There are 46 recordings on file in which Jan Peerce appears

Order by composer

(This "Discography" was generated by CLOR for THE COMPILER )

1 1941(LI) - traviata (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - Ettore Panizza*

2 1942(LI) - Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti - Frank St.Leger*

3 1943(Act 4;RE) - Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi - Arturo Toscanini**

4 1944(Act 3;LE) - Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi - Arturo Toscanini*

5 1944(LI) - ballo in maschera (Un) by Giuseppe Verdi - Bruno Walter*

6 1944-45(RA) - Fidelio by Ludwig Van Beethoven - Arturo Toscanini*

7 1945(LI) - Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti - Cesare Sodero*

8 1946(LI) - bohème (La) by Giacomo Puccini - Cesare Sodero*

9 1946(LI) - Tosca by Giacomo Puccini - Cesare Sodero*

10 1946(RC) - bohème (La) by Giacomo Puccini - Arturo Toscanini*

11 1946(RC) - traviata (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - Arturo Toscanini*

12 1947(LE) - Tosca by Giacomo Puccini - Giuseppe Antonicelli*

13 1947(LI) - ballo in maschera (Un) by Giuseppe Verdi - Giuseppe Antonicelli*

14 1947(LI) - RigoletTo by0Géuseppe Verdi - Cesare Sodero*

15 1947(RE) - Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi - Gaetano Merola*

16 1948(LI) - Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini - Eugene Ormandy*

17 1949(LI) - Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi - Pietro Cimara*

18 1949/51(SE) - Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti - Renato Cellini**

19 1950(LI) - Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti - Pietro Cimara*

20 1950(SE) - traviata (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - V. Trucco*

21 1950(STU) - Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi - Renato Cellini*

22 1950-1955(SE) - forza del destino (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - Renato Cellini**

23 1951(SE) - Fledermaus (Die) by Johann Strauß II - Fritz Reiner*

24 1951(STU) - Carmen by Georges Bizet - Fritz Reiner*

25 1952(LI) - Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fritz Reiner***

26 1953(LI;21/2/53) - bohème (La) by Giacomo Puccini - Alberto Erede*

27 1954(RC) - ballo in maschera (Un) by Giuseppe Verdi - Arturo Toscanini*

28 1954(SE) - Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saens - Leopold Stokowski*

29 1955 (LI;Dec 10) - ballo in maschera (Un) by Giuseppe Verdi - Dimitri Mitropoulos*

30 1955(LI) - Faust by Charles Gounod - Pierre Monteux*

31 1955(SE) - ballo in maschera (Un) by Giuseppe Verdi - Dimitri Mitropoulos**

32 1956 (Pons;LI) - Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti - Fausto Cleva*

33 1956[SE] - Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini - Vincenzo Bellezza*

34 1957(LI) - Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Karl Böhm*

35 1957(STU) - Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti - Erich Leinsdorf*

36 1958(LI) - Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti - Fausto Cleva*

37 1958(STU) - Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss - Erich Leinsdorf*

38 1959(LI) - ballo in maschera (Un) by Giuseppe Verdi - Thomas Schippers*

39 1959?(SE) - Brigadoon by Frederick Loewe - Johnny Green*

40 1960(LI) - Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni - Dimitri Mitropoulos***

41 1961(STU) - Fidelio by Ludwig Van Beethoven - Hans Knappertsbusch*

42 1962(LI) - forza del destino (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - Alberto Erede*

43 1962(SE) - Student Prince (The) by Sigmund Romberg - Franz Allers*

44 1962(STU) - Samson by George Frideric Handel - Maurice Abravanel*

45 1963(LI) - Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lorin Maazel*

46 1966(LI) - Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Joseph Rosenstock*

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La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Ettore Panizza - 1941(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Violetta Valery - Jarmila Novotná

Flora Bervoix - Thelma Votipka

Annina - Helen Olheim

Alfredo Germont - Jan Peerce

Giorgio Germont - Lawrence Tibbett

Gastone - Alessio De Paolis

Dottore Grenvil - Louis D' Angelo

Barone Douphol - Arthur Kent

Marchese d'Obigny - George Cehanovsky

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Compact Disc; - *Myto 2 MCD 933 80 {2CDS} (1993)ª

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Recordings of La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

The Gramophone April 1957 p.402; High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.52; HARRIS p.278; Opera on Record p.240; CELLETTI p.1022; Opera on CD (1) p.51 (2) p.57 (3) p.64; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.51 p.136,mise à jour p.2 (mars 2000); MET p.606; MET(VID) p.376; PENGUIN p.503; The Absolute Sound Issue 96 p.168; Opera Now June 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.935 (2) p.1511; «Musica 99» p.70; Répertoire No.96 novembre 1996 p.88; Classic CD June 1997 p.52; Gramophone August 1999 p.22, October 1999 p.6 (letter); Opéra International No.255 mars 2001 p.14; CD Compact No.163 marzo 2003 p.16

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opéra International - No.176 janvier 1994 p.72

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Répertoire - No.67 mars 1994 p.80

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET

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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Frank St.Leger - 1942(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lucia - Lily Pons

Edgardo - Jan Peerce

Enrico - Frank (Francesco) Valentino

Raimondo - Nicola Moscona

Arturo - John Garris

Alisa - Thelma Votipka

Normanno - John Dudley

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1365

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Recordings of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera February 1959 p.86; HARRIS p.150; Opera on Record p.184; CELLETTI p.223; MARINELLI p.114; Opera on CD (1) p.34 (2) p.39 (3) p.43; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.55 p.110, No.233 p.114; MET p.113; MET(VID) p.64; PENGUIN p.78; Opéra International janvier 1995 No.187 p.19, juillet- aoüt 1997 No.215 p.10; Opera on Video p.57; GIUDICI p.190 (2) p.312; Répertoire No.107 novembre 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (28 November 1942). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Arturo Toscanini - 1943(Act 4;RE)

Orchestra - NBC Symphony Orchestra

Rigoletto - Frank (Francesco) Valentino

Gilda - Gertrude Ribla

Duca di Mantova - Jan Peerce

Sparafucile - Nicola Moscona

Maddalena - Nan Merriman

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Black Disc - Teatro Dischi TD 504 (+arias - Verdi) {1LP}

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Recordings of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.48, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.32; HARRIS p.223; Opera on Record p.208; CELLETTI p.986; Opera on CD (1) p.49 (2) p.55 (3) p.61; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.112-113 p.144, mise à jour juillet 2001 p.2; MET p.583; MET(VID) p.567; PENGUIN p.496; Répertoire No.64 décembre 1993 p.8; Opera on Video p.75; GIUDICI p.905 (2) p.1459; «Musica 99» p.73; BBC Music Magazine December 1996 p.47; Opéra International No.254 février 2001 p.16

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Fanfare - Vol.5 No.6 July/August 1982 p.224 [CGP]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance broadcast on 25 July 1943

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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Arturo Toscanini - 1944(Act 3;LE)

Orchestra - NBC Symphony Orchestra

Rigoletto - Leonard Warren

Gilda - Zinka Milanov

Duca di Mantova - Jan Peerce

Sparafucile - Nicola Moscona

Maddalena - Nan Merriman

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Black Disc - RCA Victor LM 6041 (collection) {2LPS}; HMV ALP 1452-1453 (collection); RCA RBA 16139-16140 (collection); RCA «Victrola» VIC-1314 {1LP} RCA «Victrola» VICS-1314 {1LP} (electronic stereo)

Compact Cassette; - RCA «Toscanini Edition» GD 60276 (+Mefistofele-Prologue +I lombardi-excerpts) (1991)ª

Compact Disc; - RCA «Toscanini Edition» GD 60276 (+Mefistofele-Prologue; +I lombardi-excerpts) {1CD} (1991)ª; Movimento Musica (collection) {1CD};; Radio Years RY 48 (collection) {1CD}; Radio Years RY 71/72 (collection);; live-rare-opera (unnumbered) (+Milanov - recital) {1CD} (2006)ª; RCA 67893 (part of «Verdi - The Complete Toscanini Recordings») {12CDS} (2006)ª; Urania URA 313 (collection) {3CDS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.48, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.32; HARRIS p.223; Opera on Record p.208; CELLETTI p.986; Opera on CD (1) p.49 (2) p.55 (3) p.61; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.112-113 p.144, mise à jour juillet 2001 p.2; MET p.583; MET(VID) p.567; PENGUIN p.496; Répertoire No.64 décembre 1993 p.8; Opera on Video p.75; GIUDICI p.905 (2) p.1459; «Musica 99» p.73; BBC Music Magazine December 1996 p.47; Opéra International No.254 février 2001 p.16

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - April 1957 p.423; April 1959 p.532 (mention); June 1991 p. [AB]

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Opera - June 1957 p.382; August 1967 p.646; October 1967 p.853; February 1997 p.252 (mention)

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Fanfare - Vol.29 No.6 July/August 2006 pp.214-215 [MHF]; Vol.30 No.6 July/August 2007 pp.297-298 [MHF]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.7 No.1 Spring 1990 pp.148-149 [WA2]

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Gramophone Record Review - April 1957 p.462: April 1959 p.458 [DH]

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High Fidelity Magazine - February 1957 Vol.7 No.2 p.78 [MDS]

