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Dec 26, 2021Liked by Opera Daily

Thank you for a fresh take on a golden chestnut.

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Dec 26, 2021Liked by Opera Daily

That Pavarotti/Freni recording from early in their careers is IMO the best Boheme (I know, I know - many prefer the Bjoerling/de los Angeles - but I prefer Pavarotti's exuberance to Bjoerling's restraint). Their chemistry, having known each other for so long, is terrific. And always -- always -- I get chill bumps at "Couragio -- Mimi! Mimi! Mimi!" in the last act. Puccini remains in the repertoire when so many of his peers languish because he could do this to listeners.

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Dec 27, 2021Liked by Opera Daily

Wonderful choice, really enjoyed hearing and watching Pavarotti

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Wonderful write up. Thank you

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