Sunday, November 30, 2014

Great Singer of the Week: Gianni Poggi

I discovered a mid-20th century tenor I hadn't known before--Gianni Poggi. A very nice voice indeed. He sang with Callas and Tebaldi (not at the same time, of course!), and he sang at the Met. Here is his rather brief Wikipedia bio-blurb, and following are some YouTube clips. Alas, most are audio only.

To the left is a blatantly ganked photo of Sr. Poggi in Ballo.

Following is the Siciliana from Cavalleria Rusticana, rather more brisk than I'm accustomed to, but I like the tempo. Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Ugo Rapalo, conductor

Mamma, quel vino è generoso from the same performance, apparently.

Des Grieux's aria from act 3 of Puccini's Manon Lescaut. Live Piacenza 1967 (no conductor credit given).

La Bohème, Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

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