There are 136 recordings on file in which Richard Tucker appears

Order by composer

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

1 1946(LI) - Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky - Emil Cooper*

2 1946(LI) - Gioconda (La) by Amilcare Ponchielli - Emil Cooper*

3 1947(STU) - bohème (La) by Giacomo Puccini - Giuseppe Antonicelli*

4 1949 - Aida by Giuseppe Verdi - Arturo Toscanini*

5 1949(STU) - Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini - Max Rudolf*

6 1950(LI) - bohème (La) by Giacomo Puccini - Giuseppe Antonicelli*

7 1950(LI) - Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini - Fausto Cleva*

8 1950(LI) - Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi - Fritz Stiedry*

9 1950(LI) - Zauberflöte (Die) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fritz Stiedry*

10 1950-51(STU) - Fledermaus (Die) by Johann Strauß II - Eugene Ormandy*

11 1951(LI) - Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni - Alberto Erede*

12 1951(LI) - Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi - Alberto Erede*

13 1951(LI;20/1/51) - Fledermaus (Die) by Johann Strauß II - Eugene Ormandy*

14 1951(STU) - Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo - Fausto Cleva*

15 1952(LI) - Carmen by Georges Bizet - Fritz Reiner*

16 1952(LI) - Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fritz Stiedry*

17 1952(LI) - Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi - Alberto Erede*

18 1952(LI) - Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi - Fritz Stiedry*

19 1952(LI) - forza del destino (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - Fritz Stiedry*

20 1952(LI;27/12/52) - bohème (La) by Giacomo Puccini - Alberto Erede*

21 1952(STU) - Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fritz Stiedry*

22 1953(LI) - Faust by Charles Gounod - Walter Herbert*

23 1953(STU) - Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni - Fausto Cleva*

24 1954(LI) - Carmen by Georges Bizet - Tibor Kozma*

25 1954(LI) - Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fritz Stiedry*

26 1954(LI) - traviata (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - Fausto Cleva*

27 1954(STU) - forza del destino (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - Tullio Serafin*

28 1954(STU) - Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti - Fausto Cleva*

29 1955 (LI:Jan 22) - ballo in maschera (Un) by Giuseppe Verdi - Dimitri Mitropoulos*

30 1955(LI) - Contes d'Hoffmann (Les) by Jacques Offenbach - Pierre Monteux*

31 1955(LI) - Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi - Kurt Adler*

32 1955(LI) - Tosca by Giacomo Puccini - Dimitri Mitropoulos*

33 1955(STU) - Aida by Giuseppe Verdi - Tullio Serafin*

34 1956(LI) - Contes d'Hoffmann (Les) by Jacques Offenbach - Thomas Schippers*

35 1956(LI) - forza del destino (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - Fritz Stiedry*

36 1956(LI) - Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi - Fausto Cleva*

37 1956(LI) - Tosca by Giacomo Puccini - Dimitri Mitropoulos*

38 1957(LI) - Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano - Fausto Cleva*

39 1957(LI) - bohème (La) by Giacomo Puccini - Tibor Kozma*

40 1957(LI) - Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni - Fausto Cleva*

41 1957(LI) - Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky - Dimitri Mitropoulos*

42 1957(STU) - Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano - Fausto Cleva*

43 1957?(SE) - Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky - Dimitri Mitropoulos*

44 1958(LI) - Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano - NOT KNOWN*

45 1958(LI) - Tosca by Giacomo Puccini - Dimitri Mitropoulos*

46 1959(LI) - Gioconda (La) by Amilcare Ponchielli - Fausto Cleva*

47 1959(LI) - Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini - Fausto Cleva*

48 1959(STU) - Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli*

49 1959(STU) - trovatore (Il) by Giuseppe Verdi - Arturo Basile*

50 1960(LI) - Carmen by Georges Bizet - Jean Morel*

51 1960(LI) - Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi - Antonino Votto*

52 1960(LI) - forza del destino (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - Fernando Previtali*

53 1960(LI) - forza del destino (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - Thomas Schippers*

54 1960(LI;26/3/60;Tucker - Tebaldi) - Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano - Fausto Cleva*

55 1960(STU) - traviata (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - Fernando Previtali*

56 1961(LI) - forza del destino (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - Fernando Previtali*

57 1961(LI) - forza del destino (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - George Schick*

58 1961(LI) - Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti - Antonino Votto*

59 1961(LI) - Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti - Silvio Varviso*

60 1961(LI) - Martha by Friedrich Flotow - Nino Verchi*

61 1961(LI) - Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi - Nino Verchi*

62 1961(STU) - bohème (La) by Giacomo Puccini - Erich Leinsdorf*

63 1962(LI) - fanciulla del west (La) by Giacomo Puccini - Fausto Cleva*

64 1962(STU) - Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini - Erich Leinsdorf*

65 1963(LI) - Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano - Fausto Cleva*

66 1963(LI) - ballo in maschera (Un) by Giuseppe Verdi - Nello Santi*

67 1964(LI) - Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni - Nello Santi*

68 1964(LI) - Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi - Bruno Bartoletti*

69 1964(LI) - Juive (La) by Fromental Halévy - Robert Lawrence*

70 1964(LI) - Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi - Fausto Cleva*

71 1964(LI) - Tosca by Giacomo Puccini - Bruno Bartoletti*

72 1964(LI;18/1/64) - trovatore (Il) by Giuseppe Verdi - Thomas Schippers*

73 1964(STU) - forza del destino (La) by Giuseppe Verdi - Thomas Schippers*

74 1965(LI) - Aida by Giuseppe Verdi - William Steinberg*

75 1965(LI) - Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano - Francesco Molinari-Pra..*

76 1965(LI) - ballo in maschera (Un) by Giuseppe Verdi - Bruno Bartoletti*

77 1965(LI) - Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Joseph Rosenstock***

78 1965(LI) - Tosca by Giacomo Puccini - Bruno Bartoletti*

79 1965(LI;23/3/65) - Tosca by Giacomo Puccini - Fausto Cleva*

80 1966(LI) - bohème (La) by Giacomo Puccini - George Schick*

81 1966(LI) - Gioconda (La) by Amilcare Ponchielli - Carlo Moresco*

82 1966(LI) - Gioconda (La) by Amilcare Ponchielli - Bruno Bartoletti*

83 1966(LI) - Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti - Richard Bonynge*

84 1966(LI) - Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini - Bruno Bartoletti*

85 1966(LI:20/1/66) - Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini - Kurt Adler*

86 1966(LI;12/2/66) - Aida by Giuseppe Verdi - Zubin Mehta*

87 1966(LI;12/3/66) - Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini - Kurt Adler*

88 1966(LI;13/4/1966) - Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano - Francesco Molinar..*

89 1967(LI) - Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi - Fernando Previtali*

90 1967(LI) - Tosca by Giacomo Puccini - Carlo Moresco*

91 1967(LI) - trovatore (Il) by Giuseppe Verdi - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli*

92 1968(LI) - Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi - Thomas Schippers*

93 1968(LI) - trovatore (Il) by Giuseppe Verdi - Thomas Schippers*

94 1968(LI) - Turandot by Giacomo Puccini - Carlo Moresco*

95 1968(LI:Orlandi-Malaspina) - Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi - Francesco Molinar..*

96 1968(LI;April) - Carmen by Georges Bizet - Alain Lombard*

97 1969(LE) - Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli*

98 1969(LI) - bohème (La) by Giacomo Puccini - Carlo Moresco*

99 1969(LI) - Carmen by Georges Bizet - Zubin Mehta*

100 1969(LI) - Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni - Kurt Adler*

101 1969(LI) - Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini - Thomas Schippers*

102 1969(LI) - trovatore (Il) by Giuseppe Verdi - James Levine*

103 1969(LI) - trovatore (Il) by Giuseppe Verdi - Carlo Moresco*

104 1969(LI;Tucker) - Tosca by Giacomo Puccini - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli*

105 1970(LE) - Aida by Giuseppe Verdi - Fausto Cleva*

106 1970(LI) - Aida by Giuseppe Verdi - Carlo Moresco*

107 1970(LI) - ballo in maschera (Un) by Giuseppe Verdi - Francesco Molinar..*

108 1970(LI) - bohème (La) by Giacomo Puccini - Fausto Cleva*

109 1970(LI) - Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti - Antonino Votto*

110 1970(LI) - Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi - James Levine*

111 1970(LI;7/2/70) - Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo - Fausto Cleva*

112 1970?(LI) - Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo - Kurt Adler*

113 1971(LI) - Aida by Giuseppe Verdi - Carlo Moresco*

114 1971(LI) - Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi - James Levine*

115 1971(LI) - Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo - Riccardo Muti*

116 1971(LI) - Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo - Fausto Cleva*

117 1971(LI) - Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saens - Carlo Moresco*

118 1971(LI) - Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saens - Serge Baudo*

119 1971(LI) - trovatore (Il) by Giuseppe Verdi - Alberto Erede*

120 1971(LI;13/3/71) - trovatore (Il) by Giuseppe Verdi - Zubin Mehta*

121 1971?(LI) - Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni - Kurt Adler*

122 1972(LI) - Africaine (L') by Giacomo Meyerbeer - Eve Queler*

123 1972(LI) - ballo in maschera (Un) by Giuseppe Verdi - Riccardo Muti*

124 1972(LI) - Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini - Michelangelo Veltri*

125 1972(LI) - Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi - Michelangelo Veltri*

126 1973(LI) - Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano - Carlo Moresco*

127 1973(LI) - ballo in maschera (Un) by Giuseppe Verdi - Peter Herman Adler*

128 1973(LI) - Juive (La) by Fromental Halévy - Anton Guadagno*

129 1973(LI) - Juive (La) by Fromental Halévy - Knud Andersson*

130 1973(LI) - trovatore (Il) by Giuseppe Verdi - Zubin Mehta*

131 1974(LI) - ballo in maschera (Un) by Giuseppe Verdi - Riccardo Muti*

132 1974(LI) - Gioconda (La) by Amilcare Ponchielli - Alfredo Silipigni*

133 1974(LI) - Juive (La) by Fromental Halévy - Anton Guadagno*

134 1974(LI) - Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi - Sixten Ehrling*

135 1974(LI) - Turandot by Giacomo Puccini - Martin Rich*

136 1974(SE) - Juive (La) by Fromental Halévy - Antonio de Almeida*

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Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky performed in Italian

Conductor Emil Cooper - 1946(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Boris - Ezio Pinza

Grigory (False Dmitry) - Richard Tucker

Marina - Risë Stevens

Pimen - Nicola Moscona

Varlaam - Salvatore Baccaloni

Shuisky - Alessio De Paolis

Missail - Lodovico Oliviero

Rangoni - Frank (Francesco) Valentino

Fyodor - Irene Jordan

Xenia - Frances Greer

Hostess - Claramae Turner

Simpleton - Anthony Marlowe

Tchelkalov - Robert Merrill

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Black Disc - Melodram MEL 309 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Great Opera Performances G.O.P. 809 {2CDS} (1999)ª; Cantus Classics 500721 {2CDS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1956 Vol.6 No.11 p.108; Opera October 1958 p.636; HARRIS p.51; Opera on Record p.508; MARINELLI p.289; CELLETTI p.538; Opéra International May 1984 No.70 p.10; Opera on CD (1) p.89 (2) p.98 (3) p.109; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.27-28 p.186, No.191 p.128; MET p.347; MET(VID) p.192; PENGUIN p.264; Répertoire No.71 juillet/aoüt 1994 p.9; GIUDICI p.516 (2) p.853; International Opera Collector Autumn 1998 No.9 p.38; American Record Guide May/June 2003 Vol.66 No.3 pp.54-63

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (7 December 1946)

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La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli performed in Italian

Conductor Emil Cooper - 1946(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

La Gioconda - Zinka Milanov

Enzo - Richard Tucker

Barnaba - Leonard Warren

Laura - Risë Stevens

Alvise - Giacomo Vaghi

La Cieca - Margaret Harshaw

Zuàne - Osie Hawkins

Un Cantore - Wellington Ezekiel

Isèpo - Lodovico Oliviero

Un Pilota - John Baker

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Compact Disc; - Myto 2MCD 952 127 {2CDS} (1995)ª; Myto H059 {2CDS} (2001)ª; *Bensar Records Ltd. OL 31646 {2CDS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli are surveyed in the following publications:-

HARRIS p.137; Opera on Record 3 p.192; CELLETTI p.572; GIUDICI (2) p.935; Opera on CD (1) p.84 (2) p.92 (3) p.103; MET p.374; MET(VID) p.212; PENGUIN p.285; Opera Now May 1993 p.36; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.232 p.88

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - Juli 1995 S.58; 11+F November 2001 S.89 [GH]

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Répertoire - No.82 juillet/aoüt 1995 p.56

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XV N.153 giugno 2001 pp.88-89 [GL]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (16 March 1946; see «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» pp.391-394)

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La bohème by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Giuseppe Antonicelli - 1947(STU)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rodolfo - Richard Tucker

Schaunard - George Cehanovsky

Marcello - Frank (Francesco) Valentino

Colline - Nicola Moscona

Mimi - Bidù Sayão

Musetta - Mimi Benzell

Benoit - Salvatore Baccaloni

Alcindoro - Salvatore Baccaloni

Parpignol - Lodovico Oliviero

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Black Disc; - Columbia OP 27 (12810 D - 12822 D) {13x78s} (USA) ;; Columbia MOP 27 (12823 D - 12835 D) {13x78s;AC) (USA) ; Columbia ML 4076-4077 {2LPS} (1949)ª; Columbia SL 101 {2LPS}; Columbia «Odyssey» Y2 32364 {2LPS} CBS 78243 {2LPS} (UK)

Compact Disc; - Sony «Masterworks Heritage» MH2K 62762 {2CDS} (1997)ª; Arkadia 78068 {2CDS} (1999)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 - June 1948 p.8 (mention) [HCS]; August 1974 p.394 [EG]; January 1998 p.95 [MEO]

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Opera Now - March/April 1998 p.96 [GH]

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Fanfare - Vol.21 No.4 March/April 1998 p.215 [MM]

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Orpheus - Januar 1998 S.58 (mention) [GH]

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

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Opéra International - février 1998 No.221 p.56 [SS]

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Diapason - No.443 décembre 1997 p.95 [CC]

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L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.184 p.114 [JC-1]

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American Record Guide - March/April 1998 Vol.61 No.2 p.283 [LM]

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Classic CD - Christmas 1997 p.76 [MSR]

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Classical Express - Issue 93 December 1997 p.3 [RB]

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International Opera Collector - Spring 1998 No.7 p.78 [PO'C]

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Stereophile - May 1998 (Vol.21 No.5) p.83 (mention) [MHF]

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Répertoire - No.108 décembre 1997 p.55 [PT]

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CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.108 marzo 1998 p.51 [JPS]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - junio-agosto 1998 No.28 p.100 [JV]

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Das Opernglas - Februar 1998 S.72 [NE]

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XIV N.140 maggio 2000 p.105 [MG]

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Comments:- Recorded between 7 and 21 December 1947. More details can be found in «Complete Operas on 78 R.P.M.» by Tom Peel

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Arturo Toscanini - 1949

Orchestra - NBC Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - Robert Shaw Chorale

Aida - Herva Nelli

Radamès - Richard Tucker

Amneris - Eva Gustavson

Amonasro - Giuseppe Valdengo

Ramphis - Norman Scott

Il Re di Egitto - Dennis Harbour

Una Sacerdotessa - Teresa Stich-Randall

Un Messaggero - Virginio Assandri

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Black Disc - RCA Victor LM 6132 {3LPS}; RCA RB 16021-3; RCA «Victrola» VIC-6113/1-3; RCA «Victrola» VICS-6113/1-3 (Electronic stereo); RCA «Victrola» VL 46021 {3LPS}; RCA «Victrola» AT 303/1-3 {3LPS}; Melodiya D 029623-8 {3LPS}

Compact Cassette - RCA GK60326

Compact Disc; - *RCA GD 60600(3); RCA «Gold Seal» GD 60326 (collection) {7CDS};;; Urania URN 22.224 {2CDS} (2004)ª; RCA 67893 (part of «Verdi - Complete Toscanini Recordings») {12CDS} (2006)ª

Laser Disc - *RCA 60331-6-RG(NTSC)

DVD (Video) - Urania URNDVD 300 (2005)ª; Testament SBDVD 1005 (2006)ª

VHS Video Cassette - BMG 60331 827.99(NTSC); RCA 790 346(PAL)

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - May 1957 p.444; June 1957 p.25; October 1957 p.171; January 1969 p.1055; September 1973 p.559 [AB]; May 1990 p.1966 p.1969

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Opera - July 1957 p.450; August 1967 p.665; October 1967 p.853

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Fanfare - Vol.30 No.1 September/October 2006 p.345 (DVD) [MM]; Vol.29 No.6 July/August 2006 pp.214-215 (audio) [MHF]

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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.238-244 [CPCG]

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High Fidelity Magazine - April 1957 Vol.7 No.5 p.74 [JH]

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American Record Guide - May 1957 Vol.23 No.7 p.130 [PLM]: October 1968 Vol.35 No.2 p.120 [CJL]: September/October 1990 Vol.53 No.5 p.36 [VAL]

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Gramophone Record Review - June 1957 p.638

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American Record Guide - October 1968 Vol.35 No.2 p.120: September/October 1990 Vol.53 No.5 p.37 [VAL]

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ARSC Journal - Vol.37 No.2 Fall 2006 pp.269-270 [GAG]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.69 abril 2004 p.86 [MCP]: No.84 octubre 2005 p.84 (DVD) [JC]

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XIX N.196 luglio/agosto 2005 p.104 (DVD) [GL]

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Comments:- Recording of concert performances (26 March 1949 - Acts 1,2; 2 April 1949 - Acts 3,4). Relief has issued recordings of rehearsals for these broadcasts on two CDs (Relief CR 1896; see ORPHEUS Heft 5+6 Mai+Juni 2003 S.84 incorrectly attributed to the Met)

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Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Max Rudolf - 1949(STU)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera Association

Cio Cio San - Eleanor Steber

Pinkerton - Richard Tucker

Sharpless - Giuseppe Valdengo

Suzuki - Jean Madeira

Kate Pinkerton - Thelma Votipka

Goro - Alessio De Paolis

Il principe Yamadori - George Cehanovsky

Lo zio Bonzo - Melchiorre Luise

Il commissario imperiale - John Baker

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Black Disc; - Columbia MOP 30 (13011D -13026D) {16x78s} (USA) (1949)ª; Columbia SL 4 {3LPS} (USA) (1949)ª; Columbia SL 104 {3LPS} (USA) (1949)ª; Columbia «Odyssey» Y3-32107 (1973)ª; Philips A 01119-21 L {3LPS} (Continental Europe); CBS 78246 {2LPS} (Electronic stereo) (UK) (1974)ª

Compact Disc; - Sony «Masterworks Heritage» MH2K 62765 {2CDS} (1998)ª; Arkadia 78074 {2CDS} (2000)ª; Opera Fenice FNO 003-4 {2CDS} (2003)ª; Preiser 20050 {2CDS} (2007)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:-

(The) Gramophone - September 1974 p.578 [RO]

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Opera News - October 1998 p.65 [CJL]

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Orpheus - Februar 1999 SS.50-51 [DN]; Januar + Februar 2008 S.58-S.59 [DN]

