The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: How to End an Opera

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George Jellinek explores Giacomo Puccini’s art of concluding an opera with excerpts from Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Tosca and more. This program originally aired on WQXR in 1984.

Program:

Puccini: Manon Lescaut: Final scene
Licia Albanese, Jussi Bjorling 

La Boheme: Final Scene
Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti

Tosca: Final Scene
Maria Callas and Giuseppe Di Stefano

Madama Butterfly: Final Scene
Renata Scotto

La Fanciulla del West: Final Scene
Renata Tebaldi and Mario Del Monaco

Turandot: Final Scene
Birgit Nilsson, Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Erich Leinsdorf