TOSCA Melis, Pauli, Granforte (La Scala 1929) (CD)

TOSCA Melis, Pauli, Granforte (La Scala 1929) (CD)

Code: 1076-2


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Product Description


The legendary 1929 La Scala recording starring Carmen Melis (Tebaldi's teacher), Piero Pauli, and Apollo Granforte. Transfers and digital mastering by Barton Wimble.
[1994, Mono, 2-CD, 108 minutes]

Opera in Three Acts
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Text by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Tosca - Carmen Melis
Cavaradossi - Piero Pauli
Scarpia - Apollo Granforte
Angelotti / Sciarrone - Giovanni Azzimonti
Sacristan - Antonio Gelli
Spoletta - Nello Palai

Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
Carlo Sabajno, conductor
(Recorded November, 1929)

"No subsequent recording conveys quite the same sense of vitality and immediacy." New York Magazine

"Melis in particular gives a genuine singing and acting performance." Gramophone

"Performed with such conviction, Tosca seems a new work." Opera News

"Apollo Granforte (Scarpia) expertly balances bullishness and elegance." "Sabajno inspires his artists to shape the text meaningfully and honestly, line by line." Opera News