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Opéra International - juillet-aoüt 1999 No.237 p.77 [SS]

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Diapason - No.450 juillet-aoüt 1998 p.92 [CC]

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American Record Guide - September/October 1998 Vol.61 No.5 p.311 [LM]: March/ April 2008 Vol.71 No.2 pp.159-160 [CHP]

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Classic CD - February 1999 pp.116-117 [MQ]

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Répertoire - No.115 juillet/aoüt 1998 p.58 [PT]

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CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.115 noviembre 1998 p.52 [JPS]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.32 marzo-abril 1999 p.95 [MH]

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Das Opernglas - Juli-August 1998 S.117 [ML]

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XIV N.140 maggio 2000 p.105 [MG]

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La bohème by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Giuseppe Antonicelli - 1950(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rodolfo - Richard Tucker

Schaunard - George Cehanovsky

Marcello - John Brownlee

Colline - Nicola Moscona

Mimi - Licia Albanese

Musetta - Lois Hunt

Benoit - Gerhard Pechner

Alcindoro - Gerhard Pechner

Parpignol - Paul Franke

Sergente dei doganieri - Lawrence Davidson

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 685

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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 (25 March 1950). See «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» pp.484-485. 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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Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1950(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Manon Lescaut - Dorothy Kirsten

Des Grieux - Richard Tucker

Lescaut - Giuseppe Valdengo

Geronte - Gerhard Pechner

Edmondo - Leslie Chabay

Una voce sola - Margaret Roggero

L'oste - Lawrence Davidson

Il maestro di ballo - Alessio De Paolis

Un sergente degli arcieri - Clifford Harvuot

Lampionaio - Paul Franke

Un comandante di Marina - Osie Hawkins

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 688 (& 506)

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

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.174; Opera December 1968 p.958; Opera on Record 3 p.209; CELLETTI p.618; Opera on CD (1) p.105 (2) p.116 (3) p.130; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.137 p.100; MET p.391; MET(VID) p.223; PENGUIN p.309; Opéra International avril 1991 No.146 p.21, juin 1998 No.225 p.52; Opera Quarterly Vol.11 No.4 p.77; GIUDICI p.578 (2) p.960; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (18 November 1950). 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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Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Fritz Stiedry - 1950(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Simon Boccanegra - Leonard Warren

Jacopo Fiesco - Mihály Székely

Amelia Grimaldi - Astrid Varnay

Gabriele Adorno - Richard Tucker

Paolo Albiani - Giuseppe Valdengo

Pietro - Lorenzo Alvary

Un'ancella - Maxine Stellman

Un capitano dei balestrieri - Paul Franke

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Black Disc - *Historical Operatic Treasures ERR 105-3 {3LPS}; Robin Hood Records RHR 506 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Myto 2 MCD 945.113 {2CDS} (1994)ª; Preiser Records 90520 {2CDS} (2002)ª

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; HARRIS p.262; Opera on Record p.250; CELLETTI p.1014; Opera on CD (1) p.53 (2) p.59 (3) p.66; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.19 p.110; MET p.620; MET(VID) p.385; PENGUIN p.500; Opera on Video p.90; GIUDICI p.956 (2) p.1542; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1999 pp.70-74, No.269juin 2002 p.18; Gramophone May 2004 p.36

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - May 2003 pp.80-81 [AB]

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Orpheus - Februar 1995 S.60; Heft 1+2 Januar 2003 S.75

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Répertoire - No.78 mars 1995 p.79

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (28 January 1950)

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Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in English

Conductor Fritz Stiedry - 1950(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tamino - Richard Tucker

Papageno - John Brownlee

Königin der Nacht - Erna Berger

Sprecher - Paul Schöffler

Pamina - Eleanor Steber

Sarastro - Jerome Hines

Monostatos - Leslie Chabay

Papagena - Lillian Raymondi

1er Geharnischter - Emery Darcy

2er Geharnischter - Lawrence Davidson

Erste Dame - Lucine Amara

Zweite Dame - Thelma Votipka

Dritte Dame - Martha Lipton

Erster Knabe - Genevieve Warner

Zweiter Knabe - Paula Lenchner(-Schmidt)

Dritter Knabe - Hertha Glaz

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Black Disc - Historical Recording Enterprises HRE 316-3 {3LPS}

Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 253 (& 485)

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Recordings of Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.130: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.136-140; Opera on Record p.106; CELLETTI p.525; Opera on CD (1) p.22 (2) p.26 (3) p.28; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.101 p.138, No.196 p.148; MET p.332; MET(VID) p.186; PENGUIN p.257; BBC Music Magazine May 1994 p.47; Opéra International No.182 juillet-aoüt 1994 p.14; GIUDICI p.495 (2) p.828; Stereophile October 1996 (Vol.19 No.10) p.303; Répertoire No.108 décembre 1997 p.15; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.58-60; BBC Music Magazine April 2004 p.52; The Gramophone January 2006 p.28

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (25 November 1950). 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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Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauß II performed in English

Conductor Eugene Ormandy - 1950-51(STU)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Eisenstein - Charles Kullman

Rosalinde - Ljuba Welitsch

Alfred - Richard Tucker

Blind - Paul Franke

Falke - John Brownlee

Adele - Lily Pons

Orlofsky - Martha Lipton

Frank - Clifford Harvuot

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Black Disc; - Columbia MOP 32 (73191D; - 73202D) {12x78s} (USA) (1951)ª; Columbia MOP 4-32 (4-73191D - 4-73202D) {12x45s} (USA) (1951)ª; Columbia SL 8 {3LPS} (USA) (1951)ª;; Columbia SL 108 {3LPS} (USA) (1951)ª; Columbia «Odyssey» Y2-32666 {2LPS} (USA) (1974)ª; Philips GBL 5643-5644 {2LPS} (UK) (1962)ª; *CBS 78245 {2LPS} (UK) (1974)ª

Compact Disc; - Live Opera Heaven C 1347 {2CDS} (2003)ª; Celestial Audio CA 740 {2CDRS} (2008)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 1951 p.266; July 1962 p.62 [PHW]; September 1974 p.585 [AB]

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Opera - September 1962 p.628

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American Record Guide - March 1951 Vol.17 No.7 p.229 [CJL]

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Comments:- Recorded on 24, 29 December 1950 and 7 January 1951. The CDRs issued by Celestial Audio are listed on their website under «What's New ? New Year 2008» (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni performed in Italian

Conductor Alberto Erede - 1951(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Santuzza - Zinka Milanov

Turiddu - Richard Tucker

Alfio - Clifford Harvuot

Lola - Martha Lipton

Lucia - Jean Madeira

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Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 792; The Opera Lovers CAV 195101 {1CDR} (Canada) (2006)ª; West Hill Radio Archives WHRA 6002 (+performance conducted by Papi - 1937) ; {2CDS} (2006)ª

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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

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Orpheus - 11+12 Nov-Dez 2006 S.58-59 [US]; 7+8 Juli-August 2007 S.62 [IW]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (3 March 1951). See «Sign-Off for the Old Met» p.33. 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 CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Alberto Erede - 1951(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rigoletto - Leonard Warren

Gilda - Hilde Güden (Gueden)

Duca di Mantova - Richard Tucker

Sparafucile - Alois Pernerstorfer

Maddalena - Jean Madeira

Giovanna - Thelma Votipka

Monterone - Norman Scott

Marullo - Clifford Harvuot

Borsa - Paul Franke

Conte di Ceprano - Lawrence Davidson

Contessa di Ceprano - Anne Bollinger

Un paggio - Margaret Roggero

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Compact Disc; - Bensar BRO 121059 {2CDRS} (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

Comments:- This is probably a recording of the performance at the MET on 8 December 1951 which was broadcast. The CDRs issued on the Bensar label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.». Here the conductor is given as «Cleva», but according to the «MET Annals» he did not conduct Rigoletto at the MET in 1951.

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Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauß II performed in English

Conductor Eugene Ormandy - 1951(LI;20/1/51)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Eisenstein - Charles Kullman

Rosalinde - Marguerite Piazza

Alfred - Richard Tucker

Blind - Paul Franke

Falke - John Brownlee

Adele - Patrice Munsel

Orlofsky - Risë Stevens

Frank - Hugh Thompson

Frosch - Jack Gilford

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1539

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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

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (20 January 1951). See «Sign-Off for the Old Met» pp.14-15. 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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Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1951(STU)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera Association

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera Association

Canio - Richard Tucker

Nedda - Lucine Amara

Tonio - Giuseppe Valdengo

Beppe - Thomas Hayward

Silvio - Clifford Harvuot

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Black Disc; - Columbia SL-113 {2LPS} (USA) (1951)ª; Philips A 01102/03 L {2LPS} (Continental Europe); Philips ABL 3041/42 {2LPS} (UK) (1955)ª; *CBS «Classics» 61658 (re-channelled stereo) (UK) {1LP} (1975)ª

Compact Disc; - Preiser Records 20030 {1CD} (2004)ª; Cantus Classics 500656 (+recording cond. Häfner - 1949) {2CDS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1962 p.53; HARRIS p.209; Opera on Record p.547; CELLETTI p.359; MARINELLI p.333; Opera on CD (1) p.114 (2) p.126 (3) p.141; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.50 p.136; MET p.209; MET(VID) p.119; PENGUIN p.184; Opera on Video p.192; GIUDICI p.325 (2) p.562; Répertoire No.101 avril 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Gramophone March 2008 p.48

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - May 1955 p.535 [PHW]; October 1975 p.679 [AB]

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Opera - September 1955 p.593

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Orpheus - Juli+August 2004 S.64-S.65 [IW]

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American Record Guide - September 1951 Vol.18 No.1 p.10 [PHR]

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E.M.G. Monthly Letter - June 1955 p.17

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Gramophone Record Review - July 1955 p.495 [MO]

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Comments:- Recorded on 4 & 5 June 1951

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Carmen by Georges Bizet performed in French

Conductor Fritz Reiner - 1952(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Carmen - Risë Stevens

Don José - Richard Tucker

Micaëla - Nadine Conner

Escamillo - Paolo Silveri

Frasquita - Lucine Amara

Mercédès - Margaret Roggero

Le Dancaïre - George Cehanovsky

Le Remendado - Alessio De Paolis

Moralès - Clifford Harvuot

Zuninga - Osie Hawkins

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Black Disc - Teatro Dischi TD 109 {3LPS}

Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 399 (& 405 & 4565)

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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 publication:-

Opernwelt - Juli 7/1992 S.56 (mention)

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (16 February 1952. The performance on 31 January 1952 is reviewed in OPERA, April 1952 p.226). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM).

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Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in English

Conductor Fritz Stiedry - 1952(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Fiordiligi - Eleanor Steber

Dorabella - Blanche Thebom

Despina - Patrice Munsel

Ferrando - Richard Tucker

Guglielmo - Frank Guarrera

Don Alfonso - John Brownlee

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1287

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Recordings of Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.128: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.132-136; Opera June 1968 p.451; Opera on Record p.86; CELLETTI p.451; Opera on CD (1) p.20 (2) p.24 (3) p.26; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.131-32 p.74; MET p.315;MET(VID) p.176; PENGUIN p.226; Stereophile Vol.14 No.8 August 1991 p.174; Classic CD April 1996 p.32; GIUDICI p.476 (2) p.804; BBC Music Magazine May 1997p.51; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.57-58

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (12 January 1952). 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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Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Alberto Erede - 1952(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Don Carlo - Richard Tucker

Filippo II - Cesare Siepi

Rodrigo - Robert Merrill

Il Grande Inquisitore - Jerome Hines

Un Frate - Luben Vichey

Elisabetta di Valois - Delia Rigal

La principessa Eboli - Fedora Barbieri

Tebaldo - Laura Castellano

Il Conte di Lerma - Paul Franke

Un Araldo Reale - Emery Darcy

Una voce dal cielo - Lucine Amara

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 673 {& 438 & 2287}

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Recordings of Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.97; HARRIS p.78; Opera May 1958 p.292; Opera on Record p.292; CELLETTI p.859; Opera on CD (1) p.56 (2) p.63 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.90-91 p.160, mise à jour janvier 2001 p.2; No.244 p.136; Der Opernführer Ausgabe Nr.1/2 S.180; MET p.639; MET(VID) p.396; PENGUIN p.472; Classic CD April 1993 p.34; GIUDICI p.996 (2) p.1606; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.2 p.252; Répertoire No.121 février 1999 p.18; Orpheus April 2001 S.52; Opéra International No.259 juillet-aoüt 2001 p.20; BBC Music Magazine June 2006 p.58; Gramophone January 2007 p.48

Comments:- Recording of a performance of a 4-Act version at the MET (20 December 1952). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM).

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Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Fritz Stiedry - 1952(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Don Carlo - Richard Tucker

Filippo II - Jerome Hines

Rodrigo - Paolo Silveri

Il Grande Inquisitore - Hans Hotter

Un Frate - Luben Vichey

Elisabetta di Valois - Delia Rigal

La principessa Eboli - Fedora Barbieri

Tebaldo - Anne Bollinger

Il Conte di Lerma - Paul Franke

Un Araldo Reale - Emery Darcy

Una voce dal cielo - Lucine Amara

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Compact Disc; - Bensar OL 4552 (BRO 124723) {2CDRS} (2005)ª; Academy Records WH Live Opera (unnumbered) (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM) (2006)ª

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Recordings of Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.97; HARRIS p.78; Opera May 1958 p.292; Opera on Record p.292; CELLETTI p.859; Opera on CD (1) p.56 (2) p.63 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.90-91 p.160, mise à jour janvier 2001 p.2; No.244 p.136; Der Opernführer Ausgabe Nr.1/2 S.180; MET p.639; MET(VID) p.396; PENGUIN p.472; Classic CD April 1993 p.34; GIUDICI p.996 (2) p.1606; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.2 p.252; Répertoire No.121 février 1999 p.18; Orpheus April 2001 S.52; Opéra International No.259 juillet-aoüt 2001 p.20; BBC Music Magazine June 2006 p.58; Gramophone January 2007 p.48

Comments:- Recording of a performance of a four-act version at the MET (5 April 1952). 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 forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Fritz Stiedry - 1952(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Il Marchese di Calatrava - Luben Vichey

Leonora di Vargas - Zinka Milanov

Don Carlo - Leonard Warren

Don Alvaro - Richard Tucker

Preziosilla - Mildred Miller

Fra Melitone - Gerhard Pechner

Curra - Laura Castellano

Padre Guardiano - Jerome Hines

Un Chirurgo - Algerd Brazis

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Compact Disc; - Music & Arts CD-693 {2CDS}; *Bensar Records Ltd. OL 112952 {2CDRS} (2004)ª; The Opera Lovers FOR 195201 {2CDRS} (2007)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 publication:-

Opéra International - June 1993 p.83

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (29 November 1952; the performance on 10 November 1952 is reviewed in OPERA January 1952 p.21). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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La bohème by Giacomo Puccini performed in English

Conductor Alberto Erede - 1952(LI;27/12/52)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rodolfo - Richard Tucker

Schaunard - Clifford Harvuot

Marcello - Robert Merrill

Colline - Jerome Hines

Mimi - Nadine Conner

Musetta - Patrice Munsel

Benoit - Lawrence Davidson

Alcindoro - Alessio De Paolis

Parpignol - Paul Franke

Sergente dei doganieri - Algerd Brazis

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1054

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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 given in an English translation by Howard Dietz (27 December 1952). 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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Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in English

Conductor Fritz Stiedry - 1952(STU)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera Association

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera Association

Fiordiligi - Eleanor Steber

Dorabella - Blanche Thebom

Despina - Roberta Peters

Ferrando - Richard Tucker

Guglielmo - Frank Guarrera

Don Alfonso - Lorenzo Alvary

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Black Disc; - Columbia SL-122 {3LPS} (USA) (1952)ª; Columbia «Odyssey» Y 3-32 670 (USA)

Compact Disc; - Sony «Classical Masterworks» MH2K 60652 {2CDS} (1998)ª; Cantus Classics 500 340 {2CDS} (2003)ª

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Recordings of Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.128: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.132-136; Opera June 1968 p.451; Opera on Record p.86; CELLETTI p.451; Opera on CD (1) p.20 (2) p.24 (3) p.26; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.131-32 p.74; MET p.315;MET(VID) p.176; PENGUIN p.226; Stereophile Vol.14 No.8 August 1991 p.174; Classic CD April 1996 p.32; GIUDICI p.476 (2) p.804; BBC Music Magazine May 1997p.51; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.57-58

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera News - January 1999 p.78

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Fanfare - Vol.22 No.4 March/April 1999 pp.287-288 [MHF]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.16 No.4 Autumn 2000 pp.673-677 [ETG]

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Opéra International - novembre 1998 No.229 p.57 [AF]

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American Record Guide - November 1952 Vol.19 No.3 p.73 [PHR]: March/April 1999 Vol.62 No.2 p.180 [KM]

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Classical Express - Issue 104 November 1998 p.4 [PA]

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International Opera Collector - Winter 1998 No.10 p.107 [MO]

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XIII - N.125 gennaio 1999 p.90 [GL]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.31 enero-febrero 1999 p.83 [JS]

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CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.118 febrero 1999 p.44 [JD]

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Das Opernglas - Februar 1999 S.71 [NE]

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Comments:- Recording of an abridged English version

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Faust by Charles Gounod performed in French

Conductor Walter Herbert - 1953(LI)

Orchestra - New Orleans Opera

Chorus - New Orleans Opera

Faust - Richard Tucker

Méphistophélès - Nicola Moscona

Marguerite - Victoria de los Ángeles

Valentin - Henri Noel

Siébel - Cecilia Ward

Marthe - Maria Mayhoff

Wagner - Donald Bernard

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Compact Disc; - Legato Classics LCD 167-2 {2CDS} Great Opera Performances; G.O.P. 66.305 {2CDS} (2004)ª; Walhall «Eternity Series» WLCD 0116 {2CDS} (2005)ª; Bensar OL 22653 {2CDRS} (2004)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:-

Opéra International - février 1995 No.188 p.60; No 290 mai 2004 p.84 [JC]

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American Record Guide - Vol.56 No.5 September-October 1993 p.263: May/June 2005 Vol.68 No.3 p.234 [RVL]

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ARSC Journal - Vol.26 No.1 Spring 1995 p.115 [RL]

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Classica Répertoire - No.75 septembre 2005 p.107 [AT]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the New Orleans Opera (26 February 1953).