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American Record Guide - March 1957 Vol.23 No.6 p.86: October 1968 Vol.35 No.2 p.120 [CJL]: January/February 1990 Vol.53 No.1 p.101 [RMC]

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Records and Recordings - April 1959 p.18 [FGB]

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Stereophile - June 1991 (Vol.14 No.6) p.259

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in Madison Square Garden, New York (25 May 1944). There are no interpolated high notes and according to MDS (in HIGH FIDELITY) Giovanni Martinelli slapped his knee in «tenorial vexation» when Jan Peerce was not allowed to sing the interpolated high B at the close of «La donna è mobile». The CDs issued by live-rare-opera are (were?) listed in their online catalogue (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Bruno Walter - 1944(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Riccardo - Jan Peerce

Renato - Leonard Warren

Amelia - Zinka Milanov

Ulrica - Kerstin Thorborg

Oscar - Frances Greer

Silvano - John Baker

Samuele - Norman Cordon

Tom - Nicola Moscona

Un Giudice - John Dudley

Un servo - Lodovico Oliviero

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Black Disc - Discocorp 805 {2LPS}

Compact Disc; - Forties FTO 311-312 {2CDS}; Dante LYS 395-396 {2CDS}; Arkadia «Golden Age» GA 2001 {2CDS} (2000)ª; Bensar OL 11544 {2CDRS}

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Recordings of Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; Opera on Record p.258; CELLETTI p.839; Opera on CD (1) p.54 (2) p.61 (3) p.68; MET p.625; MET(VID) p.389; PENGUIN p.467; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.32 p.110: No.237 p.82; GIUDICI p.966 (2) p.1555; BBC Music Magazine September 1999 p.56; Opéra International No.257 mai 2001 p.20; The Gramophone August 2006 p.48

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera Now - July/August 1996 p.107

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Orpheus - Juni 2000 S.62 [DN]

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L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.190 p.178 [JC-1]

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CLASSICAL disCDigest - Vol.4 No.6 Issue 14 p.39

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International Classical Record Collector - Autumn 2000 No.22 pp.101-103 [JTH]

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Comments:- Recording of a performances at the MET (15 January 1944)

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Fidelio by Ludwig Van Beethoven performed in German

Conductor Arturo Toscanini - 1944-45(RA)

Orchestra - NBC Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - CHORUS

Leonore - Rose Bampton

Florestan - Jan Peerce

Pizarro - Herbert Janssen

Rocco - Sidor Belarsky

Marzelline - Eleanor Steber

Jaquino - Joseph Laderoute

Fernando - Nicola Moscona

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Black Disc; - RCA LM 6025 {2LPS} (1954)ª; HMV ALP 1304-5 {2LPS} (1956)ª; RCA VCM 9 (1-4) (+Missa Solemnis) {4LPS} (1967)ª

Compact Disc; - RCA Victor «Gold Seal» GD 60273 {2CDS} (1992)ª; Arkadia 2CD 78040 {2CDS}; BMG RCA BVCC 7068-9 {2CDS} (Japan) (1991)ª; Istituto Discografico Italiano IDIS 6417/8 {2CDS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Fidelio by Ludwig Van Beethoven are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.119; CELLETTI p.29; Opera on CD p.25 (1) p.29 (3) p.32; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.10 p.102; MET p.8; MET(VID) p.4; PENGUIN p.6; Stereophile January 1994 p.177; May 1994 p.15; BBC Music Magazine February 1995 p.43; Opera on Video p.37; GIUDICI p.11 (2) p.19; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.62; Gramophone January 1997 p.40; Répertoire No.103 juin 1997 p.15; International Opera Collector Summer 1997 No.4 p.64; International Record Review March 2001 p.22; American Record Guide March/April 2008 Vol.71 No.2 pp.44-53

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - October 1956 p.172 [PHW]; October 1967 pp.228-229 [TH]; October 1992 p.202-203 [AB]

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Opera - December 1956 p.756; November 1967 pp.928-929 [AB]

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Opéra International - décembre 1992 p.68

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American Record Guide - December 1954 Vol.21 No.4 p.114 [PHR]

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High Fidelity Magazine - December 1954 Vol.4 No.10 p.61 [CGB]

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E.M.G. Monthly Letter - November 1956 p.12

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Gramophone Record Review - November 1956 p.25

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Classical Express - Issue 93 December 1997 p.3 (mention) [NL]

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Musica (Milano) - N.154 marzo 2004 pp.56-57 [SH]

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Comments:- According to Mortimer H. Frank (Arturo Toscanini - The NBC Years p.291) the recording issued by RCA is of the performance broadcast on 10 & 17 December 1944 «with the substitution of Leonore's 'Abscheulicher! from recording session of 14 June 1945 Carnegie Hall». There is very little dialogue.

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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Cesare Sodero - 1945(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lucia - Patrice Munsel

Edgardo - Jan Peerce

Enrico - Leonard Warren

Raimondo - Nicola Moscona

Arturo - Richard Manning

Alisa - Thelma Votipka

Normanno - Lodovico Oliviero

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 425

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Recordings of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera February 1959 p.86; HARRIS p.150; Opera on Record p.184; CELLETTI p.223; MARINELLI p.114; Opera on CD (1) p.34 (2) p.39 (3) p.43; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.55 p.110, No.233 p.114; MET p.113; MET(VID) p.64; PENGUIN p.78; Opéra International janvier 1995 No.187 p.19, juillet- aoüt 1997 No.215 p.10; Opera on Video p.57; GIUDICI p.190 (2) p.312; Répertoire No.107 novembre 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (6 January 1945). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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La bohème by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Cesare Sodero - 1946(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rodolfo - Jan Peerce

Schaunard - Arthur Kent

Marcello - John Brownlee

Colline - Giacomo Vaghi

Mimi - Stella Roman

Musetta - Frances Greer

Benoit - Louis D' Angelo

Alcindoro - Louis D' Angelo

Parpignol - Lodovico Oliviero

Sergente dei doganieri - John Baker

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 497 (& 1063)

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Recordings of La bohème by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera December 1958 p.758; High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.45; Opera on Record p.577; CELLETTI p.583; Opera on CD (1) p.106 (2) p.117 (3)p.132; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.20 112; MET p.397; MET(VID) p.226; PENGUIN p.296; GIUDICI p.588 (2) p.974; Gramophone November 1996 p.36; BBC Music Magazine March1999 p.50 American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (2 March 1946). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Cesare Sodero - 1946(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Floria Tosca - Grace Moore

Mario Cavaradossi - Jan Peerce

Il barone Scarpia - Lawrence Tibbett

Il Sagristano - Salvatore Baccaloni

Cesare Angelotti - Lorenzo Alvary

Spoletta - Alessio De Paolis

Sciarrone - George Cehanovsky

Un pastore - Mona Paulee

Un carceriere - John Baker

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Compact Disc; - Myto 2 MCD 942 98 {2CDS} (1994)ª; Omega Opera Archive 1176 (& 509)

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Recordings of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.97; HARRIS p.271; Opera on Record p.591; CELLETTI p.632; MARINELLI p.362; Opera on CD (1) p.107 (2) p.118 (3) p.133; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.11 p.106, No.11 (revised edition) p.110; MET p.411MET(VID) p.232; PENGUIN p.314; Répertoire No.63 novembre 1993 p.14; Opera on Video p.178; GIUDICI p.600 (2) p.996; Classic CD July 1996 p.50; Orpheus Januar 2000 S.12; Opéra International No.242 Janvier 2000 p.10; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opéra International - juin 1997 No.214 p.54

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L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.165 p.149

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Répertoire - No.73 October 1994 p.57

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (9 February 1946). See «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» pp.396-399. The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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La bohème by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Arturo Toscanini - 1946(RC)

Orchestra - NBC Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - NBC Symphony Chorus

Rodolfo - Jan Peerce

Schaunard - George Cehanovsky

Marcello - Frank (Francesco) Valentino

Colline - Nicola Moscona

Mimi - Licia Albanese

Musetta - Anne McKnight

Benoit - Salvatore Baccaloni

Alcindoro - Salvatore Baccaloni

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM 6006 {2LPS} (USA); RCA Victor WDM 1646 {EPS} (USA);;; HMV ALP 1081-2 {2LPS} (1953)ª; RCA «Victrola» VICS-6019/1-2 {2LPS} (Electronic Stereo) {2LPS} (UK) (1967)ª; RCA AT 203/1-2 {2LPS} (UK) (1974)ª

Compact Disc; - RCA «Gold Seal» GD 60288 {2CDS} (1991)ª; Arkadia 2CD 78036 {2CDS}; Grammofono 2000 78854/5 {2CDS} Istituto Discografico Italiano IDIS 6530/31 (+Manon Lescaut - excerpts) {2CDS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of La bohème by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera December 1958 p.758; High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.45; Opera on Record p.577; CELLETTI p.583; Opera on CD (1) p.106 (2) p.117 (3)p.132; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.20 112; MET p.397; MET(VID) p.226; PENGUIN p.296; GIUDICI p.588 (2) p.974; Gramophone November 1996 p.36; BBC Music Magazine March1999 p.50 American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - November 1953 p.201 [AR]; April 1954 pp.418-419 [DST]; December 1968 p.901 [EG]; January 1969 p.986 [DST]; January 1974 p.1421 [RO]; April 1974 p.1969 (letter); July 1974 p.184 [JBS]; September 1991 p. [AB]

