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Franco Corelli in Concert - Arias by Verdi, Giordano, Meyerbeer, Puccini, Tosti et al. [DVD]
Franco Corelli in Concert - Arias by Verdi, Giordano, Meyerbeer, Puccini, Tosti et al. [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2013-05-14


If you are a Franco Corelli fan, you will find this DVD indispensable! The amazing six-hour production features Corelli in 1971, giving thrilling performances of...continue...
Run Time: 360 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
Subtitles: English, Italian
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Giacomo Puccini: La Fanciulla del West
Giacomo Puccini: La Fanciulla del West

2 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2010-11-09

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La Fanciulla del West
Performers: Barioni, Daniele; Bazzani, Anna Lia; Carlin, Mario; Federici, Franco; Grella, Bruno; Guelfi, Giangiacomo; Guggia, Mario; Maddalena, Alessandro; Nosotti, Angelo; Olivero, Magda; Pandano, Vittorio; Ped...
Conductors: de Fabritiis, Oliviero

Includes 20-page booklet with an interview of Magda Olivero by Stefan Zucker....continue...
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Verdi: Aida / Beniamino Gigli, Maria Caniglia, Ebe Stignani, Lia Serafini, et al
Verdi: Aida / Beniamino Gigli, Maria Caniglia, Ebe Stignani, Lia Serafini, et al

2 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2009-11-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera
Performers: Bechi, Gino; Caniglia, Maria; Gigli, Beniamino [Tenor vocals]; Pasero, Tancredi; Stignani, Ebe [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Tajo, Italo
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra

"My first reaction on hearing this recording again was that to sing RadamEs, Gigli denies the sweetness of his voice and belts, making him sound...continue...
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Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana / Melandri, Bruno Rasa
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana / Melandri, Bruno Rasa

1 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2009-11-10

Works: Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
Performers: Melandri, Antonio; Meloni, Maria; Poli, Afro; Rasa, Lina Bruna; Toscani, Rina Gallo
Conductors: Mascagni, Pietro
Ensemble: Opera Italiana d'Olanda Orchestra

Booklet includes interviews with Olivero and Simionato on Mascagni's conducting. Mascagni conducted this studio recording of the opera from 1940, and the world always has...continue...
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Beniamino Gigli in Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci
Beniamino Gigli in Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

2 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2009-10-13

Works: Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera
Performers: Acampora, Irene; Cambi, Adelina; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Gentile, Guiseppe; Gigli, Beniamino [Tenor vocals]; Guelfi, Piero; Malgarini, Pina; Meletti, Saturno; Pini, Amalia
Conductors: Patanè, Franco

These recordings come from San Carlo, Naples, January 1952. Here, Gigli is perfervid throughout the performance and more involved with words than in the 1934...continue...
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Complete Legendary Italian Columbia Recordings - Claudia Muzio
Complete Legendary Italian Columbia Recordings - Claudia Muzio

2 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2009-10-13

Works: Licinio Refice: Cecilia; Ombra di nube, for voice & piano (or orchestra); Ave Maria; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Arturo Buzzi-Peccia: Colombetta; Giuseppe Verd...
Performers: Merli, Francesco; Muzio, Claudia

In 1934–35 Claudia Muzio recorded a number of arias and songs for the Italian Columbia company. Columbia wouldn't put up the money, so Lauri Volpi...continue...
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Bizet: Carmen / Corelli, Freni, Guelfi, Simionato, et al
Bizet: Carmen / Corelli, Freni, Guelfi, Simionato, et al

2 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2009-10-13

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera
Performers: Corelli, Franco; Ercolani, Renato; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Guelfi, Giangiacomo; Lelio, Loretta Di; Malfatti, Guido; Palmieri, Norma; Rosetti, Maria; Simionato, Giulietta; Viaro, Enzo
Conductors: Dervaux, Pierre

Jose was the role of Corelli's debut and the one he performed most often. Here he is in his early prime, sounding like a hungry...continue...
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Verdi: Il Trovatore / Corelli, De Fabritis, et al
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Corelli, De Fabritis, et al

2 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2009-09-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore
Performers: Barbieri, Fedora; Bastianini, Ettore; Corelli, Franco; Ferrin, Agostino; Marcangeli, Anna; Pandano, Vittorio; Parutto, Mirella; Russo, Mino
Conductors: de Fabritiis, Oliviero

This performance is very serious business! Corelli is aflame, singing his scenes with Azucena with warmth, fervor and - in Act II - frenzy!...continue...
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Gigli In Concert
Gigli In Concert

1 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2009-09-08

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Afrikanerin; George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Johannes Brahms: Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49; Stanislao Gastaldon: Musica prohibita...
Performers: Gigli, Beniamino [Tenor vocals]; Sivieri, Enrico
Conductors: Fekete, Zoltán; Shilkret, Nathaniel

This concert reveals how no tenor on record had as many colors in his palette as Gigli. At this point in his career, his interpretations...continue...
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Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur / Ventriglia, Olivero, Ferrari, et al
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur / Ventriglia, Olivero, Ferrari, et al

