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Verdi - The Great Operas [18-CD Set]

Verdi / Callas / De Stefano
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Regis   Catalog #: 9012  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renato ErcolaniGiuseppe Di StefanoTito GobbiWilliam Dickie,   ... 
Conductor:  Tullio SerafinRenato CelliniGabriele SantiniGianandrea Gavazzeni,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraRobert Shaw ChoraleRCA Victor Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 18 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Giuseppe Verdi Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi, Jon Vickers, Giuseppe di Stefano, Victoria de los Angeles and Jussi Bjorling under the direction of Serafin, gavazzeni, Santani, Karajan. The Great Operas Giuseppe Verdi Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi, Jon Vickers, Giuseppe di Stefano, Victoria de los Angeles and Jussi Bjorling under the direction of Serafin, gavazzeni, Santani, Karajan. The Great Operas Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renato Ercolani (Tenor), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Tito Gobbi (Baritone),
William Dickie (Baritone), Plinio Clabassi (Bass), Adriana Lazzarini (Mezzo Soprano),
Giuse Gerbino (Soprano), Maria Callas (Soprano), Nicola Zaccaria (Bass),
Carlo Forti (Bass), Elvira Galassi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1955 
Venue:  Teatro alla Scala, Milan 
2.
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Fedora Barbieri (Mezzo Soprano), Zinka Milanov (Soprano), Jussi Björling (Tenor),
Leonard Warren (Baritone), Nicola Moscona (Bass)
Conductor:  Renato Cellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale,  RCA Victor Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
3.
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Francesco Albanese (Tenor), Maria Callas (Soprano), Ugo Savarese (Baritone),
Ines Marietti (Mezzo Soprano), Ede Marietti Gandolfo (Mezzo Soprano), Mariano Caruso (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin,  Italian Radio Chorus Turin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1953 
Venue:  Studio 
4.
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano), Boris Christoff (Bass),
Giuseppe Campora (Tenor), Walter Monachesi (Baritone), Paolo Dari (Bass),
Paolo Caroli (Tenor), Silvia Bertona (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1957 
Venue:  Opera Theater, Rome, Italy 
Length: 139 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ettore Bastianini (Baritone), Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano), Eugenia Ratti (Soprano),
Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone), Antonio Cassinelli (Bass), Marco Stefanoni (Bass),
Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor), Antonio Ricci (Tenor), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor),
Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/07/1957 
Venue:  La Scala, Milan, Italy 
Length: 131 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Tagliabue (Baritone), Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Bass), Elena Nicolai (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Callas (Soprano), Renato Capecchi (Baritone), Plinio Clabassi (Bass),
Rina Cavallari (Mezzo Soprano), Dario Caselli (Bass), Richard Tucker (Tenor),
Gino Del Signore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1954 
Venue:  La Scala Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 164 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor), Fedora Barbieri (Mezzo Soprano),
Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1955 
Venue:  Teatro alla Scala, Milan 
8.
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Jon Vickers (Tenor), Leonie Rysanek (Soprano),
Florindo Andreolli (Tenor), Mario Carlin (Tenor), Ferruccio Mazzoli (Bass),
Franco Calabrese (Bass)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Language: Italian 
9.
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicola Zaccaria (Bass), Tomaso Spataro (Tenor), Luigi Alva (Tenor),
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Anna Moffo (Soprano),
Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Nan Merriman (Mezzo soprano), Renato Ercolani (Tenor),
Fedora Barbieri (Mezzo soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, Londo 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 a fine collection May 3, 2013 By J S E T. (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "Most of the performances on this collection are mono studio performances from the 50s. A couple are in stereo, and a couple are live performances. None-the-less, this is a fine collection of outstanding performances at quite a bargain price. Gobbi, Callas, Tucker, DiStefano, Serafin, von Karajan, et al. Rigoletto A+, Otello A+, Falstaff A+, Aida A, Forza A, Traviata B+, Ballo B." Report Abuse
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