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Opera - January 1954 pp.40-41 [HDR]

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Orpheus - Dezember 1973/Januar 1974 S.33-S.36 [CK]; August + September 1999 S.83 [DN]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.2 No.3 p.161

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American Record Guide - March 1952 Vol.18 No.7 p.235 [PHR]

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Gramophone Record Review - January 1954 p.130

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Classical Express - Issue 93 December 1997 p.3 (mention) [NL]

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XXII N.222 gennaio 2008 p.93 [GL]

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Comments:- Recorded at NBC broadcasts (3, 10 February 1946). See «The Bluebird of Happiness - The Memoirs of Jan Peerce» by Alan Levy p.189

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La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Arturo Toscanini - 1946(RC)

Orchestra - NBC Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - NBC

Violetta Valery - Licia Albanese

Flora Bervoix - Maxine Stellman

Annina - Johanne Moreland

Alfredo Germont - Jan Peerce

Giorgio Germont - Robert Merrill

Gastone - John Garris

Dottore Grenvil - Arthur Newman

Barone Douphol - George Cehanovsky

Marchese d'Obigny - Paul Dennis

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM-6003 {3LPS} (1951)ª;; RCA Victor WDM 1544 {45S} (1951)ª; HMV DB 21360-21372 (13x78s) (1951)ª;; HMV DB 9683-9695 (13x78s;AC) (1951)ª; HMV ALP 1072-1073 {2LPS} (1954)ª; RCA «Victrola» AT 202/1-2 {2LPS}

Compact Disc; - RCA Victor «Gold Seal» GD 60303 {2CDS} (1992)ª; Grammofono 2000 AB 78744-46; Arkadia 2CD 78039 {2CDS} ; Music & Arts CD 4271 (rehearsals) {2CDS} (2004)ª; *Aura Music LRC 11097 {2CDS} (2001)ª

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Recordings of La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

The Gramophone April 1957 p.402; High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.52; HARRIS p.278; Opera on Record p.240; CELLETTI p.1022; Opera on CD (1) p.51 (2) p.57 (3) p.64; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.51 p.136,mise à jour p.2 (mars 2000); MET p.606; MET(VID) p.376; PENGUIN p.503; The Absolute Sound Issue 96 p.168; Opera Now June 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.935 (2) p.1511; «Musica 99» p.70; Répertoire No.96 novembre 1996 p.88; Classic CD June 1997 p.52; Gramophone August 1999 p.22, October 1999 p.6 (letter); Opéra International No.255 mars 2001 p.14; CD Compact No.163 marzo 2003 p.16

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - December 1951 pp.148-149 [AR]; July 1953 p.33 [DST]; February 1954 p.346 (mention) [AR]; September 1973 p.559 [AB]; April 1992 p.172 [AB]

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Opera - February 1952 p.110; April 1954 p.239 (mention) [HDR]; August 1967 p.646; October 1967 p.853; September 1973 p.559 [AB]

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Opera Now - January/February 1998 p.99 [ST]

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Fanfare - September-October 1992 pp.491-492 [JT]

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Orpheus - Dezember 1973/Januar 1974 S.33-S.36 [CK]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.5 Nos.2 & 3 Summer/Autumn 1987 pp.210-218 [LG]

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American Record Guide - October 1951 Vol.18 No.2 p.38 [PHR]: September/October 2004 Vol.67 No.5 pp.269-27O (rehearsals) [MM]

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E.M.G. Monthly Letter - January 1952 p.23

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Gramophone Record Review - March 1954 p.231 [DH]

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CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.106 enero 1998 p.35 (mention) [JS]

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XIII Supplemento al N.129 maggio 1999 p.84

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.81 junio 2005 p.88 (rehearsals) [LB]

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Comments:- Recording made from performances broadcast on 1 and 8 December 1946.

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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Giuseppe Antonicelli - 1947(LE)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Floria Tosca - Elen Dosia

Mario Cavaradossi - Jan Peerce

Il barone Scarpia - Frank (Francesco) Valentino

Il Sagristano - Melchiorre Luise

Cesare Angelotti - Lorenzo Alvary

Spoletta - Alessio De Paolis

Sciarrone - George Cehanovsky

Un pastore - Irene Jordan

Un carceriere - Lawrence Davidson

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 4042

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Recordings of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.97; HARRIS p.271; Opera on Record p.591; CELLETTI p.632; MARINELLI p.362; Opera on CD (1) p.107 (2) p.118 (3) p.133; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.11 p.106, No.11 (revised edition) p.110; MET p.411MET(VID) p.232; PENGUIN p.314; Répertoire No.63 novembre 1993 p.14; Opera on Video p.178; GIUDICI p.600 (2) p.996; Classic CD July 1996 p.50; Orpheus Januar 2000 S.12; Opéra International No.242 Janvier 2000 p.10; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of part of a performance at the MET (15 November 1947). I do not know if all the singers listed above appear in the recording of excerpts issued by Omega.

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Giuseppe Antonicelli - 1947(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Riccardo - Jan Peerce

Renato - Leonard Warren

Amelia - Daniza Ilitsch

Ulrica - Margaret Harshaw

Oscar - Pierrette Alarie

Silvano - John Baker

Samuele - Giacomo Vaghi

Tom - Lorenzo Alvary

Un Giudice - Leslie Chabay

Un servo - Lodovico Oliviero

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Black Disc - Classic Edition 5001 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Walhall «Eternity Series» WLCD 0054 {2CDS} (2004)ª; Gala GL 100.789 {2CDS} (2008)ª

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Recordings of Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; Opera on Record p.258; CELLETTI p.839; Opera on CD (1) p.54 (2) p.61 (3) p.68; MET p.625; MET(VID) p.389; PENGUIN p.467; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.32 p.110: No.237 p.82; GIUDICI p.966 (2) p.1555; BBC Music Magazine September 1999 p.56; Opéra International No.257 mai 2001 p.20; The Gramophone August 2006 p.48

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (22 November 1947; see «Saturday Afternoons at the Old MET» pp.422-423). The cast listed by Classic Edition on their LPs and by Gala is incorrect. The LPs are listed in Parnassus's online catalogue P279

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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Cesare Sodero - 1947(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rigoletto - Leonard Warren

Gilda - Hjördis Schymberg

Duca di Mantova - Jan Peerce

Sparafucile - Giacomo Vaghi

Maddalena - Martha Lipton

Giovanna - Thelma Altman

Monterone - Osie Hawkins

Marullo - George Cehanovsky

Borsa - Alessio De Paolis

Conte di Ceprano - John Baker

Contessa di Ceprano - Maxine Stellman

Un paggio - Irene Jordan

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Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 1579 (& 686); Bensar OL 3147 (BRO 125304) {2CDRS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.48, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.32; HARRIS p.223; Opera on Record p.208; CELLETTI p.986; Opera on CD (1) p.49 (2) p.55 (3) p.61; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.112-113 p.144, mise à jour juillet 2001 p.2; MET p.583; MET(VID) p.567; PENGUIN p.496; Répertoire No.64 décembre 1993 p.8; Opera on Video p.75; GIUDICI p.905 (2) p.1459; «Musica 99» p.73; BBC Music Magazine December 1996 p.47; Opéra International No.254 février 2001 p.16

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (1 March 1947). See «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» pp.421-422. The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape». The recording is described as a «fair aircheck». The CDRs issued on the Bensar label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.» (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Gaetano Merola - 1947(RE)

Orchestra - ORCHESTRA

Rigoletto - Lawrence Tibbett

Gilda - Nadine Conner

Duca di Mantova - Jan Peerce

Sparafucile - Virgilio Lazzari

Maddalena - Claramae Turner

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Compact Disc; - *Legato Historic Treasures LHT 501-1 {1CD} (1997)ª

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Recordings of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.48, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.32; HARRIS p.223; Opera on Record p.208; CELLETTI p.986; Opera on CD (1) p.49 (2) p.55 (3) p.61; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.112-113 p.144, mise à jour juillet 2001 p.2; MET p.583; MET(VID) p.567; PENGUIN p.496; Répertoire No.64 décembre 1993 p.8; Opera on Video p.75; GIUDICI p.905 (2) p.1459; «Musica 99» p.73; BBC Music Magazine December 1996 p.47; Opéra International No.254 février 2001 p.16

Comments:- Recording of an abridged version for the radio broadcast on 5 October 1947

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Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Eugene Ormandy - 1948(LI)

Orchestra - Holywood Bowl Orchestra

Chorus - Holywood Bowl Chorus

Cio Cio San - Eleanor Steber

Pinkerton - Jan Peerce

Sharpless - Richard Bonelli

Suzuki - Suzanne Caré

Kate Pinkerton - Martha Larrimore

Il principe Yamadori - Clifford Harvuot

Lo zio Bonzo - Osie Hawkins

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Compact Disc; - Eklipse EKR CD 16 {2CDS}; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 7432 {2CDS} (2002)ª; Video Artists International VAIA 1220 {2CDS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.98; HARRIS p.165; Opera on Record p.605; CELLETTI p.605; MARINELLI p.397 Opera on CD(1) p.108 (2) p.119 (3) p.134; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.56 p.120, mise à jour juillet 2003; MET p.426; MET(VID) p.241; PENGUIN p.304; Stereophile December 1990 p.201, April 1991 p.27 (letter); Opera on Video p.182;GIUDICI p.621 (2) p.1023; Classic CD November 1997 p.56; Répertoire No.113 mai 1998 p.87; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opéra International - No.180 mai 1994 p.72

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American Record Guide - May/June 2004 Vol.67 No.3 p.237 [RVL]

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Classica Répertoire - No.61 avril 2004 p.116 [AT]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Hollywood Bowl (3 September 1948). According to the review in ARG of the CDs issued by VAI «The recorded sound, unfortunately, is pretty terrible, with many fluctuations in volume, a jarring dropout in the Act I love duet, and much distortion. For Steber fans only.»

