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Puccini: Boheme (La) (Sung In English)
 
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Puccini: Boheme (La) (Sung In English)

1 Jun 1998 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jun 1998
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Chandos
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 Chandos
  • Total Length: 1:50:42
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  • ASIN: B001MV2ITC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,107 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "pavapotti" on 30 Mar 2003
Format: Audio CD
I cannot watch or listen to La Boheme without crying, and it is no different in the English!! Dennis O Neill is in pretty good form throughout although the highest notes do sound a little stifled in places. The translation is a reasonable one, it is always difficult to get a good translation that is faithful to the original and rythmically good at the same time. I have translated much of the text myself and the opera contains a great deal of romantic poetic gems. This recording does not disappoint and the tempo is reasonable if a little tardy in the first act.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Greatness of La Bohème brought to the English-speaking world 21 Jan 2002
By "benph" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
La Bohème is already one of the greatest operas, and this beautifully done recording recently done by Chandos makes this opera accessible to those who don't speak Italian. The orchestration and singing are both terrific and the English libretto and commentary are included. Even if you are not normally a fan of opera, this recording could be an excellent introduction.
A sheer delight with handkerchief an option ! 23 Nov 2007
By Nicholas Freidin - Published on Amazon.com
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Yes, many would balk at the idea of an opera in anything but the original language. Sometimes it works, especially in 'operetta', and Puccini's La Boheme is just that, not in the same league as Tosca or Turandot, but closer to La Rondine, somewhere in between.

It is a charming piece, full of heart-wrenching situations, and some comedy, all given melodious invention by a master. I have some of the classic recordings: de los Angeles and Bjoerling under Beecham, Tebaldi and Bergonzi under Serafin, and they are superb in their own ways. But there is something which adds to knowing what is being sung.

This recording, even for those like me who understand Italian, is a real joy. Parry is a sensitive conductor with a first-rate orchestra (Philharmonia Orchestra), and the singers are superb, a match for other more well-known interpreters. Especially moving are Cynthia Haymon (Mimi) and Dennis O'Neill (Rodolfo). Alan Opie (Marcello) and Alistair Miles (Colline) are equally touching. Andrew Shore (Benoit) is a first-class comic singer/actor. Marie McLaughlin (Musetta) may disappoint somewhat in her 'Quando me'n vo soletto per la via' (Act II waltz aria), but she is otherwise a superb performer.

This recording makes it easy to get into the thick of the drama, with great music, well-tempered, and with passionate singing, leaving the listener, at the end, with at least one tear. The original play by Murger and Barriere, La vie de boheme (1849), was meant to pull at the heart-strings, and this production does just that.
Gorgeous 24 Dec 2013
By V from Queens - Published on Amazon.com
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It is certainly the best way to prepare for a full blown performance in Italian.
I love all the English operas of the Chandos series.
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