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Ouvertures et Intermezzi; Rossini, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, et al.; Orchestra del Teatro all Scala; Gino Marinuzzi
Ouvertures et Intermezzi; Rossini, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, et al.; Orchestra del Teatro all Scala; Gino Marinuzzi

1 CD / Preiser / 2013-05-14

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville, Overture; La gazza ladra, Overture; Le siège de Corinthe, Overture; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: I Vespri siciliani; Giacomo Puccini: M...
Conductors: Marinuzzi, Gino
Ensemble: ; Orchestra del Teatro all Scala

Riccardo Muti noted that "Listening to some of Gino Marinuzzi's old recordings revealed an amazingly modern style of making music. I recall, for example, being...continue...
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Dreamticket to La Boheme - Arias excerpted from performances 1902-1960 / Bjorling, Caruso, Bori, Schone at al.
Dreamticket to La Boheme - Arias excerpted from performances 1902-1960 / Bjorling, Caruso, Bori, Schone at al.

1 CD / Preiser / 2012-10-09

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème
Performers: Albanese, Licia; Arizmendi, Elena; Bjorling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Bori, Lucrezia; Caruso, Enrico [Tenor Vocals]; Cebotari, Maria; de Luca, Giuseppe; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Eisinger, Ire...

This recording offers the opportunity to hear some of the world's famous singers performing the same arias and scenes so the listener can put together...continue...
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The First Recitals - arias from La Boheme, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Falstaff et al. / Mirella Freni, soprano
The First Recitals - arias from La Boheme, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Falstaff et al. / Mirella Freni, soprano

1 CD / Preiser / 2012-09-11

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera; I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff; Pietro Mascagni: L' Amico Fritz; Giacomo Puccini: Suor Angelica; Gianni ...
Performers: Ferro, Gianni Dal; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Remsey, Viktor [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Savini, Ino; Quadri, Argeo
Ensemble: ; Bavarian State Opera Orchestra; Vienna Volksoper Orchestra

The recordings on this CD are taken from Freni's first two solo recitals. The first was recorded in 1959 with the orchestra of the Bavarian...continue...
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A Vocal Portrait: Operatic recital 1957; RAI broadcasts 1955/56, etc. / Anita Cerquetti, soprano
A Vocal Portrait: Operatic recital 1957; RAI broadcasts 1955/56, etc. / Anita Cerquetti, soprano

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-11-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; I Vespri Siciliani; Nabucco; Ernani; La Forza del Destino; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Gaspare Spontini: Agnese di Hohenstraufen; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Amilcare Pon...
Performers: Cerquetti, Anita; Simionato, Giulietta
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Rossi, Mario; Vittorio, Gui;
Ensemble: ; RAI Concerto, Milan

Born in 1931, Anita Cerquetti had a short (eight-year) period of fame from 1952 to 1960, receiving great acclaim for her performances of Norma, Aida...continue...
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Living history: Florencio Constantino, tenor / Victor recordings 1907-08
Living history: Florencio Constantino, tenor / Victor recordings 1907-08

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-11-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; La Traviata; Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; Lucia Di Lammermoor; La Favorita; Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbie...
Performers: Constantino, Florencio; Nielsen, Alice

A former railway engineer and field worker, Florencio Constantino began singing lessons in 1895 and by 1896 gave his first performances at the Teatro Solis...continue...
Recording information: 1907-1908....continue...
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Carlo Bergonzi: Early Recordings
Carlo Bergonzi: Early Recordings

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-09-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Luisa Miller; La Forza del Destino; Il Trovatore; Un Ballo in Maschera; Simon Boccanegra; Giacomo Meyerbeer: L'Africana; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier; Francesco ...
Performers: Bergonzi, Carlo
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Simonetto, Alfredo; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Pradella, Massimo

The original Decca recordings on this CD document Bergonzi's first operatic recital of 1957 in its entirety. We hear the tenor after his first season...continue...
Recording information: Torino (01/30/1960)....continue...
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PSR 93480
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Giuseppe Borgatti
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Giuseppe Borgatti

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-08-09

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tannhäuser; Die Walküre; Götterdämmerung; Parsifal; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Robert Schumann: Lieder (6), Op. 33; My...
Performers: Baccaloni, Salvatore; Borgatti, Giuseppe; Fagoaga, Isidoro; Nessi, Giuseppe

