Puccini: La Bohème - Stratas, Cossutta, Niska, Fredricks; Herbert. 1968
Listen to a Sample:
- For a singer who defied classification throughout her long career, Teresa Stratas makes a good argument, as Mimì, that she was a Puccinian through and through. There is a sensitivity to her phrasing that is organic and she knows where to deliver the full scope of her sumptuous soprano.
- Carlo Cossutta brings a wonderful combination of elegance and power to the role of Rodolfo.
- As Musetta, Maralin Niska steals a scene or two in Act II, but then delivers some very poignant moments in Act IV.
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