Verismo Arias And Duets
James McCracken
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4820284
Barcode
00028948202843
Format
1-CD
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RUGGIERO LEONCAVALLO
Pagliacci: Recitar! … Vesti la giubba

PIETRO MASCAGNI
Cavalleria rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso*

UMBERTO GIORDANO
Andrea Chénier: Colpito qui m’avete … Un dì all’azzura spazio*

GIACOMO PUCCINI
Tosca: Recondita armonia*
Tosca: E lucevan le stele
Turandot: Non piangere Liù*
Turandot: Nessun dorma!*

James McCracken, tenor
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Lamberto Gardelli

GIUSEPPE VERDI
Aida: Guardie! Radames qui venga
Otello: Già nella notte densa

GEORGES BIZET
Carmen: Je vais danser en votre honneur

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Samson et Dalila: Un dieu plus puissant que le tien

James McCracken, tenor
Sandra Warfield, mezzo-soprano
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Edward Downes

* FIRST RELEASE ON DECCA CD

Recording information

Recording Producers: John Mordler, David Harvey (Pagliacci, Cavalleria rusticana, Andrea Chénier, Tosca, Turandot); John Mordler (Aida, Otello, Carmen, Samson et Dalila)
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson, Michael Mailes (Pagliacci, Cavalleria rusticana, Andrea Chénier, Tosca, Turandot); James Lock (Aida, Otello, Carmen, Samson et Dalila)
Recording Locations: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 15, 17, 19–20 August 1964 (Aida, Otello, Carmen, Samson et Dalila); Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy, 1–9 August 1967 (Pagliacci, Cavalleria rusticana, Andrea Chénier, Tosca, Turandot)

Reviews

‘The part of Amneris […] is exactly suited to Miss Warfield’s qualities, and there the result is extraordinarily convincing.’ Gramophone