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CD88036 Tosca - 8 February 1975 - Bergonzi, Zylis-Gara, Bacquier; Er

CD88036 Tosca - 8 February 1975 - Bergonzi, Zylis-Gara, Bacquier; Er
CD88036 Tosca - 8 February 1975 - Bergonzi, Zylis-Gara, Bacquier; Er
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CD88036 Tosca - 8 February 1975 - Bergonzi, Zylis-Gara, Bacquier; Er

In the spirit of helping out, I would like to offer "my" version of this broadcast to augment the fine retrospective with which Bruce has been providing us. What the Met Archive does not tell us is that this was the debut of the (sadly-missed) Peter Allen, who had the thankless task of announcing the death of Milton Cross AND the indisposition of Bergonzi. This is my recollection, but there are no announcements on this copy (apologies to those who enjoy them...) Bergonzi provides a lesson in "how to sing on a bad day," and I for one would rather have Bergonzi on a bad day than almost anyone else in fine fettle!

My source is an excellent first generation open reel (2400' recorded at 7 1/2 ips) purchased from the Boston-area collector who originally recorded it.

Enjoy!

Allen

Tosca..................Teresa Zylis-Gara Cavaradossi...............Carlo Bergonzi Scarpia.................Gabriel Bacquier Sacristan................Fernando Corena Spoletta.................Charles Anthony Angelotti...................Louis Sgarro Sciarrone............Russell Christopher Shepherd................Paul Offenkrantz Jailer...................Arthur Thompson

Alberto Erede, cond.



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