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La Boheme

La Boheme

  • By Kent Nagano
  • Release 26/10/2010
  • Media Format CD
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Price: €24.27

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Puccini: La Boheme / Nagano, Te Kanawa, Leech, Ambrosian Singers, LSO. Composer: Giacomo Puccini, Performer: Alan Ewing, Richard Leech, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Carlos Chausson, Conductor: Kent Nagano Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers, St. Clement Danes Nearly a century after it's premiere in Turin in February 1896 we have a fresh and vibrant new recording of this opera - one of the best known and probably most loved in Puccini's output. Nagano is well able to delineate Puccini's large musical canvas, sweeping the colors of the orchestral scoring and the glorious vocal lines onwards and upwards with an intoxicating, rumbustious swagger. If Te Kanawa had made a recording of this role around the time she sang it at Covent Garden in 1976 (with Pavarotti as Rodolfo) or in the subsequent revival in 1979, it would have made for a fascinating comparison. Amazingly, this is her first recording of Mimì and she has successfully managed to integrate her mature, lustrous sound with the poignant vulnerability and gradually ebbing strength of Mimì to remarkable effect. It is a hauntingly convincing performance. Leech provides an excellent shaping of Rodolfo with a rich, passionate tone. Titus (Marcello) and Gustafson (Musetta) are as finely characterized and vividly sung as one could hope and all the ensemble interplays, especially in Acts III and IV, have a fresh and dynamic intensity.

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Composers: Giacomo Puccini
Conductors: Kent Nagano
Orchestras: London Symphony Orchestra
Performers: Alan Ewing, Alan Titus, Ambrosian Singers, Barry Banks, Carlos Chausson, Gino Quilico, Kiri Te Kanawa, Leslie Fyson, Nancy Gustafson, Oliver Broome, Richard Leech, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Vernon Midgley
Title: La Boheme
Release Date: 26/10/2010
Label: Erato
Number of Discs: 2
Media Format: CD
UPC: 825646801794
Item #: NAX680179