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Beniamino Gigli Rarities - Live Performances 1934-1940


Release Date: 10/23/2001 
Label:  Vai Audio   Catalog #: 1199   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Charles GounodGiuseppe VerdiJules MassenetGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Beniamino GigliAristide BaracchiMafalda FaveroCarlo Morelli,   ... 
Conductor:  Gabriele SantiniVincenzo BellezzaVittorio GuiGaetano Merola,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraRome Opera Teatro Reale OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Roméo et Juliette: Ah! lève-toi, soleil by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor), Aristide Baracchi (Baritone), Mafalda Favero (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Date of Recording: 04/05/1934 
Notes: This aria begins with "L'amour! L'amour..." 
2.
Roméo et Juliette: Hélas! moi, le haïr by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Aristide Baracchi (Baritone), Mafalda Favero (Soprano), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Date of Recording: 04/05/1934 
3.
Roméo et Juliette: O nuit divine! by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Aristide Baracchi (Baritone), Mafalda Favero (Soprano), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Date of Recording: 04/05/1934 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with Gounod's " Ah! ne fuis pas encore!" 
4.
Roméo et Juliette: Ah! ne fuis pas encore by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Aristide Baracchi (Baritone), Mafalda Favero (Soprano), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Date of Recording: 04/05/1934 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with Gounod's "O nuit divine!" 
5.
La forza del destino: Solenne in quest' ora by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor), Carlo Morelli (Baritone)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/31/1934 
Notes: This aria begins with "Che! Inorridi di Calatrava al nome..." 
6.
La forza del destino: Invano, Alvaro...Le menaccie by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Morelli (Baritone), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/31/1934 
7.
La forza del destino: Non si placa il mio furore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Morelli (Baritone), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/31/1934 
8.
Manon: Instant charmant...En fermant les yeux "Dream of des Grieux" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Pia Tassinari (Soprano), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vincenzo Bellezza
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera Teatro Reale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 04/08/1938 
Notes: This aria begins with "Instant charmant..." 
9.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Iva Pacetti (Soprano), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vittorio Gui
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/02/1938 
10.
Andrea Chénier: Commosso, lusingato a tanti complimenti by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano), Doris Doe (Mezzo Soprano), Lodovico Oliviero (Tenor),
John Howell (Bass Baritone), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/07/1938 
11.
Andrea Chénier: Signor Chénier? - Madama la Contessa? by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  John Howell (Bass Baritone), Lodovico Oliviero (Tenor), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor),
Doris Doe (Mezzo Soprano), Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/07/1938 
12.
Andrea Chénier: Un dì all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Doris Doe (Mezzo Soprano), John Howell (Bass Baritone), Lodovico Oliviero (Tenor),
Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/07/1938 
Notes: This aria begins with "Colpito qui m'avete..." 
13.
La forza del destino: Le minaccie, i fieri accenti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Benvenuto Franci (Baritone), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera Teatro Reale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/04/1939 
14.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera Teatro Reale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/9/1939 
Notes: This track is recorded twice on this CD. 
15.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera Teatro Reale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/24/1939 
Notes: This track is recorded twice on this CD. 
16.
Adriana Lecouvreur: La dolcissima effigie by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Magda Olivero (Soprano), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Mario Rossi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera Teatro Reale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/20/1940 

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