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Opera Live

   Found CDs: 25
 

Gala Concert with Mirella Freni & Eduardo Alvarez - VERDI, MASSENET, BERLIOZ, PUCCINI - München 1971 - Kurt Eichhorn

Gala Concert with Mirella Freni & Eduardo Alvarez - VERDI, MASSENET, BERLIOZ, PUCCINI -  München 1971 - Kurt Eichhorn
ID: GM4.0062
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Collection

10.00 eur Buy

GRAND OPERA - New York 1958 - L. Bernstein -Verdi, Puccini, Wagner

GRAND OPERA - New York 1958 - L. Bernstein -Verdi, Puccini,  Wagner
ID: GM4.0084
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Collection

1 - Frank Guarrera (Jago)
2 - 7 Carlo Bergonzi (Rodolfo), Marcella Pobbe (Mimì), Frank Guarrera (Marcello), Heidi Krall (Musetta)
8 - 10 Martha Mödl (Isolde), Ramón Vinay (Tristan), Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera - L. Bernstein
11 - 15 - Martha Mödl (soprano), Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra - J. Keilberth
10.00 eur Buy

Verdi - Otello - Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor

Verdi - Otello - Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor
ID: IDIS6547-48
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Live
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Live Recording, Buenos Aires, July 4, 1958
12.00 eur Buy

Bellini - I Puritani - Maria Callas, Di Stefano, Campolonghi

Bellini - I Puritani - Maria Callas, Di Stefano, Campolonghi
ID: IDIS6410-11
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Live
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Recorded 1952

Vocals: Maria Callas, Piero Campolonghi, Roberto Silva, Tanis Lugo, Rosa Rimoch, Giuseppe di Stefano, Ignacio Ruffino
12.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

Beethoven - Fidelio, Op. 72 - Orchestra and Chorus of Covent Garden, O. Klemperer

Beethoven - Fidelio, Op. 72 - Orchestra and Chorus of Covent Garden, O. Klemperer
ID: IDIS6638-39
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Live
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

This live Covent Garden recording was made in 1961.
Klemperer was the legendary interpreter of Fidelio.
This performance has a sensational cast, including Joan Vickers and Sena Jurinac.

Sena Jurinac (Leonore)
Jon Vickers (Florestan)
Hans Hotter (Pizarro)
Gottlob Frick (Rocco)
Elsie Morison (Marzelline)
John Dobson (Jaquino)
Forbes Robinson (Don Fernando)
Joseph Ward (Erster Gefangene)
Victor Godfrey (Zweiter Gefangene)
12.00 eur Buy

PUCCINI - MADAMA BUTTERFLY - London 1957 - Rudolf Kempe

PUCCINI - MADAMA BUTTERFLY - London 1957 - Rudolf Kempe
ID: GM5.0058
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Collection

Victoria de los Ángeles (Cio Cio San), John Lanigan (Pinkerton), Geraint Evans (Sharpless), Barbara Howitt (Suzuki), Joyce Livingston (Kate Pinkerton), David Tree (Goro), David Allen (Yamadori), Michael Langdon (Lo zio Bonzo), Ronald Firmager (Il commissario imperiale), Harry Gawler (L'ufficiale del Registro)

Recorded in London 1957
15.00 eur Buy

BEETHOVEN - FIDELIO - Buenos Aires 1958 - Sir Thomas Beecham

BEETHOVEN - FIDELIO -  Buenos Aires 1958 - Sir Thomas Beecham
ID: GM5.0075
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Collection

Live recording, Buenos Aires, September 19, 1958

Leonore, his wife - Gré Brouwenstijn, soprano
Florestan, a prisoner - Hans Hopf, tenor
Don Pizarro, governor of the prison - Paul Schoeffler, baritone
Jaquino - Murray Dickie, tenor
Don Fernando, King's minister - Angelo Mattiello, bass
First Prisoner - Italo Pasini, tenor
Second Prisoner - Hector Barbieri, bass
15.00 eur Buy

Verdi - Falstaff (complete opera)

Verdi - Falstaff (complete opera)
ID: OPD7041
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Subcollection: Opera

Mariano Stabile, Renata Tebaldi, Cesare Valletti, et al.: vocal soloists / La Scala Orchestra and Chorus / Victor de Sabata: conductor

Verdi’s last opera, written when he was approaching eighty, was only the second comedy of his long career, following the ill-fated Un giorno di regno of fifty years before. His friend and collaborator Arrigo Boito, who had with some difficulty talked him into composing Otello several years earlier, now had an easier time convincing him to crown his glory with one more tribute to his beloved Shakespeare. The three principals are all famous portrayers of their roles, aided by an outstanding supporting cast. Mariano Stabile was a veteran Italian basso buffo who had the role of Falstaff in his belly, if not his bones. Renata Tebaldi was the most famous Italian lyric soprano of her era and she remains, along with Maria Callas, the most loved soprano of recent years. Cesare Valletti was a tenore di grazia, a tenor with a light, flexible head voice of exquisite beauty. Live performance, Milan, May 26, 1951.

Ilustration © Rafal Olbinski
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Puccini - La fanciulla del West (complete opera)

Puccini - La fanciulla del West (complete opera)
ID: OPD7036
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Subcollection: Opera

Franco Corelli, Tito Gobbi, Gigliola Frazzoni, et al.: vocal soloists / Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan / Antonino Votto: conductor

Live performance, Milan, April 4, 1956. Puccini made a big hit with the American public when his new opera, The Girl of the Golden West, had its fi rst performance, not in Italy but at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, with Emmy Destinn and Enrico Caruso in the leading roles, and Toscanini conducting. The enthralled audience called out the composer and cast forty-seven times and placed on Puccini’s head a silver crown bearing the national colors of Italy and the US. When Franco Corelli died recently in Milan at the age of eighty-two, the opera world lost one of its most colorful figures, and the most thrilling Italian tenor of his generation. With his powerful voice and movie-star looks, Corelli became an opera matinee idol from the 1950s until his retirement in 1976. Opera d’Oro’s Grand Tier series presents the best-selling Opera d’Oro titles with libretto and deluxe new packaging at mid-price!

