Code: 4589



Product Description

Ships October 9, 2016

A collection of live television performances by some of the most celebrated tenors of the twentieth century: Jussi Bjoerling, Franco Corelli, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Nicolai Gedda, James McCracken, Richard Tucker, and Jon Vickers. Featuring arias, duets and scenes from La Bohème, Tosca, Aida, Faust, and more, with Renata Tebaldi, Giulietta Simionato, Teresa Stratas, Robert Merrill, Lucine Amara, and others. DVD includes bonus performances: “Una furtiva lagrima” sung by Rolf Bjoerling (son of Jussi), and a Passover Medley sung by Richard Tucker. The bonus performances and the Faust Trio (Gedda, Amara, Hines) have never before been available in any format. Black & white (La Bohème with Bjoerling and Tebaldi) / Color (all other performances), Optional English subtitles, 94 minutes (including extras)


JUSSI BJOERLING (with Renata Tebaldi, soprano)
1. - 3.Puccini: LA BOHÈME - Act I Finale (15:37) (1956)

GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO (with Teresa Stratas, soprano)
4. - 5. Massenet: MANON - St. Sulpice Scene (12:35) (1963)

RICHARD TUCKER (with Robert Merrill, baritone)
6. Verdi: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO - Solenne in quest’ora (4:10) (1965)

RICHARD TUCKER (with Lucine Amara, soprano)
7. Leoncavallo: PAGLIACCI - No, Pagliaccio non son and Finale (6:13) (1965)

FRANCO CORELLI (with Lisa Della Casa, soprano)
8. - 9. Puccini: TOSCA - Scenes from Act III (7:21) (1962)

FRANCO CORELLI (with Régine Crespin, soprano)
10. Verdi: UN BALLO IN MASCHERA - Teco io sto! (8:42) (1964)

JON VICKERS (with Giulietta Simionato, mezzo-soprano)
11. Verdi: AIDA - Già i sacerdoti adunansi (8:29) (1964)

JAMES McCRACKEN (with Robert Merrill, baritone)
12. - 13. Verdi: OTELLO - Act II Finale (4:45) (1964)

NICOLAI GEDDA (with Lucine Amara, soprano, and Jerome Hines, bass)
14. Gounod: FAUST - Final Scene (10:34) (1960)

Bonus Performances:
15. Donizetti: L’ELISIR D’AMORE - Una furtiva lagrima (6:00) (1964)

RICHARD TUCKER (with the Sholom Secunda Chorale)
16. arr. Secunda: PASSOVER MEDLEY (7:15) (1965)