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Anna Moffo: The Complete RCA Recital Albums

Moffa,Anna
Release Date: 01/15/2016 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 503223   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles GounodGiacomo PucciniGiacomo MeyerbeerGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Anna MoffoRobert KernsGiuseppe Di StefanoAlberta Alberti,   ... 
Conductor:  Tullio SerafinLeopold StokowskiRené LeibowitzFernando Previtali,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House OrchestraAmerican Symphony OrchestraRCA Italian Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 12 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the brightest stars in the 20th-century operatic firmament, the Pennsylvania-born soprano Anna Moffo (1932–2006) enjoyed a meteoric rise in the 1950s and 1960s that saw her conquer all the major opera houses in Europe and America. After making her Metropolitan Opera de?but in 1959 as Violetta in La traviata, she went on to appear with the company in 200 performances of 21 roles over a total of 18 seasons, before finally singing her last complete performance – once again as Verdi’s Violetta – and retiring from the stage in 1976.

Specially released to mark the 10th anniversary of Anna Moffo’s death, Sony Classical’s new limited edition 12-CD original jackets collection, The Complete RCA Recital Albums, finally brings
Read more together the 10 recital albums that Moffo recorded for RCA between 1960 and 1974, four of them making their first appearance on CD, newly mastered from the original analogue tapes using 24bit/96kHz technology with booklet notes by Jurgen Kesting and full discographical details.

Mostly dating from Moffo’s youthful heyday in the early 1960s, these treasurable reissues include new remasterings of such jewels from her discography as her ravishing recording of Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne (coupled with equally sensuous versions of Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 and Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise) under the direction of the legendary Leopold Stokowski and the fascinating double-album A Portrait of Manon, in which Moffo portrays the Abbe? Pre?vost’s seductively immoral heroine in contrasting scenes from Massenet’s and Puccini’s rival settings of the story. Partnered there by the great Italian operatic tenors Giuseppe Di Stefano and Flaviano Labo?, Moffo is also featured in two famous collaborations with the 1960s heart-throb tenor (later turned Las Vegas cabaret star) Sergio Franchi: The Dream Duet, an enticing selection of Broadway and operetta hits by Jerome Kern, Victor Herbert, Sigmund Romberg and others; and a starrily cast sequence of “great moments” from Johann Strauss’s flirtatious Viennese comedy Die Fledermaus, sung in a delightfully period English translation.

Rounding off the collection are two compilation discs: an original 1973 album of Great Love Duets from Opera, featuring Moffo in tandem with such famous tenors as Richard Tucker, Carlo Bergonzi and Alfredo Kraus, and now newly extended to include five extra tracks by Verdi and Puccini; and a brand-new compilation of arias from Moffo’s various complete RCA opera recordings, showcasing her in some of her most impressive roles: as Eurydice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, as Serpina in Pergolesi’s La serva padrona, as an almost Callas-like heroine in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, as a notably warm-toned Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto and, of course, as Violetta in La traviata, the signature role with which she had taken her leave of the stage in 1976.

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REVIEW:

Moffo is satisfying as Massenet’s Manon. The French heroine perfectly fit Moffo’s lyric sound and elegant phrasing. Her farewell to the table is touching, her gavotte glittering, her part in the Saint Sulpice duet understatedly passionate. No less rewarding are her tenor partners as des Grieux—for Massenet, Giuseppe di Stefano, in prime voice; for Puccini, the luxuriant-voiced, rarely recorded Flaviano Labò.

