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San Francisco Opera Gems Vol 1 - Verdi, Wagner, Mozart, Etc


Release Date: 08/26/2003 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 2238/40   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Jules MassenetGeorges BizetWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Bidu SayaoGeorge CehanovskyTito SchipaRichard Bonelli,   ... 
Conductor:  Gaetano MerolaErich LeinsdorfGennaro PapiFritz Reiner
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 3 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Manon: Act 2 by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Bidu Sayao (Soprano), George Cehanovsky (Baritone), Tito Schipa (Tenor),
Richard Bonelli (Baritone), Margaret Ritter ()
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 10/13/1939 
2.
Carmen: Act 2 by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Alessio De Paolis (Tenor), Thelma Votipka (Mezzo Soprano), Alice Avakian (),
Lorenzo Avery (), Marjorie Lawrence (Soprano), Raoul Jobin (Tenor),
Ezio Pinza (Bass), George Cehanovsky (Baritone)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 10/25/1940 
3.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Act 2 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ira Petina (Mezzo Soprano), Gerhard Pechner (Baritone), Alessio De Paolis (Tenor),
Mari Monte (), Ezio Pinza (Bass), Robert Ballagh (),
Bidu Sayao (Soprano), Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano), John Brownlee (Baritone),
Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/12/1940 
4.
Un ballo in maschera: Act 2 by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano), Jussi Björling (Tenor), Richard Bonelli (Baritone)
Conductor:  Gennaro Papi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/23/1940 
5.
Die Walküre: Act 2 by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kathryn Meisle (Mezzo Soprano), Lotte Lehmann (Soprano), Lauritz Melchior (Tenor),
Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano), Friedrich Schorr (Bass Baritone), Emanuel List (Bass)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/13/1936 

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