Thursday, October 29, 2009

Enrico Caruso Nellie Melba La Boheme O soave fanciulla

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Enrico Caruso and Nellie Melba singing the duet O soave fanciulla from Giacomo Puccini's La boheme. It was recorded in New York on 24 March 1907 (Victor C4326 95200).

Dame Nellie Melba GBE (19 May 1861 – 23 February 1931), born Helen Porter Mitchell, was an Australian opera soprano. She became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian Era and the early 20th century.

La bohème is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger.

Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire.

Enrico Caruso came from a poor background. Born in Naples in the Via San Giovanello agli Ottocalli 7 on February 25, 1873, he was baptized next door in the Roman Catholic Church of San Giovanni e Paolo, Naples, the next day.
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Artist/Composer: Enrico Caruso Giacomo Puccini RCA Victor
Keywords: Enrico Caruso; Nellie Melba; Nellie Melba, La Boheme; O soave fanciulla; Giacomo Puccini
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