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

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

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.


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

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