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Torre del Lago

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 January 2008

Donald Macleod looks at the lifestyle Puccini enjoyed at his home in Torre del Lago. There, away from the glare of publicity, he could compose in peace, play cards, drink rough red wine with the locals and was able to shoot wildfowl on Lake Massaciuccoli.

Casa mia, casa mia
Placido Domingo (tenor)
Julius Rudel (piano)

L'uccellino
Roberta Alexander (soprano)
Tan Crone (piano)

Recondite armonia (Tosca, Act 1)
Placido Domingo (tenor)
Angelo Veccia (baritone)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)

Mario! Mario! Mario!... Ah, quegli occhi! (Tosca, Act 1)
Leontyne Price (soprano)
Placido Domingo (tenor)
Vienna Philharmonic
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

Dov'e Angelotti... nel pozzo... nel giardino (Tosca, Act 2)
Tito Gobbi (baritone)
Giuseppe di Stefano, Franco Calabrese (tenors)
Maria Callas (soprano)
Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Victor de Sabata (conductor)

Tosca (Act 3, excerpt)
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Roberto Alagna, David Cangelosi (tenors)
Sorin Coliban (bass)
Chorus of the Royal Opera House
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Antonio Pappano (conductor).

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