Puccini Symphonic Suites - Carlo Rizzi

Puccini Symphonic Suites - Carlo Rizzi

SIGCD778 (Signum Classics, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (9 February 2024)

Playing time: 70'
Tracks: 5
Booklet pages: 12
℗ 2024 Signum Records Ltd
© 2024 Signum Records Ltd
Main country of recording: United Kingdom
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Puccini Symphonic Suites - Carlo Rizzi published on 23 January 2024

Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Carlo Rizzi, conductor

Giacomo Puccini, arranged by Carlo Rizzi:

1 Madama Butterfly Symphonic Suite

2 Tosca Symphonic Suite

Giacomo Puccini:

3 Preludio Sinfonico

4 Preludio Sinfonico (original version)

5 Capriccio Sinfonico

In Puccini's anniversary year, chief conductor of Welsh National Opera, Carlo Rizzi, has created new, purely orchestral versions of some of his best-known and beloved works. Staying pure and faithful to Puccini's original orchestration without anything added to 'cover' any perceivable lack of vocal line the brilliance of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Tosca and other works shine through in this album of first recordings.

Recorded 15-16 December 2022 at Hodinott Hall, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wales, UK.