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La Fanciulla del West (Puccini) Girl of the Golden West

La Fanciulla del West (Puccini) Girl of the Golden West
La Fanciulla del West (Puccini) Girl of the Golden West

La Fanciulla del West (Puccini) Girl of the Golden West

Renata Tebaldi
Cornell MacNeil
Mario del Monaco
Giorgio Tozzi
Chorus & Orchestra
Santa Cecilia Academy
Rome/Franco Capuana

Catalogue Number: ALC 2028
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: 132:08 ‘sound stage’ stereo 1958
Barcode: 5055354420283
Price: £9.99

 




“Tebaldi gives one of her most warm-hearted and understanding performances on record.” (Penguin Guide) “a more powerful introduction to La Fanciulla than any stage performance could do. And if we had someone who really looked like Minnie, then would she be able to sing the part as eloquently as Tebaldi? I found that this performance “caught” me completely – unusually detailed and specific scene-descriptions in the score, plus a brilliantly managed stereo recording, plus, of course–and this is the most important-music of extraordinary imaginative power and eloquence. The listener feels that he/she is really in the Polka Bar, or in Minnie’s bed-sitter, or on the edge of the Californian forest. This self-identification is not to be recommended as an approach to all operas, but it is the response Puccini aimed to secure; and it is perfectly evoked in this recording.” (Gramophone)

 

  • CD1 [61:13]
  • ACT 1
  • [1] Introduction … Hello! Hello! 3:26
  • [2] Hello Nick! 03:38
  • [3] Hooray! Hooray! … Che faranno i vecchi miei 6:41
  • [4] Va tutto? 03:45
  • [5] A tutti buona notte! … Hello Minnie! 05:03
  • [6] Dove eravamo? 03:50
  • [7] La posta! 02:49
  • [8] Ti voglio bene, Minnie … Minnie, dalla mia casa son partito 4:18
  • [9] Laggiù nel Soledad 02:28
  • [10] Chi c’è per farmi i ricci? 05:20
  • [11] La la la….. 04:05
  • [12] Mister Johnson, siete rimasto indietro 04:38:
  • [13] Non so, non so … Quello che tacete me 05:39:
  • [14] Ah, non temete, nessuno ardirà! 05:26
  • CD2 [70:55]
  • ACT 2
  • [1] Il mio bimbo è grande e piccino … Voglio vestirmi tutta 6:08
  • [2] Grazie…..Amici? … Oh, se sapeste 06:50
  • [3] Ugh…..Neve! 07:22:
  • [4] Hello! 04:44
  • [5] Vieni fuori! 05:00
  • [6] L’han ferito…..Che importa? 02:32
  • [7] Che c’è di nuovo, Jack? 05:46
  • [8] Una partita a poker! 05:47
  • ACT 3
  • [9] Ve lo giuro, sceriffo 04:23
  • [10] Ah! Ah! Ah! Urrah, ragazzi! 04:59
  • [11] Buona fortuna, o mio bel gentiluomo! 04:27
  • [12] Ch’ella mi creda libero e lontano 02:02
  • [13] Ah-ah-ah! È Minnie! … Non vi fu mai chi disse “Basta!” 4:27
  • [14] E anche tu lo vorrai … Le tue parole sono di Dio 6:22