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Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1953(STU)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera Association

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera Association

Santuzza - Margaret Harshaw

Turiddu - Richard Tucker

Alfio - Frank Guarrera

Lola - Mildred Miller

Lucia - Thelma Votipka

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Black Disc; - Columbia SL-123 (+Verdi Overtures) {2LPS} (USA) (1953)ª; Columbia «Odyssey» Y3-33122 (+Paglacci) (USA) {3LPS) ;; Philips A 01612-1613 R {2x10in-LPS} (Continental Europe) ; Philips ABR 4000-4001 {2x10in-LPS} (UK) (1955)ª; CBS Classics 61640 (electronic stereo) (UK) {1LP} (1975)ª

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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

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - May 1955 p.536 [PHW]; August 1975 p.359 [AB]

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Opera - September 1955 p.593

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American Record Guide - May 1953 Vol.19 No.9 p.275 [JN]

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The Gramophone Shop Inc Record Supplement - May 1953 Vol.16 No.5 p.3

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E.M.G. Monthly Letter - June 1955 p.17

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Gramophone Record Review - July 1955 pp.495-496 [MO]

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Disques (Nouvelle Série) - No.68 novembre 1954 p.715 [JB]

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Carmen by Georges Bizet performed in French

Conductor Tibor Kozma - 1954(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Carmen - Risë Stevens

Don José - Richard Tucker

Micaëla - Victoria de los Ángeles

Escamillo - Frank Guarrera

Frasquita - Heidi Krall

Mercédès - Margaret Roggero

Le Dancaïre - George Cehanovsky

Le Remendado - Alessio De Paolis

Moralès - Clifford Harvuot

Zuninga - Osie Hawkins

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Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 689 (& 2064) Gala GL 100636 (+highlights - Papi) {3CDS} (2008)ª

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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 publication:-

Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.111 junio 2008 p.82 [JR]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (3 April 1954). See «Sign-Off for the Old Met» pp.131-134. The recordings issued by the Omega Opera Archive are (were) listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM). It was stated for Omega 689: «Complete Acts 1,2,4. In Act 3 only Trio, Card scene and Micaela's aria. Good to very good sound».

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Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in English

Conductor Fritz Stiedry - 1954(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Fiordiligi - Eleanor Steber

Dorabella - Blanche Thebom

Despina - Patrice Munsel

Ferrando - Richard Tucker

Guglielmo - Frank Guarrera

Don Alfonso - John Brownlee

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 979

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Recordings of Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.128: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.132-136; Opera June 1968 p.451; Opera on Record p.86; CELLETTI p.451; Opera on CD (1) p.20 (2) p.24 (3) p.26; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.131-32 p.74; MET p.315;MET(VID) p.176; PENGUIN p.226; Stereophile Vol.14 No.8 August 1991 p.174; Classic CD April 1996 p.32; GIUDICI p.476 (2) p.804; BBC Music Magazine May 1997p.51; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.57-58

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (10 April 1954). 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 traviata by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1954(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Violetta Valery - Licia Albanese

Flora Bervoix - Margaret Roggero

Annina - Maria Leone

Alfredo Germont - Richard Tucker

Giorgio Germont - Leonard Warren

Gastone - Gabor Carelli

Dottore Grenvil - Osie Hawkins

Barone Douphol - George Cehanovsky

Marchese d'Obigny - Algerd Brazis

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 835

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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

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (6 February 1954). See «Sign-Off for the Old Met» pp.180-181. 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 forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Tullio Serafin - 1954(STU)

Orchestra - Teatro alla Scala

Chorus - Teatro alla Scala

Il Marchese di Calatrava - Plinio Clabassi

Leonora di Vargas - Maria Callas

Don Carlo - Carlo Tagliabue

Don Alvaro - Richard Tucker

Preziosilla - Elena Nicolai

Fra Melitone - Renato Capecchi

Curra - Rina Cavallari

Padre Guardiano - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Mastro Trabuco - Gino Del Signore

Un Chirurgo - Dario Caselli

Un Alcalde - Dario Caselli

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Black Disc; - Columbia 33CX 1258-1260 {3LPS} (1955)ª; *EMI SLS 5120 (ASD 3609-3611) {3LPS} (1978)ª; EMI EX 290921-29092-3 {2LPS} (1987)ª; Angel 3531-C {3LPS} (1955)ª; Angel 35199/201 {3LPS}; Seraphim 6088; Columbia 33QCX 10122/24 {3LPS} (Italy)

Compact Cassette; - EMI TC-SLS 5120 (1978)ª;; EMI EX 290921-5 (1987)ª

Compact Disc; - EMI CDS 7 47581-8 {3CDS} (1987)ª;; EMI 5 56323-2 {3CDS} (1997)ª; Membran 222392 {3CDS} (2006)ª; EMI Classics «Maria Callas - The Complete Studio Recordings» {70CDS} (2007)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.111322-24 (+excerpts cond.Cellini, Perlea) {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 - June 1955 p.26 [PHW]; August 1955 p.119 (letter); September 1955 p.126 [DST]; September 1978 p.549 [JBS]; November 1978 p.970 [IM]; October 1987 p. [RO]

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Opera - September 1955 p.592

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.5 Nos.2 & 3 Summer/Autumn 1987 pp.227-232 [DH]

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Diapason - No.438 juin 1997 p.94

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American Record Guide - April 1955 Vol.21 No.8 p.252: May/June 2008 Vol.71 No.3 pp.281-282 [CHP]

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E.M.G. Monthly Letter - July 1955 p.13

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The Callas Legacy by John Ardoin - (1) p.80 (2) p.82 (3) p.79

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Gramophone Record Review - June 1955 p.447

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Répertoire - No.103 juin 1997 p.57

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Comments:- The «soup scene» was omitted from the original release and is not included in the CDs issued by Naxos.

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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1954(STU)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera Association

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera Association

Lucia - Lily Pons

Edgardo - Richard Tucker

Enrico - Frank Guarrera

Raimondo - Norman Scott

Arturo - Thomas Hayward

Alisa - Thelma Votipka

Normanno - James McCracken

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Black Disc; - Columbia SEL 127 {2LPS} (USA) (1955)ª; Columbia «Odyssey» Y 2-32 361 {2LPS} (USA); ~Philips A 01161/2 I {2LPS}; CBS 78242 {2LPS} (UK)

Compact Disc; - Archipel ARPCD 0247 {2CDS} (2004)ª; Cantus Classics 500724 {2CDS} (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

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - July 1974 p.256 [AB]

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Opera - October 1974 p.891

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American Record Guide - February 1955 Vol.21 No.6 p.181 [JN]

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High Fidelity Magazine - February 1955 Vol.4 No.12 p.61 [JH]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.79 abril 2005 p.79 [PN]

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos - 1955 (LI:Jan 22)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Riccardo - Richard Tucker

Renato - Josef Metternich

Amelia - Zinka Milanov

Ulrica - Jean Madeira

Oscar - Roberta Peters

Silvano - Calvin Marsh

Samuele - Nicola Moscona

Tom - Norman Scott

Un Giudice - James McCracken

Un servo - Charles Anthony

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Black Disc - Cetra «Opera Live» LO 4/3 {3LPS}; foyer FO 1020 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - *foyer 2-CF 2004 {2CDS}; Bongiovanni GB HOC 019/20-2 {2CDS} (2004)ª; Bensar OL 12255 {2CDRS} (2004)ª; Walhall «Eternity Seies» WLCD 0104 {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:-

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

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Opernwelt - August 8/1992 S.54

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.83 septiembre 2005 pp.88-89 [JC]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET on Jan 22 1955 (see «Sign-Off For the Old Met» pp.191-194). The foyer LPs are advertized in GRAMOPHONE November 1983 p.670

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Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach performed in French

Conductor Pierre Monteux - 1955(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Hoffmann - Richard Tucker

Olympia - Roberta Peters

Giulietta - Risë Stevens

Antonia - Lucine Amara

Coppélius - Martial Singher

Dapertutto - Martial Singher

Miracle - Martial Singher

Nicklaus - Mildred Miller

Spalanzani - Paul Franke

Frantz - Alessio De Paolis

Schlemil - Clifford Harvuot

Crespil - Norman Scott

Andres - Alessio De Paolis

Cochenille - Alessio De Paolis

Pitichinacchio - Alessio De Paolis

La Mère d'Antonia - Sandra Warfield

Lindorf - Martial Singher

Nathanael - James McCracken

Luther - George Cehanovsky

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Black Disc - Cetra «Opera Live» LO 45/3 {3LPS} Historical Operatic Performances Edition HOPE 218 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Datum DAT 12302 {3CDS}; Omega Opera Archive 743 ;; Great Opera Performances G.O.P. 66341 {2CDS} (2005)ª; Andromeda ANDRCD 9007 {2CDS} (2006)ª

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Recordings of Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record 2 p.219; CELLETTI p.551; Opera on CD (1) p.77 (2) p.85 (3) p.95; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.25 p.120; MET p.361; MET(VID) p.204; PENGUIN p.274; GIUDICI p.538 (2) p.882; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.66; Diapason No.474 octobre 2000 p.54; l'opera (Milano) Anno XVI N.158 febbraio 2002 p.103

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Opéra International - No.184 octobre 1994 p.74

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (3 December 1955) (see OPERA February 1956 p.92). 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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Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Kurt Adler - 1955(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Don Carlo - Richard Tucker

Filippo II - Jerome Hines

Rodrigo - Ettore Bastianini

Il Grande Inquisitore - Nicola Moscona

Un Frate - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

Elisabetta di Valois - Eleanor Steber

La principessa Eboli - Blanche Thebom

Tebaldo - Vilma Georgiou

Il Conte di Lerma - Charles Anthony

Un Araldo Reale - James McCracken

Una voce dal cielo - Shakeh Vartenissian

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Black Disc - Estro Armonico EA 43 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Myto 2 MCD 946.116 {2CDS} (1994)ª; Andromeda ANDRCD 5018 {2CDS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.97; HARRIS p.78; Opera May 1958 p.292; Opera on Record p.292; CELLETTI p.859; Opera on CD (1) p.56 (2) p.63 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.90-91 p.160, mise à jour janvier 2001 p.2; No.244 p.136; Der Opernführer Ausgabe Nr.1/2 S.180; MET p.639; MET(VID) p.396; PENGUIN p.472; Classic CD April 1993 p.34; GIUDICI p.996 (2) p.1606; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.2 p.252; Répertoire No.121 février 1999 p.18; Orpheus April 2001 S.52; Opéra International No.259 juillet-aoüt 2001 p.20; BBC Music Magazine June 2006 p.58; Gramophone January 2007 p.48

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera Quarterly - Mai 1995 S.62

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Opéra International - décembre 1995 No.197 p.61

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Répertoire - No.79 avril 1995 p.78

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Classica Répertoire - No.75 septembre 2005 p.AT (mention) [AT]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (5 March 1955)

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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos - 1955(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Floria Tosca - Renata Tebaldi

Mario Cavaradossi - Richard Tucker

Il barone Scarpia - Leonard Warren

Il Sagristano - Salvatore Baccaloni

Cesare Angelotti - Clifford Harvuot

Spoletta - Alessio De Paolis

Sciarrone - George Cehanovsky

Un pastore - Peter Mark

Un carceriere - Calvin Marsh

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Black Disc - Readers Digest Productions RDIS 132.9/10 {2LPS} Paragon DSV 52003 (+Tosca excerpts - Callas - Mitropoulos) {3LPS}

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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 publication:-

Opéra International - mai 1983 No.59 pp.53-54 [SS]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (8 December 1955). More details are givenin «The Complete Discography of Dimitri Mitropoulos» by S.A. Arfanis pp.109-110.The «filler» on side 6 of the Paragon LPs is a recording of an abridged version of Act 2 of Tosca with Maria Callas and George London conducted by Mitropoulos from the «Ed Sullivan Show». This recording was also issued on Voce 13 and GFC 008/9

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Tullio Serafin - 1955(STU)

Orchestra - Teatro alla Scala

Chorus - Teatro alla Scala

Aida - Maria Callas

Radamès - Richard Tucker

Amneris - Fedora Barbieri

Amonasro - Tito Gobbi

Ramphis - Giuseppe Modesti

Il Re di Egitto - Nicola Zaccaria

Una Sacerdotessa - Elvira Galassi

Un Messaggero - Franco Ricciardi

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Black Disc; - Columbia 33CX 1318-1320 {3LPS} (1956)ª; *EMI SLS 5108 {3LPS} (1978)ª; EMI EX 290976-3 {3LPS} (1987)ª; Angel 3525 {3LPS} (1956)ª; Columbia 33 WCX 1318/20 {3LPS} (Germany) (1958)ª; Electrola C 90 475/477 {3LPS} (Germany) (1959)ª

Compact Cassette; - HMV TC-SLS 5108 (1978)ª;; EMI EX 290976-5 (1987)ª

Compact Disc; - EMI CDS 7 49030-8 {3CDS} (1987)ª; EMI «Callas Edition» CDS 5 56316-2 {2CDS} (1997)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.111240/1 {2CDS} (2007)ª

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - January 1956 p.322 [PHW]; February 1978 p.1465 [AB]; July 1978 p.256 [AB]; November 1987 p. [AB]

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Opera - March 1956 p.176

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Diapason - No 438 juin 1997 p.94

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The Callas Legacy by John Ardoin - (1) p.102 (2) p.104 (4) p.1OO

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Gramophone Record Review - January 1956 p.153

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American Record Guide - January 1956 Vol.22 No.5 p.81 [PHR]: July/August 2007 Vol.70 No.4 p.228 (mention) [CHP]

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Répertoire - No.103 juin 1997 p.57

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Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach performed in French

Conductor Thomas Schippers - 1956(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Hoffmann - Richard Tucker

Olympia - Laurel Hurley

Giulietta - Belen Amparan

Antonia - Lucine Amara

Coppélius - George London

Dapertutto - George London

Miracle - George London

Nicklaus - Mildred Miller

Spalanzani - Paul Franke

Frantz - Charles Anthony

Schlemil - Clifford Harvuot

Crespil - Norman Scott

Andres - Charles Anthony

Cochenille - Charles Anthony

Pitichinacchio - Charles Anthony

La Mère d'Antonia - Sandra Warfield

Lindorf - George London

Nathanael - James McCracken

Luther - Lawrence Davidson

Hermann - Calvin Marsh

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Compact Disc - Bensar OL 122256 (BRO 123540) {2CDRS}

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Recordings of Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record 2 p.219; CELLETTI p.551; Opera on CD (1) p.77 (2) p.85 (3) p.95; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.25 p.120; MET p.361; MET(VID) p.204; PENGUIN p.274; GIUDICI p.538 (2) p.882; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.66; Diapason No.474 octobre 2000 p.54; l'opera (Milano) Anno XVI N.158 febbraio 2002 p.103

Comments:- The CDRs issued on the Bensar label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.» (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The performance recorded appears to be that at the MET on 22 December 1956 which was broadcast and the cast listed above is of that performance. This is consistent with the partial cast given by the Berkshire Record Outlet.

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La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Fritz Stiedry - 1956(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Il Marchese di Calatrava - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

Leonora di Vargas - Zinka Milanov

Don Carlo - Richard Tucker

Don Alvaro - Leonard Warren

Preziosilla - Rosalind Elias

Fra Melitone - Fernando Corena

Curra - Thelma Votipka

Padre Guardiano - Cesare Siepi

Mastro Trabuco - Alessio De Paolis

Un Chirurgo - George Cehanovsky

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Black Disc - Movimento Musica 03.828 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Myto 2MCD 943.106 {2CDS} (1994)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:-

Opera Quarterly - Vol.7 No.1 Spring 1990 pp.157-159 [WA2]

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Opéra International - novembre 1996 No.207 p.58

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (17 March 1956). A recording of «La forza del destino» is listed on the on-line catalogue of «The Opera Lovers» with the same date as this recording (17.03.56) with the conductor given as Mitropoulos. This seems to be an error as the «MET Annals» gives Stiedry. Mitropoulos never conducted «La forza del destino» at the MET.

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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1956(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rigoletto - Leonard Warren

Gilda - Roberta Peters

Duca di Mantova - Richard Tucker

Sparafucile - Giorgio Tozzi

Maddalena - Rosalind Elias

Giovanna - Thelma Votipka

Monterone - Norman Scott

Marullo - Clifford Harvuot

Borsa - Gabor Carelli

Conte di Ceprano - Lawrence Davidson

Contessa di Ceprano - Maria Leone

Un paggio - Vilma Georgiou

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Black Disc; - Replica RPL 2426-2427 {2LPS} (1980)ª; Replica RPL 22426 {2LPS} (1984)ª

Compact Disc; - Grand Tier USA 4995-2 {2CDS}; Grand Tier (ENGT 9195) {2CDS} ;; Omega Opera Archive 498; Andromeda ANDRCD 5078 {2CDS} (2006)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:-

Orpheus - Mai 1995 S.62; Oktober 1995 S.61

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American Record Guide - May/June 1995 Vol.58 No.3 p.241

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Classica Répertoire - No.90 mars 2007 p.100 [AT]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.101 junio 2007 p.94 [PN]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (25 February 1956). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM).

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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos - 1956(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Floria Tosca - Renata Tebaldi

Mario Cavaradossi - Richard Tucker

Il barone Scarpia - Leonard Warren

Il Sagristano - Fernando Corena

Cesare Angelotti - Clifford Harvuot

Spoletta - Alessio De Paolis

Sciarrone - George Cehanovsky

Un pastore - Peter Mark

Un carceriere - Calvin Marsh

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Black Disc - Metroplitan Opera Guild 10 {2LPS} Melodram MEL 097 {2LPS}; Fonit Cetra «Documents» DOC 7 {2LPS} Historical Operatic Treasures ERR 143 {2LPS}

Compact Disc; - Myto 2MCD 044 297 (+La traviata - highlights with Tebaldi) {2CDS} (2004)ª; Andromeda ANDRCD 9001 {2CDS} (2005)ª

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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 publication:-

Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.80 mayo 2005 p.87 [VJ]: No.91 junio 2006 p.86 [JV]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (7 January 1956). More details are given in «The Complete Discography of Dimitri Mitropoulos» by S.A. Arfanis pp.109-110,according to which the date given on the LPs issued by Fonit-Cetra is incorrect.

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Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1957(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Andrea Chénier - Richard Tucker

Carlo Gérard - Leonard Warren

Madeleine di Coigny - Zinka Milanov

La mulatta Bersi - Rosalind Elias

La Contessa di Coigny - Martha Lipton

Madelon - Belen Amparan

Roucher - Frank (Francesco) Valentino

Il sanculotto Mathieu - Fernando Corena

Fouquier Tinville - Norman Scott

Un Incredible - Charles Anthony

Pietro Fléville - George Cehanovsky

L'abate - Gabor Carelli

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Black Disc - Historical Operatic Treasures ERR {2LPS}

Compact Disc; - Arkadia MP 476 {2CDS}; Omega Opera Archive 222; The Opera Lovers AND 195701 {2CDRS} (2006)ª; Andromeda ANDRCD 9029 {2CDS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera September 1959 p.565; HARRIS p.25; Orpheus No.12 1975 S.281; Opera on Record 3 p.230; CELLETTI p.264; Opera on CD(3) p.155; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.121p.104; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.85; PENGUIN p.100; Opera on Video p.215; GIUDICI p.239; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1998 No.226 p.18; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- A recording of a performance at the MET on 28 December 1957. The year is given incorrectly on the «ARKADIA» CDs as 1958. 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 CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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La bohème by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Tibor Kozma - 1957(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rodolfo - Richard Tucker

Schaunard - George Cehanovsky

Marcello - Ettore Bastianini

Colline - Cesare Siepi

Mimi - Dorothy Kirsten

Musetta - Laurel Hurley

Benoit - Lawrence Davidson

Alcindoro - Alessio De Paolis

Parpignol - Charles Anthony

Sergente dei doganieri - Calvin Marsh

Un doganiere - Charles Anthony

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Compact Disc; - Myto «Historical» 2CD 00129 {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:-

Orpheus - März + April 2008 S.58 [GE]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.106 diciembre 2007 p.93 [JM]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Metropolitan Opera (30 March 1957).

