Opera on WRTI: Puccini's LA BOHEME, Monumental 1956 Recording, September 24, 1 PM

Sep 24, 2016

Grab your tissues and join us to hear one of Giacomo Puccini’s most beloved operas! Filled with beautiful arias, La Boheme is one of the composer’s most frequently performed and recorded operas. The performance we’ll hear is considered by many the finest recording of the work ever made—the 1956 La Boheme conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham.

An all-star cast includes Victoria de los Angeles as Mimi, Jussi Björling as Rodolfo, and a cast that includes Robert Merrill, Giorgio Tozzi, and Lucine Amara. 

Saturday, September 24th at 1 pm on WRTI.

Synopsis

CAST:
Victoria de los Angeles: Mimì
Jussi Björling: Rodolfo
Lucine Amara: Musetta
Robert Merrill: Marcello
John Reardon: Schaunard
Giorgio Tozzi: Colline
Fernando Corena: Benoit
Alcindoro William Nahr: Parpignol
Thomas Powell: Customs Official
George del Monte: Sergeant

Columbus Boychoir
RCA Victor Chorus and Orchestra
CONDUCTOR: Sir Thomas Beecham