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Beniamino Gigli: A Life in Words and Music - Beniamino Gigli (tenor); Beniamino Gigli (speech/speaker/speaking part); Giulio Tomei (baritone); Graeme Kay;...
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  1. La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Cielo e mar (is preceded by a brief spoken excerpt of Gigli's memoirs)
  2. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Family background
  3. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Gigli's stage debut and poverty-stricken start
  4. La bohème, opera: O soave fanciulla
  5. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Service in the household of Countess Spannocchi
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  1. La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Cielo e mar (is preceded by a brief spoken excerpt of Gigli's memoirs)
  2. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Family background
  3. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Gigli's stage debut and poverty-stricken start
  4. La bohème, opera: O soave fanciulla
  5. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Service in the household of Countess Spannocchi
  6. La favorita, opera: Spirto gentil
  7. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Colonel Delfino, and Giovanni Zerri's legal agreement
  8. O surdato 'nnamurato, for voice & orchestra (with chorus, ad lib)
  9. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: A hospital visit and a scholarship
  10. Lodoletta, opera in 3 acts: Ah! ritrovarla nella sua capanna
  11. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Gigli graduates and makes his debut; he goes for the high B flat
  12. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
  13. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Marriage, Rome and a tour to Spain
  14. Iris, opera (melodramma) in 3 acts: Apri la tua finestra!
  15. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: A letter from Fred Gaisberg of HMV
  16. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Mamma, quel vino è generoso
  17. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Gigli conquers South America, and receives an offer from the Met
  18. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Metropolitan Opera debut in Mefistofele
  19. Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Giunto sul passo estremo
  20. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: The critics' verdict, and more performances
  21. Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Tombe degl'avi miei
  22. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Gigli's fate becomes entwined with Caruso's
  23. Andrea Chénier, opera: Un dì all'azzurro spazio'
  24. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Who will be Caruso's successor?
  25. La Traviata, opera: De'miei bollenti spiriti
  26. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Life forms a regular pattern, and Gigli learns to sing in foreign languages
  27. Le Roi d'Ys, opera in 3 acts: Vainement, ma bien aimée
  28. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Manon at the Met
  29. Manon, opera in 5 acts: O dolce incanto
  30. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Catalani's Loreley
  31. Loreley, opera (azione romantica) in 3 acts: Nel verde maggio
  32. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Summer in Italy, then back to New York and some physical training
  33. Roméo et Juliette, opera, CG 9: Ah! ne fuis pas encore!
  34. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Honorary Captain of the NYPD
  35. L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: O paradiso
  36. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Flourishing finances and professional rivalries
  37. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Crushing remarks; the attraction of radio
  38. The Lost Chord, song for voice & piano
  39. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: A new decade, and the honour of playing Nemorino at the Met
  40. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Quanto è bella
  41. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Debuts in Paris and London, and London's critical reception
  42. Martha, opera: M'apparì (Ach! So fromm)
  43. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples: Crisis: the death of Gigli's mother, and tension at the Met
  44. Beniamino Gigli: A Life In Words & Music, narrative with musical examples:
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Beniamino Gigli: A Life in Words and Music 2004, Naxos

UPC: 636943814826

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