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Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1957(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Santuzza - Zinka Milanov

Turiddu - Richard Tucker

Alfio - Frank (Francesco) Valentino

Lola - Rosalind Elias

Lucia - Thelma Votipka

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Black Disc; - Melodram MEL 024 (+Pagliacci) {3LPS} (1981)ª

Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 362

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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

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Opera Quarterly - Vol.7 No.1 Spring 1990 pp.162-164 [WA2]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance given by the Metropolitan Opera in Boston (13 April 1957). According to the review in OPERA QUARTERLY the recording was incorrectly stated by Melodram to be that of a performance at the MET on 22 March 1957. This was not broadcast, but that on 13 April was. According to MARINELLI (p.449) the Brindisi is missing on the Melodram LPs. 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». («Excellent FM aircheck»)

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Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky performed in English

Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos - 1957(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Eugene Onegin - George London

Lenski - Richard Tucker

Tatyana - Lucine Amara

Olga - Rosalind Elias

Larina - Martha Lipton

Filipjewna - Belen Amparan

Gremin - Giorgio Tozzi

Triquet - Alessio De Paolis

Zaretzky - George Cehanovsky

Captain - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

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Black Disc - Great Opera Performances G.O.P. 50 {3LPS}

Compact Disc - Great Opera Performances G.O.P. 707 {3CDS}; Omega Opera Archive 223

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Recordings of Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera February 1979 p.121, March 1979 p.219; Opera on Record p.520; CELLETTI p.150; Opera on CD (1) p.90 (2) p.100 (3) p.112; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.43 p.112, mise à jour mai 2001 p.2; MET p.551; MET(VIDEO) p.332; PENGUIN p.450; BBC Music Magazine August 1994 p.48; Opera on Video p.155;GIUDICI p.122 (2) p.200; American Record Guide May/June 2003 Vol.66 No.3 pp.54-63

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (7 December 1957; see «Sign-Off for the Old Met» pp.205-206). The performance on 27 October 1957 is reviewed in OPERA January 1958 p.28. 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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Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1957(STU)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Andrea Chénier - Richard Tucker

Carlo Gérard - Mario Sereni

Madeleine di Coigny - Maria Curtis Verna

La mulatta Bersi - Rosalind Elias

La Contessa di Coigny - Martha Lipton

Madelon - Belen Amparan

Roucher - Frank (Francesco) Valentino

Il sanculotto Mathieu - Gerhard Pechner

Fouquier Tinville - Norman Scott

Un Incredible - Alessio De Paolis

Pietro Fléville - George Cehanovsky

L'abate - Gabor Carelli

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Black Disc - Metropolitan Opera Record Club MO 826 {2LPS}

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Recordings of Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera September 1959 p.565; HARRIS p.25; Orpheus No.12 1975 S.281; Opera on Record 3 p.230; CELLETTI p.264; Opera on CD(3) p.155; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.121p.104; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.85; PENGUIN p.100; Opera on Video p.215; GIUDICI p.239; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1998 No.226 p.18; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

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Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky performed in English

Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos - 1957?(SE)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Eugene Onegin - Frank Guarrera

Lenski - Richard Tucker

Tatyana - Lucine Amara

Olga - Rosalind Elias

Larina - Martha Lipton

Filipjewna - Belen Amparan

Gremin - Giorgio Tozzi

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Black Disc - Metropolitan Opera Record Club MO 824

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Recordings of Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera February 1979 p.121, March 1979 p.219; Opera on Record p.520; CELLETTI p.150; Opera on CD (1) p.90 (2) p.100 (3) p.112; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.43 p.112, mise à jour mai 2001 p.2; MET p.551; MET(VIDEO) p.332; PENGUIN p.450; BBC Music Magazine August 1994 p.48; Opera on Video p.155;GIUDICI p.122 (2) p.200; American Record Guide May/June 2003 Vol.66 No.3 pp.54-63

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Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano performed in Italian

Conductor NOT KNOWN - 1958(LI)

Orchestra - Palacio de las Bellas Artes

Chorus - Palacio de las Bellas Artes

Andrea Chénier - Richard Tucker

Carlo Gérard - Ettore Bastianini

Madeleine di Coigny - Renata Tebaldi

La mulatta Bersi - Guadalupe Salazarno

La Contessa di Coigny - Gilda Cossio

Madelon - Aurora Woodrow

Roucher - Gilberto Cerda

Il sanculotto Mathieu - Humberto Pazos

Fouquier Tinville - Pedro Garnica

Un Incredible - Luiz Muzio

L'abate - José Sosa

Schmidt - Salvatore Palafox

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Black Disc - Historical Recording Enterprises HRE 350 {3LPS}

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Recordings of Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera September 1959 p.565; HARRIS p.25; Orpheus No.12 1975 S.281; Opera on Record 3 p.230; CELLETTI p.264; Opera on CD(3) p.155; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.121p.104; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.85; PENGUIN p.100; Opera on Video p.215; GIUDICI p.239; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1998 No.226 p.18; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Palacio de la Bellas Artes, Mexico City. This performance is not listed in the chronology in «Tebaldi - The Voice of an Angel»

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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos - 1958(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Floria Tosca - Antonietta Stella

Mario Cavaradossi - Richard Tucker

Il barone Scarpia - Leonard Warren

Il Sagristano - Salvatore Baccaloni

Cesare Angelotti - Norman Scott

Spoletta - Paul Franke

Sciarrone - George Cehanovsky

Un pastore - George Keith

Un carceriere - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 899

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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 a performance at the MET (15 March 1958). 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 Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1959(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

La Gioconda - Zinka Milanov

Enzo - Richard Tucker

Barnaba - Robert Merrill

Laura - Nell Rankin

Alvise - Cesare Siepi

La Cieca - Belen Amparan

Zuàne - George Cehanovsky

Un Cantore - Calvin Marsh

Isèpo - Alessio De Paolis

Un Pilota - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

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Recordings of La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli are surveyed in the following publications:-

HARRIS p.137; Opera on Record 3 p.192; CELLETTI p.572; GIUDICI (2) p.935; Opera on CD (1) p.84 (2) p.92 (3) p.103; MET p.374; MET(VID) p.212; PENGUIN p.285; Opera Now May 1993 p.36; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.232 p.88

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (10 January 1959). According to the «MET Annals» there were two performers for the role of «Un Cantore» Calvin Marsh, as listed above, and Robert Nagy. Norman Scott is listed as singing «A Monk». 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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Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1959(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Manon Lescaut - Renata Tebaldi

Des Grieux - Richard Tucker

Lescaut - Frank Guarrera

Geronte - Fernando Corena

Edmondo - Charles Anthony

Una voce sola - Helen Vanni

L'oste - George Cehanovsky

Il maestro di ballo - Alessio De Paolis

Un sergente degli arcieri - Calvin Marsh

Lampionaio - Robert Nagy

Un comandante di Marina - Osie Hawkins

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Black Disc - Historical Recording Enterprises HRE

Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 226

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

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.174; Opera December 1968 p.958; Opera on Record 3 p.209; CELLETTI p.618; Opera on CD (1) p.105 (2) p.116 (3) p.130; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.137 p.100; MET p.391; MET(VID) p.223; PENGUIN p.309; Opéra International avril 1991 No.146 p.21, juin 1998 No.225 p.52; Opera Quarterly Vol.11 No.4 p.77; GIUDICI p.578 (2) p.960; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- This appears to be a recording of the performance at the MET on 17 January 1959 which was broadcast. See OPERA March 1959 p.213. 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 Francesco Molinari-Pradelli - 1959(STU)

Orchestra - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Chorus - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Rigoletto - Renato Capecchi

Gilda - Gianna D' Angelo

Duca di Mantova - Richard Tucker

Sparafucile - Ivan Sardi

Maddalena - Miriam Pirazzini

Giovanna - Aurora Cattelani

Monterone - Vito Susca

Marullo - Giorgio Giorgetti

Borsa - Vittorio Pandano

Conte di Ceprano - Guido Pasella

Contessa di Ceprano - Anna Di Stasio

Un paggio - Carmen Marchi

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Black Disc; - Philips A 02021/02022; Philips 835052/835053; Philips ABL 3307/3308 {2LPS} (UK) (1960)ª; Fontana SFL 1005/1006 {2LPS};; Philips 6747 407 {2LPS} (1981)ª; Columbia M2L 404 {2LPS} (USA); Columbia M2S 901 {2LPS} (USA)

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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 - July 1960 p.79 [AP] October 1960 p.206 [DST] May 1968 p.610; November 1981 p.763 [AB]

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Opera - August 1960 p.567

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High Fidelity Magazine - June 1960 Vol.10 No.6 p.75 [CLO]

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American Record Guide - July 1960 Vol.26 No.11 p.917 [PLM]

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Gramophone Record Review - July 1960 p.524 [DH]

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Records and Recordings - July 1960 p.14 [FGB]

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Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Arturo Basile - 1959(STU)

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Manrico - Richard Tucker

Azucena - Rosalind Elias

Leonora - Leontyne Price

Conte di Luna - Leonard Warren

Ferrando - Giorgio Tozzi

Ines - Laura Londi

Ruiz - Mario Carlin

Un vecchio zingaro - Leonardo Monreale

Un messo - Tommaso Frascati

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM 6150 {3LPS} (USA) (1960)ª; RCA Victor LSC 6150 {3LPS} (USA) (1960)ª; *RCA VLS 04146 (3) {3LPS} ;; RCA Victor RB 6519 (Highlights) {1LP}; RCA Victor SB 6519 (Highlights) {1LP} RCA «Gold Seal» AGL 3-4146 {3LPS} (USA)

Compact Cassette; - RCA Victor GK 60560 (1991)ª

Compact Disc; - RCA Victor GD 60560 {2CDS} (1991)ª

Open Reel Tape; - RCA Victor FTC 8000 (4-track 7½ips) (1961)ª

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.49, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.42; HARRIS p.296; Opera on Record p.225; CELLETTI p.1050; MARINELLI p.162; Opera on CD (1) p.50 (2) p.56 (3) p.62; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.60 p.100, Mise à jour Octobre 2003; MET p.596; MET(VID) p.371; PENGUIN p.507; GIUDICI p.920 (2) p.1487; Opéra International No.252 décembre 2000 p.16; Orpheus Juni 2001 S.53; CD Compact No.161 enero 2003 p.20

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - February 1963 p.398 (Highlights); June 1991 p. [AB]

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Fanfare - Vol.5 No.6 July/August 1982 p.226 [PT]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.5 Nos.2 & 3 Summer/Autumn 1987 pp.203-209 [RB]

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American Record Guide - October 1960 Vol.27 No.2 p.153 [PLM]: May 1961 Vol.27 No.9 p.757 (open reel tape) [RJ]

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High Fidelity Magazine - October 1960 Vol.10 No.10 p.93 [CLO]: April 1961 Vol.11 No.4 p.140 (open reel tape) [RDD]

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Carmen by Georges Bizet performed in French

Conductor Jean Morel - 1960(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Carmen - Risë Stevens

Don José - Richard Tucker

Micaëla - Lucine Amara

Escamillo - Frank Guarrera

Frasquita - Teresa Stratas

Mercédès - Margaret Roggero

Le Dancaïre - George Cehanovsky

Le Remendado - Paul Franke

Moralès - Clifford Harvuot

Zuninga - Norman Scott

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 359

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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

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (6 February 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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Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Antonino Votto - 1960(LI)

Orchestra - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Chorus - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Don Carlo - Richard Tucker

Filippo II - Boris Christoff

Rodrigo - Tito Gobbi

Il Grande Inquisitore - Ferruccio Mazzoli

Un Frate - Franco Ventriglia

Elisabetta di Valois - Margherita Roberti

La principessa Eboli - Giulietta Simionato

Tebaldo - Jeanne Diamond

Il Conte di Lerma - Mariano Caruso

Una voce dal cielo - Shirley Johnson

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Black Disc - Great Opera Performances G.O.P. 38 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Living Stage LS 1089 {2CDS} (2004)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. {2CDRS}

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Recordings of Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.97; HARRIS p.78; Opera May 1958 p.292; Opera on Record p.292; CELLETTI p.859; Opera on CD (1) p.56 (2) p.63 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.90-91 p.160, mise à jour janvier 2001 p.2; No.244 p.136; Der Opernführer Ausgabe Nr.1/2 S.180; MET p.639; MET(VID) p.396; PENGUIN p.472; Classic CD April 1993 p.34; GIUDICI p.996 (2) p.1606; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.2 p.252; Répertoire No.121 février 1999 p.18; Orpheus April 2001 S.52; Opéra International No.259 juillet-aoüt 2001 p.20; BBC Music Magazine June 2006 p.58; Gramophone January 2007 p.48

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.72 juLio-agosto 2004 pp.86-87 [PN]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in Chicago (October 1960; see OPERA December 1960 p.817 )

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La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Fernando Previtali - 1960(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Chorus - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Il Marchese di Calatrava - Mario Verazzi

Leonora di Vargas - Gré Brouwenstijn

Don Carlo - Aldo Protti

Don Alvaro - Richard Tucker

Preziosilla - Mignon Dunn

Fra Melitone - Giulio Viamonte

Curra - Ruzena Horakova

Padre Guardiano - Norman Scott

Mastro Trabuco - Virgilio Tavini

Un Chirurgo - Guerrino Boschetti

Un Alcalde - Victor Bacciato

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 921-3 {3CDRS} (2003)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

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. The CDs issued by Premiere are listed in «New Compact Disc Releases from Premiere Opera» dated February/March 2003.

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La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Thomas Schippers - 1960(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Il Marchese di Calatrava - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

Leonora di Vargas - Renata Tebaldi

Don Carlo - Richard Tucker

Don Alvaro - Mario Sereni

Preziosilla - Mignon Dunn

Fra Melitone - Salvatore Baccaloni

Curra - Carlotta Ordassy

Padre Guardiano - Jerome Hines

Mastro Trabuco - Alessio De Paolis

Un Chirurgo - Roald Reitan

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Compact Disc - Omega Opeora Archive 225 (& 351)

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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

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (12 March 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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Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1960(LI;26/3/60;Tucker - Tebaldi)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Andrea Chénier - Richard Tucker

Carlo Gérard - Ettore Bastianini

Madeleine di Coigny - Renata Tebaldi

La mulatta Bersi - Margaret Roggero

La Contessa di Coigny - Martha Lipton

Madelon - Belen Amparan

Roucher - Frank (Francesco) Valentino

Il sanculotto Mathieu - Ezio Flagello

Fouquier Tinville - Norman Scott

Un Incredible - Alessio De Paolis

Pietro Fléville - George Cehanovsky

L'abate - Gabor Carelli

Dumas - Osie Hawkins

Schmidt - Calvin Marsh

Il maestro di casa - Lloyd Strang

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 224 (& 753); The Opera Lovers AND 195801 {2CDRS}

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Recordings of Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera September 1959 p.565; HARRIS p.25; Orpheus No.12 1975 S.281; Opera on Record 3 p.230; CELLETTI p.264; Opera on CD(3) p.155; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.121p.104; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.85; PENGUIN p.100; Opera on Video p.215; GIUDICI p.239; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1998 No.226 p.18; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (26 March 1960). See «Sign-Off for the Old Met» pp.365-367. 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 CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Fernando Previtali - 1960(STU)

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Violetta Valery - Anna Moffo

Flora Bervoix - Anna Reynolds

Annina - Liliana Poli

Alfredo Germont - Richard Tucker

Giorgio Germont - Robert Merrill

Gastone - Piero De Palma

Dottore Grenvil - Franco Ventriglia

Barone Douphol - Franco Calabrese

Marchese d'Obigny - Vito Susca

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Black Disc - RCA Victor LM 6154 {3LPS} (USA); RCA Victor LSC 6154 {3LPS} (USA); RCA RE 25032-25034 (UK); RCA SER 4532-4534 (UK); RCA «Victrola» VICS 6111/1-3 RCA «Gold Seal» AGL 2-4144 {2LPS} (USA)

Compact Disc - RCA GD 84-144; BMG RCA 09026 68885-2 {2CDS}

Open Reel Tape; - RCA Victor FTC 8002 (4-track 7½ips) (USA) (1961)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 - November 1961 p.270; June 1970 p.89

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Opera - November 1961 p.722

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Opera Now - July/August 1998 p.99 [GH]

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Fanfare - Vol.5 No.6 July/August 1982 p.226 [PH]; Vol.21 No.5 May/June 1998 p.296 [RT]

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

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Diapason - No.447 avril 1998 p.114 [MP]

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L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.184 p.114 [JC]

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American Record Guide - November 1960 Vol.27 No.3 p.739 [MB2]: January/February 1998 Vol.61 No.1 p.191 [LM]

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High Fidelity Magazine - June 1961 Vol.11 No.6 p.62 [CLO]: August 1961 Vol.11 No.8 p.78 (open reel tape) [RDD]: August 1964 Vol.14 No.8 p.108 (open reel tape) (mention) [RDD]

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Classic CD - May 1998 p.92 [ST]: February 1999 p.117 [MQ]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - junio-agosto 1998 No.28 p.104 [JS]

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Comments:- The review in OPERA NOW states incorrectly that the conductor is Erich Leinsdorf

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La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Fernando Previtali - 1961(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Chorus - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Il Marchese di Calatrava - Juan Zanin

Leonora di Vargas - Floriana Cavalli

Don Carlo - Giuseppe Taddei

Don Alvaro - Richard Tucker

Preziosilla - Oralia Domínguez

Fra Melitone - Giulio Viamonte

Curra - Carmen Burello

Padre Guardiano - Plinio Clabassi

Mastro Trabuco - Virgilio Tavini

Un Chirurgo - Guerrino Boschetti

Un Alcalde - José Crea

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Compact Disc; - *Myto 2 MCD 975 174 {2CDS} (1997)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 767-2 {2CDRS} (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:-

Orpheus - Februar 1998 S.62 [GH]

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Classical Express - Issue 95 February 1998 p.4 [RB]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires (4 August 1961; seeOPERA November 1961 p.709). The overture is omitted

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La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor George Schick - 1961(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Il Marchese di Calatrava - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

Leonora di Vargas - Eileen Farrell

Don Carlo - Robert Merrill

Don Alvaro - Richard Tucker

Preziosilla - Helen Vanni

Fra Melitone - Fernando Corena

Curra - Carlotta Ordassy

Padre Guardiano - Jerome Hines

Mastro Trabuco - Alessio De Paolis

Un Chirurgo - George Cehanovsky

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1779 (& 1741)

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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

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (30 December 1961). 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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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Antonino Votto - 1961(LI)

Orchestra - Chicago Lyric Opera

Chorus - Chicago Lyric Opera

Lucia - Joan Sutherland

Edgardo - Richard Tucker

Enrico - Mario Zanasi

Raimondo - William Wilderman

Arturo - Piero De Palma

Alisa - Margery MacKay

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Compact Disc - live-rare-opera unnumbered (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM) {2CDS}

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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 Chicago Lyric Opera (14 October 1961). This was Joan Sutherland's debut with the Chicago Lyric Opera. According to live-rare-opera's online catalogue «The sound is decent , unfortunately the radio announcer is talking while the Orchestra is playing, there are missing bards (sic) but becaause of the historical value it was worth to document Ms. Sutherland performance»

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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Silvio Varviso - 1961(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lucia - Joan Sutherland

Edgardo - Richard Tucker

Enrico - Frank Guarrera

Raimondo - Nicola Moscona

Arturo - Charles Anthony

Alisa - Thelma Votipka

Normanno - Robert Nagy

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Black Disc; - Melodram MEL 455 {3LPS} (1985)ª

Compact Disc; - Myto 2 MCD 944.110 {2CDS} (1994)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:-

Orpheus - Februar 1995 S.60

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Opéra International - janvier 1995 No.187 p.62

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Répertoire - No.76 January 1995 p.40

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET on 9 Dec 1961 (see Opera Feb 1962 p.99)

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Martha by Friedrich Flotow performed in English

Conductor Nino Verchi - 1961(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lady Harriet Durham - Victoria de los Ángeles

Sir Tristan Mickleford - Lorenzo Alvary

Lyonel - Richard Tucker

Plumkett - Giorgio Tozzi

Nancy - Rosalind Elias

Sheriff - Gerhard Pechner

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Compact Disc; - Celestial Audio CA 219 {2CDRS} {Australia) ; *Bensar OL 22561 (BRO 121055) {2CDRS} (2004)ª; Columna Música 1CM 0160 {2CDS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Martha by Friedrich Flotow are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.257; Opera on CD (3) p.55; MET p.139; PENGUIN p.91; GIUDICI p.231

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Diapason - No.550 S septembre 2007 p.127 [MP]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.106 diciembre 2007 p.90 [MCP]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Met (25 February 1961). See «Sign-Off for the Old Met» pp.358-360. The CDRs issued on the Bensar label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.».

