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Title/Work La bohème (opera)
Author(s)/Composer(s) Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

High resolution audio (Flac) FLAC, FLAC (Commons)
Compressed audio (Ogg Vorbis) none
Genre(s) Opera terminology
Content Act 1: Che gelida manina
Description HMV DB 1538
Lyricist(s) Luigi Illica (1857-1919) and Giuseppe Giacosa (1847-1906) based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger (1822-1861)
Music arranger(s) none
Conductor(s) Eugene Aynsley Goossens (1893-1962)
Performer(s) Beniamino Gigli, Tenor (1890-1957)
Vocal range Tenor with orchestra accompaniment
Label His Master's Voice
Cat. no. DB 1538
Order number 8769-A
Matrix/StamperID 8769A / 2B-1411II
Place of recording Kingsway Hall, London (United Kingdom)
1st recording date 4 July 1931[1]
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Coupling date 1931
Cutout date unknown
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1st release date 1931
PD CH 1 January 1995
PD EU 1 January 2002
PD USA 1 January 1995
PD INT 1 January 2025


  1. GoogleBooks: More EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings: Unique Opera Records Corporation (1972-1977), A.N.N.A. Record Company (1978-1982), Special Sound Collections Discographic Reference); William Shaman, William J. Collins and Calvin M. Goodwin; Greenwood Press; 1999; ISBN-13: 978-0313298356 - Page 465: Remarkably, Gigli's only other commercial recording of the aria was HMV DB 1538 (and Victor 8769), matrix 2B-1411-2, recorded in Kingsway Hall, London, on 4 July, 1931, conducted by Eugene Goossens., Link to the record


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