2 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2009-09-08

Works: Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur
Performers: Aarden, Mimi; Capecchi, Renato; Carlin, Mario; Ferrari, Ferrando; Geest, Simon van der; Graaf, Else de; Lugt, Elisabeth; Olivero, Magda; van Egmond, Max; Ventriglia, Franco
Conductors: Vernizzi, Fulvio

This booklet includes a fascinating Olivero interview on her return to the stage as Adriana. In Olivero's performance here, from Holland, she has great nuance,...continue...
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BCS OF23
Ave Maria: The German Versio Gigli / Berger. [2 DVD]
Ave Maria: The German Versio Gigli / Berger. [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2008-04-08


A collector's edition! This two-DVD set includes both the German and Italian versions of 'Ave Maria'. Each has English subtitles and two PCM audio tracks....continue...
Run Time: 194 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, B&W
Country of Origin: USA
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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Carreras, Ricciarelli, Nucci [DVD]
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Carreras, Ricciarelli, Nucci [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2007-08-24

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Performers: Bogart, John-Paul; Carreras, Jose; Dickie, John; Lorenzi, Ermanno; Nucci, Leo; Ricciarelli, Katia; Winsauer, Waltraud
Conductors: Gardelli, Lamberto

Carreras' only 'Lucia' on DVD! This is a 1982 performance of Donizetti's opera starring great tenor Jose Carreras as the passionate Edgardo. One of the...continue...
Run Time: 133 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Country of Origin: Italy
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Andrea Chenier:  Del Monaco / Stella / Taddei / Que [DVD]
Andrea Chenier: Del Monaco / Stella / Taddei / Que [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2006-06-13


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Country of Origin: USA
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Mario Lanza / Lanza/Grable/James/Baron (Pno) [DVD]
Mario Lanza / Lanza/Grable/James/Baron (Pno) [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2006-05-09


"On these programs Lanza is warm, appealing, manly, charismatic and full of vitality. Here [his voice] has a glow - the full voice rings, the...continue...
Run Time: 52 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, B&W
Country of Origin: USA
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Don Pasquale:  Tajo / Valletti / Noni / Bruscanti [DVD]
Don Pasquale: Tajo / Valletti / Noni / Bruscanti [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2006-04-11


There has not been a better sung Don Pasquale; and both sound and vision are quite good in this edition. Alberto Erede conducts sensitively... A...continue...
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Country of Origin: USA
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BCS DVD686
L'Eslisir D'Amore:  Gobbi / Sinimberghi / Tajo / Corra [DVD]
L'Eslisir D'Amore: Gobbi / Sinimberghi / Tajo / Corra [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2006-01-10


Run Time: 80 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Country of Origin: Italy
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BCS DVD684
Carnegie Hall:  Hunt / Damrosch / Heifetz / Monroe [DVD]
Carnegie Hall: Hunt / Damrosch / Heifetz / Monroe [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2005-11-08


Run Time: 144 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Country of Origin: USA
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Mad About Opera:  Gigli / Schipa / Gobbi / Lollobrig [DVD]
Mad About Opera: Gigli / Schipa / Gobbi / Lollobrig [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2005-10-11


"This madcap comedy is all the funnier to a British watcher for being set in London - but not London as we ever knew it....continue...
Run Time: 85 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, B&W
Country of Origin: Italy
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Pagliacci Plus Highlights Fr Gobbi / Lollobridga / Masini [DVD]
Pagliacci Plus Highlights Fr Gobbi / Lollobridga / Masini [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2005-08-09


"The fiery performance knocks all recent digital efforts into a cocked hat. This is surely one of the best films of an opera." - International...continue...
Run Time: 92 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, B&W
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: Italy
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Great Conductors Of The Third Reich: Blech / Bohm / Furtwangler / Kraus [DVD]
Great Conductors Of The Third Reich: Blech / Bohm / Furtwangler / Kraus [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2005-03-08


This extraordinary fascinating collection of historic videos includes a 16-page expose, 'Music in the Third Reich' and biographies of the performers by Frederic Spotts. The...continue...
Run Time: 53 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, B&W
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: Germany
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Toto Gobbi: The Glass Mountain / A film with music by Nino Rota [DVD]
Toto Gobbi: The Glass Mountain / A film with music by Nino Rota [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2005-02-01

Works: Nino Rota: The Glass Mountain
Performers: Gobbi, Tito; Rizzieri, Elena
Conductors: Levy, Louis
Ensemble: Studio Orchestra

Dialogue in English (not dubbed), singing in Italian, 1950. The Glass Mountain is a hypnotic film, of interest not only to fans of Tito Gobbi...continue...
Run Time: 99 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, B&W
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: Italy
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BCS DVD538
Rossini's Rivals - Pacini, Mercadante, et al / Amlen, et al
Rossini's Rivals - Pacini, Mercadante, et al / Amlen, et al