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Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Nino Verchi - 1961(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Simon Boccanegra - Frank Guarrera

Jacopo Fiesco - Giorgio Tozzi

Amelia Grimaldi - Renata Tebaldi

Gabriele Adorno - Richard Tucker

Paolo Albiani - Ezio Flagello

Pietro - Norman Scott

Un'ancella - Athena Vicos

Un capitano dei balestrieri - Robert Nagy

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Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 355; Myto 2 MCD 052 308 {2CDS} (2005)ª

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; HARRIS p.262; Opera on Record p.250; CELLETTI p.1014; Opera on CD (1) p.53 (2) p.59 (3) p.66; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.19 p.110; MET p.620; MET(VID) p.385; PENGUIN p.500; Opera on Video p.90; GIUDICI p.956 (2) p.1542; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1999 pp.70-74, No.269juin 2002 p.18; Gramophone May 2004 p.36

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.87 enero-febrero 2006 p.84 [JS]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (18 February 1961). 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 Erich Leinsdorf - 1961(STU)

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Rodolfo - Richard Tucker

Schaunard - Philip (Filippo) Maero

Marcello - Robert Merrill

Colline - Giorgio Tozzi

Mimi - Anna Moffo

Musetta - Mary Costa

Benoit - Fernando Corena

Alcindoro - Giorgio Onesti

Parpignol - Adelio Zagonora

Sergente dei doganieri - Adelio Zagonora

Un doganiere - Flavio Tosin

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM 6095 {2LPS} (USA) (1962)ª; RCA Victor LSC 6095 {2LPS} (USA) (1962)ª; RCA Victor RE 5500-5501 (UK) (1962)ª;; RCA SER 5500-5501 (UK) (1962)ª; RCA «Gold Seal» AGL2-3969; RCA «Victrola» VL 43543 (3) {3LPS} (1977)ª

Compact Disc; - RCA Victor «Opera Series» GD 83969 {2CDS} ;; RCA Victor «Living Stereo» 09026-63179-2 {2CDS} (1998)ª

Open Reel Tape; - RCA Victor 7002 (7½ips 4-track) (1962)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 - December 1962 p.302; September 1999 p.104 (In brief) [JBS]

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

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American Record Guide - October 1962 Vol.29 No.2 p.116 [PLM]: December 1962 Vol.29No.4 p.316 (open reel tape) [RJ]: January/February 1999 Vol.62 No.1 p.165 [RVL]

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High Fidelity Magazine - October 1962 Vol.12 No.10 p.111 [CLO]: November 1962 Vol.12 No.11 p.135 (open reel tape) [RDD]

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International Opera Collector - Autumn 1999 No.13 p.84 [RF]

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La fanciulla del west by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1962(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Minnie - Dorothy Kirsten

Dick Johnson - Richard Tucker

Jack Rance - Anselmo Colzani

Nick - Paul Franke

Ashby - Norman Scott

Jake Wallace - Ezio Flagello

Billy Jackrabbit - Gerhard Pechner

José Castro - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

Wowkle - Margaret Roggero

Sonora - Clifford Harvuot

Trin - Gabor Carelli

Sid - Calvin Marsh

Bello - George Cehanovsky

Harry - Robert Nagy

Joe - Andrea Velis

Happy - Roald Reitan

Jim Larkens - Theodor Uppman

Un postiglione - Frank D' Elia

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Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 1313; Myto 2 MCD 052 307 {2CDS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of La fanciulla del west by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.106; Opera on Record 3 p.221; CELLETTIp.600; Opera on CD (1) p.109 (2) p.120 (3) p.135; MET p.438; MET(VID) p.245; PENGUIN p.301; The Absolute Sound Issue 69 Summer 1993 p.123; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.165 p.116; GIUDICI p.634 (2) p.1045

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - März + April 2007 S.56 [GH]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.87 enero-febrero 2006 p.82 [PN]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (6 January 1962). 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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Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1962(STU)

Orchestra - RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra

Chorus - RCA Italiana Opera Chorus

Cio Cio San - Leontyne Price

Pinkerton - Richard Tucker

Sharpless - Philip (Filippo) Maero

Suzuki - Rosalind Elias

Kate Pinkerton - Anna Di Stasio

Goro - Piero De Palma

Il principe Yamadori - Robert Kerns

Lo zio Bonzo - Virgilio Carbonari

Il commissario imperiale - Arturo La Porta

Yakusidè - Leo Pudis

L'ufficiale del Registro - Mario Rinaudo

La madre di Cio Cio San - Fernanda Cadoni

La zia - Gianna Lollini

La cugina - Silvia Bertona

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM 6160 {3LPS} (USA) (1963)ª; RCA Victor LSC 6160 {3LPS} (USA) (1963)ª; RCA Victor RCA RE 5504-5506 {3LPS} (UK) (1963)ª; RCA Victor SER 5504-5506 {3LPS} (UK) (1963)ª; RCA VICS-6100; RCA 26 36110 (Germany) (1975)ª

Compact Disc; - RCA «Red Seal» RD 86160 {2CDS} (1988)ª; BMG RCA Victor «Red Seal» 74321 39497-2 (Europe) (1997)ª; BMG RCA 09026 68884-2 {2CDS} (USA) (1997)ª

Open Reel Tape; - RCA Victor FTC 8006 (7½ips 4-track) (+Price recital) (USA) (1963)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:-

(The) Gramophone - June 1963 p.23; March 1988 p. [EG]

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Opera - August 1963 pp.549-550 [HDR]

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Opera Now - November/December 1997 p.96 [GH]; July/August 1998 p.99 [GH]

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Fanfare - Vol.21 No.5 May/June 1998 p.296 [RT]

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Orpheus - No.11 15 November - 15 Dezember 1975 S.260 [SH]

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L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.184 p.114 [JC-1]

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High Fidelity Magazine - March 1963 Vol.13 No.3 p.69 [CLO]: August 1963 Vol.13 No.8 p.104 [RDD] (open reel tape)

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American Record Guide - May 1963 Vol.29 No.9 p.684 [PLM]: November 1963 Vol.30 No.3 p.252 [CJL] (open reel tape)

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Classic CD - February 1999 p.118 [MQ]

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

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Répertoire - No.103 juin 1997 p.45: No.111 mars 1998 p.53 [PT]

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XI - N.109 - giungo 1997 p.90

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - junio-agosto 1998 No.28 p.100 [MC]

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Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1963(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Andrea Chénier - Richard Tucker

Carlo Gérard - Anselmo Colzani

Madeleine di Coigny - Zinka Milanov

La mulatta Bersi - Helen Vanni

La Contessa di Coigny - Mignon Dunn

Madelon - Lili Chookasian

Roucher - Calvin Marsh

Il sanculotto Mathieu - Lorenzo Alvary

Fouquier Tinville - Norman Scott

Un Incredible - Alessio De Paolis

Pietro Fléville - George Cehanovsky

L'abate - Gabor Carelli

Dumas - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

Schmidt - William Walker

Il maestro di casa - Lloyd Strang

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 776

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Recordings of Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera September 1959 p.565; HARRIS p.25; Orpheus No.12 1975 S.281; Opera on Record 3 p.230; CELLETTI p.264; Opera on CD(3) p.155; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.121p.104; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.85; PENGUIN p.100; Opera on Video p.215; GIUDICI p.239; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1998 No.226 p.18; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (2 March 1963). See «Sign-Off for the Old Met» pp.492-494. 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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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Nello Santi - 1963(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Riccardo - Richard Tucker

Renato - Robert Merrill

Amelia - Birgit Nilsson

Ulrica - Jean Madeira

Oscar - Mattwilda Dobbs

Silvano - Roald Reitan

Samuele - Bonaldo Giaiotti

Tom - John Macurdy

Un Giudice - Andrea Velis

Un servo - Robert Nagy

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Black Disc - Historical Operatic Performances Edition HOPE 236 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - The Opera Lovers BAL 196301 {2CDRS} (Canada) Bensar OL 11263 (BRO 124019) {2CDRS}; House of Opera CDNY 5155 {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

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (12 January 1963). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca and those issued on the Bensar label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.» (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). Those issued by HOO are listed on their website as «New CD'S April 9, 2008»

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Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni performed in Italian

Conductor Nello Santi - 1964(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Santuzza - Eileen Farrell

Turiddu - Richard Tucker

Alfio - Cesare Bardelli

Lola - Mildred Miller

Lucia - Lili Chookasian

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Black Disc - Teatro Dischi TD 104 (+Pagliacci - Cleva) {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 1492 (& 1252); The Opera Lovers CAV 196401 {1CDR} (2007)ª

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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 (11 April 1964; see «Sign off for the Old Met» pp.494-495). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) that issued by «The Opera Lovers» is listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Bruno Bartoletti - 1964(LI)

Orchestra - Chicago Lyric Opera

Chorus - Chicago Lyric Opera

Don Carlo - Richard Tucker

Filippo II - Nicolai Ghiaurov

Rodrigo - Tito Gobbi

Il Grande Inquisitore - Bruno Marangoni

Un Frate - Raymond Michalski

Elisabetta di Valois - Leyla Gencer

La principessa Eboli - Grace Bumbry

Tebaldo - Jeanne Diamond

Il Conte di Lerma - Robert Schmorr

Una voce dal cielo - Carol Toscano

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. 1396-3 {3CDRS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.97; HARRIS p.78; Opera May 1958 p.292; Opera on Record p.292; CELLETTI p.859; Opera on CD (1) p.56 (2) p.63 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.90-91 p.160, mise à jour janvier 2001 p.2; No.244 p.136; Der Opernführer Ausgabe Nr.1/2 S.180; MET p.639; MET(VID) p.396; PENGUIN p.472; Classic CD April 1993 p.34; GIUDICI p.996 (2) p.1606; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.2 p.252; Répertoire No.121 février 1999 p.18; Orpheus April 2001 S.52; Opéra International No.259 juillet-aoüt 2001 p.20; BBC Music Magazine June 2006 p.58; Gramophone January 2007 p.48

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Chicago Lyric Opera (7 November 1964). The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «Premiere Opera New CD Releases July-August 2004».

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La Juive by Fromental Halévy performed in French

Conductor Robert Lawrence - 1964(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestra

Chorus - Chorus

Eléazar - Richard Tucker

Rachel - Suzanne Sarroca

Léopold - Jean Deis

La Princesse Eudoxie - Micheline Tessier

Cardinal de Brogni - Norman Treigle

Ruggiero - Spiro Malas

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Black Disc - Edizione Lirica EL 010 {3LPS}

Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1275

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Recordings of La Juive by Fromental Halévy are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.305; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.100 p.112; PENGUIN p.120; GIUDICI p.282 (2) p.474; The Opera Quarterly Vol,29 No.3 Summer 2003 pp.565-575

Comments:- Recording of a concert performance in the Carnegie Hall given by «Friends of French Opera», New York (12 March 1964; see OPERA July 1964 p.457). 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 Fausto Cleva - 1964(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rigoletto - Robert Merrill

Gilda - Roberta Peters

Duca di Mantova - Richard Tucker

Sparafucile - Bonaldo Giaiotti

Maddalena - Mignon Dunn

Giovanna - Carlotta Ordassy

Monterone - John Macurdy

Marullo - Calvin Marsh

Borsa - Arthur Graham

Conte di Ceprano - Robert Patterson

Contessa di Ceprano - Joy Clements

Un paggio - Junetta Jones

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1734 {2CDRS}

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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 (22 February 1964). 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 Bruno Bartoletti - 1964(LI)

Orchestra - Chicago Lyric Opera

Chorus - Chicago Lyric Opera

Floria Tosca - Régine Crespin

Mario Cavaradossi - Richard Tucker

Il barone Scarpia - Tito Gobbi

Il Sagristano - Giorgio Tadeo

Cesare Angelotti - Renato Cesari

Spoletta - Robert Schmorr

Sciarrone - Bernard Izzo

Un pastore - Elizabeth Fischer

Un carceriere - Kay Charles Graves

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1216

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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 a performance at the Chicago Lyric Opera (27 November 1964). 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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Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Thomas Schippers - 1964(LI;18/1/64)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Manrico - Richard Tucker

Azucena - Irene Dalis

Leonora - Leontyne Price

Conte di Luna - Robert Merrill

Ferrando - John Macurdy

Ines - Janis Martin

Ruiz - Robert Nagy

Un vecchio zingaro - Carlo Tomanelli

Un messo - Hal Roberts

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Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 1320 (& 1153 & 1081 & 915); The Opera Lovers TRO 196403 {2CDRS} (2008)ª

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.49, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.42; HARRIS p.296; Opera on Record p.225; CELLETTI p.1050; MARINELLI p.162; Opera on CD (1) p.50 (2) p.56 (3) p.62; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.60 p.100, Mise à jour Octobre 2003; MET p.596; MET(VID) p.371; PENGUIN p.507; GIUDICI p.920 (2) p.1487; Opéra International No.252 décembre 2000 p.16; Orpheus Juni 2001 S.53; CD Compact No.161 enero 2003 p.20

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (18 January 1964). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Thomas Schippers - 1964(STU)

Orchestra - RCA Italiana Orchestra

Chorus - RCA Italiana Chorus

Il Marchese di Calatrava - Giovanni Foiani

Leonora di Vargas - Leontyne Price

Don Carlo - Robert Merrill

Don Alvaro - Richard Tucker

Preziosilla - Shirley Verrett

Fra Melitone - Ezio Flagello

Curra - Corinna Vozza

Padre Guardiano - Giorgio Tozzi

Mastro Trabuco - Piero De Palma

Un Chirurgo - Mario Rinaudo

Un Alcalde - Rolf Bottcher

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM 6413 {4LPS} (USA) (1965)ª; RCA Victor LSC 6413 {4LPS} (USA) (1965)ª; RCA Victor RE 5527-5530 {4LPS} (UK) (1965)ª; RCA Victor SER 5527-5530 {4LPS} (UK) (1965)ª; RCA Victor VLS 45143 (Italy)

Compact Cassette - RCA Victor VK45143

Compact Disc; - RCA Victor GD 87971 {3CDS} (1988)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 - October 1965 p.210; January 1966 p.334; December 1988 p. [RO]

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Opera - January 1966 p.44 [HDR]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.5 Nos.2 & 3 Summer/Autumn 1987 pp.227-232 [DH]

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American Record Guide - May 1965 Vol.31 No.9 pp.798-799, p.945 [PLM]

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High Fidelity Magazine - June 1965 Vol.15 No.6 p.74 [CLO]

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Audio & Record Review - October 1965 p.17 [CW]

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor William Steinberg - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Aida - Birgit Nilsson

Radamès - Richard Tucker

Amneris - Elena Cernei

Amonasro - Cornell MacNeil

Ramphis - Giorgio Tozzi

Il Re di Egitto - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

Una Sacerdotessa - Mary Ellen Pracht

Un Messaggero - Robert Nagy

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Compact Disc; - The Opera Lovers AID 196501 {2CDRS} (Canada) *Bensar OL 32065 {2CDRS} (2004)ª

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (20 March 1965). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano performed in Italian

Conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - San Francisco Opera

Chorus - San Francisco Opera

Andrea Chénier - Richard Tucker

Carlo Gérard - Ettore Bastianini

Madeleine di Coigny - Renata Tebaldi

La mulatta Bersi - Annemarie Bessel

La Contessa di Coigny - Sona Cervená

Madelon - Claramae Turner

Roucher - Richard Fredricks

Il sanculotto Mathieu - Joshua Hecht

Fouquier Tinville - Adib Fazah

Un Incredible - Howard Fried

Pietro Fléville - John West

L'abate - William Whitesides

Dumas - Pietro Menci

Schmidt - David Giosso

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1094-2 {2CDRS} (2003)ª

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Recordings of Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera September 1959 p.565; HARRIS p.25; Orpheus No.12 1975 S.281; Opera on Record 3 p.230; CELLETTI p.264; Opera on CD(3) p.155; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.121p.104; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.85; PENGUIN p.100; Opera on Video p.215; GIUDICI p.239; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1998 No.226 p.18; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco (September 1965). The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «Latest releases on Compact Disc for Autumn 2003».

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Bruno Bartoletti - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Chorus - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Riccardo - Richard Tucker

Renato - Cornell MacNeil

Amelia - Margherita Roberti

Ulrica - Oralia Domínguez

Oscar - Norma Palacios Berenstein

Silvano - José Crea

Samuele - William Wilderman

Tom - Jorge (Giorgio) Algorta

Un Giudice - Virgilio Tavini

Un servo - Enzo Espósito

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 00125

Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 2245

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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:- The recordings issued by Charles Handelman and Omega appear to be of a performance (or of performances) in the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires in July 1965. The cast listed above is that given in the Teatro-Colón website (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The role of Oscar was sung in some performances by Silvia Baleani and in others by Norma Palacios Berenstein (as listed above). I do not know who sings in the recordings issued by Charles Handelman and Omega. The Compact Cassettes that Charles Handelman issued are listed in his catalogue dated November 2000 where the year of the performance recorded is given as 1963. The CDRs issued by Omega are listed in their online catalogue (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in English

Conductor Joseph Rosenstock - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Fiordiligi - Leontyne Price

Dorabella - Rosalind Elias

Despina - Roberta Peters

Ferrando - Richard Tucker

Guglielmo - Theodor Uppman

Don Alfonso - Frank Guarrera

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1589

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Recordings of Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.128: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.132-136; Opera June 1968 p.451; Opera on Record p.86; CELLETTI p.451; Opera on CD (1) p.20 (2) p.24 (3) p.26; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.131-32 p.74; MET p.315;MET(VID) p.176; PENGUIN p.226; Stereophile Vol.14 No.8 August 1991 p.174; Classic CD April 1996 p.32; GIUDICI p.476 (2) p.804; BBC Music Magazine May 1997p.51; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.57-58

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (20 February 1965). 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 Bruno Bartoletti - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Chorus - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Floria Tosca - Régine Crespin

Mario Cavaradossi - Richard Tucker

Il barone Scarpia - Cornell MacNeil

Il Sagristano - Eduardo Ferracani

Cesare Angelotti - Mario Verazzi

Spoletta - Carlos Giusti

Sciarrone - Héctor Barbieri

Un pastore - C. Slivskin

Un carceriere - Pino de Vescovi

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 2471-2 {2CDRS} (2007)ª

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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 a performance in the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. (10 July 1965). The cast listed above is that given in the website of the Teatro Colón (http:www.operas-colon.com.ar).

