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Anna Netrebko (Mimi), Rolando Villazón (Rodolfo), Nicole Cabell (Musetta), Mariusz Kwiecien (Marcello), Boaz Daniel (Schaunard), Vitalij Kowaljow (Colline), Kevin Connors (Parpignol), Tiziano Bracci (Benoit/Alcindoro), Gerald Haeussler (Sergente dei doganieri)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks,...
As Rodolfo, Rolando Villazón is magnificent, by turns ardent and angry and there's a stream of bright golden tone in a ringing 'O soave fanciulla'. — More…
Renata Tebaldi (Minnie), Mario del Monaco (Dick Johnson), Cornell MacNeil (Jack Rance)
Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Franco Capuana
both Tebaldi and del Monaco were at their finest, and Tozzi as Jake Wallace proved another outstanding asset. The Decca producers, James Walker and Christopher Raeburn, again demonstrated Decca's... — More…
Victoria de los Angeles, Jussi Björling, Fernando Corena, Robert Merrill, Giorgio Tozzi
The Columbus Boychoir & RCA Victor Chorus & Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham
A classic, with extra electricity derived from the hasty recording, with Beecham's living, vivid conducting and a superb cast, both stellar and supporting, even though the mono sound is less... — More…
Angela Gheorghiu (Mimi), Ramón Vargas (Rodolfo), Ludovic Tézier (Marcello), Ainhoa Arteta (Musetta), Oren Gradus (Colline), Quinn Kelsey (Schaunard), Paul Plishka (Benoit/Alcindoro), Meredith Derr (Parpignol), Robert Maher (Sergente dei doganieri), Richard Pearson (Un doganiere)
…the spectacular Zeffirelli staging, now rather showing its age. It still makes a good frame… for Ramón Vargas's engaging Rodolfo, sung with ardour, and Gheorghiu's fine-toned but rather grand... — More…