Giuseppe Borgatti was Italy's first great Wagnerian tenor. His first Wagnerian opera was Lohengrin, when he appeared at the production in Milan in 1894. He...continue...
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PSR 89747
Alois Unerhört: The Boy and His Voice / Franz Farnberger, piano
Alois Unerhört: The Boy and His Voice / Franz Farnberger, piano

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-08-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City); Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt; Giacomo Puccin...
Performers: Bayer, Benjamin; Farnberger, Franz; Kohne, Karsten; Muhlbacher, Alois; Schlogl, Christoph

Recording information: Stift St. Florian (2009-2010)....continue...
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PSR 91185
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Richard Crooks
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Richard Crooks

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-04-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Charles Gounod: Faust; Roméo et Juliette; Jules Massenet: Manon; Werther; Edouard La...
Performers: Crooks, Richard
Conductors: Pelletier, Wilfrid; Shilkret, Nathaniel

Richard Crooks was known less for the richness of his voice than his musicality, line and concentration of tone. His recordings of Mozart are rightfully...continue...
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PSR 89744
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Margaret Sheridan
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Margaret Sheridan

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-03-08

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier; Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut; La bohème; Madama Butterfly; Thomas Moore: The Meeting of the Waters; Herbe...
Performers: Cecil, Lionello; Mannerini, Ida; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Mummery, Browning; Pertile, Aureliano [Tenor vocals]; Sheridan, Margaret; Zanelli, Renato
Conductors: Blois; Sabajno, Carlo; Goossens, Eugene, Sir

Irish soprano Margaret Sheridan enjoyed a tumultuous but highly successful opera career in Italy between the wars - a feat that was unusual for a...continue...
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PSR 89745
Lebendige Vergeigenheit: Kurt Baum
Lebendige Vergeigenheit: Kurt Baum

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-02-08

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Gioachino Rossini: William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera; Stabat mater; Fromental Halévy: La Juive; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Les Hugeunots; Charles Gounod: Faust; Giusepp...
Performers: Baum, Kurt
Conductors: Loibner, Wilhelm

Few tenors have polarized opera fans more than Kurt Baum. While some consider him nothing more than a loud and showy singer, others wax lyrical...continue...
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PSR 89741
Lola Artot de Padilla
Lola Artot de Padilla

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-11-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Figaros Hochzeit; Don Juan; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Ambroise Thomas: Mignon; Engelbert Humperdinck: Königskinder, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: La Travi...
Performers: Alten, Bella; Egenieff, Franz; Jorn, Karl; Padilla, Lola Artôt de; Perard-Petzl, Luise; Talen, Bjorn

Lola Artot de Padilla was born near Paris to parents who were famous singers. Her career was centered in Germany, where she was very popular....continue...
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PSR 89735
Gianni Poggi II
Gianni Poggi II

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-10-12

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Luisa Miller; Il trovatore; Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier; Fedora; Rodolfo Falvo: Dicitencello vuie; C.O. Lardini: Voce'e no...
Performers: Argine, Simona dall'; Neri, Giulio; Poggi, Gianni; Signore, Gino del; Ticozzi, Ebe
Conductors: Erede, Alberto; Nicello, Ernesto; Capuana, Franco

This is the second volume on Preiser devoted to this popular singer's recordings. Given his undisputed vocal abilities, he would no doubt be considered an...continue...
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PSR 89736
Legendary Voice: Carlo Morelli
Legendary Voice: Carlo Morelli

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-09-14

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Otello; Jules Massenet: Erodiade; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Zazà, opera; Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; María Grever: Alma m...
Performers: Monte, Toti Dal; Montesanto, Luigi; Morelli, Carlo; Pacetti, Iva
Conductors: Molajoli, Lorenzo; Antonini, Alfredo

Apart from the prestigious competition that bears his name, the baritone Carlo Morelli has largely been forgotten despite a long and always successful career. Born...continue...
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PSR 89738
Josef Metternich III
Josef Metternich III

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-02-09

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di lammermoor; Giuseppe Verdi: Der Troubadour; La Traviata; Die macht des Schicksals; Don Carlos; Othello; Georges Bizet: Die Perlenfischer; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Afrikaneri...
Performers: Koth, Erika; Muszely, Melitta; Schock, Rudolf [Tenor Vocal]; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Schuchter, Wilhelm; Matacic, Lovro von

