Fiori: Giacomo Puccini ~ Madama Butterfly

 
Cio-Cio-San
Pinkerton
Suzuki
Sharpless
Goro
Bonze
Yamadori
Dolore
Kate Pinkerton
Commissioner
Registrar
Teresa Stratas
Barry Morell
Nedda Casei
Theodor Uppman
Andrea Velis
Norman Scott
Russell Christopher
Nora Feuerstein
Louise Pearl
Gene Boucher
Hal Roberts


Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera

Conductor Lamberto Gardelli
New York, March 30, 1968

Giacomo Puccini ~ Suor Angelica (Excerpts)
Angelica
Princes
Genovieffa
Osmina
Dolcina
Monitor
Abbess
Head Mistress
Nurse
Lay Sister
Lay Sister
Novice
Novice
Alms Collector
Alms Collector
Teresa Stratas
Florence Quivar
Joyce Guyer
Jean Rawn
Elizabeth Anguish
Sondra Kelly
Wendy Hillhouse
Gweneth Bean
Ariel Bybee
Sandra Bush
Elyssa Lindner
Barbara Bystrom
Linda Mays
Loretta Di Franco
Beverly Withers


Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera

Conductor James Levine
New York, September 26, 1989

The extraordinary thing about Stratas is how special everything she sings, and especially her interpretation, becomes. In this she is on the same level as Callas and Scotto. Butterfly and Suor Angelica are not really part of her repertoire, hearing her sing this still leaves us in awe and admiration.

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CD Length:
CD 1 78.54 minutes
CD 2 79.24 minutes