Another highlight is Moffo’s Gilda, briefly excerpted in separate programs from a 1963 complete set with Alfredo Kraus. Moffo’s exquisitely sung “Caro nome” — technically adept, exactly in character — is her best single track in this collection. A felicitous rarity presents Serpina’s two arias from Pergolesi’s Serva Padrona. Moffo didn’t do much eighteenth-century repertory, but she cannily captures the acerbic and sympathetic sides of this commedia dell’artestock character.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Faust: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle "Jewel Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Opera House, Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: French 
2.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Opera House, Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Le pardon de Ploërmel "Dinorah": Ombre legère by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Opera House, Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: French 
4.
Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Opera House, Rome, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: French 
5.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Opera House, Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Opera House, Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue? "Bell Song" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Opera House, Rome, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: French 
8.
Semiramide: Bel raggio lusinghier by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Opera House, Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 2, L'Antouèno by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 22 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: French 
10.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 1, Pastourelle by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: French 
11.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 3a, L'Aïo dé rotso by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 11 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: French 
12.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Language: French 
13.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 2, Passo pel prat (grande) by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Language: French 
14.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 5, Malurous qu'o uno fenno by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Language: French 
15.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 4, Brezairola by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Language: French 
16.
Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Aria "Cantilena" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1945; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 1964 
17.
Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Martelo by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1945; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 1964 
18.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1964 
19.
Manon: Regardez-moi by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Robert Kerns (Bass), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Alberta Alberti (Soprano),
Maria Casula (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Moffo (Soprano), Anna di Stasio (Soprano),
Robert Kerns (Baritone)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
20.
Manon: Adieu, notre petite table by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anna di Stasio (Soprano), Maria Casula (Mezzo Soprano), Alberta Alberti (Soprano),
Robert Kerns (Bass), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
21.
Manon: Ah, Des Grieux! by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
22.
Manon Lescaut: Cortese damigella by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enzo Titta (Bass), Manlio Rocchi (Tenor), Mario Rinaudo (Bass),
Anna Moffo (Soprano), Robert Kerns (Bass), Robert Kerns (Baritone),
Flaviano Labò (Tenor)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
23.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enzo Titta (Bass), Manlio Rocchi (Tenor), Mario Rinaudo (Bass),
Anna Moffo (Soprano), Robert Kerns (Bass), Flaviano Labò (Tenor)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
24.
Manon Lescaut: Vedete? io son fedele by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enzo Titta (Bass), Mario Rinaudo (Bass), Anna Moffo (Soprano),
Robert Kerns (Bass), Flaviano Labò (Tenor), Robert Kerns (Baritone),
Manlio Rocchi (Tenor)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
25.
Manon Lescaut: Dispettosetto questo riccio! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enzo Titta (Bass), Manlio Rocchi (Tenor), Mario Rinaudo (Bass),
Robert Kerns (Bass), Robert Kerns (Baritone), Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
26.
Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enzo Titta (Bass), Manlio Rocchi (Tenor), Anna Moffo (Soprano),
Mario Rinaudo (Bass), Flaviano Labò (Tenor), Robert Kerns (Bass)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
27.
Manon Lescaut: Senti, di qui partiamo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Flaviano Labò (Tenor), Manlio Rocchi (Tenor), Enzo Titta (Bass),
Mario Rinaudo (Bass), Robert Kerns (Bass), Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 54 Secs. 
28.
Manon Lescaut: Ah! Manon mi tradisce by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Manlio Rocchi (Tenor), Enzo Titta (Bass), Mario Rinaudo (Bass),
Anna Moffo (Soprano), Flaviano Labò (Tenor), Robert Kerns (Bass)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
29.
Manon Lescaut: Il passo m'aprite by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enzo Titta (Bass), Anna Moffo (Soprano), Robert Kerns (Bass),
Flaviano Labò (Tenor), Robert Kerns (Baritone), Enzo Titta (Baritone),
Mario Rinaudo (Bass)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
30.
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Robert Kerns (Bass), Enzo Titta (Bass), Manlio Rocchi (Tenor),
Mario Rinaudo (Bass), Anna Moffo (Soprano), Flaviano Labò (Tenor)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 48 Secs. 
31.
La traviata: Parigi, o cara by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fernando Previtali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
32.
Madama Butterfly: Bimba, bimba, non piangere by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Cesare Valletti (Tenor), Rosalind Ellis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 28 Secs. 
33.
Manon: Eh! j'imagine by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Maria Casula (Mezzo Soprano), Anna di Stasio (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor),
Robert Kerns (Bass), Anna Moffo (Soprano), Alberta Alberti (Soprano)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
34.
Manon: Je suis encour tout étourdie by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Anna di Stasio (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor),
Robert Kerns (Bass), Alberta Alberti (Soprano), Maria Casula (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
35.
Manon: Ne bronchez pas by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Anna di Stasio (Soprano), Maria Casula (Mezzo Soprano),
Alberta Alberti (Soprano), Robert Kerns (Bass), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
36.
Manon: J'ai marqué l'heure du départ by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Maria Casula (Mezzo Soprano),
Robert Kerns (Bass), Alberta Alberti (Soprano), Anna di Stasio (Soprano)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs. 
37.
Manon: Nous vivrons à Paris by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Alberta Alberti (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Anna Moffo (Soprano),
Anna di Stasio (Soprano), Maria Casula (Mezzo Soprano), Robert Kerns (Bass)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
38.
Manon: Allons! Il le faut pour lui-même by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Anna di Stasio (Soprano), Maria Casula (Mezzo Soprano),
Alberta Alberti (Soprano), Robert Kerns (Bass), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Written: 1884 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
39.
Manon: Instant charmant...En fermant les yeux "Dream of des Grieux" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Robert Kerns (Bass), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Anna Moffo (Soprano),
Maria Casula (Mezzo Soprano), Anna di Stasio (Soprano), Alberta Alberti (Soprano)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
40.
Manon: Obéissons quand leur voix appelle "Gavotte" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Anna Moffo (Soprano), Anna di Stasio (Soprano),
Maria Casula (Mezzo Soprano), Alberta Alberti (Soprano), Robert Kerns (Bass)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
41.
Manon: Je suis seul...Ah! fuyez, douce image by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Alberta Alberti (Soprano), Maria Casula (Mezzo Soprano), Anna di Stasio (Soprano),
Anna Moffo (Soprano), Robert Kerns (Bass), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
42.
Manon: Ah! fuyez, douce image by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Alberta Alberti (Soprano), Maria Casula (Mezzo Soprano), Anna di Stasio (Soprano),
Anna Moffo (Soprano), Robert Kerns (Bass), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
43.
Manon: Oui, c'est moi by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Alberta Alberti (Soprano), Maria Casula (Mezzo Soprano), Anna di Stasio (Soprano),
Anna Moffo (Soprano), Robert Kerns (Bass), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
44.
Manon Lescaut: Oh, sarò la più bella! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enzo Titta (Bass), Manlio Rocchi (Tenor), Mario Rinaudo (Bass),
Anna Moffo (Soprano), Flaviano Labò (Tenor), Robert Kerns (Bass)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
45.
Manon Lescaut: Taci, taci by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Manlio Rocchi (Tenor), Mario Rinaudo (Bass), Anna Moffo (Soprano),
Robert Kerns (Bass), Enzo Titta (Bass), Flaviano Labò (Tenor)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
46.
Manon Lescaut: No! pazzo son! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Flaviano Labò (Tenor), Robert Kerns (Bass),
Mario Rinaudo (Bass), Manlio Rocchi (Tenor), Enzo Titta (Bass)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Chorus,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
47.
Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene...O quanti occhi fisi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Cesare Valletti (Tenor), Rosalind Ellis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Chorus,  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
48.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Sulla tomba che rinserra by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