Born in 1915, Josef Metternich achieved success in 1945 when he performed at the Berlin Stadtische Opera and the Berlin Staatsoper. He achieved international fame...continue...
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PSR 93467
Licia Albanese III
Licia Albanese III

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-02-09

Works: Paolo Tosti: Vorrei morir for voice & piano/orchestra; Ave Maria; Stefano Donaudy: Madonna renzuola; O del mio amato ben; Quand' il tuo diavol nacque; Arturo Buzzi-Peccia: Mal d'amore; Ernesto Taglia...
Performers: Albanese, Licia; Marzollo, Dick; Trucco, Victor
Conductors: Savina, Carlo; Stokowski, Leopold

There was nothing greatly distinctive about Licia Albanese's career, but it took her in a straightforward manner to her highest goals. Her first Met role...continue...
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PSR 89729
Legendary Voices: Giampiero Malaspina
Legendary Voices: Giampiero Malaspina

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-02-09

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco; Macbeth; La forza del destino; Otello; Falstaff; Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier; Giacomo Puccini: ...
Performers: Malaspina, Giampiero; Pavesio, Piero [Piano]
Conductors: Basile, Arturo; Quadri, Argeo; Goehr, Walter; Mudie, Michael; Olivieri, Dino

Giampiero Malaspina's (b.1916) voice had a dark timbre that enabled him to sing Wagnerian roles successfully. He trained in Rome and made his debut in...continue...
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PSR 89730
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca

2 CD / Preiser / 2010-01-12

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Gaetano Donizetti: La favorita; Linda di Chamounix; L'elisir d'amore, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri siciliani; Don Carlo; Aida, opera
Performers: Bianchini, Giovanni; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Gaudioso, Gerardo; Mazzoli, Ferruccio; Padis, Leo [Vocals]; Poggi, Gianni; Sacchetti, Antonio; Stella, Antonietta [Soprano Vocals]; Taddei, Giuseppe
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio; Rapolo, Ugo; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Santini, Gabriele

This historic recording of Tosca was made in 1957 and originally released on Philips. There is a synopsis but no libretto or notes included....continue...
Recording information: Teatro San Carlo di Napoli (1957)....continue...
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PSR 20055
Legendary Voices: Vanni Marcoux
Legendary Voices: Vanni Marcoux

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-01-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24; Ambroise Thomas: Mignon; Hamlet; Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos; Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godounov; Gustave Charpenti...
Performers: Coppola, Piero; Cozette, Michael; Riquier, Odette; Vanni-Marcoux
Conductors: Coppola, Piero

Born in Turin to a French father and Italian mother, Marcoux's training was in law, although he took voice lessons on the side. He sang...continue...
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PSR 89728
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Afro Poli
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Afro Poli

1 CD / Preiser / 2009-10-13

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; L'elisir d'amore, opera; Giacomo Puccini: Turandot; Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff; Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera; Augusto...
Performers: Badini, Ernesto; Corena, Fernando; Donaggio, Luciano; Nessi, Giuseppe; Noni, Alda; Petrella, Clara; Poli, Afro; Rizzoli, Bruna; Saraceni, Adelaide; Signore, Gino del; Stabile, Mariano; Valletti, Cesa...
Conductors: Sabajno, Carlo; Nastrucci, Gino; Ghione, Franco; Erede, Alberto; Basile, Arturo; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Parodi, Armando La Rosa; Olivieri, Dino

The baritone Afro Polis was born in Pisa in 1902. His voice had neither an unusually big sound nor a particularly beautiful timbre. Nevertheless, he...continue...
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PSR 89726
Verdi: La Traviata / Carlo Tagliabue, Umberto Berretoni, Rosetta Noli, Giuseppe Campora
Verdi: La Traviata / Carlo Tagliabue, Umberto Berretoni, Rosetta Noli, Giuseppe Campora

