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A comprehensive Puccini collection at a great price

If you’re interested in Puccini, you can’t do much better than this collection. It includes all of Puccini’s most famous works (including Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, Tosca and Turandot). The sound quality is excellent, especially considering the fact that most of these were recorded over fifty years ago. Renata Tebaldi is one of the greatest sopranos of the twentieth century, and her voice is definitely the highlight of this collection. But all in all, you couldn’t ask for better quality Puccini for such a good price.

Biography

Born: February 01, 1922 in Pesaro, Italy

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Renata Tebaldi was one of the dominant lyrico-spinto sopranos of the 1950s and 1960s, with a large, powerful voice that, despite a severely flawed top, was described by many of her admirers as one of the most beautiful of the 20th century. In many ways she and Maria Callas were defined by one another, although often far too simplistically, assuming that what one had, the other did not. (Rather like the cats versus dogs debates among pet lovers, in which all dogs are loving but dumb and all cats are...
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