Music: New Records, Feb. 18, 1957

Having covered and re-covered the standard operatic repertory on LPs, e.g., ten complete and currently available Pagliaccis, seven Aïdas, five Butterflys, record companies have begun to dig for lesser known works. One of the happiest recent finds: Puccini's one-acter, II Tabarro, on an excellent RCA Victor LP. This somberly lyric tale of jealousy, betrayal and murder on a Seine River barge is sung with power and intensity by Baritone Tito Gobbi, Soprano Margaret Mas and Tenor Giacinto Prandelli, strongly backed by the Rome Opera's chorus and orchestra under Veteran Conductor Vincenzo Bellezza. As...

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