2 CD / Preiser / 2009-09-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Madama Butterfly; Turandot; Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele
Performers: Campora, Giuseppe; Caselli, Dario; Cavallari, Rina; Ferretti, Edo; Neri, Giulio; Noli, Rosetta; Olini, Giulia; Poggi, Gianni; Serpo, Ottavio; Sperti, Cesare Masini; Tagliabue, Carlo
Conductors: Berrettoni, Umberto; Erede, Alberto; Capuana, Franco
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Orchestra De La Suisse Romande; Rome Opera House Orchestra

This recording, part of the Paperback Opera series on Preiser, presents the seventh recording ever made of 'La Traviata'. It was recorded in 1952 and...continue...
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PSR 20054
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Eugenia Burzio
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Eugenia Burzio

1 CD / Preiser / 2009-08-11

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Giovanni Pacini: Saffo; Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; Otello; La forza del destino; Aida, opera; Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele; Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; R...
Performers: Burzio, Eugenia

Born in 1882, Ester Mazzoleni sang Leonora in Il trovatore in 1906 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome when she replaced a soprano who had...continue...
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PSR 89723
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Ester Mazzoleni
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Ester Mazzoleni

1 CD / Preiser / 2009-08-11

Works: Gaspare Spontini: La Vestale, opera; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Afrikanerin; Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; I vespri siciliani; Aida, opera; Amilcare Ponchielli: La Giocond...
Performers: Amato, Pasquale; Bruno, Elisa; Mazzoleni, Ester; Petri, Elisa; Viñas, Francisco; Zenatello, Giovanni

Born in 1882, Ester Mazzoleni sang Leonora in Il trovatore in 1906 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome when she replaced a soprano who had...continue...
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PSR 89724
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Giuseppe Campora, Vol. 2
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Giuseppe Campora, Vol. 2

1 CD / Preiser / 2009-07-14

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Simon Boccanegra; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; Madama Butterfly; Manon Lescaut; La Fanciulla del West; Umberto Giordano: Fedora
Performers: Campora, Giuseppe; Inghilleri, Giovanni; Noli, Rosetta; Olini, Giulia; Tagliabue, Carlo
Conductors: Berrettoni, Umberto; Erede, Alberto; Santini, Gabriele
Ensemble: Orchestra De La Suisse Romande; Rome Opera House Orchestra; Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra

Giuseppe Campora had a remarkable career at top opera houses but was labeled as a second-rate tenor because of his lack of recordings. These recording...continue...
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PSR 89718
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Joseph Gostic, Dusan Georgevic
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Joseph Gostic, Dusan Georgevic

1 CD / Preiser / 2009-07-14

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; Aida, opera; La traviata; Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Bedrich Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin; ...
Performers: Georgevic, Dusan; Gostic, Josef
Conductors: Sachs, Milan; Krauss, Clemens; Erede, Alberto
Ensemble: Croatian Opera Orchestra; Orchestra De La Suisse Romande; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

The leading tenor at the Zagreb Opera from 1937 throughout his career, Josef Gostic became one of the leading dramatic tenors in 1950 with the...continue...
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PSR 89722
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Giovanni Malipiero
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Giovanni Malipiero

1 CD / Preiser / 2009-06-09

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; La Favorita; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; La traviata; Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; Ambroise Thomas: Mignon; Jules Ma...
Performers: Cristoforeanu, Florica; Malipiero, Giovanni
Conductors: Tansini, Ugo; Albergoni, Angelo; Berrettoni, Umberto; Ghione, Franco
Ensemble: ; Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin; Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra

Giovanni Malipiero's recordings overwhelm the listener with their high quality. The tenor from Padua effortlessly puts today's stars in the shade. He had an excellent...continue...
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PSR 89719
Love Duets / Rosanna Carteri, Giuseppe Di Stefano
Love Duets / Rosanna Carteri, Giuseppe Di Stefano

1 CD / Preiser / 2009-06-09

Works: Charles Gounod: Faust; Georges Bizet: The Pearl Fishers, opera; Carmen, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Pietro Mascagni: Iris; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Turandot
Performers: Carteri, Rosanna; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]
Conductors: Tonini, Antonio; Basile, Arturo; Santini, Gabriele

These two famous singers were frequent stage partners. In Italy during the 1950s the two were often hired to sing together at La Scala in...continue...
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PSR 93454
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Virginia Zeani
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Virginia Zeani