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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Pietro Cimara - 1949(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rigoletto - Leonard Warren

Gilda - Patrice Munsel

Duca di Mantova - Jan Peerce

Sparafucile - Dezsö Ernster

Maddalena - Martha Lipton

Giovanna - Thelma Altman

Monterone - Clifford Harvuot

Marullo - George Cehanovsky

Borsa - Leslie Chabay

Conte di Ceprano - John Baker

Contessa di Ceprano - Maxine Stellman

Un paggio - Thelma Altman

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 748

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Recordings of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.48, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.32; HARRIS p.223; Opera on Record p.208; CELLETTI p.986; Opera on CD (1) p.49 (2) p.55 (3) p.61; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.112-113 p.144, mise à jour juillet 2001 p.2; MET p.583; MET(VID) p.567; PENGUIN p.496; Répertoire No.64 décembre 1993 p.8; Opera on Video p.75; GIUDICI p.905 (2) p.1459; «Musica 99» p.73; BBC Music Magazine December 1996 p.47; Opéra International No.254 février 2001 p.16

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET 19 March 1949. The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape». The source is stated to be «Fair to very good private acetates».

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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Renato Cellini - 1949/51(SE)

Orchestra - RCA Victor Orchestra

Chorus - RCA Victor Chorus

Lucia - Patrice Munsel

Edgardo - Jan Peerce

Enrico - Robert Merrill

Raimondo - Ezio Pinza

Alisa - Thelma Votipka

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM 1710 {1LP} (1952)ª;; RCA Victor 3L 16117 {1LP}

Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera CDNO 128-1 {1CD} (2001)ª; *Mike Richter Audio Encyclopedia «WWW Site 4» {1xCD-ROM} (2003)ª

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Recordings of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera February 1959 p.86; HARRIS p.150; Opera on Record p.184; CELLETTI p.223; MARINELLI p.114; Opera on CD (1) p.34 (2) p.39 (3) p.43; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.55 p.110, No.233 p.114; MET p.113; MET(VID) p.64; PENGUIN p.78; Opéra International janvier 1995 No.187 p.19, juillet- aoüt 1997 No.215 p.10; Opera on Video p.57; GIUDICI p.190 (2) p.312; Répertoire No.107 novembre 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

American Record Guide - December 1952 Vol.19 No.4 pp.111,133 [JN]

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Comments:- The CDRs issued by Premiere were advertized as «New» in «Fall 2001».

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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Pietro Cimara - 1950(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lucia - Patrice Munsel

Edgardo - Jan Peerce

Enrico - Frank (Francesco) Valentino

Raimondo - Jerome Hines

Arturo - Thomas Hayward

Alisa - Thelma Votipka

Normanno - Leslie Chabay

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Compact Disc; - Bensar OL 11450 (BRO 12586) {2CDRS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera February 1959 p.86; HARRIS p.150; Opera on Record p.184; CELLETTI p.223; MARINELLI p.114; Opera on CD (1) p.34 (2) p.39 (3) p.43; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.55 p.110, No.233 p.114; MET p.113; MET(VID) p.64; PENGUIN p.78; Opéra International janvier 1995 No.187 p.19, juillet- aoüt 1997 No.215 p.10; Opera on Video p.57; GIUDICI p.190 (2) p.312; Répertoire No.107 novembre 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (11 January 1950). The CDRs issued on the Bensar label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.» (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor V. Trucco - 1950(SE)

Orchestra - RCA ORCHESTRA

Violetta Valery - Licia Albanese

Alfredo Germont - Jan Peerce

Giorgio Germont - Robert Merrill

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Black Disc - RCA Victor LM 1115 {1LP}

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Recordings of La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

The Gramophone April 1957 p.402; High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.52; HARRIS p.278; Opera on Record p.240; CELLETTI p.1022; Opera on CD (1) p.51 (2) p.57 (3) p.64; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.51 p.136,mise à jour p.2 (mars 2000); MET p.606; MET(VID) p.376; PENGUIN p.503; The Absolute Sound Issue 96 p.168; Opera Now June 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.935 (2) p.1511; «Musica 99» p.70; Répertoire No.96 novembre 1996 p.88; Classic CD June 1997 p.52; Gramophone August 1999 p.22, October 1999 p.6 (letter); Opéra International No.255 mars 2001 p.14; CD Compact No.163 marzo 2003 p.16

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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Renato Cellini - 1950(STU)

Orchestra - RCA Italiana

Chorus - Robert Shaw Chorale

Rigoletto - Leonard Warren

Gilda - Erna Berger

Duca di Mantova - Jan Peerce

Sparafucile - Italo Tajo

Maddalena - Nan Merriman

Giovanna - Mary Kreste

Monterone - Richard Wentworth

Marullo - Arthur Newman

Borsa - Nathaniel Sprinzena

Conte di Ceprano - Paul Ukena

Contessa di Ceprano - Joyce White

Un paggio - Joyce White

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor DM 1400/01 (12-1262 - 12-1275) {14x78s) (1950)ª; RCA Victor DM 1414 {15x78s;AC} (1950)ª; RCA Victor WDM 1400/1401 (49-1304 - 49-1318) {15x45s} (1950)ª; RCA Victor LM 6101 {3LPS;AC} (1950)ª; HMV ALP 1004-6 {3LPS;AC} (1952)ª; HMV ALP 1392 (Highlights) {1LP}

Compact Disc; - RCA CLK 2-5378 {2CDS};; Myto «Historical» 2CD 004 H050 (+Highlights cond Heger) {2CDS} (2000)ª; Preiser Records 90452 {2CDS} (2001)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.110148-49 (+Warren recital) {2CDS} (2001)ª; Membran 221311 {2CDS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.48, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.32; HARRIS p.223; Opera on Record p.208; CELLETTI p.986; Opera on CD (1) p.49 (2) p.55 (3) p.61; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.112-113 p.144, mise à jour juillet 2001 p.2; MET p.583; MET(VID) p.567; PENGUIN p.496; Répertoire No.64 décembre 1993 p.8; Opera on Video p.75; GIUDICI p.905 (2) p.1459; «Musica 99» p.73; BBC Music Magazine December 1996 p.47; Opéra International No.254 février 2001 p.16

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - December 1950 p.134 [HCS]; November 1952 p.144 [AR]; November 1956 pp.224-225 (Highlights) [AP]

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Opera - January 1953 p.35 [H]

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Fanfare - Vol.24 No.6 July/August 2001 pp.243-244 [BR]; Vol.25 No.1 September/ October 2001 p.381 (letter), pp.379-380 [RT]; Vol.25 No.3 January/February 2002 pp.285-286 [BR]

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Orpheus - Oktober 2001 S.56-S.57 [SL]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.5 Nos.2 & 3 Summer/Autumn 1987 pp.197-203 [TE]

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American Record Guide - November 1950 Vol.17 No.3 p.82 [PHR]: May/June 2001 Vol.64 No.3 p.347 [RVL]

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E.M.G. Monthly Letter - October 1952 p.9

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International Record Review - September 2001 pp.81-82 [RP]

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Classic Record Collector - Autumn 2001 pp.100-101 [JTH]

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CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - julio/agosto 2001 No.145 pp.45-46 [SV]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.47 septiembre-octubre 2001 p.96 [LB]

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Le Monde de la Musique - No.262 février 2002 p.84 [CFD]

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Comments:- Recorded in the ballroom of the Manhatten Center, New York between 8 March and 25 May 1950. More details can be found in «Complete Operas on 78 R.P.M.» by Tom Peel

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La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Renato Cellini - 1950-1955(SE)

Orchestra - RCA Victor Orchestra

Chorus - Robert Shaw Chorale

Leonora di Vargas - Zinka Milanov

Don Carlo - Leonard Warren

Don Alvaro - Jan Peerce

Padre Guardiano - Nicola Moscona

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM 1916 {1LP} (1956)ª;; HMV ALP 1371 {1LP} (1956)ª

Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 120-1 {1CDR} (2001)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.111322-24 (+recording conducted by Serafin) {3CDS} (2008)ª

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Recordings of La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.96, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.60; Opera October 1962 p.655; HARRIS p.128; Opera on Record p.277; CELLETTI p.906; Opera on CD (1) p.55 (2) p.62 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.126 p.118; MET p.632; MET(VID) p.393; PENGUIN p.481; GIUDICI p.980, (2) p.1573; NEWTON (Verdi)p.169; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.42, p.104; Opéra International No.268 mai 2002 p.16; Gramophone April 2003 p.36; Opera News March 2006 p.34

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - September 1956 pp.137-138 [PHW]

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American Record Guide - March 1956 Vol.22 No.7 p.107 [MDS]: May/June 2008 Vol.71 No.3 pp.281-282 [CHP]

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E.M.G. Monthly Letter - October 1956 p.13

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Comments:- The CDR issued by Premiere was advertized as «New» in «Fall 2001».

