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Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica

2 Ratings: 3.5
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The opera opens with scenes showing typical aspects of life in the convent — all the sisters sing hymns, the Monitor scolds two lay-sisters, everyone gathers for recreation in the courtyard. The sisters rejoice because, as the Mistress of Novices … see full wiki

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ditto, December 23, 2008
Like the reviewers above I have waited decades for this Suor Angelica to be published again. I had it on tape.

Ricciarelli is incredibly...delicate, yet she lofts her voice into the heavens with a timber of passion, and with a purity of tone. After hearing her in this role, all the other sopranos, who have sung this or its excerpts (great ones too), sound a little too technical or wooden.

And Cossotto, could not be a more perfect compliment or foil to Ricciarelli--her voice is rich, dark, scary, yet gorgeous--I find Cossotto's role to be the most evil in Opera--their duet is truly haunting.

I am a huge Puccini fan, and I found this recording's lyricism, passion, and beauty to match his genius.

One more point: I love this story. It's a wonderful contrast between of an individual's inner passion for life and the wicked coldness of a sociopath.

In my top ten favorite recordings of all time.

Michael

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Composer: Puccini
Performer: Katia Ricciarelli, Cossotto

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