vocal concert & recital
selected opera acts,
opera preludes/overtures

compilations or telecasts
starring various artists

Connecticut Yankee (Rodgers & Hart)
starring Eddie Albert

An Old Fashioned Christmas
Bell Telephone Hour, 1959-1966

New Year’s Concert, 2011
- From the Teatro La Fenice
with Daniel Harding

New Year Concert, 2010
-From the Teatro La Fenice
with Sir John Elliot Gardner

New Year's Concert 2009
-From the Teatro La Fenice
Georges Prêtre

New Year Concert 2008
- From the Teatro La Fenice

Roberto Abbado

Mireille (Abridged)
- & Pelléas et Mélisande (Act 2)

Alarie, Simoneau, Savoie,
Chiocchio, Dulude, Harbour,
Rouleau. Danco, Savoie, Jeanotte.

Harold Arlen:
- An All-Star Tribute

Cole Porter - All Star Tribute
Ethel Merman, John Raitt,
Martha Wright, Gretchen Wyler,
Peter Nero, and Jillana

Bell Telephone Hour!
Great Stars of Opera
- Vol 1, 2 & 3

Producers' Showcase:
Festival of Music, Vol 1 & 2

Great Singers of Russia Vol 1
"Chaliapin to Reizen"
Great Singers of Russia Vol 2
"Petrov to Kazarnovskaya"

Sherrill Milnes - All-Star Gala

Domingo, Freni, Miguenes,
Milnes, Schreier

by artist last name:

A Portrait in Music

Bergonzi, Carlo
In Concert

, Benjamin
Rehearsal & Performance
with Peter Pears

Bumbry, Grace
Art of Grace Bumbry
in Concert

Caballé, Montserrat
In Concert
In Recital, plus Norma Act 1
In Recital (1983)

, Barbara
Bell Telephone Appearances

Cosí fan Tutte, Act 1

Del Monaco, Mario
Scenes: Carmen and Pagliacci

De Los Angeles
, Victoria
Glory of Spain
with McGill Chamber Orchestra

Di Stefano,
La Voce del Cuore

Kiss Me, Kate

, Eileen
American Prima Donna

Freni, Mirrela
with Cesare Siepi in Concert

Gray, Dolores
Bell Telephone Hour

, Florence
First Ladies of Broadway
Bell Telephone Hour

, Marilyn
Berlioz: Les Nuits d’Été
In Recital - Milan, 1981
in Concert

Hvorostovsky, Dimitri
Songs of the Russian War Years
In Concert

Jackson, Mahalia
TV from 1957 to 1962

in Recital

, Gwyneth
In Concert

Jones, Shirley
First Ladies of Broadway
Bell Telephone Hour

Live in Salzburg

In Recital

In Performance

Lawrence, Carol
Bell Telephone Hour

, George
A Tribute

Lenya, Lotte
Theater Songs of Brecht & Weill

Lorengar, Pilar
In Recital

, Gisela
Theater Songs of Brecht & Weill

, Mary
& Merman, Ethel
Ford's 50th Anniversary

Milnes, Sherrill
An All Star Gala

Moffo, Anna
A Tribute

Kiss Me, Kate

, Elena
In Recital

Nilsson, Birgit
Bell Telephone Hour

, Russell
America's Legendary

Songs and Arias

Pavarotti, Luciano
The 1984 Bari Recital

Pears, Peter
Britten in Rehearsal
& Performance

Price, Leontyne
Art of
Christmas With

Quilico, Louis
Concerto Italiano
A Portrait (w/ Tebaldi)

Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth
A Viennese Evening

Scotto, Renata
In Budapest

, Cesare
with Mirrela Freni in Concert

, Gérard
The Art of Vols. 1 & 2

Steber, Eleanor
Cosí fan Tutte, Act 1

Sutherland, Joan
Complete Bell Telephone
The Art of Joan Sutherland

Tebaldi, Renata
Concerto Italiano
A Portrait

Te Kanawa, Kiri
An Evening with

Vickers, Jon
Four Operatic Portraits
Vickers & Böhm
Early TV Appearances

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Mario del Monaco at the Bolshoi: Scenes from Carmen and Pagliacci
VAI DVD 4448, $29.95

When Del Monaco appeared with the Bolshoi in 1959, he became the first Italian opera singer to perform in Soviet Russia. Carmen scenes with Del Monaco, Arkhipova, and Lisitsian; Melik-Pashaev, cond. Pagliacci scenes with Del Monaco and Maslennicova; Tieskovini, cond. Black & White, 90 minutes, optional subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, All regions.

I Pagliacci (scenes)
Opera in Two Acts
Music & Libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Sung in Russian, except Del Monaco in Italian

Act I
1. Eh! Son qua! (Chorus, Canio)
2. Un grande spettacolo (Canio, Chorus, Tonio, Beppe)
3. Un tal gioco (Canio, Nedda, Chorus)
4. Derisione e scherno! (Canio, Nedda, Beppe, Tonio)
5. Recitar!… Vesti la giubba (Canio)

Act II
6. Corraggio! (Canio, Nedda,Tonio)
7. No, Pagliaccio non son (Canio, Chorus, Silvio, Nedda, Beppe, Tonio)

Canio: Mario Del Monaco
Nedda: Leocadia Maslennicova
Tonio: Alex Ivanov
Beppe: Kaisar Fabrisanov
Silvio: Evgenyi Vespov

Orchestra & Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre
Basiliev Tieskovini, conductor
Alexander Hazanov, Chorus Master
Live performance, June 1959
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

Carmen (scenes)
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, after the novella by Prosper Mérimée
Sung in Russian, except Del Monaco in Italian and French

Act I
9. Avec la garde montante (Children’s Chorus, Moralès, Don José)
10. C’est bien là… Dans l’air nous suivons (Zuniga, Don José, Chorus)
11. La voilà la Carmencita!… Habanera: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Chorus, Carmen)
12. Où me conduirez-vous?… Séguedille: Près des remparts de Séville (Carmen, Don José)
13. Voici l’ordre (Zuniga, Carmen)

Act II
14. Enfin c’est toi!… Je vais danser en votre honneur (Carmen, Don José)
15. Au quartier! pour l’appel! (Carmen, Don José)
16. Flower Song: La fleur que tu m’avais jetée (Don José)
17. Non! tu ne m’aimes pas!… Là-bas dans la montagne! (Carmen, Don José)
18. Holà! Carmen!… Bel officier (Zuniga, Don José, Carmen, Remendado, Dancaïre, Chorus)

Act IV (Complete)
19. Entr’acte; A deux cuartos! (Chorus)
20. Ballet (music from Bizet’s l’Arlesienne): Farandole – Farucca – Gitane
21. Les voici! Voici la quadrille! (Chorus)
22. Si tu m’aimes, Carmen (Escamillo, Carmen, Chorus, Frasquita, Mercédès)
23. C’est toi! — C’est moi! (Carmen, Don José)
24. Tu ne m’aimes donc plus? (Don José, Carmen, Chorus)

Carmen: Irina Arkhipova
Don José: Mario Del Monaco
Escamillo: Pavel Lisitsian
Frasquita: Galina Belousova-Schevchenko
Mercédès: Nadezhda Lositzina
Dancaïre: Ivan Ionov
Remendado: Nikolai Zaharov
Moralès: Alexei Bolshakov
Zuniga: Philip Fokin

Orchestra & Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre
Alexander Melik-Pashaev, conductor
Alexander Hazanov, Chorus Master
Live performance, June 1959
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow




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