Bruno Bartoletti

Biography

Born: June 10, 1926; Sesto Fiorentino   Died: June 9, 2013; Florence, Italy  
Bruno Bartoletti and Ardis Kranik were one of the foremost teams in opera administration, Kranik leading the Chicago Lyric Opera into financial stability and Bartoletti keeping it at an international-quality level. However, his greatest mark on the musical world stemmed from his passionate championing of contemporary music, both European and American. He studied music at the Conservatory of his native Florence and after graduating, was employed Read more by the Teatro Communale, where he worked as a pianist at the Teatro's center for training young singers. There, he worked with the leading conductors of the day, including Mitropoulos and Serafin, and his own conducting debut was in 1953, when he led the orchestra in a production of Rigoletto. As his career developed, he led several world premieres, including Malipiero's Il figliuol prodigo, Mortari's La scuola delle moglie, and Ginastera's Don Rodrigo. Among European premieres, he conducted Luciano Berio's Opera, Hans Werner Henze's The Stag King, and Shostakovich's The Nose. His United States debut was in 1956, at the Lyric, in Verdi's Il Trovatore (as a last-minute substitute recommended by Tito Gobbi) and in 1964, he took on the dual role of artistic director and principal conductor. He remained active in Italy, as well, most notably as artistic director of the Maggio Musicale from 1986 to 1991. As the Lyric became fiscally stronger, he and Kranik were able to become more adventurous in repertoire, eventually beginning the "Towards the twentieth century" initiative, in which a contemporary opera, often a world premiere, appeared in every season. He retired in 1999. Read less
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  • 1.
    Grandioso! - Great Verdi Recordings From Caruso To Pavarotti [7 CD-Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001928802 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Sándor Kónya,  Maria Németh,  Renata Tebaldi,  Ebe Stignani  ... 
    Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay,  János Kulka,  Alberto Erede,  Bruno Bartoletti  ... 
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    Tutto Verdi Operas Vol 1, 1839 – 1846 [9-blu-ray Discs]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 725904 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Giovanni Battista Parodi,  Mariana Pentcheva,  Fabio Sartori,  Francesca Sassu  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonello Allemandi,  Daniele Callegari,  Bruno Bartoletti,  Donato Renzetti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra,  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus,  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
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    Tutto Verdi Operas Vol 1, 1839 – 1846 [9-DVDs]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 725808 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Giovanni Battista Parodi,  Mariana Pentcheva,  Fabio Sartori,  Francesca Sassu  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonello Allemandi,  Daniele Callegari,  Bruno Bartoletti,  Donato Renzetti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra,  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus,  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
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    Tutto Verdi Operas Vol 2, 1847 - 1853 [9-blu-ray Discs]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 726104 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Leo Nucci,  Cristina Giannelli,  Roberto Jachini Virgili,  Mzia Nioradze  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti,  Boris Brott,  Massimo Zanetti,  Nicola Luisotti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra,  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus,  Trieste Teatro Verdi Orchestra  ... 
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    Tutto Verdi Operas Vol 2, 1847 - 1853 [9-DVDs]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 726008 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Leo Nucci,  Cristina Giannelli,  Roberto Jachini Virgili,  Mzia Nioradze  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti,  Boris Brott,  Massimo Zanetti,  Nicola Luisotti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra,  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus,  Trieste Teatro Verdi Orchestra  ... 
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    Britten: Death In Venice / Bartoletti, Miller, Riga, Hendricks [blu-ray]
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: 55608 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Scott Hendricks,  Marlin Miller,  François Bittar
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Teatro la Fenice Orchestra,  Venice Teatro la Fenice Chorus
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    Label: Gala   Catalog: 7704425 Release Date: 05/24/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Pietro Mascagni
    Performer:  Giampiero Malaspina,  Ferrando Ferrari,  Amadeo Berlini,  Afro Poli  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
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    The Art Of Anna Moffo
    Label: Gala   Catalog: 100678 Release Date: 05/24/2013   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini,  Ottorino Respighi,  Giuseppe Verdi,  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Anna Moffo,  Danilo Vega,  Gianna Galli,  Anna Maria Anelli  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti,  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli,  Tullio Serafin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan RAI Orchestra,  Milan RAI Chorus
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    Verdi: Great Operas (10-CD Set)
    Label: Membran International Gmbh   Catalog: 233617 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Daniela Dessi,  Vincenzo La Scola,  Michele Pertusi,  Riccardo Ristori  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuliano Carella,  Maurizio Arena,  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli,  Bruno Bartoletti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian International Orchestra,  Bratislava Chamber Chorus,  Turin Teatro Regio Chorus  ... 
