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      Death by Poison

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      A favorite device for murder and suicide as Angela Gheorghiu finds out as Juliet along with Montserrat Caballe as Adriana Lecouvreur, Maria Callas as Leonora in Il Trovatore and Joan Sutherland as Suor Angelica.

      Playlist:

      Gounod: Romeo et Juliet, “Poison Aria”
      Angela Gheorghiu with the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
      Conducted by Michel Plasson
      Recorded in Toulouse in 1995
      EMI 5 56125 2

      Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur, “Poveri Fiori”
      Montserrat Caballe with Orchestra
      Legato Classics LCD-111-2

      Verdi: Il Trovatore, “Udiste? . . . “Mira, d’acerbe lagrime”
      Maria Callas and Rolando Panerai with the Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
      Conducted by Herbert Von Karajan
      Recorded in Milan in 1956 EMI 7243 5 62903 2

      Puccini: Suor Angelica, “Ah, son dannata”
      Joan Sutherland with the National Philharmonic Orchestra
      Conducted by Richard Bonynge
      Recorded in London in 1972
      LONDON 289 458 218-2

       

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