Puccini: La Bohème

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2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0

COMPOSERS: Puccini
LABELS: Warner
WORKS: La Bohème
PERFORMER: Te Kanawa, Leech, Gustafson; Ambrosian Singers; LSO/Nagano
CATALOGUE NO: 2564 68017-9

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Kiri Te Kanawa is a lovely Mimì, but the rest of the cast is less strong, with a piercing Rodolfo from Richard Leech. The dynamic scale is wrong, too, suggesting a grand opera, not an intimate one. Michael Tanner