Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

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Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi


Alessandro Corbelli (Schicchi), Massimo Giordano (Rinuccio), Sally Matthews (Lauretta), Felicity Palmer (Zita), Marie McLaughlin (La Ciesca)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski, directed by Annabel Arden

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 74 MINS
SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

“A notably stellar cast in Puccini's black comedy 'Gianni Schicchi'” BBC Music Magazine, Proms Issue 2005

“Glyndebourne has a first-rate lyric comedian in Alessandro Corbelli and a conductor who handles the music with feeling for its tenderness as well as its brio. The lovers, Sally Matthews and Massimo Giordano, bring fresh voices and good looks, and among the mean old relatives Felicity Palmer's brazen-voiced Zita is a joy. Small parts like the Notary's assistants the boy who brings the news that Gianni is on his way are played with relish, and even the corpse of Buoso Donati comes to life as he falls out of the cupboard where he has been bestowed and takes a brisk curtain-call at the end.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2005

“Puccini's comic masterpiece comes in a production by Annabel Arden that determinedly underlines the black side of this sparkling farce...[Jurowski] also emphasizes that point...Corbelli proves a masterly Schicchi, at once characterful, funny and sinister” Penguin Guide, 2010 edition ***

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Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi


Gianni Schicchi: Giuseppe Taddei, Lauretta: Grete Rapisardi,Zita: Agnese Dubbini,Rinuccio: Giuseppe Savio,Gherardo: Gino Del Signore,Nella: Renza Ferrari,Betto di Signa: Pier Luigi Latinucci,Simone: Fernando Corena,Marco: Alberto Albertini,La Ciesca: Liana Avogadro & Ser Amantio di Nicolao: Franco Calabrese

Orchestra Lirica di Torino della Radiotelevisione Italiana, Alfredo Simonetto

Recorded: Torino 5 October 1950

Warner Fonit Cetra - 5046710482

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Puccini: Il Trittico

Puccini: Il Trittico


Il Tabarro Sylvia Sass (Giorgetta), Nicola Marinucci (Luigi), Piero Cappuccilli (Michele), Sergio Bertocchi (Il Tinca), Aldo Bramante (Il Talpa), Eleonora Jankovic (La Frugola), Ernesto Gavazzi (Venditore di canzonette), Anna Baldasserini, Bruno Brando (Due amanti)

Suor Angelica Rosalind Plowright (Suor Angelica), Dunja Vejzovic (La Zia Principessa), Maria Grazia Allegri (La Badessa), Jole Arno (Zelatrice), Nella Verri (La Maestra delle novizie), Giovanna Santelli (Suor Genovieffa), Maria Dalla Spezia (Suor Osmina), Mildela d'Amico (Suor Dolcina)

Gianni Schicchi Juan Pons (Gianni Schicchi), Cecilia Gasdia (Lauretta), Eleonora Jankovic (Zita), Yuri Marusin (Rinuccio), Alessandra Cesareo (Gherardo), Franco Boscolo (Betto di Signa), Mario Luperi (Simone), Giorgio Tadeo (Marco), Nella Verri (Ciesca), Claudio Giombi (Spinelloccio)

Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Gianandrea Gavazzeni

“This Warner DVD offers idiomatic performances from La Scala of Puccini's trilogy. The productions are broadly traditional, with an ultra-realistic set for the grand guignol of Iltabarro and rather more stylised settings for SuorAngelica and Gianni Schicchi.
Casting is strong in Il tabarro, with Piero Cappuccilli in his prime as Michele, the cuckolded bargemaster. His appeal to Giorgetta, his estranged wife, is so passionate and tender that his climactic solo has your total sympathy. Sylvia Sass as Giorgetta tends to overact; the steely edge in her voice helps keep your sympathies with Michele. As Luigi, Nicola Martinucci is powerful and unstrained. Outstanding among the others is Eleonora Jankovic as La Frugola, firm of voice and characterful without overacting.
The staging of the murder and Michele's revealing of the body under his cloak, always tricky to bring off, is neatly managed.
The stylised set for Suor Angelica is unobjectionable.
What dominates, as it should, is Rosalind Plowright's moving performance of the title role.
Next to her, Dunja Vejzovic is disappointing, not so much vocally as in appearance and personality; she seems too young and lightweight; hardly the unforgiving Princess. The nuns are nicely touched in, and the chorus is impressive. Brian Large's direction sidesteps the final and sentimental vision of Angelica's dead child.
Gianni Schicchi is placed in an enormous apartment with a panoramic view over Florence. The claustrophobia that can add point to the comic story is entirely absent, but the set is undistracting.
Eleonora Jankovic again stands out among the incidental characters as the old woman, Zita, and Yuri Marusin as Rinuccio copes well with his big aria. Lauretta, his lover, is strongly cast, with Cecilia Gasdia luxuriantly drawing out 'O mio babbino caro' in finely shaded phrases, to the delight of the Scala audience. Juan Pons is a firm and commanding Schicchi, taking centrestage from his first entry.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Tito Gobbi

Tito Gobbi


Puccini:

Gianni Schicchi

Verdi:

Scenes from Don Carlo & Simon Boccanegra


Recorded 1954, 1957 & 1958, some tracks mono

Warner Classics Great Artists of the Century - 5627772

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Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

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Alberto Rinaldi, Tatiana Lisnic, Mabel Perelstein, Stefano Secco, Gerardo Lopez, Sara Galli

Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari

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Metropolitan Grand Opera Season 1948-1949

Metropolitan Grand Opera Season 1948-1949


Puccini:

Gianni Schicchi

Italo Tajo (Gianni Schicchi), Licia Albanese (Lauretta), Giuseppe di Stefano (Rinuccio), Cloe Elmo (Zita), Virgilio Lazzari (Simone), Gerhard Pechner (Marco), Thelma Votipka (Ciesca), Alessio de Paolis (Gherardo), George Cehanovsky (Betto), Melchiorre Luise (Spinelloccio), Reginald Tonry, Jr. (Gherardino), Louis D'Angelo (Amantio)

Giuseppe Antonicelli

Strauss, R:

Salome

Ljuba Welitsch (Salome), Herbert Janssen (Jokanaan), Frederick Jagel (Herod), Kerstin Thorborg (Herodias)

Fritz Reiner


Recorded 1949

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Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi


Leo Nucci (Gianni Schicchi), Mirella Freni (Lauretta), Roberto Alagna (Rinuccio), Eva Podles (Zita), Enrico Fissore (Simone), Nicoletta Curiel (Ciesca), Orazio Mori (Marco), Giorgio Giorgetti (Betto di Signa), Riccardo Cassinelli (Gherardo), Barbara Frittoli (Nella), Barbara Guerrini (Gherardino), Colin Cue (Spinelloccio)

Coro Di Voci Bianchi "Guido Monaco" Di Prato, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bruno Bartoletti

Decca - 4443952

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Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi


Rolando Panerai (Gianni Schicchi), Helen Donath (Lauretta), Vera Baniewicz (Zita), Peter Seiffert (Rinuccio), Tullio Panè (Gherardo), Valerie Errante (Nella), Claudio Kunz (Gherardino), Gerhard Auer (Betto di Signa), Franco Federici (Simone), Robert Riener (Marco), Mechthild Georg (Ciesca), Walter Zeh (Spinelloccio), Marcel Rosca (Pinellino), Axel Wagner (Guccio), Raimund Grumbach (Amantio di Nicolao)

Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Giuseppe Patané

RCA - G0100002788828

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Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi


Rolando Panerai (Gianni Schicchi), Helen Donath (Lauretta), Vera Baniewicz (Zita), Peter Seiffert (Rinuccio), Tullio Pani (Gherardo), Valerie Errante (Nella), Gerhard Auer (Betto di Signa), Franco Federici (Simone), Robert Riener (Marco), Mechthild Georg (La Ciesca)

Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Giuseppe Patané

Building a Library

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Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi


Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elke Schary, Martha Mödl, Claes H. Ahnsjö

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Wolfgang Sawallisch

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