Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mario Sereni RIP

Mario Sereni passed away this month. Into the files.... time to scan some images. First, BOHEME Oct. 1972 with Fernando Corena as Alcindoro and Colette Boky as Musetta. Unidentified super on left.
Also BOHEME  Oct. 23, 1965, actual performance with Jerome Hines (face hidden) as Colline, Clifford Harvout as Schaunard, kneeling Andrea Velis as Alcindoro, Beverly Bower partially hidden as Musetta,  Gabriella Tucci as Mimi, Gianni Raimondi as Rodolfo and Sereni as Marcello
MADAME BUTTERFLY January 1979, Sereni as Sharpless with Renata Scotto as Cio Cio San
L'ELISIR D'AMORE April 1980 with Gail Robinson as Adina, Loretta DiFranco as Giannetta and  Sereni as Belcore
FALSTAFF Nov. 11, 1964, actual performance, Sir Geraint Evans as Falstaff and Sereni as Ford
Sereni as Barnaba, GIOCONDA Nov. 1979
MANON LESCAUT, Dec. 1973  Gilda Cruz Romo as Manon, Sereni as Lescaut and Carlos Montane as Des Grieux

It's fun going into the files, seeing different photo technique, seeing wonderful singers of the past.
Mario Sereni,   thank you!

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