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Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauß II performed in English

Conductor Fritz Reiner - 1951(SE)

Orchestra - RCA Victor Orchestra

Chorus - Robert Shaw Chorale

Eisenstein - James Melton

Rosalinde - Regina Resnik

Alfred - Jan Peerce

Blind - Johnny Silver

Falke - Robert Merrill

Adele - Patrice Munsel

Orlofsky - Risë Stevens

Frank - Hugh Thompson

Ida - Paula Lenchner(-Schmidt)

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor DM 1457 {6x78s}; RCA WDM 1457 {7x45s}; RCA LM 1114 {1LP}; RCA RB 16109 {1LP} (UK) (1958)ª

Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 119-1 {1CDR} (2001)ª

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Recordings of Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauß II are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.532; Opera on CD (1) p.81 (2) p.90 (3) p.101; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.49 p.146, mise à jour décembre 1999 p.2; MET p.504; MET(VID) p.301 PENGUIN p.398; Opera on Video p.137; Classic CD December 1995 p.42 GIUDICI p.788, (2) p.1300

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - May 1958 p.505 [PHW]

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American Record Guide - January 1951 Vol.17 No.5 p.178 [CJL]

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E.M.G. Monthly Letter - May 1958 p.22

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Comments:- The CDRs issued by Premiere were advertized as «New» in «Fall 2001».

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Carmen by Georges Bizet performed in French

Conductor Fritz Reiner - 1951(STU)

Orchestra - RCA Victor Orchestra

Chorus - Robert Shaw Chorale - Lycée Français Children's Chorus

Carmen - Risë Stevens

Don José - Jan Peerce

Micaëla - Licia Albanese

Escamillo - Robert Merrill

Frasquita - Paula Lenchner(-Schmidt)

Mercédès - Margaret Roggero

Le Dancaïre - George Cehanovsky

Le Remendado - Alessio De Paolis

Moralès - Hugh Thompson

Zuninga - Osie Hawkins

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM 6102 {3LPS} (1951)ª; RCA Victor WDM 1556 {45s-EP} (1951)ª; HMV ALP 1115-1117 {3LPS} (UK) (1954)ª

Compact Disc; - RCA Victor «Opera Series» GD 87981 {3CDS} (1989)ª; RCA Victor 7981-2-RG; BMG-RCA GD 87 981

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Recordings of Carmen by Georges Bizet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera April 1957 p.221; HARRIS p.56; Opera on Record p.461; CELLETTI p.93; MARINELLI p.258; The Opera Quarterly Vol.6 No.1 Autumn 1988 p.29; Opera on CD (1) p.87 (2) p.96 (3) p.106; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.26 p.122-deuxième édition p.106, mise à jour 1998; MET p.48; MET(VID) p.17; PENGUIN p.25; Répertoire No.77 février 1995 p.15; GIUDICI p.67 (2) p.108; Classic CD October 1996 p.56; International Opera Collector Winter 1996 No.2 p.16; BBC Music Magazine July 1998 p.51; Diapason No.455 janvier 1999 p.42: No.547 S mai 2007 p.122; Orpheus Heft 5-6 Mai-Juni 2003 S.70

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - March 1954 p.398 [PHW]; May 1989 p.1777 [AB]

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Opera - May 1954 p.303 [HDR]

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American Record Guide - October 1951 Vol.18 No.2 p.39 [PHR]

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Gramophone Record Review - May 1954 p.321

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ARSC Journal - Vol.20 No,2 Fall 1989 p.213 [PH]

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Musica (Milano) - No.100 Ottobre-Novembre 1996 p.115

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Opernwelt - Juli 7/1992 S.56

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Comments:- Recorded with recitatives between 16 May and 22 June 1951. More details can be found in «Complete Operas on 78 R.P.M.» by Tom Peel

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Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in Italian

Conductor Fritz Reiner - 1952(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Don Giovanni - Cesare Siepi

Donna Anna - Hilde Zadek

Don Ottavio - Jan Peerce

Donna Elvira - Delia Rigal

Leoporello - Erich Kunz

Il Commendatore - Dezsö Ernster

Masetto - Lorenzo Alvary

Zerlina - Patrice Munsel

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 397 (& 403); Premiere Opera (Italy) (unnumbered) {2CDRS}

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Recordings of Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.127: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.71-72, pp.128-132; Opera on Record p.71; CELLETTI p.467; Opera on CD (1) p.19 (2) p.23 (3) p.24; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.24 p.132, No.172 p.178 ; MET p.299; MET(VID) p.168; PENGUIN p.231; Classic CD September 1993 p.32; Opera on Video p.26; GIUDICI p.451 (2) p.766; International Opera Collector Winter 1997 No.6 p.18; Diapason No.450 juillet-aoüt 1998 p.50; Le Monde de la Musique No.223juillet-aoüt 1998 p.56; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.111; Répertoire No.131 janvier 2000 p.20, No.132 février 2000 p.20; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.56-57; International Record Review February 2002 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (6 December 1952). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue and the CDRs issued by Premiere Opera (Italy) are (were?) listed on the website http://stores.ebay.com/premiereopera (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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La bohème by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Alberto Erede - 1953(LI;21/2/53)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rodolfo - Jan Peerce

Schaunard - George Cehanovsky

Marcello - Renato Capecchi

Colline - Cesare Siepi

Mimi - Victoria de los Ángeles

Musetta - Brenda Lewis

Benoit - Lawrence Davidson

Alcindoro - Alessio De Paolis

Parpignol - Paul Franke

Sergente dei doganieri - Algerd Brazis

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1049 (& 813) Premiere Opera (Italy) (unnumbered) {2CDRS}

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Recordings of La bohème by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera December 1958 p.758; High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.45; Opera on Record p.577; CELLETTI p.583; Opera on CD (1) p.106 (2) p.117 (3)p.132; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.20 112; MET p.397; MET(VID) p.226; PENGUIN p.296; GIUDICI p.588 (2) p.974; Gramophone November 1996 p.36; BBC Music Magazine March1999 p.50 American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (21 February 1953). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue and those issued by Premiere Opera (Italy) are listed on their website (hyperlinks in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Arturo Toscanini - 1954(RC)

Orchestra - NBC Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - Robert Shaw Chorale

Riccardo - Jan Peerce

Renato - Robert Merrill

Amelia - Herva Nelli

Ulrica - Claramae Turner

Oscar - Virginia Haskins

Silvano - George Cehanovsky

Samuele - Nicola Moscona

Tom - Norman Scott

Un Giudice - John Carmen Rossi

Un servo - John Carmen Rossi

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM 6112 [3LPS} (USA) (1955)ª; HMV ALP 1252-1254 {3LPS} (1955)ª; RCA «Victrola» AT 300/1-3 {3LPS} (1972)ª; RCA «Victrola» VL 46011 {3LPS}; Melodiya D 033923-8 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - RCS Victor «Gold Seal» GD 60301 {2CDS} (1991)ª; Great Opera Performances G.O.P. 66308 {2CDS} (2004)ª; Myto 2 MCD 052 H 100 {2CDS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; Opera on Record p.258; CELLETTI p.839; Opera on CD (1) p.54 (2) p.61 (3) p.68; MET p.625; MET(VID) p.389; PENGUIN p.467; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.32 p.110: No.237 p.82; GIUDICI p.966 (2) p.1555; BBC Music Magazine September 1999 p.56; Opéra International No.257 mai 2001 p.20; The Gramophone August 2006 p.48

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - September 1955 pp.149-150 [PHW]; April 1972 p.1767 [AB]; July 1972 p.172 [DST]; July 1991 p.122 [AB]

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Opera - November 1955 p.717; August 1967 p.666; October 1967 p.853

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Fanfare - Vol.29 No.6 July/August 2006 pp.214-215 [MHF]

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Orpheus - Dezember 1973/Januar 1974 S.33-S.36 [CK]

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American Record Guide - April 1955 Vol.21 No.8 p.252: Movember/December 2005 Vol.68 No.6 pp.294-295 [KM]

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High Fidelity Magazine - April 1955 Vol.5 No.2 p.62 [JH]

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E.M.G. Monthly Letter - October 1955 p.20

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Gramophone Record Review - September 1955 p.636 [DH]

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XVIII N.185 luglio-agosto 2004 p.112 (mention) [GL]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.88 marzo 2006 p.91 [VM]

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Comments:- Recorded 17 & 24 January 1954. See «The Bluebird of Happiness» by Alan Levy pp.128-132

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Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saens performed in French

Conductor Leopold Stokowski - 1954(SE)

Orchestra - NBC Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - Robert Shaw Chorale

Samson - Jan Peerce

Dalila - Risë Stevens

Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon - Robert Merrill

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM 1848 {1LP}; HMV ALP 1308 {1LP} (1955)ª; Leopold Stokowski Society LS 15 {1LP}

Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 124-1 {1CDR} (2001)ª; Cala Records CACD 0540 (+Licia Albanese - Tatiana's Letter Scene) {1CD} (2005)ª

Open Reel Tape - RCA Victor DC-35

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Recordings of Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saens are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record 2 p.208; CELLETTI p.755; Opera on CD (1) p.85 (2) p.94 (3) p.105; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.15 p.92; MET p.495; MET(VID) p.299; PENGUIN p.376; Opera on Video p.145; GIUDICI p.758 (2) p.1248; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.67; International Opera Collector Spring 1998 No.7 p.30; Opéra Magazine No.29 mai 2008 p.28

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - January 1956 pp.321-322 [PHW]; February 1991 p.1574; July 2005 p.100 [JBS]

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American Record Guide - February 1955 Vol.21 No.6 p.182 [PHR]: September/October 1990 Vol.53 No.5 p.110 [DR2]: July/August 2005 Vol.68 No.4 pp.174-175 [MM]

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High Fidelity Magazine - April 1955 Vol.5 No.2 p.60, p.62 [JH]

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E.M.G. Monthly Letter - March 1956 p.14

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Gramophone Record Review - January 1956 p.152

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Classic Record Collector - Summer 2005 p.97 [TP]

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Comments:- The CDRs issued by Premiere were advertized as «New» in «Fall 2001».

