Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Two rare telecasts from the popular Voice of Firestone series of yesteryear resurface as the New England Conservatory in Boston presents a pair of classic performances by soprano Renata Tebaldi and tenor Franco Corelli. Often sighted as two of the major contributing talents that helped to define the post-World War II "Golden Era" of music in Italy, Tebaldi and Corelli were known not only for their spectacular voices, but their refined glamour and undeniable charisma as well. In a performance originally aired on February 2, 1959, Tebaldi is joined by conductor Eric Leinsdorf in performing the compositions by Puccini. Corelli's performance, originally aired on June 2, 1963 and featuring the collaboration of conductor Wilfrid Pelletier, offers the works of Mascagni, Wolf-Ferrari, di Capua, Puccini, and D'Annibale.
performer, soprano [voice], tenor