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A Night at the Opera.

Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by Ken Boyd, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Ken Boyd

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    A thread for Opera lovers.

    I have quite a number and I am sure other members do was well, so lets see if their is any interest in a thread of this genre.

    Arturo Toscanini conducts

    Puccini's La Boheme
    (Complete)

    Label:
    RCA Victor Red Seal ‎– LM 6006
    Format:
    2 × Vinyl, LP
    Box Set

    Country:
    US
    Released:
    1952
    Genre:
    Classical, Stage & Screen
    Style:
    Romantic



    Tracklist .


    A Act I
    B Act II
    C Act III
    D Act IV


    Credits

    Baritone Vocals [Marcello] – Francesco Valentino
    Baritone Vocals [Schaunard] – George Cehanovsky (tracks: A, B, D)
    Bass Vocals [Benoit & Alcindoro] – Salvatore Baccaloni (tracks: A, B)
    Bass Vocals [Colline] – Nicola Moscona (tracks: A, B, D)
    Chorus Master – Peter Wilhousky (tracks: B, C)
    Chorus Master [Boy's Choir] – Eduardo Petri (tracks: B)
    Composed By – Giacomo Puccini
    Conductor – Arturo Toscanini
    Orchestra – NBC Symphony Orchestra
    Soprano Vocals [Mimì] – Licia Albanese
    Soprano Vocals [Muusetta] – Anne McKnight (tracks: B, C, D)
    Tenor Vocals [Rodolfo] – Jan Peerce


    Notes

    La Bohème (Opera In Four Acts) Complete recording of the actual broadcast in February 3 and 10, 1946 (In Italian)

    First Performed February 1, 1896 in Turin, Italy

    The Complete Libretto in Italian and English.

    The release was issued in a laid in container with a 92 paged Libretto.

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  2. Ken Boyd

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    Rossini's

    The Barber Of Seville - Highlights


    Victoria de los Angeles - Soprano
    Nicola Monti - Tenor
    Gino Bechi - Baritone
    Nicola Rossi-Lemeni and Melchiorre Luise - Basses

    Milan Symphony Orchestra
    Tullio Serafin - Conductor

    RCA Records
    LM 1826 (Mono Release 1955)



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  3. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    I have 40+ recordings of operas ranging from the mid 50s through mid 90s, too lazy to list 'em all out, esp. including the principals associated w/ each. They span Motzart & Donizetti through John Adams, w/ all the classic German, Italian, French, and Russian works in between.
     
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  4. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    And I though youse guys were talking about this?

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    Great in multichannel :D
     
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  5. Ken Boyd

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    We wouldn't bother with such nonsense!:smoke:

    Just post one once and while, I like to know what else is out there besides what I already own.
     
  6. Ken Boyd

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    An Operatic Recital By Renata Tebaldi

    L' Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Alberto Erede


    London
    LL 142 (Mono Release 1949?)

    Not found on Discogs

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  7. juncers

    juncers Reasonably skeptical about everything

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    Hi Ken,

    A separate thread for opera--great idea!

    Berlioz--Les Troyens
    Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus
    The Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
    Colin Davis

    Jon Vickers
    Josephine Veasy
    Berit Lindholm
    Peter Glossop
    Anthony Raffell
    Roger Soyer
    Ian Partridge
    Ryland Davies
    Anne Howells
    Heather Begg

    Philips 6709 002 (5 LP box set)
    Recorded at Walthamstow (London) Town Hall, September–October 1969

    Ray
     

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  8. juncers

    juncers Reasonably skeptical about everything

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    Verdi: Aida

    Leontyne Price
    Rita Gorr
    Jon Vickers
    Robert Merrill

    Rome Opera Chorus
    Rome Opera Orchestra
    Sir Georg Solti

    Ray
     

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  9. Ken Boyd

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    Verdi

    Aida

    The Cast

    Aida ......................Zinka Milanov
    Radames.................Jussi Bjoerling
    Amonasro................Leonard Warren
    Amneris...................Fedora Barbieri
    Ramfis.....................Boris Christoff
    The King of Egypt......Plinio Clabassi

    Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus

    Jonel Perlea - Conductor

    RCA Victor Red Seal
    LM-6069 (Mono Release 1959)

    http://www.discogs.com/Verdi-Rome-O...And-Chorus-Jonel-Perlea-Aida-/release/2775853

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  11. juncers

    juncers Reasonably skeptical about everything

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    Donizetti:--Don Pasquale

    Sesto Bruscantini
    Mirella Freni
    Leo Nucci

    Philharmonia Orch
    Ambrosian Opera Chorus
    R Muti


    Ray
     

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  12. Ken Boyd

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    Nice! :thmbsp:
     
  13. juncers

    juncers Reasonably skeptical about everything

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    Hi Ken,

    Just so you know, almost everything I'll post here will be the LP version. I'm just too lazy to take a picture of the cover, so I'm stealing the CD picture from Amazon or somewhere else.

    If you want to know anything about the LP details, let me know.


    Ray
     
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    TAMERLANO
    HAENDEL
    GARDINER-ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS
    ERATO-LP/2046269067
     
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  15. Ken Boyd

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    juncers Reasonably skeptical about everything

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    Donizetti--Les Martyrs

    Polyeucte.....Michael Spyres (tenor)
    Pauline.....Joyce El-Khoury (soprano)
    Sévère..... David Kempster (baritone)
    Félix.....Brindley Sherratt (bass)
    Calisthènes.....Clive Bayley (bass-baritone)
    Néarque..... Wynne Evans (tenor)
    Opera Rara Chorus
    Renato Balsadonna (chorus director)
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
    Sir Mark Elder

    This was broadcast last night on BBC Radio 3. I had never heard it before. I'm not sure why it's
    not more popular--maybe the subject matter, certainly not the music.

    Ray
     
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  17. Ken Boyd

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    Thanks for the lead, listening to it now. For others this link my work.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04p50z1
     
  18. Ken Boyd

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    BIZET

    The Pearlfishers



    Chorus And Orchestra Of The Paris Philharmonic*, Bizet*, René Leibowitz, René Alix ‎– The Pearlfishers
    Label:
    Musical Masterpiece Society ‎– M115-OP15
    Format:
    2 × Vinyl, 10", Gatefold sleeve

    Country:
    US
    Released:

    Genre:
    Classical
    Style:
    Opera



    Tracklist .


    A1 Act I: Beginning
    B1 Act II: Conclusion
    B2 Act III
    C1 Act I: Conclusion
    C2 Act II: Beginning
    D Act II: Continued


    Credits

    Baritone Vocals – Jean Borthayre
    Bass Vocals – Lucien Mans
    Chorus Master – René Alix
    Composed By – Bizet*
    Conductor – René Leibowitz
    Libretto By – Cormon*, Carré*
    Orchestra – Chorus And Orchestra Of The Paris Philharmonic Orchestra*
    Soprano Vocals – Mattiwilda Dobbs
    Tenor Vocals – Enzo Seri


    Notes

    Disc 1 has sides 1 & 4.
    Disc 2 has sides 2 & 3.
    Concert version.
    The Opera Society, Inc.
    45 Columbus Avenue New York 23m N.Y., USA.
    Comes with libretto.

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    I have that one. I played it a couple of days ago.
     
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    Old Victor Red Seal, almost 70 years old and still looks and sounds pristine.:scratch2:

    Bizet's

    Carmen

    Starring

    Gladys Swarthout - Mezzo-Soprano

    with

    Licia Albanese - Soprano
    Robert Merrill - Baritone
    Ramon Vinay - Tenor

    RCA Victor Chorale And Orchestra - Erich Leinsdorf, Conductor
    Robert Shaw - Choral Director

    RCA Victor Red Seal Records
    LM 1007 (Mono Release 1946)

    http://www.discogs.com/Bizet-RCA-Vi...nsdorf-Bizets-Carmen-Excerpts/release/3908742

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