AN OPERATIC RECITAL BY FLAVIANO LAB

AN OPERATIC RECITAL BY
FLAVIANO LAB

Int. Release 07 Apr. 2014
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Track List

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
La forza del destino

original

Act 3

Amilcare Ponchielli (1834 - 1886)
La Gioconda, Op.9

Act 2

2.
4:51

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohme

Act 1

Tosca

Act 1

Act 3

Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 1

6.
2:50

Act 3

7.
2:49

Umberto Giordano (1867 - 1948)
Fedora

Act 2

8.
1:55

Flaviano Labo, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Fernando Previtali

Andrea Chnier

Act 1

Act 2

Act 3

10.
2:34

Act 4

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 3

12.
3:06

La forza del destino

original

Act 3

Umberto Giordano (1867 - 1948)
Fedora

Act 2

14.
1:51

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Cavalleria rusticana

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 1

Madama Butterfly

Act 2

La Fanciulla del West

Act 3

Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 1

Act 3

Bruno Prevedi, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Edward Downes

Tosca

Act 1

Act 3

La Fanciulla del West

Act 3

Gianni Raimondi, Orchestra del Teatro Arena di Verona, Bruno Martinotti

Total Playing Time: 1:14:32

. . . a fine tenor . . . His was a ringing Italianate voice of considerable thrust and power . . . his sound could be thrilling, and he boasted an idiomatic style we perhaps took for granted back then and would dearly cherish now. Alvaro's great scena from "La Forza del Destino" opens the disc; the sense of loss and nostalgia in the reading combines with tonal beauty and full-throated high notes to generate considerable excitement. And a heroic "Cielo e mar" ("La Gioconda") with its exciting muscularity reminds one immediately of why this was a thrilling voice in the opera house. Virility and passion feature heavily as well in both of Cavaradossi's arias from "Tosca", as well as Calf's from "Turandot" . . . Fernando Previtali supports Lab skillfully, and Edward Downes, leading the Royal Opera forces for Prevedi, is his customary excellent self, lending stunning urgency and breathtaking string-playing particularly in the "Cavalleria" selection.