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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1965(LI;23/3/65)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Floria Tosca - Maria Callas

Mario Cavaradossi - Richard Tucker

Il barone Scarpia - Tito Gobbi

Il Sagristano - Lawrence Davidson

Cesare Angelotti - Clifford Harvuot

Spoletta - Andrea Velis

Sciarrone - Russell Christopher

Un pastore - Stuart Fischer

Un carceriere - Robert Goodloe

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Black Disc - Historical Recording Enterprises HRE 306-2 {2LPS}

Compact Disc - Melodram 26035 {2CDS}

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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 publication:-

The Callas Legacy by John Ardoin - (1) p.188: (2) pp.193-194: (4) p.190

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (25 March 1965; see OPERA July 1965 p.491)

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La bohème by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor George Schick - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rodolfo - Richard Tucker

Schaunard - Clifford Harvuot

Marcello - Mario Sereni

Colline - Jerome Hines

Mimi - Gabriella Tucci

Musetta - Heidi Krall

Benoit - Fernando Corena

Alcindoro - Lorenzo Alvary

Parpignol - Emil Filip

Sergente dei doganieri - Edward Ghazal

Un doganiere - John Trehy

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Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 7780 (+intermissions) {3CDRS}; Bensar BRO 122692 {2CDRS} (2004)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

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (16 April 1966). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued on the Bensar label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.».

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La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Moresco - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Chorus - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company - Children's Chorus St. Peter's School - Girl's Chorus Olney High School

La Gioconda - Elinor Ross

Enzo - Richard Tucker

Barnaba - Silvano Verlinghieri

Laura - Nell Rankin

Alvise - Nicola Moscona

La Cieca - Margaret Roggero

Zuàne - Walter Knetlar

Un Cantore - Genesio Riboldi

Isèpo - Luigi Vellucci

Un Pilota - Warren Holland

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1166-3 {3CDRS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli are surveyed in the following publications:-

HARRIS p.137; Opera on Record 3 p.192; CELLETTI p.572; GIUDICI (2) p.935; Opera on CD (1) p.84 (2) p.92 (3) p.103; MET p.374; MET(VID) p.212; PENGUIN p.285; Opera Now May 1993 p.36; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.232 p.88

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia (22 April 1966). The cast listed above is that given in Frank Hamilton's online chronology of opera in Philadelphia (click link below). The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in their list «Premiere Opera Compact Disc Releases Winter 2004».

http://www.frankhamilton.org/ph

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La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli performed in Italian

Conductor Bruno Bartoletti - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Chorus - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

La Gioconda - Elena Souliotis

Enzo - Richard Tucker

Barnaba - Cornell MacNeil

Laura - Rosalind Elias

Alvise - Paolo Washington

La Cieca - Luisa Bartoletti

Zuàne - Pino de Vescovi

Un Cantore - Guerrino Boschetti

Isèpo - Nicolás Cuttone

Un Pilota - José Crea

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Black Disc - Teatro Dischi 505 {3LPS}

Compact Cassette; - *Lyric Distribution Incorporated ALD 1705 (1989)ª

Compact Disc; - Giuseppe di Stefano GDS 31030 (+excerpts cond. Adler) {3CDS} ; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 115-2 {2CDRS} (2001)ª; *Mike Richter Audio Encyclopedia AE 211 «Italian Opera from Teatro Colón» ;; {1xCD-ROM} (2003)ª; House of Opera CDBB 371 {2CDRS} (2003)ª; live-rare-opera unnumbered (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM) {2CDS}

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Recordings of La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli are surveyed in the following publications:-

HARRIS p.137; Opera on Record 3 p.192; CELLETTI p.572; GIUDICI (2) p.935; Opera on CD (1) p.84 (2) p.92 (3) p.103; MET p.374; MET(VID) p.212; PENGUIN p.285; Opera Now May 1993 p.36; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.232 p.88

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Fanfare - Vol.14 No.5 May/June 1991 p.249 [MM]

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Opéra International - No.171 juillet-aoüt 1993 p.78

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at Teatro Colón Buenos Aires (26 June 1966 and/or 24 June 1966 (M. Richter); see OPERA October 1966 p.812). The compact cassettes issued by Lyric are listed in their list of «Pre-Recorded Operatic Cassettes - New Listings - September 1989» and 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 Richard Bonynge - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lucia - Joan Sutherland

Edgardo - Richard Tucker

Enrico - Anselmo Colzani

Raimondo - Nicola Ghiuselev

Arturo - Dan Marek

Alisa - Lilian Sukis

Normanno - Robert Nagy

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1712

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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 (31 December 1966). 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 year of the performance recorded is stated incorrectly to be 1968 in Omega's catalogue

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Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Bruno Bartoletti - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Chorus - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Manon Lescaut - Montserrat Caballé

Des Grieux - Richard Tucker

Lescaut - Gian-Piero (Giampietro) Mastromei

Geronte - Rolf Telasko

Edmondo - Orazio (Horacio) Mastrango

Una voce sola - Carmen Burello

L'oste - Mario Verazzi

Il maestro di ballo - Nino Falzetti

Un sergente degli arcieri - Walter Maddalena

Lampionaio - José Nait

Un comandante di Marina - Tulio Gagliardo

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Compact Cassette - Lyric Distribution ALD 1219

Compact Disc; - *Eklipse EKRP 11 (highlights) {1CD} ;; *Mike Richter Audio Encyclopedia AE 211 «Italian Opera from Teatro Colón» ;; {1xCD-ROM} (2003)ª; Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) {2CDRS} (2004)ª

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

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.174; Opera December 1968 p.958; Opera on Record 3 p.209; CELLETTI p.618; Opera on CD (1) p.105 (2) p.116 (3) p.130; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.137 p.100; MET p.391; MET(VID) p.223; PENGUIN p.309; Opéra International avril 1991 No.146 p.21, juin 1998 No.225 p.52; Opera Quarterly Vol.11 No.4 p.77; GIUDICI p.578 (2) p.960; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Opéra International - juin 1998 No.225 p.52 (highlights) [SS]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Colón (July 1966). The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in the CD supplement to his catalogue dated Spring 2004 where the year is given incorrectly as 1967.

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Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Kurt Adler - 1966(LI:20/1/66)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Manon Lescaut - Licia Albanese

Des Grieux - Richard Tucker

Lescaut - Mario Sereni

Geronte - Donald Gramm

Edmondo - Charles Anthony

Una voce sola - Marcia Baldwin

L'oste - Russell Christopher

Il maestro di ballo - Andrea Velis

Un sergente degli arcieri - Robert Goodloe

Lampionaio - Dan Marek

Un comandante di Marina - Gene Boucher

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 3147

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

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.174; Opera December 1968 p.958; Opera on Record 3 p.209; CELLETTI p.618; Opera on CD (1) p.105 (2) p.116 (3) p.130; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.137 p.100; MET p.391; MET(VID) p.223; PENGUIN p.309; Opéra International avril 1991 No.146 p.21, juin 1998 No.225 p.52; Opera Quarterly Vol.11 No.4 p.77; GIUDICI p.578 (2) p.960; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (20 January 1966). This performance was not broadcast so, presumably, the recording was made «in-house». The CDRs issued by Omega are listed in their online catalogue (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Zubin Mehta - 1966(LI;12/2/66)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Aida - Leontyne Price

Radamès - Richard Tucker

Amneris - Irene Dalis

Amonasro - Robert Merrill

Ramphis - Nicola Ghiuselev

Il Re di Egitto - Raymond Michalski

Una Sacerdotessa - Mary Ellen Pracht

Un Messaggero - Robert Nagy

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 2779 (Act 3 1424 & 1658)

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (12 February 1966). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM).

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Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Kurt Adler - 1966(LI;12/3/66)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Manon Lescaut - Raina Kabaivanska

Des Grieux - Richard Tucker

Lescaut - William Walker

Geronte - Elfego Esparza

Edmondo - Charles Anthony

Una voce sola - Marcia Baldwin

L'oste - Russell Christopher

Il maestro di ballo - Andrea Velis

Un sergente degli arcieri - Robert Goodloe

Lampionaio - Dan Marek

Un comandante di Marina - Gene Boucher

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Compact Disc - The Opera Lovers MANL 196601 {2CDRS} (Canada)

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

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.174; Opera December 1968 p.958; Opera on Record 3 p.209; CELLETTI p.618; Opera on CD (1) p.105 (2) p.116 (3) p.130; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.137 p.100; MET p.391; MET(VID) p.223; PENGUIN p.309; Opéra International avril 1991 No.146 p.21, juin 1998 No.225 p.52; Opera Quarterly Vol.11 No.4 p.77; GIUDICI p.578 (2) p.960; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (12 March 1966). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca

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Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano performed in Italian

Conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli - 1966(LI;13/4/1966)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Andrea Chénier - Richard Tucker

Carlo Gérard - Anselmo Colzani

Madeleine di Coigny - Zinka Milanov

La mulatta Bersi - Nedda Casei

La Contessa di Coigny - Gladys Kriese

Madelon - Mignon Dunn

Roucher - William Walker

Il sanculotto Mathieu - Lorenzo Alvary

Fouquier Tinville - Norman Scott

Un Incredible - Andrea Velis

Pietro Fléville - Gene Boucher

L'abate - Gabor Carelli

Dumas - Robert Goodloe

Schmidt - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

Il maestro di casa - Lloyd Strang

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1420

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Recordings of Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera September 1959 p.565; HARRIS p.25; Orpheus No.12 1975 S.281; Opera on Record 3 p.230; CELLETTI p.264; Opera on CD(3) p.155; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.121p.104; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.85; PENGUIN p.100; Opera on Video p.215; GIUDICI p.239; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1998 No.226 p.18; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (13 April 1966). This was Zinka Milanov's «final appearance with the company in a complete opera». 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». It is stated «fair to good copy from prompter's box. prompter too vocal».

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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Fernando Previtali - 1967(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Chorus - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Rigoletto - Cornell MacNeil

Gilda - Renata Scotto

Duca di Mantova - Richard Tucker

Sparafucile - William Wilderman

Maddalena - Noemi Souza

Giovanna - Stella Maris Silva

Monterone - Victor De Narké

Marullo - Ricardo Yost

Borsa - Orazio (Horacio) Mastrango

Conte di Ceprano - Tulio Gagliardo

Contessa di Ceprano - Carmen de la Mata

Un paggio - Martha Carrizo

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Black Disc; - Historic Recording Enterprise HRE 269 {2LPS} (1979)ª

Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 03267

Compact Disc; - Legato Classics LCD 198-2 {2CDS}; Premiere Opera Ltd. 7722 {2CDRS} (2003)ª; Encore CD 118-2 {2CDRS} (2005)ª; Opera d'Oro OPD 1465 {2CDS} (2006)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:-

Opera News - March 2 1996 p.39

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Orpheus - Februar 1996 S.60

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American Record Guide - January/February 1996 Vol.59 No.1 p.191

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno X N.96 Aprile 1996 p.71

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Colón (August 1967). The CDs issued by Premiere are listed in «New Compact Disc Releases from Premiere Opera» dated February/March 2003 and those issued on the Encore label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.» (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Moresco - 1967(LI)

Orchestra - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Chorus - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Floria Tosca - Jean Fenn

Mario Cavaradossi - Richard Tucker

Il barone Scarpia - Giuseppe Taddei

Cesare Angelotti - Irwin Densen

Spoletta - Ernesto Gasco

Sciarrone - Walter Knetlar

Un carceriere - Lloyd Harris

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Compact Cassette; - Lyric Distribution ALD 1785 (1989)ª

Compact Disc; - *House of Opera - Tosca - CD-ROM (2000)ª

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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 a performance given by the Philadelphia Grand Opera in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia (28 March 1967). The compact cassettes issued by Lyric are listed in their list of «Pre-Recorded Operatic Cassettes - New Listings - November 1989».

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Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli - 1967(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Manrico - Richard Tucker

Azucena - Grace Bumbry

Leonora - Montserrat Caballé

Conte di Luna - Robert Merrill

Ferrando - Bonaldo Giaiotti

Ines - Shirley Love

Ruiz - Charles Anthony

Un vecchio zingaro - Luis Forero

Un messo - Joseph Folmer

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1368

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.49, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.42; HARRIS p.296; Opera on Record p.225; CELLETTI p.1050; MARINELLI p.162; Opera on CD (1) p.50 (2) p.56 (3) p.62; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.60 p.100, Mise à jour Octobre 2003; MET p.596; MET(VID) p.371; PENGUIN p.507; GIUDICI p.920 (2) p.1487; Opéra International No.252 décembre 2000 p.16; Orpheus Juni 2001 S.53; CD Compact No.161 enero 2003 p.20

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (4 March 1967). 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 «Fair to Good in-house recording».

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Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Thomas Schippers - 1968(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Luisa - Montserrat Caballé

Rodolfo - Richard Tucker

Miller - Sherrill Milnes

Walter - Giorgio Tozzi

Federica - Louise Pearl

Wurm - Ezio Flagello

Laura - Nancy Williams

Contadino - Lou Marcella

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Black Disc - Estro Armonico EA 007 {3LPS}; Historical Operatic Treasures ERR 122 {3LPS}

Compact Disc - Nuova Era 6329/30 {2CDS}; Memories HR 4331-2 {2CDS} Living Stage LS 4035138 {2CDS}

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

HARRIS p.160; Opera on Record 2 p.129; CELLETTI p.930; Opera on CD (1) p.48 (2) p.55 (3) p.60; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.151 p.78; MET p.579; MET(VID) p.363; PENGUIN p.486; Opera Quarterly Vol.10 No.3 1994 p.195; GIUDICI p.897 (2) p.1450; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.1 p.326; Orpheus August-September 2001 S.86; Opéra International octobre 2001 No.261 p.20; Gramophone July 2003 p.36

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Fanfare - Vol.12 No.1 September/October 1988 p.286 [HF]

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VERDI DAL VIVO - p.125

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (17 February 1968)

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Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Thomas Schippers - 1968(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Comunale di Firenze

Chorus - Teatro Comunale di Firenze

Manrico - Richard Tucker

Azucena - Franca Mattiucci

Leonora - Montserrat Caballé

Conte di Luna - Mario Zanasi

Ferrando - Ivo Vinco

Ines - Giuliana Matteini

Ruiz - Valiano Natali

Un vecchio zingaro - Giuliano Rigiri

Un messo - Luigi Falaschi

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Black Disc - Historical Operatic Treasures ERR 147 {2LPS}

Compact Disc; - Legato Classics LCD 123 {2CDS};; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 154-2 (+Un ballo in maschera - excerpts with Tucker,;; Caballé) {2CDRS} (2001)ª; *Nuova Era 2280-81 {2CDS}; *Hunt Productions CDLSMH 34038 {2CDS} Memories HR 4521-22 {2CDS}; Living Stage 347.09 {2CDS}; Opera d'Oro OPD 1338 {2CDS} (2002}ª

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.49, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.42; HARRIS p.296; Opera on Record p.225; CELLETTI p.1050; MARINELLI p.162; Opera on CD (1) p.50 (2) p.56 (3) p.62; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.60 p.100, Mise à jour Octobre 2003; MET p.596; MET(VID) p.371; PENGUIN p.507; GIUDICI p.920 (2) p.1487; Opéra International No.252 décembre 2000 p.16; Orpheus Juni 2001 S.53; CD Compact No.161 enero 2003 p.20

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - October 1989 p. [AB]

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Opera Now - December 1993 p.57

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American Record Guide - Vol.57 No.2 March-April 1994 p.177

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ARSC Journal - Vol.20 No.1 Spring 1989 p.91 [CPGP]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Teatro Comunale Firenze (December 1968; see OPERA February 1969 pp.116-117). The CDRs issued by Premiere were advertized as «New» in «Fall 2001».

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Turandot by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Moresco - 1968(LI)

Orchestra - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Chorus - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

La principessa Turandot - Elinor Ross

Calaf - Richard Tucker

Liù - Elisabeth Mosher

Ping - Frank Guarrera

Pang - Ernesto Gasco

Pong - Herbert Kraus

Timur - Irwin Densen

L'imperatore Altoum - Walter Knetlar

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

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.114; Opera on Record p.618; CELLETTI p.655; Opera on CD (1) p.111 (2) p.122 (3) p.137 MET p.454; MET(VID) p.252; PENGUIN p.320; L'Avant Scéne Opéra No.33 p.97, No.220 p.98; Opera on Video p.187; GIUDICI p.652 (2) p.1073; Répertoire No.97 décembre 1996 p.16; International Opera Collector Spring 1997 No.3 p.40; Opera Quarterly Vo.13 No.4 Summer 1997 p.77; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Diapason No.559 juin 2008 p.78; Gramophone July 2008 p.52

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia (April 1968). The cast listed above is that given by Frank Hamilton in his online chronology of opera performances in Philadelphia (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in Addenda II to his CD catalogue dated «9/02».

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Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli - 1968(LI:Orlandi-Malaspina)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Simon Boccanegra - Cornell MacNeil

Jacopo Fiesco - Nicolai Ghiaurov

Amelia Grimaldi - Rita Orlandi Malaspina

Gabriele Adorno - Richard Tucker

Paolo Albiani - Sherrill Milnes

Pietro - Paul Plishka

Un'ancella - Ann Florio

Un capitano dei balestrieri - Rod MacWherter

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Compact Disc; - The Opera Lovers SIM 196802 {2CDRS} (2008)ª

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; HARRIS p.262; Opera on Record p.250; CELLETTI p.1014; Opera on CD (1) p.53 (2) p.59 (3) p.66; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.19 p.110; MET p.620; MET(VID) p.385; PENGUIN p.500; Opera on Video p.90; GIUDICI p.956 (2) p.1542; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1999 pp.70-74, No.269juin 2002 p.18; Gramophone May 2004 p.36

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (17 October 1968). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Carmen by Georges Bizet performed in French

Conductor Alain Lombard - 1968(LI;April)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Carmen - Grace Bumbry

Don José - Richard Tucker

Micaëla - Mirella Freni

Escamillo - Justino Díaz

Frasquita - Lilian Sukis

Mercédès - Marcia Baldwin

Le Dancaïre - Gene Boucher

Le Remendado - Charles Anthony

Moralès - Ron Bottcher

Zuninga - Morley Meredith

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Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 1711 (& 1476); Premiere (Italy) (unnumbered) {2CDRS} (2008)ª

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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

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (20 April 1968). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue. The CDRS issued by Premiere (Italy) are (were?) advetised on their website (hyperlinks in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli - 1969(LE)

Orchestra - Teatro alla Scala

Chorus - Teatro alla Scala

Luisa - Luisa Maragliano

Rodolfo - Richard Tucker

Miller - Mario Zanasi

Walter - Paolo Washington

Federica - Adriana Lazzarini

Wurm - Giovanni Foiani

Laura - Mirella Fiorentini

Contadino - Franco Ricciardi

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Black Disc - Armando Curcio Editore {1CD}

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

HARRIS p.160; Opera on Record 2 p.129; CELLETTI p.930; Opera on CD (1) p.48 (2) p.55 (3) p.60; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.151 p.78; MET p.579; MET(VID) p.363; PENGUIN p.486; Opera Quarterly Vol.10 No.3 1994 p.195; GIUDICI p.897 (2) p.1450; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.1 p.326; Orpheus August-September 2001 S.86; Opéra International octobre 2001 No.261 p.20; Gramophone July 2003 p.36

Comments:- Recording of part of a performance at La Scala (May 1969). The CD issued by Armando Curcio Editore is listed in OPÉRA INTERNATIONAL No.261 octobre 2001 p.76

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La bohème by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Moresco - 1969(LI)

Orchestra - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Chorus - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Rodolfo - Richard Tucker

Schaunard - Orlando Calgano

Marcello - Ronald Hedlund

Colline - Irwin Densen

Mimi - Lucine Amara

Musetta - Janet Pavek

Benoit - Lawrence Davidson

Alcindoro - Lawrence Davidson

Parpignol - Walter Knetlar

Sergente dei doganieri - Albert Com

Un doganiere - Warren Holland

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Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) {2CDRS} (2002)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1498-2 {2CDRS} (2004)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

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia (December 1969). The cast listed above is that given by Frank Hamilton in his online chronology of opera performances in Philadelphia (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in Addenda No.II to his CD catalogue dated «9/02» and those issued by Premiere are listed in «Premiere Opera New CD Releases Fall 2004».

