Puccini: La Bohème - Ricciarelli, Corelli, Shane, Walker, Christopher, Tozzi, Franke; Segerstam. 1975
Listen to a Sample:
- Considering that Franco Corelli would abruptly retire only a few months later, he shows that he was in still full command over his one-of-a-kind instrument.
- A young Katia Ricciarelli is about a close to perfect as you can hope to hear in the role of Mimì.
- Rita Shane is a gutsy Musetta, and Giorgio Tozzi's Colline nearly stops the show in Act IV.
- Leif Segerstam excels in Puccini's idiom, bringing style, and unabashed romantic sentiment to the proceedings..
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