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos - 1955 (LI;Dec 10)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Riccardo - Jan Peerce

Renato - Robert Merrill

Amelia - Zinka Milanov

Ulrica - Marian Anderson

Oscar - Roberta Peters

Silvano - Calvin Marsh

Samuele - Giorgio Tozzi

Tom - Norman Scott

Un Giudice - James McCracken

Un servo - Charles Anthony

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Compact Disc; - Myto 2 MCD 942 100 {2CDS} (1994)ª; Myto 2 MCD 051 H098 {2CDS} (2005)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1211 {2CDRS} Walhall «Eternity Series» WLCD 0141 {2CDS} (2005)ª; Celestial Audio CA 688 {2CDRS} (Australia) (2007)ª; House of Opera CDNY 5154 {2CDRS} (2008)ª

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Recordings of Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; Opera on Record p.258; CELLETTI p.839; Opera on CD (1) p.54 (2) p.61 (3) p.68; MET p.625; MET(VID) p.389; PENGUIN p.467; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.32 p.110: No.237 p.82; GIUDICI p.966 (2) p.1555; BBC Music Magazine September 1999 p.56; Opéra International No.257 mai 2001 p.20; The Gramophone August 2006 p.48

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Classical Express - No.54 June 1994

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Répertoire - No. 71 juillet/aoüt 1994 p.70

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.82 julio-agosto 2005 p.89 [PN]

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Classica Répertoire - No.79 février 2006 p.104 [AT]

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Comments:- Recording of the performance at the MET on 10 December 10 1955. This was not the debutof Marian Anderson at the MET (as sometimes claimed) as this took place on 7 January 1955 (See THE GRAMOPHONE July 1955 p.48). The CDRs issued by Celestial Audio are listed in their online catalogue as new issues October 2007 and those issued by HOO are listed on their website as «New CD'S April 9, 2008»

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Faust by Charles Gounod performed in French

Conductor Pierre Monteux - 1955(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Faust - Jan Peerce

Méphistophélès - Cesare Siepi

Marguerite - Victoria de los Ángeles

Valentin - Robert Merrill

Siébel - Mildred Miller

Marthe - Thelma Votipka

Wagner - Lawrence Davidson

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Black Disc; - Melodram MEL 415 {3LPS} (1983)ª

Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 347 (& 353 & 1999) ;; Andromeda ANDRCD 5037 {2CDS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Faust by Charles Gounod are surveyed in the following publications:-

HARRIS p.108; Opera on Record p.452; CELLETTI p.292; Opera on CD (1) p.75 (2) p.83 (3) p.93; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.2 (1976) mise à jour juin 1999; MET p.165; MET(VID) p.92; PENGUIN p.113; Opéra International No.168 April 1993 p.22; GIUDICI p.267 (2) p.454; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.65; BBC Music Magazine June 2005 p.50; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.231 p.114

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - August 2006 p.93 [JBS]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.93 septiembre 2006 p.84 [JV]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (19 February 1955). The Melodram LPs are advertized in GRAMOPHONE December 1983 p.739 and the recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM).

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos - 1955(SE)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Riccardo - Jan Peerce

Renato - Leonard Warren

Amelia - Zinka Milanov

Ulrica - Marian Anderson

Oscar - Roberta Peters

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM 1911 {1LP} (1955)ª;; HMV ALP 1476 {1LP} (1957)ª; *RCA; «Red Seal» «Le grandi Voci della Lirica» LM 20146 {1LP} (Italy) (1971)ª

Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 121-1 {1CDR} (2001)ª; Preiser Records 90695 {1CD} (2005)ª; Naxos 8.111042-44 (+Aida - Perlea) {3CDS} (2006)ª

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Recordings of Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; Opera on Record p.258; CELLETTI p.839; Opera on CD (1) p.54 (2) p.61 (3) p.68; MET p.625; MET(VID) p.389; PENGUIN p.467; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.32 p.110: No.237 p.82; GIUDICI p.966 (2) p.1555; BBC Music Magazine September 1999 p.56; Opéra International No.257 mai 2001 p.20; The Gramophone August 2006 p.48

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - July 1955 p.48 [HCS]; September 1957 p.151; October 1957 p.171

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Orpheus - 11+12 Nov-Dez 2006 S.60 [WD]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.7 No.1 Spring 1990 pp.154-156 [WA2]

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American Record Guide - April 1955 Vol.21 No.8 p.255 [JN]

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High Fidelity Magazine - May 1955 Vol.5 No.3 p.63 [JH]

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Opernwelt - August 8/1992 S.54

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Comments:- The CDRs issued by Premiere were advertized as «New» in «Fall 2001».

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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1956 (Pons;LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lucia - Lily Pons

Edgardo - Jan Peerce

Enrico - Frank (Francesco) Valentino

Raimondo - Nicola Moscona

Arturo - Paul Franke

Alisa - Thelma Votipka

Normanno - James McCracken

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Black Disc - Musicdisc Accord 150 018 {2LPS}

Compact Disc; - Myto 2 MCD 921.56 (Highlights) (fill-up on disc of Rigoletto 1939) {2CDS} (1992)ª; Omega Opera Archive 666 (& 430); Myto MCD 00130 {2CDS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera February 1959 p.86; HARRIS p.150; Opera on Record p.184; CELLETTI p.223; MARINELLI p.114; Opera on CD (1) p.34 (2) p.39 (3) p.43; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.55 p.110, No.233 p.114; MET p.113; MET(VID) p.64; PENGUIN p.78; Opéra International janvier 1995 No.187 p.19, juillet- aoüt 1997 No.215 p.10; Opera on Video p.57; GIUDICI p.190 (2) p.312; Répertoire No.107 novembre 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (14 January 1956). See «Sign-Off for the Old Met» pp.163-165. The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM)

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Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Vincenzo Bellezza - 1956[SE]

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Cio Cio San - Licia Albanese

Pinkerton - Jan Peerce

Sharpless - Renato Capecchi

Suzuki - Anna Maria Rota

Goro - Fernando Delle Fornaci

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Black Disc - RCA Victor LM 2054 {1LP} (USA); RCA A12R 0255

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Recordings of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.98; HARRIS p.165; Opera on Record p.605; CELLETTI p.605; MARINELLI p.397 Opera on CD(1) p.108 (2) p.119 (3) p.134; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.56 p.120, mise à jour juillet 2003; MET p.426; MET(VID) p.241; PENGUIN p.304; Stereophile December 1990 p.201, April 1991 p.27 (letter); Opera on Video p.182;GIUDICI p.621 (2) p.1023; Classic CD November 1997 p.56; Répertoire No.113 mai 1998 p.87; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

High Fidelity Magazine - April 1957 Vol.7 No.4 p.70 [JCMc]

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Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in Italian

Conductor Karl Böhm - 1957(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Don Giovanni - Cesare Siepi

Donna Anna - Eleanor Steber

Don Ottavio - Jan Peerce

Donna Elvira - Lisa Della Casa

Leoporello - Fernando Corena

Il Commendatore - Giorgio Tozzi

Masetto - Theodor Uppman

Zerlina - Roberta Peters

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Black Disc - Melodram MEL 439 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Andromeda ANDRCD 9026 {3CDS} (2008)ª; Music & Arts «West Hill Radio Archives» WHRA 6011 {3CDS} (2008)ª

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Recordings of Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.127: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.71-72, pp.128-132; Opera on Record p.71; CELLETTI p.467; Opera on CD (1) p.19 (2) p.23 (3) p.24; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.24 p.132, No.172 p.178 ; MET p.299; MET(VID) p.168; PENGUIN p.231; Classic CD September 1993 p.32; Opera on Video p.26; GIUDICI p.451 (2) p.766; International Opera Collector Winter 1997 No.6 p.18; Diapason No.450 juillet-aoüt 1998 p.50; Le Monde de la Musique No.223juillet-aoüt 1998 p.56; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.111; Répertoire No.131 janvier 2000 p.20, No.132 février 2000 p.20; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.56-57; International Record Review February 2002 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Diapason - No.559 juin 2008 p.125 [PK]

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International Record Review - May 2008 pp.29-30 [JTH]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (14 December 1957). The performance of 31 October 1957 is reviewed in OPERA, January 1958 pp.28-31. The LPs issued by Melodram are advertized in GRAMOPHONE January 1985 p.856.