Ilustration © Rafal Olbinski
15.00 eur Buy

Donizetti - L'elisir d'amore, Opera, Op. 72

Donizetti - L'elisir d'amore, Opera, Op. 72
ID: GFO00562
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Subcollection: Opera

Mirella Freni (Adina), Luigi Alva (Nemorino), Enzo Sordello (Belcore), Sesto Bruscantini (Dulcamara), Emily Maire (Giannetta)

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & The Glyndebourne Chorus, Carlo Felice Cillario

Recorded live at Glyndebourne at one performance during June 1962.

The 2CD set is packaged as a 150 page hard bound book containing a full libretto translated into English, French and German along with a commissioned article about the opera, and synopsis in English, French and German.

Designed and Directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

Glyndebourne Opera has a history of trend setting and pioneering opera productions and Donizetti’s opera L’elisir d’amore is no exception. Popular in Donizetti’s own lifetime, L’elisir faded into relative obscurity until the 1890s when Caruso championed the role of Nemorino: his dedication and conviction were such that Covent Garden arranged a production of the opera in 1902. L’elisir was a personal favourite of Caruso’s, so much so that in 1920 he played Nemorino in his last appearance with the Metropolitan Opera. Almost 60 years later, in 1961, it was Glyndebourne who staged a production of L’elisir d’amore designed and directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Such was the success and acclaim for this production that Glyndebourne revived it in 1962, enhancing the production with the addition of the lively and capricious Mirella Freni.

As the press noted: ‘Her [Freni's] looks and her cantabile singing melt, so to speak, on the tongue, and she acts her teasing charades with Sergeant Belcore as if nothing were farther from her mind than cruelty.’ (The Times, August 1962) and ‘Mirella Freni, the sparkling new Adina, rightly allowed real tenderness to shine through vanity and caprice.’ (The Sunday Times, August 1962)

Mirella Freni was first engaged by Glyndebourne in 1960 (and sings Susanna in Glyndebourne’s own recording of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro GFOCD00162).

Previously she had also performed at the opera house in Torino in the late 50s and sung with Netherlands Opera in 1959-60 season, but her international break and recognition came by virtue of her role as Adina in this 1962 production.

This recording, released here for the first time, precedes Freni’s EMI recording of L’elisir d’amore with Nicolai Gedda as Nemorino in a Rome Opera production by some 5 years. In this recording, Freni has a cast of equals around her. As the besotted Nemorino, Luigi Alva vividly portrays the wounded innocent with The Daily Telegraph noting in August 1962 that ‘Alva’s Nemorino is a wonderful combination of rustic clowning and exquisitely finished bel canto’, with Enzo Sordello a baritone voice big enough to fill a stadium, providing a fresh virile and bold Belcore. Conductor Carlo Felice Cillario enjoyed a 60 plus year career and is remembered for his masterful interpretations of Puccini, Verdi and Donizetti operas and stands as one of the most singer-friendly conductors of all time.

Track list:
CD:1
L'elisir d'amore, opera
1. No. 1. Preludio
2. Act 1. Coro d'introduzione. Bel conforto al mietiore
3. Act 1. Cavatina. Benedette queste carte!
4. Act 1. Cavatina. Marziale
5. Act 1. Cavatina. Come Paride vezzoso
6. Act 1. Cavatina. Orse m'ami, com'io t'amo
7. Act 1. Recitativo. Intanto, o mia ragazza, occuperò la piazza
8. Act 1. No. 2. Scena. Una parola, o Adina
9. Act 1. Duetto. Chiedi all'aura lusinghiera
10. Act 1. No. 3. Coro. che vuol dire codesta sonata?
11. Act 1. Cavatina. Udite, udite, o rustici
12. Act 1. No. 4. Recitativo. Ardir! Ha forse il cielo mandato
13. Act 1. Scena e Duetto. Voglio dire... Io stupendo Elisir
14. Act 1. No. 5. Recitativo. Caro Elisir! sei mio!
15. Act 1. Duetto. Lallarallara, la, la, la
16. Act 1. Terzetto. Tran, tran... In guerra, ed in amor
17. Act 1. Finale. Quartetto. Signor sargente
18. Act 1. Finale. Quartetto. Adina, credimi, te ne scongiuro...
19. Act 1. Finale. Quartetto. Andiam, Belcore
CD:2
1. Act 2. No. 6. Coro d'introduzione. Cantiamo, cantiam
2. Act 2. Barcaruola a due voci
3. Act 2. Le feste nuziali!
4. Act 2. Ai perigli della guerra
5. Act 2. Qua la mano, giovinotto
6. Act 2. No. 8. Coro. Saria possibile?
7. Act 2. No. 9. Quartetto. Dell'elisir mirabile
8. Act 2. Come sen va contento!
9. Act 2. No. 10. Duetto. Quanto amore!
10. Act 2. No. 11. Romanza. Una furtiva lagrima
11. Act 2. No. 12. Recitativo ed Aria. Prendi, prendi, per me sei libero
12. Act 2. No. 13. Aria e Finale. Marziale
13. Act 2. Finale. Ei corregge ogni difetto
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