1 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2005-02-01

Works: Giovanni Pacini: Ah, mio prence!, for voice & piano; Furio Camilla, opera; Saverio Mercadante: Il Desiato ritorno; L' Abbandonata; Federico Ricci: Il marito e l'amante; Nicola Vaccai: Pietro il grand...
Performers: Amlen, Elinor; Bosworth, Jill; Miller, Mayne

Elinor Amlen has appeared in recital, opera and as a chamber soloist in most of the major New York area concert halls. Included is a...continue...
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BCS 5017
Non Ti Scordar Di Me:  Gigli, Beniamino [DVD]
Non Ti Scordar Di Me: Gigli, Beniamino [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2005-02-01


This is the Bel Canto Society video customers most frequently buy more than once, to give as a gift. Musical selections include 'De quella pira',...continue...
Run Time: 73 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, B&W
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: USA
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BCS DVD504
Beniamino Gigli
Beniamino Gigli "Ave Maria" with Erna Berger / selections from La Boheme, La traviata; songs [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2005-02-01

Works: Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera; Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera
Performers: Gigli, Beniamino
Conductors: Ricci, Luigi
Ensemble: Studio Orchestra

Run Time: 85 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: Italy
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BCS DVD513
Dybbuk, The:  Liebgold / Liliana / Morewski [DVD]
Dybbuk, The: Liebgold / Liliana / Morewski [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2005-01-11


Run Time: 121 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: Poland
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Casta Diva: Romanticized Bio Ronet / Lusaldi / Gray / Mancini [DVD]
Casta Diva: Romanticized Bio Ronet / Lusaldi / Gray / Mancini [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2004-12-07


Run Time: 98 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Technicolor (3-Strip)
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: USA
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BCS DVD410
Callas: A Documentary:  Callas, Maria [DVD]
Callas: A Documentary: Callas, Maria [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2004-12-07


"The dosumentary shows us of the woman and the artist, the interaction of the one with the other, and, in doing so, to move its...continue...
Run Time: 88 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W and Color
Country of Origin: USA
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Andrea ChéNier:  Domingo / Be?A?Ková / Barbieri [DVD]
Andrea ChéNier: Domingo / Be?A?Ková / Barbieri [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Canto Society / 2004-01-11


For a few moments Chenier is heroic. Most of the time, however, he is poetic and intimate. With the exception of a few passages, the...continue...
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Country of Origin: Austria
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BCS DVD452
Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Guadagno, Corelli, et al
Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Guadagno, Corelli, et al

3 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2002-11-05

Works: Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda
Performers: Bardelli, Cesare; Corelli, Franco; Dunn, Mignon; Giaiotti, Bonaldo; Kriese, Gladys; Verna, Maria Curtis
Conductors: Guadagno, Anton
Ensemble: Philadelphia Lyric Opera Orchestra

This "First Ever Release" on Bel Canto Society features two performances of Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda". The first is the complete opera recorded in Philadelphia...continue...
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BCS 5015
Bach: Goldberg Variations / John Kamitsuka
Bach: Goldberg Variations / John Kamitsuka

1 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2002-02-05

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Pianist John Kamitsuka performs regularly on four continents, appearing with the new York Chamber Orchestra, the Bard Music Festival Ensemble, at Alice Tully Hall, and...continue...
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BCS 5016
Verdi: Il trovatore / Gui, Björling, Cigna, Basiola, et al
Verdi: Il trovatore / Gui, Björling, Cigna, Basiola, et al

2 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2000-10-17

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore
Performers: Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Dua, Octave; Huder, Maria; Mario Basiola, Jr.; Vocals], Gina Cigna [Soprano; Wettergren, Gertrud; Zambelli, Corrado; Zammit, Giuseppe
Conductors: Vittorio, Gui
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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Puccini: Tosca / Morelli, Corelli, Gordoni, D'Orazi, et al
Puccini: Tosca / Morelli, Corelli, Gordoni, D'Orazi, et al

2 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2000-10-17

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Recorded Sound: Bis [encore]! Franco!!; Applause; Salvatore Cardillo: Core' ngrato
Performers: Artioli, Walter; Carbonari, Virgilio; Corelli, Franco; d'Orazi, Attilio; Giorgi, Walter; Gordoni, Virginia; Grella, Bruno; Maionica, Silvio [Bass vocals]
Conductors: Morelli, Giuseppe
Ensemble: ; Parma Teatro Regio Chorus; Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
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BCS 5013
Verdi: Ernani / Mitropoulos, Cerquetti, Del Monaco, et al
Verdi: Ernani / Mitropoulos, Cerquetti, Del Monaco, et al

2 CD / Bel Canto Society / 2000-08-15

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Ernani
Performers: Bastianini, Ettore; Boni, Luciana; Cerquetti, Anita; Cesarini, Athos; Christoff, Boris; Del Monaco, Mario
Conductors: Mitropoulos, Dimitri
Ensemble: Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus

This is a classic live from 1967 Ernani recording, the singers all in their prime. The set has been transferred from analog tape using a...continue...
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