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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1957(STU)

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Lucia - Roberta Peters

Edgardo - Jan Peerce

Enrico - Philip (Filippo) Maero

Raimondo - Giorgio Tozzi

Arturo - Piero De Palma

Alisa - Miti Truccato Pace

Normanno - Mario Carlin

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM 6055 {2LPS} (USA) (1958)ª; RCA Victor LSC 6141 {3LPS} (USA) (1958)ª; RCA «Victrola» VIC 6001 {2LPS} (USA) (1964)ª; RCA «Victrola» VICS 6001 {2LPS} (USA) (1964)ª; RCA RB 16056-16057 {2LPS} (UK) (1958)ª; RCA «Victrola» VL 43538 (2) {2LPS} (UK) (1977)ª

Compact Disc; - BMG-RCA «Living Stereo» 09026-68537-2 {2CDS} (Europe) (1997)ª

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Recordings of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera February 1959 p.86; HARRIS p.150; Opera on Record p.184; CELLETTI p.223; MARINELLI p.114; Opera on CD (1) p.34 (2) p.39 (3) p.43; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.55 p.110, No.233 p.114; MET p.113; MET(VID) p.64; PENGUIN p.78; Opéra International janvier 1995 No.187 p.19, juillet- aoüt 1997 No.215 p.10; Opera on Video p.57; GIUDICI p.190 (2) p.312; Répertoire No.107 novembre 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - December 1958 p.293 [HCS]; May 1959 p.583 [AR]

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Opera - June 1959 p.390

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.14 No.3 Spring 1998 p.146 [DM]

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Diapason - No.442 novembre 1997 p.95 [JC]

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Records and Recordings - May 1959 p.21 [FGB]

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Gramophone Record Review - May 1959 p.524 [SG]

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High Fidelity Magazine - December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.54 [DJ]: June 1959 Vol.9 No.6 p.61 [DJ]: April 1965 Vol.15 No.4 p.101 [CLO]

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American Record Guide - February 1959 Vol.25 No.6 p.386 [FCS]: December 1964 Vol. 31 No.4 p.330 [PLM] : March/April 1997 Vol.60 No.2 p.126 [CHP]

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American Record Guide - February 1959 Vol.25 No.6 p.386 [FCS]: December 1964 Vol. 31 No.4 p.330 [PLM] : March/April 1997 Vol.60 No.2 p.126 [CHP]

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Classic CD - May 1997 p.84

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Classical Express - Issue No.86 May 1997 p.4

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BBC Music Magazine - August 1997 p.68

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CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.98 abril 1997 p.40 (mention)

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XI - N.108 - maggio 1997 p.90

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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1958(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lucia - Roberta Peters

Edgardo - Jan Peerce

Enrico - Mario Zanasi

Raimondo - Nicola Moscona

Arturo - Charles Anthony

Alisa - Thelma Votipka

Normanno - Robert Nagy

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Compact Disc; - Bensar OL 4558 (BRO 125105) {2CDRS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera February 1959 p.86; HARRIS p.150; Opera on Record p.184; CELLETTI p.223; MARINELLI p.114; Opera on CD (1) p.34 (2) p.39 (3) p.43; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.55 p.110, No.233 p.114; MET p.113; MET(VID) p.64; PENGUIN p.78; Opéra International janvier 1995 No.187 p.19, juillet- aoüt 1997 No.215 p.10; Opera on Video p.57; GIUDICI p.190 (2) p.312; Répertoire No.107 novembre 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (5 April 1958). The CDRs issued on the Bensar label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.» (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss performed in German

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1958(STU)

Orchestra - Wiener Philharmoniker

Ariadne - Leonie Rysanek

Komponist - Sena Jurinac

Zerbinetta - Roberta Peters

Bacchus - Jan Peerce

Musiklehrer - Walter Berry

Harlekin - Walter Berry

Truffaldin - Gunter Adam

Scaramuchio - Kurt Equiluz

Najade - Mimi Coertse

Dryade - Hilde Rössl-Majdan

Echo - Liselotte Maikl

Haushofmeister - Kurt Preger

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Black Disc - RCA «Soria Series» LD 6152 {3LPS} (USA); RCA «Soria Series» LDS 6152{3LPS} (USA); London OSA 13100; RCA RE 25023-25025 (UK); RCA SER 4523-4525 (UK)

Compact Disc; - Decca 443 675-2 {2CDS} (1995)ª

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Recordings of Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity March 1962 Vol.12 No.3 p.121; HARRIS p.29; Opera on Record 3 p.264; CELLETTI p.777; Opera on CD (1) p.121 (2) p.132 (3) p.148; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.77 p.120, mise à jour 2003; MET p.534; MET(VID) p.316; PENGUIN p.407; American Record Guide September/October 1995 Vol.58 No.5 p.89; Opéra International No.242 janvier 2000 pp.62-63; American Record Guide May/June 2005 Vol.68 No.3 pp.63-63

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - April 1961 p..542 ; July 1961 p.62; December 1995 p.161 [AB]

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Opera - May 1961 p.334

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Opera Now - June 1995 p.57

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Fanfare - Vol.28 No.1 September/October 2004 p.8 (letter)

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Orpheus - Juni 1995 S.61

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Opéra International - juin 1995 No.192 p.70

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Diapason - No.415 mai 1995 p.129

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American Record Guide - December 1960 Vol.27 No.4 p.290 [RS]

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High Fidelity Magazine - December 1960 Vol.10 No.12 pp.77-78 [CLO]

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Répertoire - No.79 avril 1995 p.73

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - septiembre-noviembre 1995 p.66

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Thomas Schippers - 1959(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Riccardo - Jan Peerce

Renato - Robert Merrill

Amelia - Antonietta Stella

Ulrica - Jean Madeira

Oscar - Laurel Hurley

Silvano - George Cehanovsky

Samuele - Nicola Moscona

Tom - Norman Scott

Un Giudice - William Olvis

Un servo - Robert Nagy

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Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 971 (& 1115 & 1495) ; The Opera Lovers BAL 195901 {2CDSR} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; Opera on Record p.258; CELLETTI p.839; Opera on CD (1) p.54 (2) p.61 (3) p.68; MET p.625; MET(VID) p.389; PENGUIN p.467; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.32 p.110: No.237 p.82; GIUDICI p.966 (2) p.1555; BBC Music Magazine September 1999 p.56; Opéra International No.257 mai 2001 p.20; The Gramophone August 2006 p.48

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (28 February 1959). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape». The date of the performance recorded is given here as «Feb.29.1959»! The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Brigadoon by Frederick Loewe performed in English

Conductor Johnny Green - 1959?(SE)

Orchestra - RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - RCA Victor Chorale

Tommy - Robert Merrill

Fiona - Jane Powell

Charlie - Jan Peerce

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LPM 6005 {2LPS} (1959)ª;; RCA Victor LSP 6005 {2LPS} (1959)ª

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This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

American Record Guide - Vol.26 No.2 p.150 [EJ]

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High Fidelity Magazine - Vol.9 No.10 October 1959 p.117 [JFI]

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Comments:- The 2 LPs issued by RCA Victor form a set entitled «An Evening with Lerner and Loewe». The excerpts from Brigadoon, which occupy one side, are the following: Overture (orchestra); Come to me, bend to me (JPe); Down on McConnach Square (chorus); There but for you go I (RM); The heather on the hill (JPo, RM); I'll go home with Bonnie Jean (JPe, chorus); Almost like being in love (RM, JPo).

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Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni performed in Italian

Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos - 1960(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Santuzza - Nell Rankin

Turiddu - Jan Peerce

Alfio - Walter Cassel

Lola - Helen Vanni

Lucia - Thelma Votipka

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 341

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Recordings of Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1962 p.53; HARRIS p.64; Opera on Record p.542; CELLETTI p.380; MARINELLI p.435; Opera on CD(1) p.114 (2) p.126 (3) p.141; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.50 p.130; MET p.220; MET(VID) p.124; PENGUIN p.195; GIUDICI p.140; Opéra International mai 1999 No.235 p.66; Répertoire No.130 décembre 1999 p.86; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (30 January 1960). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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Fidelio by Ludwig Van Beethoven performed in German

Conductor Hans Knappertsbusch - 1961(STU)

Orchestra - Bayerische Staatsoper

Chorus - Bayerische Staatsoper

Leonore - Sena Jurinac

Florestan - Jan Peerce

Pizarro - Gustav Neidlinger

Rocco - Dezsö Ernster

Marzelline - Maria Stader

Jaquino - Murray Dickie

Fernando - Frederick Guthrie

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Black Disc; - Westminster XWN 3318/1-3 (1962)ª;; Westminster WST 318/1-3 (1962)ª; *Westminster WM-1003; Westminster WMS-1003; Westminster MCA 3-14300 {3LPS};; World Record Club OC 104-106

Compact Disc; - MCA MCAD2-9809-A/B (1993)ª; DG «Westminster Legacy» 471 204-2 {2CDS} (2001)ª

Open Reel Tape; - Westminster WTZ 154 (7½ips 4-track) (1962)ª

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Recordings of Fidelio by Ludwig Van Beethoven are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.119; CELLETTI p.29; Opera on CD p.25 (1) p.29 (3) p.32; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.10 p.102; MET p.8; MET(VID) p.4; PENGUIN p.6; Stereophile January 1994 p.177; May 1994 p.15; BBC Music Magazine February 1995 p.43; Opera on Video p.37; GIUDICI p.11 (2) p.19; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.62; Gramophone January 1997 p.40; Répertoire No.103 juin 1997 p.15; International Opera Collector Summer 1997 No.4 p.64; International Record Review March 2001 p.22; American Record Guide March/April 2008 Vol.71 No.2 pp.44-53

