The program began with an exclusive interview with American soprano Ailyn Pérez, who has just concluded a run as Musetta in La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera. She will be returning to the Met next season, this time as Mimi. Special thanks to Silja Tobin & the Met's Press department for providing the Met Opera audio, Ed Hartley and Bob Huott for engineering the interview, as well as Jenny Wolf of Lenny's Studio for arranging the interview.
1. L'Amico Fritz-Pia Tassinari (soprano); Giulia Abba Bersone (soprano); Amalia Pini (mezzo-soprano); Ferruccio Tabliavini (tenor); Armando Giannotti (tenor); Pier Luigi Latinucci (baritone); Saturno Meletti (baritone); Pietro Mascagni (conductor); Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of Torino della Radio-Televisione Italiana.