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Che Gelida Manina



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"Che Gelida Manina"
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• Recorded 11-02-1906 •

La Bohème (Puccini, Giacomo)

Date of recording: Sunday, 11/02/1906

Recorded in New York with orchestra.


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Aetion
"Who has sent you to me? God?"
Posted on: 18-01-2011 11:27
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"Who has sent you to me? God?" (Puccini to Caruso)

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/when-enrico-caruso-met-giacomo-puccini-1319497.html
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Tom
RE: "Who has sent you to me? God?" (reply to Aetion)
Posted on: 24-01-2011 22:13
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Thanks for the link! Yes, apparently that is what Puccini said (or mumbled to himself) when Caruso auditioned. Not sure he addressed Caruso directly when he said it (I rather think not) - he didn't know Caruso at that time.
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Aetion
RE: "Who has sent you to me? God?" (reply to Tom)
Posted on: 25-01-2011 10:54
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I think the story is true, because I remember having read it elsewhere too. No, Caruso was not famous at that time and thence Puccini’s surprise. As to whether he told the exact phrase or not, it is not so important, is it?
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Tom
RE: "Who has sent you to me? God?" (reply to Aetion)
Posted on: 25-01-2011 11:01
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I think the story is true and the words pretty much correct.