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Composer of the Week: Puccini


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2: Milan. Donald Macleod looks at
Puccini's early operatic successes (Le
Villi, Manon Lescaut ) and failures (Edgar). Prelude: Edgar, Act 1 Berlin RSO, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Edgar, Act 2 (excerpts)
Gwendoline Killebrew (soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (tenor), Vicente Sardinero (baritone), New York Opera Orchestra, conductor Eve Queler Edgar , Act 3 (excerpts) Renata Scotto
(soprano), New York Schola Cantorum and Opera Orchestra, conductor Eve Queler Crisantemi Hagen Quartet
Manon Lescaut , Act 2 (excerpt)
Nina Rautio (soprano), Peter Dvorsky (tenor), Luigi Roni and Silvestro Sammaritano (basses), Milan La Scala Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Manon Lescaut
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Soprano: Gwendoline Killebrew
Soprano: Carlo Bergonzi
Baritone: Vicente Sardinero
Unknown: Queler Edgar
Soprano: Renata Scotto
Unknown: Queler Crisantemi Hagen
Unknown: Manon Lescaut
Soprano: Nina Rautio
Soprano: Peter Dvorsky
Tenor: Luigi Roni
Tenor: Silvestro Sammaritano
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

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Composer of the Week: Puccini

BBC Radio 3, 6 May 2003 9.00

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