1 CD / Preiser / 2009-05-12

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera; I Puritani, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; L'elisir d'amore, opera; Anna Bolena; Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème
Performers: Rossi-Lemeni, Nicola; Vocals], Virginia Zeani [Soprano
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Simonetto, Alfredo
Ensemble: ; Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Born in Romania, Virginia Zeani studied in Bucharest and Italy. She made her debut in 1948 at Bologna's Teatro Duse singing the role that was...continue...
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PSR 89720
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Rose Pauly
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Rose Pauly

1 CD / Preiser / 2009-03-10

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Richard Strauss: Die ägyptische Helena, Op. 75; Songs (4) for Voice and Orchestra, Op. 33; Salome, Op. 54; Elektra, Op. 58; Allerseelen, Op. 10 no 8; Giaco...
Performers: Pauly, Rose
Conductors: Weissmann, Frieder; Busch, Fritz; Barbirolli, John; Rodzinski, Artur; Reiner, Fritz

Rose Pauly was born in Hungary in 1894 and received her vocal training in Vienna. By 1917 her opera career was launched. She signed a...continue...
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PSR 89714
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Adelaide Saraceni
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Adelaide Saraceni

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-12-09

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; Don Pasquale; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Un ballo in maschera; Jules Massenet: Manon; Pietro Mascagni: L'Amico Fritz; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera...
Performers: Basi, Leonildo; Granforte, Apollo; Mannarini, Ida; Pauli, Piero; Poli, Afro; Saraceni, Adelaide; Schipa, Tito [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Nastrucci, Gino; Sabajno, Carlo; Ghione, Franco

Adelaide Saraceni was born in Argentina in 1895, the daughter of Italian immigrants. She first studied violin and after the family returned to Italy in...continue...
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PSR 89712
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Robert Merrill Vol 4 - Arias from Rigoletto, La Traviata, etc
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Robert Merrill Vol 4 - Arias from Rigoletto, La Traviata, etc

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-10-14

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; La traviata; Un ballo in maschera; Otello; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Afrikanerin; Ambroise...
Performers: Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Calabrese, Franco; Cehanovsky, George; de los Angeles, Victoria; Lenchner, Paula; Merrill, Robert [Baritone Vocal]; Peerce, Jan [Tenor Vocals]; Roggero, Margaret; ...
Conductors: Bellezza, Vincenzo; Perlea, Jonel; Toscanini, Arturo; Reiner, Fritz; Beecham, Thomas

The fact that Robert Merrill generally is remembered more for his singing than for his interpretations does in no way reduce his artistic merits. His...continue...
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PSR 89711
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Marko Rothmüller
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Marko Rothmüller

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-09-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K 588; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier;...
Performers: Gyr, Suzanne; Rothmuller, Marko
Conductors: Robertson, James; Erede, Alberto
Ensemble: Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Marko Rothmuller (1908-1993) was a citizen of the world but occupied an outstanding position in German musical life. Born in Croatia, he moved to Vienna...continue...
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PSR 89705
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Nino Piccaluga
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Nino Piccaluga

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-08-12

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; Otello; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Afrikanerin; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Jules Massenet: Werther; Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rustican...
Performers: Piccaluga, Nino; Valobra, Cesarina

Born in 1890, Nino Piccaluga did not make his debut until 1917 at Novara's Teatro Coccia. He had a very big, loud and open voice...continue...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Antonina Nezhdanova
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Antonina Nezhdanova

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-08-12

Works: Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla; A Life for the Tsar; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Snow Maiden; The Tsar's Bride; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Hugenoten; Anton Arensky: Romances (6) for voice & piano, Op. ...
Performers: Nezhdanova, Antonina

This compilation of recordings by Antonina Nazhdanova (1873-1950) draws attention to one of the great Russian singers, who was well-known and revered in Russia but...continue...
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PSR 89704
Gottlob Frick Vol 2 - Rossini, Nicolai, Verdi, Wagner
Gottlob Frick Vol 2 - Rossini, Nicolai, Verdi, Wagner