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Carmen by Georges Bizet performed in French

Conductor Zubin Mehta - 1969(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Carmen - Regina Resnik

Don José - Richard Tucker

Micaëla - Judith Raskin

Escamillo - Justino Díaz

Frasquita - Judith De Paul

Mercédès - Judith Forst

Le Dancaïre - Gene Boucher

Le Remendado - Robert Schmorr

Moralès - Robert Goodloe

Zuninga - Morley Meredith

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Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 1535 (& 1303);; The Opera Lovers CAR 196901 {2CDRS} (Canada) (2005)ª; Bensar OL 31569 {3CDRS} (2005)ª

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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

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (15 March 1969). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue. The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca and those issued on the Bensar label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.» (hyperlinks in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni performed in Italian

Conductor Kurt Adler - 1969(LI)

Orchestra - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Chorus - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Santuzza - Teresa Apolai

Turiddu - Richard Tucker

Alfio - Seymour Schwartzman

Lola - Leonore Lanzillotti

Lucia - Lolita Salvat

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Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) (2004)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1488-1 {1CDR} (2004)ª

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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 given in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia (March 1969). The cast listed above is that given by Frank Hamilton in his online chronology of opera performances in Philadelphia (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in the supplement to his CD catalogue dated Spring 2004.

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Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Thomas Schippers - 1969(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Manon Lescaut - Virginia Zeani

Des Grieux - Richard Tucker

Lescaut - Walter Alberti

Geronte - Mario Rinaudo

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Compact Cassette - House of Opera ALD 3016

Compact Disc; - House of Opera CD 882 {2CDRS}; Opera Lovers MANL 196901 {2CDRS};; Encore CD 124-2 {2CDRS} (2005)ª

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

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.174; Opera December 1968 p.958; Opera on Record 3 p.209; CELLETTI p.618; Opera on CD (1) p.105 (2) p.116 (3) p.130; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.137 p.100; MET p.391; MET(VID) p.223; PENGUIN p.309; Opéra International avril 1991 No.146 p.21, juin 1998 No.225 p.52; Opera Quarterly Vol.11 No.4 p.77; GIUDICI p.578 (2) p.960; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma (3 March 1969; see OPERA June 1969 p.534. The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca and those issued on the Encore label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.» (hyperlinks in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor James Levine - 1969(LI)

Orchestra - Cleveland Orchestra

Chorus - Chorus

Manrico - Richard Tucker

Azucena - Fedora Barbieri

Leonora - Gabriella Tucci

Conte di Luna - Cornell MacNeil

Ferrando - Ara Berberian

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Compact Disc - *Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 818-2 {2CDRS}

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.49, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.42; HARRIS p.296; Opera on Record p.225; CELLETTI p.1050; MARINELLI p.162; Opera on CD (1) p.50 (2) p.56 (3) p.62; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.60 p.100, Mise à jour Octobre 2003; MET p.596; MET(VID) p.371; PENGUIN p.507; GIUDICI p.920 (2) p.1487; Opéra International No.252 décembre 2000 p.16; Orpheus Juni 2001 S.53; CD Compact No.161 enero 2003 p.20

Comments:- Recording of a concert performance. According to «Fedora Barbieri» by Elio Trovato p.358 there was a concert performance with the above cast in the Theater of Oakland University on 30 July 1969. Mr. tape gives 30 July and Premiere 3 July (probably incorrect).

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Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Moresco - 1969(LI)

Orchestra - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Chorus - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Manrico - Richard Tucker

Azucena - Nell Rankin

Leonora - Elinor Ross

Conte di Luna - Licinio Montefusco

Ferrando - Nicola Moscona

Ines - Teresa Minnocci

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.49, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.42; HARRIS p.296; Opera on Record p.225; CELLETTI p.1050; MARINELLI p.162; Opera on CD (1) p.50 (2) p.56 (3) p.62; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.60 p.100, Mise à jour Octobre 2003; MET p.596; MET(VID) p.371; PENGUIN p.507; GIUDICI p.920 (2) p.1487; Opéra International No.252 décembre 2000 p.16; Orpheus Juni 2001 S.53; CD Compact No.161 enero 2003 p.20

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia (April 1969). The cast listed above is that given by Frank Hamilton in his online chronology of opera performances in Philadelphia (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in the Addenda II to his CD catalogue dated «9/02».

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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli - 1969(LI;Tucker)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Floria Tosca - Leonie Rysanek

Mario Cavaradossi - Richard Tucker

Il barone Scarpia - Cornell MacNeil

Il Sagristano - Fernando Corena

Cesare Angelotti - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

Spoletta - Andrea Velis

Sciarrone - Russell Christopher

Un pastore - Magda Kalmár

Un carceriere - Paul Plishka

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Compact Disc; - Melodram CDM 27508 {2CDS}; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1848-2 {2CDRS} (2005)ª

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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 publication:-

Opéra International - No.178 mars 1994 pp.79-80 [SS]

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Comments:- This recording was attributed by Melodram to San Francisco, but there is no record of a performance of Tosca with this cast in «The San Francisco Opera» by Arthur Bloomfield. However two performances were given with this cast at the MET (22, 26 March 1969), neither of which was broadcast. So this is presumably an «in house» recording as indicated by SS in his review in OPÉRA INTERNATIONAL (vide supra). The CDRS issued by Premiere are included in their «2005 FALL NEW RELEASES». Here the date of the performance recorded is given as «11/26/69».

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1970(LE)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Aida - Lucine Amara

Radamès - Richard Tucker

Amneris - Christa Ludwig

Ramphis - Ezio Flagello

Il Re di Egitto - Edmond Karlsrud

Una Sacerdotessa - Margaret Kalil

Un Messaggero - Rod MacWherter

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Compact Disc - Melodram MEL 26516 (+Don Carlo - excerpts - Cleva - MET - 1970) {2CDS}

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22

Comments:- It seems likely that this is a recording of part of a performance at the MET on 28 November or 8 December 1970 as these appear to be the only two occasions when these singers sang together at the MET. The role of Amonasro was sung by Cornell MacNeil and Mario Sereni on these dates. The date of February 1970 given by Hunt (A Notable Quartet p.94) appears to be incorrect as according to the «Annals of the Metropolitan Opera» Aida was not performed in that month. The CDs issued by Melodram are listed in Bongiovanni's catalogue (December 1994) p.12. Gala has also issued excerpts with these singers on their CDs entitled «Christa Ludwig - Rarities» (GL 100.596) and assigned them incorrecty to a performance at the MET on 28 February 1970. This mistake probably arose from the eleven being read as a Roman «II» by someone

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Moresco - 1970(LI)

Orchestra - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Chorus - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Aida - Teresa Apolai

Radamès - Richard Tucker

Amneris - Nedda Casei

Amonasro - Carlo Meliciani

Ramphis - Raymond Michalski

Il Re di Egitto - Irwin Densen

Una Sacerdotessa - Teresa Minnocci

Un Messaggero - Sosio Manzo

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 00089

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia (10 February 1970). The cast listed above is that given by Frank Hamilton in his online chronology of opera performances in Philadelphia (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The Compact Cassettes issued by Charles Handelman are listed in his catalogue dated November 2000.

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli - 1970(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Riccardo - Richard Tucker

Renato - Robert Merrill

Amelia - Martina Arroyo

Ulrica - Irene Dalis

Oscar - Roberta Peters

Silvano - Russell Christopher

Samuele - Paul Plishka

Tom - Andrij Dobriansky

Un Giudice - Paul Franke

Un servo - Gabor Carelli

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Compact Disc - The Opera Lovers BAL 197002 {2CDRS} (Canada)

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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 (24 November 1970). This performance was not broadcast so the recording must have been made «in-house». The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca

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La bohème by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1970(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rodolfo - Richard Tucker

Schaunard - Gene Boucher

Marcello - William Walker

Colline - Cesare Siepi

Mimi - Renata Tebaldi

Musetta - Clarice Carson

Benoit - Paul Plishka

Alcindoro - Fernando Corena

Parpignol - Lou Marcella

Sergente dei doganieri - Peter Sliker

Un doganiere - John Trehy

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1122 (& 1290)

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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 (24 January 1970). 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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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Antonino Votto - 1970(LI)

Orchestra - Chicago Lyric Opera

Chorus - Chicago Lyric Opera

Lucia - Cristina Deutekom

Edgardo - Richard Tucker

Enrico - Norman Mittelman

Raimondo - Paolo Washington

Arturo - Robert Thomas

Alisa - Edna Garabedian (-George)

Normanno - Herbert Kraus

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd.; CDNO 2049-2 {2CDRS} (2006)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 Chicago Lyric Opera (31 October 1970). The cast listed above is that given in the performance chronology on the website of the Chicago Lyric Opera (click link below). The CDs issued by Premiere are included in their list of new releases added to their catalogue on 31 March 2006.

http://www.lyricopera.org/about/castLists.asp?d=1970

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Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor James Levine - 1970(LI)

Orchestra - Cleveland Orchestra

Chorus - Chorus

Simon Boccanegra - Cornell MacNeil

Jacopo Fiesco - Ezio Flagello

Amelia Grimaldi - Renata Tebaldi

Gabriele Adorno - Richard Tucker

Paolo Albiani - Franco Iglesias

Pietro - Ara Berberian

Un'ancella - Penelope Jensen

Un capitano dei balestrieri - Rod MacWherter

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Compact Disc; - Legato Classics LCD 189-2 {2CDS} (1995)ª

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; HARRIS p.262; Opera on Record p.250; CELLETTI p.1014; Opera on CD (1) p.53 (2) p.59 (3) p.66; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.19 p.110; MET p.620; MET(VID) p.385; PENGUIN p.500; Opera on Video p.90; GIUDICI p.956 (2) p.1542; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1999 pp.70-74, No.269juin 2002 p.18; Gramophone May 2004 p.36

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera News - October 1995 p.46

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Orpheus - August/September 1995 p.84

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American Record Guide - May/June 1995 Vol.58 No.3 p.190

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Classical Express - No.64 May 1995 p.3

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Comments:- This recording was attributed by Legato to being of a performance given by the Miami Opera, but according to the chronology in «Tebaldi - The Voice of an Angel» p.251, the partial cast listed by Legato was the same as that of a concert performance of Simon Boccanegra given in the Cleveland Public Auditorium on 13 December 1969. That this is the correct attribution is confirmed by a post by Calvin M. Goodwin on Opera-L:-

http://listserv.cuny.edu/Scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0611a&L=opera-l&D=0&T=0&P=2021

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Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1970(LI;7/2/70)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Canio - Richard Tucker

Nedda - Teresa Stratas

Tonio - Frank Guarrera

Beppe - Andrea Velis

Silvio - Dominic Cossa

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1119

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Recordings of Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1962 p.53; HARRIS p.209; Opera on Record p.547; CELLETTI p.359; MARINELLI p.333; Opera on CD (1) p.114 (2) p.126 (3) p.141; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.50 p.136; MET p.209; MET(VID) p.119; PENGUIN p.184; Opera on Video p.192; GIUDICI p.325 (2) p.562; Répertoire No.101 avril 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Gramophone March 2008 p.48

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (7 February 1970). 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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Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo performed in Italian

Conductor Kurt Adler - 1970?(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Canio - Richard Tucker

Nedda - Raina Kabaivanska

Tonio - Cornell MacNeil

Beppe - Andrea Velis

Silvio - Dominic Cossa

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 118-1 {1CDR} (2001)ª

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Recordings of Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1962 p.53; HARRIS p.209; Opera on Record p.547; CELLETTI p.359; MARINELLI p.333; Opera on CD (1) p.114 (2) p.126 (3) p.141; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.50 p.136; MET p.209; MET(VID) p.119; PENGUIN p.184; Opera on Video p.192; GIUDICI p.325 (2) p.562; Répertoire No.101 avril 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Gramophone March 2008 p.48

Comments:- The CDR issued by Premiere is listed in their printed catalogue as being «New» in «Fall 2001» and is attributed to Philadelphia (2 March 1972). The partial cast is given as «Tucker/Kabaiwanska/MacNeil/Cossa» but according to Frank Hamilton's Chronolgy of Opera Performances in Philadelphia (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM) Pagliacci was never performed in Philadelphia with this cast. The only performance that I have been able to find with the four singers mentioned was at the MET on 24 June 1970 and I have provisionally assumed that it is this performance that was recorded. As it was not broadcast the recording must have been made «in-house».

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Moresco - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Chorus - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Aida - Elinor Ross

Radamès - Richard Tucker

Amneris - Mignon Dunn

Amonasro - Carlo Meliciani

Ramphis - Franco Rossi

Il Re di Egitto - Irwin Densen

Una Sacerdotessa - Margaret Wheeler

Un Messaggero - Walter Knetlar

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 2328-2 {2CDRS} (2006)ª

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia (22 October 1971; see OPERA April 1972 p.327). The CDRs issued by Premiere are included in «New Releases - October 2006». The cast listed above is that given in Frank Hamilton's online «Partial Performance Chronology» of opera in Philadelphia (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Premiere are included in «New Releases - October 2006».

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Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor James Levine - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Cleveland Orchestra

Chorus - Chorus

Don Carlo - Richard Tucker

Filippo II - Ezio Flagello

Rodrigo - Cornell MacNeil

Il Grande Inquisitore - Ramón Vinay

Un Frate - Ara Berberian

Elisabetta di Valois - Gabriella Tucci

La principessa Eboli - Janet Coster

Tebaldo - Maria Ewing

Il Conte di Lerma - Ron Bottcher

Un Araldo Reale - Ron Bottcher

Una voce dal cielo - Evelyn Mandac

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. 1446-3 {3CDRS} (2004)ª; Premiere Opera (Italy) {3CDRS}

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Recordings of Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.97; HARRIS p.78; Opera May 1958 p.292; Opera on Record p.292; CELLETTI p.859; Opera on CD (1) p.56 (2) p.63 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.90-91 p.160, mise à jour janvier 2001 p.2; No.244 p.136; Der Opernführer Ausgabe Nr.1/2 S.180; MET p.639; MET(VID) p.396; PENGUIN p.472; Classic CD April 1993 p.34; GIUDICI p.996 (2) p.1606; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.2 p.252; Répertoire No.121 février 1999 p.18; Orpheus April 2001 S.52; Opéra International No.259 juillet-aoüt 2001 p.20; BBC Music Magazine June 2006 p.58; Gramophone January 2007 p.48

Comments:- Recording of a concert performance in the Severance Hall, Cleveland (6 March 1971). The CDRs issued by Premiere Opera Ltd. are listed in «Premiere Opera New CD Releases Fall 2004» and those issued by Premiere Opera (Italy) are (were?) listed on the website http://stores.ebay.com/premiereopera (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo performed in Italian

Conductor Riccardo Muti - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Comunale di Firenze

Chorus - Teatro Comunale di Firenze

Canio - Richard Tucker

Nedda - Mietta Sighele

Tonio - Kari Nurmela

Beppe - Ermanno Lorenzi

Silvio - Walter Alberti

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Compact Disc; - Memories HR 4576; Opera d'Oro OPD 1180 {1CD} (1998)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 153-1 {1CDR} (2001)ª

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Recordings of Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1962 p.53; HARRIS p.209; Opera on Record p.547; CELLETTI p.359; MARINELLI p.333; Opera on CD (1) p.114 (2) p.126 (3) p.141; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.50 p.136; MET p.209; MET(VID) p.119; PENGUIN p.184; Opera on Video p.192; GIUDICI p.325 (2) p.562; Répertoire No.101 avril 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Gramophone March 2008 p.48

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera Now - December 1994 p.53

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American Record Guide - May/June 1995 Vol.58 No.3 p.130

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Comunale di Firenze (January 1971). The performance on 7 January 1971 in which the role of Nedda was sung by Gabriella Novielli is reviewed in OPERA May 1971 p.439. The CDR issued by Premiere was advertized as «New» in «Fall 2001».

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Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo performed in Italian

Conductor Fausto Cleva - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Canio - Richard Tucker

Nedda - Teresa Stratas

Tonio - Cornell MacNeil

Beppe - Robert Schmorr

Silvio - Dominic Cossa

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Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 1666; The Opera Lovers PAG 197102 {1CDR} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1962 p.53; HARRIS p.209; Opera on Record p.547; CELLETTI p.359; MARINELLI p.333; Opera on CD (1) p.114 (2) p.126 (3) p.141; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.50 p.136; MET p.209; MET(VID) p.119; PENGUIN p.184; Opera on Video p.192; GIUDICI p.325 (2) p.562; Répertoire No.101 avril 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Gramophone March 2008 p.48

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (13 February 1971). 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 CDR issued by «The Opera Lovers» is listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saens performed in French

Conductor Carlo Moresco - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Chorus - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Samson - Richard Tucker

Dalila - Mignon Dunn

Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon - Seymour Schwartzman

Abimélech - Irwin Densen

Le Vieillard Hébreu - Nicola Moscona

Le messager philistin - Paul Franke

Premier philistin - Paul Franke

Deuxième philistin - Walter Knetlar

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Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) {2CDRS} (2002)ª

Open Reel Tape - mr. tape 370

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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

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia (April 1971). The cast listed above is that given by Frank Hamilton in his online chronology of opera performances in Philadelphia (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in Addenda No. I to his CD catalogue dated 2002 where the year of the performance recorded is given as 1970.