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    Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Bartoletti, Caballe, Pavarotti
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001820902 Release Date: 04/09/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Amilcare Ponchielli
    Performer:  Agnes Baltsa,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Sherrill Milnes,  Nicolai Ghiaurov  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finchley Children's Music Group,  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Bartoletti, Caballe, Domingo
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 359822 Release Date: 03/26/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Gwynne Howell,  Ian Partridge,  Placido Domingo,  Vincente Sardinero  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
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    Verdi: Macbeth / Nucci, Valayre, Bartoletti, Tramonti, Borgogelli
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 722008 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Enrico Turco,  Leo Nucci,  Enrico Giuseppe Iori,  Sylvie Valayre  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra,  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
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    Verdi: Macbeth / Nucci, Valayre, Bartoletti, Tramonti, Borgogelli [blu-ray]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 722104 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Enrico Turco,  Leo Nucci,  Enrico Giuseppe Iori,  Sylvie Valayre  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra,  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
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    Tutto Verdi - The Complete Operas
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 721808 Release Date: 12/18/2012   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Giovanni Battista Parodi,  Mariana Pentcheva,  Fabio Sartori,  Francesca Sassu  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonello Allemandi,  Daniele Callegari,  Bruno Bartoletti,  Donato Renzetti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra,  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus,  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra  ... 
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    Tutto Verdi - The Complete Operas [blu-ray]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 721904 Release Date: 12/18/2012   Number of Discs: 27
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Giovanni Battista Parodi,  Mariana Pentcheva,  Fabio Sartori,  Francesca Sassu  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonello Allemandi,  Daniele Callegari,  Bruno Bartoletti,  Donato Renzetti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra,  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus,  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra  ... 
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    Verdi: Giovanna d'Arco / Vassileva, Bruson, Bartoletti
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 721208 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Renato Bruson,  Svetla Vassileva,  Evan Bowers,  Luigi Petroni  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus,  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
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    Verdi: Giovanna d'Arco / Vassileva, Bruson, Bartoletti [blu-ray]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 721304 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Maurizio Lo Piccolo,  Luigi Petroni,  Evan Bowers,  Renato Bruson  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra,  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
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    Verdi: Nabucco / Bartoletti, Bastianini, Ottolini, Vinco, Parutto
    Label: Walhall   Catalog: 358 Release Date: 05/15/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Anna Maria Rota,  Renato Spagli,  Ettore Bastianini,  Mirella Parutto  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Teatro Comunale Orchestra,  Florence Teatro Comunale Chorus
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  • 19.
    Best Of Plácido Domingo
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 7317022 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Charles Gounod,  Giacomo Puccini,  Arrigo Boito
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Sherrill Milnes,  Simon Estes,  Mirella Freni  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti,  James Levine,  Carlo Maria Giulini,  Georges Prętre  ... 
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    Nessun Dorma
    Label: Membran / Documents   Catalog: 233346 Release Date: 11/21/2011   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Jules Massenet,  Jacques Halévy,  Charles Gounod  ... 
    Performer:  Franco Bonisolli,  Mirella Freni,  Henno Garduhn,  Maria Corelli  ... 
    Conductor:  Leone Magiera,  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli,  Lamberto Gardelli,  Bruno Bartoletti
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    Verdi: Un Ballo In Maschera / Bartoletti, Pavarotti, Tebaldi
    Label: London/Decca Grand Opera Series   Catalog: 440042 Release Date: 11/07/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Mario Alessandrini,  Pier Francesco Poli,  Nicholas Christou,  Leonardo Monreale  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Love Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 82159 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Nicolai Gedda,  Mirella Freni,  José Carreras,  Alfredo Kraus  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Schippers,  Herbert von Karajan,  Nicola Rescigno,  Bruno Bartoletti  ... 
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    The Very Best Of Montserrat Caballe
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 94792 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Pietro Mascagni,  Gioachino Rossini,  Joaquin Turina  ... 
    Performer:  Montserrat Caballé,  Thomas Allen,  Elisabeth Bainbridge,  Alexis Weissenberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti,  Anton Guadagno,  Carlo Maria Giulini,  Lamberto Gardelli  ... 
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    Verdi: Macbeth / Nucci, Valayre, Bartoletti
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107313 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Nicola Pascoli,  Roberto Iuliano,  Tiziana Tramonti,  Sylvie Valayre  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus,  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
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  • 25.
    Best Puccini 50
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 48479 Release Date: 04/19/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi,  Giorgio [Bass Vocal] Tadeo,  Maria Callas,  Tito Gobbi  ... 
    Conductor:  Georges Prętre,  Gabriele Santini,  Bruno Bartoletti,  Antonio Pappano  ... 
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