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-06-10

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: The Seasons; Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Otto Nicolai: Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, opera; Albert Lortzing: Der Wildschütz; Zar...
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Frick, Gottlob; Gorgen, Martin; Krukowski, Ernst; Schock, Rudolf [Tenor Vocal]; Westenberger, Erna
Conductors: Forster, Karl; Schuchter, Wilhelm; Matzerath, Otto; Konwitschny, Franz; Striegler, Kurt; Rother, Artur
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Dresden State Opera Orchestra; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Called by Furtwangler the "blackest bass" of his generation, Frick had no competitors capable of surpassing or even matching his powerful voice in either force...continue...
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PSR 93452
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Hans Hopf
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Hans Hopf

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-04-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Rienzi; The Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera; ...
Performers: Cunitz, Maud; Edelmann, Otto; Vocals], Hans Hopf [Tenor; Zadek, Hilde
Conductors: Moralt, Rudolf; Kleiber, Erich; Albert, Rudolf; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Ackermann, Otto; Loibner, Wilhelm

Hans Hopf was one of the last true heldentenors in opera history. Alongside Hans Beirer, Hopf was probably the last authentic proponent of that type...continue...
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PSR 89695
Lebendige Vergangenheit -John McCormack
Lebendige Vergangenheit -John McCormack

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-04-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; Lucia di Lammermoor; La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera; Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata;...
Performers: Bori, Lucrezia; Jacoby, Josephine; McCormack, John [Tenor Vocal]; Sammarco, Giuseppe Mario; Werrenrath, Reinald

In his day, John McCormack was certainly one of the greatest lyric tenors in the world. Audiences loved him, but even he admitted to being...continue...
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PSR 89697
Lebendige Verganenheit - Piero Pauli
Lebendige Verganenheit - Piero Pauli

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-03-01

Works: Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele; Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Ruggero Leoncavallo: La bohème, opera; Charles Gounod: Faust; Jules Massenet: Ma...
Performers: Basi, Leonildo; Fanelli, Maria Luisa; Masini, Guglielmo; Oltrabella, Augusta; Palai, Nello; Pauli, Piero; Saraceni, Adelaide; Tassinari, Pia
Conductors: Sabajno, Carlo; Ghione, Franco

Born in Barcelona, Pauli's stage career was from 1929 to 1946; his performance in the November 1929 HMV recording of Tosca in the role of...continue...
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PSR 89694
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Richard Tucker Vol 3
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Richard Tucker Vol 3

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-03-01

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Giuseppe Verdi: Luisa Miller; Il Trovatore; Un ballo in maschera; Requiem Mass; Jules Massenet: Manon; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier; Giacomo Puccini: ...
Performers: Harshaw, Margaret; Muller, Mildred; Tucker, Richard [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Cleva, Fausto; Antonini, Alfredo
Ensemble: Columbia Concert Orchestra; Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Right from his January 25, 1945 debut at the Met in the role of Enzo in La Gioconda, Richard Tucker was THE tenor of that...continue...
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PSR 89699
Lebendige Vergangenheit - James Melton
Lebendige Vergangenheit - James Melton

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-02-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Jules Massenet: Manon; Georges Bizet: Carmen, op...
Performers: Albanese, Licia; Melton, James
Conductors: Breisach, Paul; Levi, Sylvan; Morel, Jean P.; Weissmann, Frieder; Black, Frank

The musical crossover is a phenomenon not just of our time; it was already commonplace in the early decades of the 20th century. With one...continue...
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PSR 89693
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Jan Peerce Vol 3
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Jan Peerce Vol 3

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-02-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; La traviata; La forza del destino; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Camille Saint-...

On November 29th 1941, to Peerce’s surprise, it was Ettore Panizza, with whom he had never worked before, who appeared in the orchestra pit instead...continue...
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Waldemar Kmentt
Waldemar Kmentt

1 CD / Preiser / 2007-12-01

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, J 277; Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier; Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut; ...
Performers: Adler, F. Charles; Kenney, Margherita; Kmentt, Waldemar
Conductors: Hollreiser, Heinrich; Loibner, Wilhelm

The Austrian tenor Waldemar Kmentt actually began his career as a pianist, but under the tutelage of Adolf Vogel, Elisabeth Rado and Hans Duhan, he...continue...
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PSR 93451
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Galina Vishnevskaya
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Galina Vishnevskaya

1 CD / Preiser / 2007-09-18

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; La forza del destino; Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele; Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut; Charles Gounod: Faust; P...
Performers: Vishnevskaya, Galina
Conductors: Khaikin, Boris; Melik-Pashaev, Alexander