49.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Verranno a te sull' aure by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
50.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone), Anna Moffo (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
51.
Die Fledermaus: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oskar Danon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 14 Secs. 
52.
Die Fledermaus: So muss allein ich bleiben? by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Jeanette Scovotti (Soprano), Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oskar Danon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
53.
Die Fledermaus: Trinke, Liebchen, trinke schnell by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
54.
Die Fledermaus: Ich lade mir gern Gäste ein by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Sergio Franchi (Tenor), George London (Bass Baritone), Jeanette Scovotti (Soprano),
John Hauxvell (Baritone), Anna Moffo (Soprano), Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano),
Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oskar Danon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
55.
Die Fledermaus: Mein Herr Marquis by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Jeanette Scovotti (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oskar Danon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
56.
Die Fledermaus: Klänge der Heimat "Czardas" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oskar Danon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
57.
Die Fledermaus: In Feuerstrom...Brüderlein und Schwesterlein by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone), Richard Lewis (Tenor), Anna Moffo (Soprano),
Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano), Jeanette Scovotti (Soprano), John Hauxvell (Baritone)
Conductor:  Oskar Danon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
58.
Die Fledermaus: Ha, welch' ein Fest! by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  John Hauxvell (Baritone), George London (Bass Baritone), Richard Lewis (Tenor),
Anna Moffo (Soprano), Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano), Jeanette Scovotti (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oskar Danon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
59.
Die Fledermaus: Spiel' ich die Unschuld vom Lande by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Jeanette Scovotti (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oskar Danon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
60.
Die Fledermaus: O Fledermaus, o Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone), Anna Moffo (Soprano), Jeanette Scovotti (Soprano),
Richard Lewis (Tenor), Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano), Sergio Franchi (Tenor),
John Hauxvell (Baritone)
Conductor:  Oskar Danon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
61.
Romance: Voici que le printemps by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Jean Casadesus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884; France 
62.
Romance: Silence ineffable by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Jean Casadesus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1883; France 
63.
Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Jean Casadesus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887-1889; France 
64.
Mandoline by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Jean Casadesus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1882; France 
65.
Fêtes galantes, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Jean Casadesus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
66.
Chansons (3) de Bilitis by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Jean Casadesus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
67.
Sweethearts: Sweethearts by Victor Herbert
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Sergio Franchi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henri René
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; USA 
68.
Orange Blossoms: A kiss in the dark by Victor Herbert
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Sergio Franchi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henri René
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1922; USA 
69.
The New Moon: Lover, come back to me by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Sergio Franchi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henri René
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
70.
Show Boat: You Are Love by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Sergio Franchi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henri René
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
71.
Rose Marie: Indian Love Call "When I'm calling you" by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Sergio Franchi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henri René
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
72.
Naughty Marietta: Ah! Sweet mystery of life by Victor Herbert
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Sergio Franchi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henri René
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; USA 
73.
Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Sergio Franchi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henri René
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
74.
Bitter Sweet: I'll See You Again by Noel Coward
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Sergio Franchi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henri René
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; England 
75.
Der tapfere Soldat: Mein Held! by Oscar Straus
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Sergio Franchi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henri René
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; Germany 
76.
The Desert Song: One Alone by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Sergio Franchi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henri René
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
77.
The Vagabond King: Some day by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Sergio Franchi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henri René
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
78.
Maytime: Will you remember? by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Sergio Franchi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henri René
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
79.
One Night of Love: One night of love by Victor Schertzinger
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934 
80.
The Boys from Syracuse: Falling in Love with Love by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
81.
Love Me Tonight: Lover by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932 
82.
Carousel: If I loved you by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
83.
Naughty Marietta: Zing, Zing "Italian Street Song" by Victor Herbert
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; USA 
84.
Mademoiselle Modiste: Kiss me again by Victor Herbert
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; USA 
85.
Die lustige Witwe: Es lebt eine Vilja...Vilja, o Vilja by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
86.
The King steps out: Stars in my eyes by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1936; Vienna, Austria 
87.
Song of Norway: Strange Music by Robert Wright
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Orchestra
88.
Bitter Sweet: I'll See You Again by Noel Coward
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; England 
89.
The Kissing Bandit: Love is where you find it by Nacio Herb Brown
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
90.
Always by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
91.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Che fiero momento by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Renato Fasano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi di Roma
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
92.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Qual vita è questa mai by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Renato Fasano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi di Roma
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774 ; Vienna, Austria 
93.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Avvezza al contento by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Renato Fasano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi di Roma
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774 ; Vienna, Austria 
94.
La serva padrona: Stizzoso, mio stizzoso by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1733; Naples, Italy 
95.
La serva padrona: A serpina pencerete by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1733; Naples, Italy 
96.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Spargi d'amaro pianto "Mad Scene" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
97.
Lucia di Lammermoor: S'avanza Enrico by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
98.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Regnava nel silenzio by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
99.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Quando rapito in estasi by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
100.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Ohimè!... sorge il tremendo "Mad Scene" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
101.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Il dolce suono "Mad Scene" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
102.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Ardon gl'incensi "Mad Scene" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
103.
Luisa Miller: Lo vidi, e 'l primo palpito by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
104.
Rigoletto: Gualtier Maldé!... Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
105.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
106.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
107.
La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fernando Previtali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
108.
La traviata: E strano! E strano! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fernando Previtali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
109.
La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fernando Previtali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
110.
La traviata: Un dì, felice by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fernando Previtali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
111.
La traviata: Teneste la promessa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fernando Previtali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
112.
La traviata: Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fernando Previtali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 

