Listen to a Sample:
- Anna Moffo makes an excellent argument for Puccini's most underrated score, bringing a combination of glamor and full-throated passion to the role of Magda.
- Henry Price brings both personality and sweetness of tone to the role of Prunier.
- Anton Guadagno favors a more leisurely approach to the score, ignoring Puccini's tempo markings, which gives the singers a chance to truly luxuriate in Puccini's melodies.
- Beniamino Prior's Ruggero comes off a bit wooden.
The first two minutes of the performance are missing.