Thomas Dawkins got Boheme conducted by Thomas Schippers with Freni, Gedda, Sereni, et al.
I just got Boheme conducted by Berretoni with Gigli, Albanese, Poli, et al.
I'm pretty sure these performances are quite dissimilar, even though I've not heard the Schippers. The Berretoni performance is a bit scrappy and a tad out of control, with occasional lapses in ensemble. You can't imagine Freni, Gedda, Sereni, and Schippers doing that.
But Berretoni's Bohemians (as Piso noted recently) are actually believable. At 48, Gigli is his magnificent self, and Licia Albanese---24 when the recording was made---immortalizes herself in her reading of Mimi's Act III lines.
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