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 Outstanding October 10, 2016 By J. Tatnall (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "Anna Moffo was the Violetta on our recording of Traviata. I grew up with her performance of that Verdi classic as well as her Nanetta on Falstaff for von Karajan. Then we got the Canteloube Chants d"Auvergne...(once you hear it you'll understand my speechlessness) I did not know her other recordings, but I knew she was having vocal troubles. With the advent of CDs I began to collect items I never heard on LP. Her recital of Verdi with Maestro Ferrara won me over. This box still became a revelation: the Portrait of Manon recordings! Why weren't they made complete! We had to wait many more years for stereo recordings of these two operas, yet these casts and Moffo are spectacular! And the Debussy songs! etc. This is a great collection of Moffo at her best and not to be missed. The Canteloube is spellbinding...and there is so much more." Report Abuse
 Outstanding in Every Way ! February 11, 2016 By JOSEPH ERDELJAC (WEST CHESTER, PA) See All My Reviews "Here we have a comprehensive overview of a great artist in the prime of her career. This collection reminds us of the beauty and flexibility of Moffo's voice as well as her superb artistry in everything she did. I revel in the wide range and dynamics of what she was capable of doing with the music she took to heart. Her emotional depth is evident and there is no lack of artistry in any of her performances. What a great loss it was that she was brought down by an illness. This is a collection that is a must !" Report Abuse
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