Puccini: La bohème - Janowitz, Cossutta, Panerai, Rothenberger, Siepi; Hager. Wien, 1966
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When I first made this recording available I was surprised to see a how popular it became. Upon listening to it I began to understand why. Gundula Janowitz probably should have resisted Karajan from pushing her into heavier repertoire and stuck with these roles. She is such a wonderfully ethereal Mimì. Carlo Cossutta may not be the ideal Rodolfo but he sings with grace. Anneliese Rotherberger sings a charming Musetta and what a treat to get Cesare Siepi as Colline. The sound is very good.