Among her many achievements, Vishnevskaya was the wife of the great Mstislav Rostropovich. She was also the first female opera singer in the Soviet Union...continue...
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PSR 89690
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Claire Dux
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Claire Dux

1 CD / Preiser / 2007-09-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Il rè pastore, K 208; Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, J 277; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Il Trova...
Performers: Dux, Claire; Jorn, Karl; Schwarz, Joseph

Polish-born (though of German parentage), Clare Dux achieved fame as a lyric soprano, marking her triumph in the first British production of Der Rosenkavalier under...continue...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Giuseppe Valdengo Vol 2
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Giuseppe Valdengo Vol 2

1 CD / Preiser / 2007-09-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Don Giovanni; Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Gioachino Rossini: William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera; Giuseppe Ve...
Performers: Assandri, Virginio; Capecchi, Renato; Chabay, Leslie; Elmo, Cloe; Nelli, Herva; Steber, Eleanor [Soprano (Vocals)]; Valdengo, Giuseppe; Vinay, Ramón
Conductors: Basile, Arturo; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Questa, Angelo; Toscanini, Arturo; Cleva, Fausto; Rudolf, Max
Ensemble: ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra; NBC Symphony Orchestra

Giuseppe Valdengo already had a promising career in his homeland, but he truly became famous during his seven years with the Metropolitan Opera, beginning in...continue...
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PSR 89689
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Amedeo Bassi, Titta Ruffo
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Amedeo Bassi, Titta Ruffo

1 CD / Preiser / 2007-08-01

Works: Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera; Zazà, opera; Chatterton, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: I lombardi; Rigoletto; Don Carlos; Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele; Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut; Tosca; La F...
Performers: Bassi, Amedeo; Ruffo, Titta

Although time has passed him by, Amedeo Bassi was a renowned contemporary of Enrico Caruso and performed at the Met even before appearing at La...continue...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Michael Bohnen Vol 3
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Michael Bohnen Vol 3

1 CD / Preiser / 2007-07-01

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Die Walküre; Charles Gounod: Faust; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera; Giacomo Puccini: T...
Performers: Bohnen, Michael; Hutt, Robert; Kraus, Ernst; Lehmann, Lotte

One of the legendary performers of the operatic stage, Bohnen was often referred to as the German Chaliapin for his magnificent acting and voice. This...continue...
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PSR 89676
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Boris Christoff Vol 2
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Boris Christoff Vol 2

1 CD / Preiser / 2007-06-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Così dunque tradisci...Aspri rimorsi atroci, recitative and aria for bass & orchestra, K. 432 (K. 4; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride;...
Performers: Christoff, Boris
Conductors: Schuchter, Wilhelm; Pradella, Massimo; Bour, Ernest; Fistoulari, Anatole; Simonetto, Alfredo; Cluytens, André

With his commanding stage presence and thunderous voice, Boris Christoff was the heir to a long tradition of Slavonic basses. The singer courted controversy and...continue...
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PSR 89684
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Petre Munteau Vol 2
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Petre Munteau Vol 2

1 CD / Preiser / 2007-05-01

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Le cadi dupé, opera in 1 act. Wq. 29; Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon; Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Friedrich von Flotow: Martha, opera; Otto Nicolai: Die Lustigen We...
Performers: Danco, Suzanne; Monteanu, Petre; Pini, Amalia; Rizzoli, Bruna

"Who would have thought that the Volksoper could celebrate such a great success with the young Romanian Petre Munteanu," wrote a Berlin newspaper critic of...continue...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Mario Filippeschi
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Mario Filippeschi

1 CD / Preiser / 2007-04-01

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Gioachino Rossini: William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Hugenoten; Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; La forza del destino; Aida, opera; Otello; Umbe...
Performers: Caroli, Paolo; Filippeschi, Mario; Mancini, Caterina; Neri, Giulio; Panerai, Rolando; Simionato, Giulietta; Taddei, Giuseppe; Tozzi, Giorgio [Bass Vocals]
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio; Rossi, Mario; Quadri, Argeo; Vittorio, Gui

Filippeschi was intelligent enough in his early years to limit his repertoire strictly to lyric roles: Pinkerton, Rodolfo, Alfredo and Faust. The war years were...continue...
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