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Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saens performed in French

Conductor Serge Baudo - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Samson - Richard Tucker

Dalila - Grace Bumbry

Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon - Gabriel Bacquier

Abimélech - Paul Plishka

Le Vieillard Hébreu - John Macurdy

Le messager philistin - Charles Anthony

Premier philistin - Nico Castel

Deuxième philistin - Robert Goodloe

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Compact Disc - The Opera Lovers SAMD 197101 {2CDRS} (Canada)

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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

Comments:- An «in-house» recording of a performance at the MET (18 December 1971). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Alberto Erede - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Regio di Parma

Chorus - Teatro Regio di Parma

Manrico - Richard Tucker

Azucena - Bianca Rosa Zanibelli

Leonora - Katia Ricciarelli

Conte di Luna - Renato Bruson

Ferrando - Alfonso Marchica

Ines - Rina Pallini

Ruiz - Mario Carlin

Un vecchio zingaro - Ernesto Vezzosi

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Compact Disc; - Bongiovanni «The Golden Age of Opera» GAO 193-194 {2CDS} (1995)ª; The Opera Lovers TRO 197102 {2CDRS} (Canada) (2005)ª

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.49, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.42; HARRIS p.296; Opera on Record p.225; CELLETTI p.1050; MARINELLI p.162; Opera on CD (1) p.50 (2) p.56 (3) p.62; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.60 p.100, Mise à jour Octobre 2003; MET p.596; MET(VID) p.371; PENGUIN p.507; GIUDICI p.920 (2) p.1487; Opéra International No.252 décembre 2000 p.16; Orpheus Juni 2001 S.53; CD Compact No.161 enero 2003 p.20

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - Dezember 1995 S.56

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Opéra International - décembre 1995 No.197 p.63

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno X - N.100 - Settembre 1996 p.98

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at Parma (27 January 1971 see OPERA, May 1971 p.441; according to this report at an earlier performance Renato Bruson left the stage when his performance of «Il Balen» was hissed. The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). Here the performance recorded is ascribed to «Turin».

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Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Zubin Mehta - 1971(LI;13/3/71)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Manrico - Richard Tucker

Azucena - Shirley Verrett

Leonora - Martina Arroyo

Conte di Luna - Mario Sereni

Ferrando - Raymond Michalski

Ines - Ivanka Myhal

Ruiz - Charles Anthony

Un vecchio zingaro - Herman Marcus

Un messo - Norman Giffin

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Compact Disc; - *Bensar Records Ltd. OL 31371 {2CDRS} (2004)ª; Omega Opera Archive 1279 (& 1041); The Opera Lovers TRO 197101 {2CDRS} (Canada)

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.49, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.42; HARRIS p.296; Opera on Record p.225; CELLETTI p.1050; MARINELLI p.162; Opera on CD (1) p.50 (2) p.56 (3) p.62; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.60 p.100, Mise à jour Octobre 2003; MET p.596; MET(VID) p.371; PENGUIN p.507; GIUDICI p.920 (2) p.1487; Opéra International No.252 décembre 2000 p.16; Orpheus Juni 2001 S.53; CD Compact No.161 enero 2003 p.20

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (13 March 1971). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni performed in Italian

Conductor Kurt Adler - 1971?(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Santuzza - Elinor Ross

Turiddu - Richard Tucker

Alfio - Matteo Manuguerra

Lola - Frederica Von Stade

Lucia - Jean Kraft

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Compact Disc - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 127-1 {1CDR}

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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:- The CD issued by Premiere is listed in their catalogue and attributed to Philadelphia 1972 with (Elinor) Ross and (Richard) Tucker. However, according to Frank Hamilton's «Performance Chronology» Cavalleria Rusticana was never performed in Philadelphia with Ross and Tucker (click link below). The only performance of Cavalleria Rusticana that I have been able to find in which these singers performed together is at Manhattan Central Park on 17 June 1971 and I have tentatively attributed the recording issued by Premiere to this.

http://frankhamilton.org/ph

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L' Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer performed in Italian

Conductor Eve Queler - 1972(LI)

Orchestra - Opera Orchestra of New York

Chorus - Schola Cantorun - Master Chorales

Selika - Antonietta Stella

Vasco da Gama - Richard Tucker

Ines - Anne Elgar

Nelusko - Matteo Manuguerra

Don Pedro - Malcolm Smith

Don Diego - Paul Aquino

Grand Inquisitor - George Reed

Alvar - Melvin Wallace

Anna - Carol Weiss

High Priest of Brahma - Will Roy

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Black Disc; - Historical Recording Enterprises HRE 395-3 {3LPS} (1982)ª

Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 103-2 {2CDRS} (2001)ª; The Opera Lovers AFR 197201 {3CDRS}

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Recordings of L' Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.421; Opera on Video p.43

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Opera Quarterly - Vol.2 No.1 p.188

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Comments:- Recording of a concert performance at the Carnegie Hall (see OPERA July 1972 p.617). The HRE LPs are advertized in GRAMOPHONE December 1982 p.722 and the CDRs issued by Premiere were advertized as «New» in «Fall 2001» and those issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Riccardo Muti - 1972(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Comunale di Firenze

Chorus - Teatro Comunale di Firenze

Riccardo - Richard Tucker

Renato - Renato Bruson

Amelia - Cristina Deutekom

Ulrica - Carmen Gonzales

Oscar - Valeria Mariconda

Silvano - Giorgio Giorgetti

Samuele - Ferruccio Mazzoli

Tom - Gianfranco Casarini

Un Giudice - Valiano Natali

Un servo - Ottavio Taddei

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Compact Disc - foyer 2-CF 2047 {2CDS}; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 294-2 {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 publication:-

Opéra International - No. 178 mars 1994 p.72

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Teatro Communale di Firenze (12 January 1972).See OPERA, March 1972 p.262 for a review of another performance at the same theatre

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Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Michelangelo Veltri - 1972(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Teresa Carreno (Caracas)

Chorus - Teatro Teresa Carreno (Caracas)

Manon Lescaut - Magda Olivero

Des Grieux - Richard Tucker

Lescaut - Vincenzo Sardinero

Geronte - Eugene Green

Edmondo - Bernard Fitch

Una voce sola - Aurora Cipriani

L'oste - Alfredo Izquierdo

Il maestro di ballo - Bernard Fitch

Un sergente degli arcieri - Boris Serdoz

Lampionaio - Bernard Fitch

Un comandante di Marina - José Montenegro

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Black Disc - Historical Operatic Treasures ERR 130 {2LPS} Historical Recording Enterprises HRE 354 {2LPS}

Compact Disc - Legato Classics LCD 113-2 {2CDS}; Rodolphe RPC 32901.01 {2CDS}

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

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.174; Opera December 1968 p.958; Opera on Record 3 p.209; CELLETTI p.618; Opera on CD (1) p.105 (2) p.116 (3) p.130; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.137 p.100; MET p.391; MET(VID) p.223; PENGUIN p.309; Opéra International avril 1991 No.146 p.21, juin 1998 No.225 p.52; Opera Quarterly Vol.11 No.4 p.77; GIUDICI p.578 (2) p.960; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Fanfare - Vol.5 No.4 March/April 1982 p.221 [ADC]

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ARSC Journal - 1987 Vol.19 No.2-3 p.141 [CPGP]

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The Record Collector - Vol.42 No.2 June 1997 p.99 [JG]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in Caracas (2 June 1972)

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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Michelangelo Veltri - 1972(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Rigoletto - Robert Merrill

Gilda - Gail Robinson

Duca di Mantova - Richard Tucker

Sparafucile - Justino Díaz

Maddalena - Joann Grillo

Giovanna - Carlotta Ordassy

Monterone - James Morris

Marullo - Raymond Gibbs

Borsa - Nico Castel

Conte di Ceprano - Richard Best

Contessa di Ceprano - Carol Wilcox

Un paggio - Ivanka Myhal

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Compact Disc; - Bensar BRO 122951 {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

Comments:- This recording is probably of the performance at the MET on 5 February 1972 which was broadcast. The CDRs issued on the Bensar label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.».

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Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Moresco - 1973(LI)

Orchestra - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Chorus - Philadelphia Grand Opera Company

Andrea Chénier - Richard Tucker

Carlo Gérard - Vern Shinall

Madeleine di Coigny - Gilda Cruz-Romo

La mulatta Bersi - June Fiske

La Contessa di Coigny - Leonore Lanzillotti

Madelon - Leonore Lanzillotti

Roucher - Howard Nevison

Il sanculotto Mathieu - José Le Matt

Fouquier Tinville - Bob Campi

Un Incredible - Ernesto Gasco

Pietro Fléville - Howard Nevison

L'abate - Ernesto Gasco

Dumas - Walter Knetlar

Schmidt - Walter Knetlar

Il maestro di casa - Bob Campi

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Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) (2004)ª

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Recordings of Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera September 1959 p.565; HARRIS p.25; Orpheus No.12 1975 S.281; Opera on Record 3 p.230; CELLETTI p.264; Opera on CD(3) p.155; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.121p.104; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.85; PENGUIN p.100; Opera on Video p.215; GIUDICI p.239; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1998 No.226 p.18; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Academy of Music Philadelphia (September 1973). The cast listed above is that given by Frank Hamilton in his online chronology of opera performances in Philadelphia (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in the supplement to his CD catalogue dated Spring 2004.

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Peter Herman Adler - 1973(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Riccardo - Richard Tucker

Renato - Sherrill Milnes

Amelia - Gilda Cruz-Romo

Ulrica - Irene Dalis

Oscar - Gail Robinson

Silvano - Russell Christopher

Samuele - James Morris

Tom - Richard Best

Un Giudice - Paul Franke

Un servo - Robert Schmorr

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Compact Disc; - Bensar BRO 123179 {2CDRS} (2004)ª; House of Opera CDNY 5158 {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

Comments:- This is probably a recording of the performance at the MET on 27 January 1973 which was broadcast. The CDRs issued on the Bensar label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.» and those issued by HOO are listed on their website as «New CD'S April 9, 2008»

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La Juive by Fromental Halévy performed in French

Conductor Anton Guadagno - 1973(LI)

Orchestra - New Philharmonia Orchestra

Chorus - Ambrosian Singers

Eléazar - Richard Tucker

Rachel - Yasuko Hayashi

Léopold - Juan Sabaté

La Princesse Eudoxie - Michèle Le Bris

Cardinal de Brogni - David Gwynne

Ruggiero - Robert Bickerstaff

Albert - Anthony Baldwin

Le premier citoyen - Brian Ethridge

Le second citoyen - John Noble

L'oficier - Edgar Fleet

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Black Disc - Raritas OPR 413

Compact Disc; - *Legato Classics LCD 120-2 {2CDS};; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 151-2 {2CDRS} (2001)ª; Myto 2 MCD 003 222 {2CDS} (2000)ª; Live Opera Heaven C 699 {2CDS} (2003)ª; Opera d'Oro OPD 1333 {2CDS}; Opera d'Oro «Grand Tier» OPD 7022 {2CDS} (2006)ª; Bravissimo Opera Library 9802 (French Opera Masterworks) {14CDS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of La Juive by Fromental Halévy are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.305; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.100 p.112; PENGUIN p.120; GIUDICI p.282 (2) p.474; The Opera Quarterly Vol,29 No.3 Summer 2003 pp.565-575

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Fanfare - Vol.12 No.2 November/December 1988 p.195 [ADC]; Vol.24 No.3 January/ February 2001 p.194 [BR]; Vol.31 No.4 March/April 2008 pp.284-285 [JK]

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Orpheus - Oktober 2000 S.57 [GH]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.7 No.1 Spring 1990 pp.223-225 [DM]

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American Record Guide - January/February 2001 Vol.64 No.1 p.137 [DA]

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CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - noviembre 2000 No.137 p.46 [AV]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.43 enero-febrero 2001 pp.88-89 [PN]

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Comments:- Recording of concert performance at The Royal Festival Hall, London (4 March 1973, see OPERA April 1973 p.376). A recording was broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on 15 April 1973 and 29 September 1977 (see Radio Times Issue dated 14-20 April 1973 p.24 and Issue dated 24-30 September 1977 p.58). The CDRs issued by Premiere were advertized as «New» in «Fall 2001».

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La Juive by Fromental Halévy performed in French

Conductor Knud Andersson - 1973(LI)

Orchestra - New Orleans Opera

Chorus - New Orleans Opera

Eléazar - Richard Tucker

Rachel - Marisa Galvany

Léopold - Gene Bullard

La Princesse Eudoxie - Rita Shane

Cardinal de Brogni - Paul Plishka

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Black Disc - Historical Recording Enterprises HRE 212-3 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1214-2 {2CDRS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of La Juive by Fromental Halévy are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.305; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.100 p.112; PENGUIN p.120; GIUDICI p.282 (2) p.474; The Opera Quarterly Vol,29 No.3 Summer 2003 pp.565-575

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the New Orleans Opera (see OPERA February 1974 pp.126-127). The HRE LPs are (were?) listed on the website of «A Classical Record»

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Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Zubin Mehta - 1973(LI)

Orchestra - Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus - Tel Aviv Philharmonic Choir

Manrico - Richard Tucker

Azucena - Mignon Dunn

Leonora - Gilda Cruz-Romo

Conte di Luna - Siegmund Nimsgern

Ferrando - Isser Bushkin

Ines - Cilla Grossmeyer

Ruiz - Menasse Hadjes

Un vecchio zingaro - Lawrence Feiner

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Compact Cassette - House of Opera ALD 2100

Compact Disc; - Gala GL 100 760 (+excerpts cond. Muti 1978? [1977]) {2CDS} (2005)ª; Encore CD 122-2 {2CDRS} (2005)ª

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.49, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.42; HARRIS p.296; Opera on Record p.225; CELLETTI p.1050; MARINELLI p.162; Opera on CD (1) p.50 (2) p.56 (3) p.62; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.60 p.100, Mise à jour Octobre 2003; MET p.596; MET(VID) p.371; PENGUIN p.507; GIUDICI p.920 (2) p.1487; Opéra International No.252 décembre 2000 p.16; Orpheus Juni 2001 S.53; CD Compact No.161 enero 2003 p.20

Comments:- Recording of a performance in Tel Aviv (July 1973).

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Riccardo Muti - 1974(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Comunale di Firenze

Chorus - Teatro Comunale di Firenze

Riccardo - Richard Tucker

Renato - Renato Bruson

Amelia - Orianna Santunione

Ulrica - Lili Chookasian

Oscar - Valeria Mariconda

Silvano - Giorgio Giorgetti

Samuele - Ferruccio Mazzoli

Tom - Graziano Del Vivo

Un Giudice - Valiano Natali

Un servo - Ottavio Taddei

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 831-2 {2CDRS} (2003)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 in the Teatro Comunale di Firenze (29 January 1974). The cast listed above is based partly on the cast announced in OPERA January 1974 p.43).

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La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli performed in Italian

Conductor Alfredo Silipigni - 1974(LI)

Orchestra - Opera Theatre of New Jersey

Chorus - Opera Theatre of New Jersey

La Gioconda - Grace Bumbry

Enzo - Richard Tucker

Barnaba - Vern Shinall

Laura - Gwynn Cornell

Alvise - Samuel Ramey

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Compact Cassette; - Legato Classics ALD 4819-S (highlights) (1998)ª

Compact Disc - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 177-2 {2CDS}

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Recordings of La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli are surveyed in the following publications:-

HARRIS p.137; Opera on Record 3 p.192; CELLETTI p.572; GIUDICI (2) p.935; Opera on CD (1) p.84 (2) p.92 (3) p.103; MET p.374; MET(VID) p.212; PENGUIN p.285; Opera Now May 1993 p.36; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.232 p.88

Comments:- Recording of a performance in Newark, New Jersey (2 February 1974). The compact cassette issued by Legato is listed in their list of «New Audio Cassette Listings(ALD) - Winter 1998».

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La Juive by Fromental Halévy performed in French

Conductor Anton Guadagno - 1974(LI)

Orchestra - Gran Teatro del Liceo

Chorus - Gran Teatro del Liceo

Eléazar - Richard Tucker

Rachel - Michèle Le Bris

Léopold - Gene Bullard

La Princesse Eudoxie - Ana María Miranda

Cardinal de Brogni - Pierre Thau

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 873-2 {2CDRS} (2003)ª

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Recordings of La Juive by Fromental Halévy are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.305; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.100 p.112; PENGUIN p.120; GIUDICI p.282 (2) p.474; The Opera Quarterly Vol,29 No.3 Summer 2003 pp.565-575

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Gran Teatro del Liceo (December 1974; see OPERA May 1975 p.481). The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «New Compact Disc Releases from Premiere Opera» dated February/March 2003.

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Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Sixten Ehrling - 1974(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Simon Boccanegra - Ingvar Wixell

Jacopo Fiesco - Giorgio Tozzi

Amelia Grimaldi - Adriana Maliponte

Gabriele Adorno - Richard Tucker

Paolo Albiani - Lawrence Shadur

Pietro - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

Un'ancella - Constance Webber

Un capitano dei balestrieri - Charles Anthony

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Compact Disc; - The Opera Lovers SIM 197401 {2CDRS} (Canada) (2007)ª

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

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; HARRIS p.262; Opera on Record p.250; CELLETTI p.1014; Opera on CD (1) p.53 (2) p.59 (3) p.66; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.19 p.110; MET p.620; MET(VID) p.385; PENGUIN p.500; Opera on Video p.90; GIUDICI p.956 (2) p.1542; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1999 pp.70-74, No.269juin 2002 p.18; Gramophone May 2004 p.36

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (19 January 1974). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Turandot by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Martin Rich - 1974(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

La principessa Turandot - Elinor Ross

Calaf - Richard Tucker

Liù - Betsy Norden

Ping - Gene Boucher

Pang - Andrea Velis

Pong - Nico Castel

Timur - John Macurdy

L'imperatore Altoum - Melvin Lowery

Un mandarino - Arthur Thompson

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. 585-2 {2CDRS} (2002)ª

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

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.114; Opera on Record p.618; CELLETTI p.655; Opera on CD (1) p.111 (2) p.122 (3) p.137 MET p.454; MET(VID) p.252; PENGUIN p.320; L'Avant Scéne Opéra No.33 p.97, No.220 p.98; Opera on Video p.187; GIUDICI p.652 (2) p.1073; Répertoire No.97 décembre 1996 p.16; International Opera Collector Spring 1997 No.3 p.40; Opera Quarterly Vo.13 No.4 Summer 1997 p.77; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Diapason No.559 juin 2008 p.78; Gramophone July 2008 p.52

Comments:- Recording of a concert performance given by the Metropolitan-Opera Company in Brooklyn Park (2 July 1974). The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «New CD's from Premiere Ltd.» dated «6/30/02»

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La Juive by Fromental Halévy performed in French

Conductor Antonio de Almeida - 1974(SE)

Orchestra - New Philharmonia Orchestra

Chorus - Ambrosian Opera Chorus

Eléazar - Richard Tucker

Rachel - Martina Arroyo

Léopold - Juan Sabaté

La Princesse Eudoxie - Anna Moffo

Cardinal de Brogni - Bonaldo Giaiotti

Ruggiero - Leslie Fyson

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Black Disc; - *RCA ARL1-0447 {1LP} (1974)ª

Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1252-1 {1CDR} (2004)ª

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Recordings of La Juive by Fromental Halévy are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.305; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.100 p.112; PENGUIN p.120; GIUDICI p.282 (2) p.474; The Opera Quarterly Vol,29 No.3 Summer 2003 pp.565-575

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

(The) Gramophone - July 1974 p.256 [AB]

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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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