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - April 1962 p.512; December 2001 p.96 [AB]

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Opera - July 1962 p.477

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Orpheus - Dezember 2001 S.57-58 [GH]

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Opéra International - No.262 novembre 2001 pp.59-60 [SS]

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Diapason - No.393 mai 1993 p.98

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High Fidelity Magazine - April 1962 Vol.12 No.4 p.64

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American Record Guide - May 1962 Vol.28 No.9 p.714 [HG]: November 1962 Vol.29 No.3 p.220 (open reel tape) [RJ]: April 1981 Vol.44 No.6 p.47 [KM]

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BBC Music Magazine - November 2001 p.78 [CO]

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International Record Review - January 2002 p.72 [MVA]

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Répertoire - avril 1993 p.30

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XVI N.158 febbraio 2002 pp.98-99 [GL]

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Comments:- See «The Bluebird of Happiness» by Alan Levy pp.132-134; HIGH FIDELITY April 1962 Vol.12 No.4 p.22

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La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Alberto Erede - 1962(LI)

Orchestra - Nederlandische Opera

Chorus - Nederlandische Opera

Il Marchese di Calatrava - Peter van der Bilt

Leonora di Vargas - Gré Brouwenstijn

Don Carlo - John Shaw

Don Alvaro - Jan Peerce

Preziosilla - Rena Garazioti

Fra Melitone - Renato Capecchi

Curra - Conchita Gaston

Padre Guardiano - Gyorgy Littasy

Mastro Trabuco - Wim Koopman

Un Chirurgo - Henk Smit

Un Alcalde - Jos Borelli

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Compact Disc; - Osteria OS 1002 {2CDS} (2002)ª

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Recordings of La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.96, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.60; Opera October 1962 p.655; HARRIS p.128; Opera on Record p.277; CELLETTI p.906; Opera on CD (1) p.55 (2) p.62 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.126 p.118; MET p.632; MET(VID) p.393; PENGUIN p.481; GIUDICI p.980, (2) p.1573; NEWTON (Verdi)p.169; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.42, p.104; Opéra International No.268 mai 2002 p.16; Gramophone April 2003 p.36; Opera News March 2006 p.34

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Fanfare - Vol.31 No.4 March/April 2008 pp.271-272 [JM]

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American Record Guide - January/February 2008 Vol.71 No.1 p.225 [MM]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.62 julio-agosto 2003 pp.84-85 [JR]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in Den Haag (5 July 1962)

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The Student Prince by Sigmund Romberg performed in English

Conductor Franz Allers - 1962(SE)

Orchestra - Orchestra

Chorus - Chorus

Prince Karl Franz - Jan Peerce

Dr. Engel - Giorgio Tozzi

Detlef - Robert Sands

Kathie - Roberta Peters

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Black Disc - Columbia OS 2380 {1LP}

Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd CDNO 1032-1 {1CDR} (2003)ª

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This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

The Blackwell Guide to the Musical Theatre on Record by Kurt Gänzl - p.165

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Comments:- The following also take part: Lawrence Avery, Anita Darian.

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Samson by George Frideric Handel performed in English

Conductor Maurice Abravanel - 1962(STU)

Orchestra - Utah Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - The University of Utah Symphonic Chorale

Samson - Jan Peerce

Dalila - Phyllis Curtin

Micah - Louise Parker

Manoa - Roy Samuelson

Harapha - Malcolm Smith

Israelite Woman - Phyllis Curtin

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Black Disc; - Vanguard (Bach Guild) BG 648-650 {3LPS} (1963)ª; Vanguard (Bach Guild) BGS 5000-5062 {3LPS} (1963)ª; Vanguard SVC 131-132 {2LPS}; Philips AL 3521-3 {3LPS} (1965)ª;; Philips SAL 3521-3523 {3LPS} (1965)ª

Compact Disc - Vanguard Classics 885084

Open Reel Tape; - Vanguard VTZ 1683 (7½ips 4-track) (1964)ª

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Recordings of Samson by George Frideric Handel are surveyed in the following publications:-

PENGUIN p.143; Opera News July 1996 p.46; American Record Guide January/February 2003 Vol.66 No.1 pp.84-85

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - December 1965 p.304

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Orpheus - Januar 1996 S.60

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Opéra International - mai 1996 No.202 p.66

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American Record Guide - January 1964 Vol.30 No.5 p.399 [JWB] August 1964 Vol.30 No.12 p.1132 (open reel tape) [JWB]

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American Record Guide - January 1964 Vol.30 No.5 p.399 [JWB] August 1964 Vol.30 No.12 p.1132 (open reel tape) [JWB]

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High Fidelity Magazine - January 1964 Vol.14 No.1 p.65 [ES]: August 1964 Vol.14 No.8 p.107, p.110 (open reel tape) [RDD]

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Audio & Record Review - Christmas 1965 p.27 [PLH]

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American Record Guide - Vol.63 No.3 May/June 2000 p.133 [JWB]

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Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in Italian

Conductor Lorin Maazel - 1963(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Don Giovanni - Cesare Siepi

Donna Anna - Leontyne Price

Don Ottavio - Jan Peerce

Donna Elvira - Lucine Amara

Leoporello - Fernando Corena

Il Commendatore - Ernst Wiemann

Masetto - Theodor Uppman

Zerlina - Laurel Hurley

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 764 (& 532)

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Recordings of Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.127: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.71-72, pp.128-132; Opera on Record p.71; CELLETTI p.467; Opera on CD (1) p.19 (2) p.23 (3) p.24; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.24 p.132, No.172 p.178 ; MET p.299; MET(VID) p.168; PENGUIN p.231; Classic CD September 1993 p.32; Opera on Video p.26; GIUDICI p.451 (2) p.766; International Opera Collector Winter 1997 No.6 p.18; Diapason No.450 juillet-aoüt 1998 p.50; Le Monde de la Musique No.223juillet-aoüt 1998 p.56; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.111; Répertoire No.131 janvier 2000 p.20, No.132 février 2000 p.20; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.56-57; International Record Review February 2002 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (19 January 1963). See «Sign-Off for the Old Met» pp.467-470. The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM).

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Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in Italian

Conductor Joseph Rosenstock - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Don Giovanni - Cesare Siepi

Donna Anna - Teresa Stich-Randall

Don Ottavio - Jan Peerce

Donna Elvira - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Leoporello - Geraint Evans

Il Commendatore - Nicola Ghiuselev

Masetto - Theodor Uppman

Zerlina - Rosalind Elias

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1196 (& 958)

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Recordings of Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.127: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.71-72, pp.128-132; Opera on Record p.71; CELLETTI p.467; Opera on CD (1) p.19 (2) p.23 (3) p.24; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.24 p.132, No.172 p.178 ; MET p.299; MET(VID) p.168; PENGUIN p.231; Classic CD September 1993 p.32; Opera on Video p.26; GIUDICI p.451 (2) p.766; International Opera Collector Winter 1997 No.6 p.18; Diapason No.450 juillet-aoüt 1998 p.50; Le Monde de la Musique No.223juillet-aoüt 1998 p.56; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.111; Répertoire No.131 janvier 2000 p.20, No.132 février 2000 p.20; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.56-57; International Record Review February 2002 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (29 January 1966). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM).

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Abbreviations

(STU), "Studio" Recording

(SE), "Studio" Recording of Excerpts

(STC), Composite "Studio" Recording made up from more than one source

(SCE), Composite "Studio" Recording of Excerpts from more than one source

(LI), "Live" Recording

(LE), "Live" Recording of Excerpts

(LC), "Live" Composite Recording from more than one performance

(LCE), Excerpts from more than one "Live" Performance

(RA), A Radio Performance

(RE), Excerpts from a Radio Performance

(RC), Composite Radio Performance from more than one broadcast

(RCE), Excerpts from more than one broadcast performance

(FI), Film or/and sound track of a film

(FE), Excerpts of an opera from a film or/and the sound track of a film

CELLETTI, Il Teatro d'Opera in Disco by Rodolfo Celletti - Rizzoli - 1988

EJS Discography, EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings - The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-71 by William Shaman, William J. Collins, and Calvin M. Goodwin - GreenwoodPress - 1994

GIUDICI, L'Opera in CD e Video by Elvio Giudici - il Saggiatore Milano - 1995. Second Edition - 1999 - is indicated by (2)

HARRIS, Opera Recordings - A Critical Guide by Kenn Harris - David and Charles - 1973

MARINELLI, Opere in Disco by Carlo Marinelli - Discanto Edizione - 1982

MET, The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera - edited by Paul Gruber - Thames and Hudson - 1993

MET(VID), The Metropolitan Guide to Opera on Video - edited by Paul Gruber - W.W. Norton & Co. Ltd. - 1997

More EJS, More EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings by William Shaman - William J. Collins - Calvin M. Goodwin - Greenwood Press 1999

NEWTON (Verdi), Verdi - Tutti i libretti d'opera edited by Piero Mioli

PENGUIN, The Penguin Guide to Opera on Compact Discs by Edwin Greenfield - Robert Layton - Ivan March - Penguin Books 1993

Discos Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

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