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MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana

MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana

Catalog Number: RRC1162
Label: Regis Records
Format: CD

Available: 2
Price: $8.99

Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)

Cavalleria Rusticana (complete opera in one act)

Zinka Milanov, Santuzza
Jussi Björling, Turidda
Carol Smith, Lola
Robert Merrill, Alfio
Margaret Roggero, Mamma Lucia

With the Robert Shaw Chorale
(Robert Shaw: Chorus Master)
and the RCA Victor Orchestra
Renato Cellini, director

Track ListingTimeMP3
1Prelude2:19
2O Lola c'hai di latti la cammisa7:58
3Gli aranci olezzano6:27
4Dite, mamma Lucia2:37
5Il cavallo scalpita5:21
6Ineggiamo, il Signor non 'e morto!4:09
7Voi lo sapete, o mamma5:42
8Tu qui Santuzza?6:41
9Ah! lo vedi, che hai tu detto?5:46
10Oh! il Sinore vi manda, compar Alfio5:02
11Intermezzo3:48
12A casa, a casa, amici2:33
13Viva il vino spumeggiante, nel bicchiere scintilante2:28
14A voi tutti4:44
15Mamma, Quel vino 'egeneroso5:34

This set is well worth hearing and...has a price advantage...Who but Milanov...fills Mascagni's grateful phrases with quite such full, lustrous tone and with such a wealth of feeling for the text? This is verismo singing at its grandest, most authentic scale and very welcome back to the catalogue as such. Björling may be a trifle gentlemanly for a Turiddu, but...his singing is an exemplar of the spirito style at its best, with much fine shading of the tone and an inward feeling for the part. As Alfio, Merrill turns in one of his most considerable performances on disc...If you want this opera alone (without Pagliacci) I would suggest this version.
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