Puccini: La Rondine - Zeani, Ravazzi, Saldari, Marchiandi; Verchi. Lucca, 1971


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Lucca is a very charming town in Tuscany with a charming theater that does not even hold a thousand.   The intimacy transfers to this wonderful recording of this Puccini rarity.  All of the voices are unforced and forward, with the same immediacy as if they were speaking.  Virginia Zeani uses her velvety voice to amazing affect.  The Puccini style seams as natural as if they were in his home town (they were.)

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