bergonzi (vocals), Carlo Guelfi (vocals), Franco Corelli (vocals), Franco Ricciardi (vocals), Giorgio Tadeo (vocals), Guido Mazzini (vocals)
composed by Giacomo Puccini
EMI's Best Puccini 50 is a triple-disc collection of popular excerpts from Giacomo Puccini's operas, drawn from the label's extensive catalog. The ... Show synopsis EMI's Best Puccini 50 is a triple-disc collection of popular excerpts from Giacomo Puccini's operas, drawn from the label's extensive catalog. The layout of this package is straightforward and easy to follow, with selections grouped according to the work they are taken from. Except for the unexplained exclusion of La bohème (and the more understandable absence of La fanciulla del West), the major operas are represented, including Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, the three one-act operas of Il Trittico (Il tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi), and the unfinished Turandot. Great voices from the past are featured, among whom Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi, Victoria de los Angeles, Jussi Björling, Montserrat Caballé, Plácido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Birgit Nilsson are the best known and familiar to fans of Puccini. Because Puccini is best loved for his memorable melodies, such as "E lucevan le stelle," "O mio babbino caro," and "Nessun dorma," newcomers to his work are advised to listen for...