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Beniamino Gigli - Rarities

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Beniamino Gigli - Rarities

Rarities (1934-1940)

Charles Gounod: ROMEO ET JULIETTE (Sung in Italian)
1. L’amour! L’amour . . . Ah! lève-toi, soleil! (4:45)
2. Hélas! moi, le haïr (6:57)
3. Ô nuit divine! . . . Ah! ne fuis pas encore! . . . Va! repose en paix! (9:38)
with Mafalda Favero (Juliette); Aristide Baracchi (Grégorio)
Teatro alla Scala, Milan / Gabriele Santini, conductor; April 5, 1934

Giuseppe Verdi: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
4. Che! Inorridi di Calatrava al nome . . . Solenne in quest’ora (4:55)
5. Invano Alvaro (ends after the words "Lasciatemi, lasciatemi") . . . (3:06)
6. Non si placa il mio furor (to end of duet) (3:14)
with Carlo Morelli (Don Alvaro)
Teatro alla Scala, Milan / Gabriele Santini, conductor; March 31, 1934

Jules Massenet: MANON (Sung in Italian)
7. Instant charmant . . . En ferment les yeux (4:24)
with Pia Tassinari (Manon)
Teatro Reale dell’Opera, Rome / Vincenzo Bellezza, conductor; April 8, 1938

Giacomo Puccini: TOSCA
8. E lucevan le stelle . . . Ah! franchigia a Floria Tosca
(ends after the words "alla sua brama mi promisi") (4:01)
with Iva Pacetti (Tosca)
Royal Opera, Covent Garden, London / Vittorio Gui, conductor; June 2, 1938

Umberto Giordano: ANDREA CHENIER
9. Commosso, lusingato . . . (6:34)
10. Signor Chénier — Madama la Contessa . . . (2:53)
11. Colpito qui m’avete . . . Un dì all’azzurro spazio (5:54)
with Elisabeth Rethberg (Maddalena); Doris Doe (La Contessa di Coigny);
John Howell (Fleville); Lodovico Oliviero (L’Abate)
San Francisco Opera / Gaetano Merola, conductor; October 7, 1938

Giuseppe Verdi: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
12. Le minaccie, i fieri accenti (ends after the words "Un brando! Uscite!") (4:30)
with Benvenuto Franci (Don Alvaro)
Teatro Reale dell’Opera, Rome, at the Terme di Caracalla
Tullio Serafin, conductor; July 4, 1939

Giuseppe Verdi: IL TROVATORE
13. Di quella pira (December 9, 1939) (2:07)
14. Di quella pira (December 24, 1939) (2:07)
Teatro Reale dell’Opera, Rome / Olivero de Fabritiis

Francesco Cilea: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
15. La dolcissima effigie (4:10)
with Magda Olivero (Adriana)
Teatro Reale dell’Opera, Rome / Mario Rossi, conductor; March 20, 1940

Beniamino Gigli, tenor

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