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Le Voce Di Lecce (The Voices Of Lecce)
Camassa, Demitry, Elmo,
Perulli, Rizzo,
Tafuro.

BERLIOZ
Benvenuto Cellini
Vickers, Gramm, Reardon, Wells
Les Troyens

Steber, Resnik, Cassilly

BEETHOVEN
Fidelio
Vickers

BELLINI
I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Sills, Troyanos
La Sonnambula
Moffo

BIZET

sound track to DeMille Film
starring Geraldine Farrar

BRITTEN
Billy Budd
Britten, Pears, Uppman

DEBUSSEY
Pelleas et Melisande
A Collector's Pelléas

CILÈA
Adriana Lecouvreur
Favero

DITTERSDORF

Arcifanfano
Steber, Russell

FLOYD
Markheim
Triegle, Crofoot, Schuh
Susannah
Curtin, Triegle, Cassilly
Sojourner & Mollie Sinclair

GOUNOD
Faust

HANDEL
Giulio Cesare
Sills, Triegle

MASCAGNI / LEONCAVALLO
Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci
Vickers, Bumbry, Bergonzi,
MacNeil, others

MASSENET
Manon
Montserrat Caballe

MENOTTI
The Consul
soundtrack of
the 1960 telecast
The Medium
soundtrack of
the 1950 film

Mozart
Le Nozze di Figaro

MUSSORGSKY
Khovanshchina
Christoff, Petri,
Rodzinski cond.

OFFENBACH
Les Contes D'Hoffmann
Sills, Treigle, Turp

PUCCINI
La Boheme
Albanese & Di Stefano
La Boheme

Giorgini, Torri, Badini,
Legendary La Scala perf.
Madama Butterfly
Steber, Peerce, Bonelli
Tosca
Melis, Pauli, Granforte,
Legendary La Scala perf.
Madama Butterfly

Kirsten, Barioni, Torigi
       
RAVEL
L'heure Espagnole
Ravel cond. Premiere Rec.

REFICE
Cecilia
Scotto

ROSSINI
Semiramide
Sutherland, Horne

SAINT-SAËNS
Samson et Dalila
Stevens, Vinay

STRAUSS
Elektra
Borkh, Resnik, Schuh
Daphne
Bampton, Svanholm

VERDI
Falstaff
Rimini, Tassinari, Ghirardini
1st complete, 1932
La Forza del Destino
Milanov, Warren, Del Monaco
La Traviata
Rosza, Ziliani, Borgonova
Rigoletto
Piazza, Pagliughi, Folgar
Falstaff
Warren, Della Chiesa, Turp
Rigoletto
Leonard Warren
Un Ballo in Maschera
Jussi Bjorling

VON WAYDITCH

"The Caliph's Magician"
also "Jesus Before Herod
"

WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde
Melchior, Flagstad, Reiner
Tristan und Isolde
Vickers & Nilsson  

WEILL-BRECHT
Collectors' "Three Penny Opera"

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La Bohème (Puccini)
VAI AUDIO, 2 CD: cat# 1188-2, $33.98

Digitally remastered from a newly discovered stereo source, this legendary 1959 performance from the New Orleans Opera stars Licia Albanese and Giuseppe di Stefano, Giuseppe Valdengo, Audrey Schuh, and Norman Triegle; Renato Cellini conducts. Stereo


La Bohème 

Giacomo Puccini (18581924)
Opera in Four Acts

Libretto by 
Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

 Cast

Mimì - Licia Albanese
Rodolfo - Giuseppe Di Stefano
Musetta - Audrey Shuh
Marcello - Giuseppe Valdengo
Colline - Norman Triegle 
Schaunard - Arthur Cosenza
Benoît / Alcindoro - Warren Gadpaille 
Parpignol - Thomas Carter
Custom House Official - Harold Crane 
Sergeant - Steve Harun


New Orleans Opera Orchestra and Chorus
under the direction of
Renato Cellini

Live performance, November 1959

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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