Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

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Biography

Active: 1883 - ; New York, NY
Though the first season of the Metropolitan Opera came in 1883-1884, efforts to found the New York-based company began in 1880, led by the Morgan and Vanderbilt families. Its first season was launched with Henry Abbey as company manager and Auguste Vianesi as music director and conductor. Vianesi's tenure was short-lived. The Opera's board appointed its secretary, Edmund Stanton, to contract singers appropriate for German opera, which he ably Read more did. He also engaged Wagner protégé Anton Seidl to become music director and conductor in 1886.

Seidl worked well with the singers, and also helped shape the orchestra into a first-rate ensemble. Irish-American composer Victor Herbert, then one of the finest cellists in Europe, joined the orchestra in 1886. His wife, Therese Herbert-Förster, had been engaged to sing at the Met by Stanton. Solid and talented though the orchestra was in its early days, it was the singers, of course, who drew the attention. Indeed, some were making over $50,000 per year by the late 1890s, where orchestra players earned one-tenth that amount and less. Even in the 1930s orchestra members typically were offered starting salaries of less than $10,000, far less than that of the singers, but substantially more than most orchestras in the United and States and Europe were paying personnel.

In 1908, Toscanini made his debut at the Met. He would serve as music director for seven years, and arguably his tenure resulted in stronger musicianship in the orchestra's ranks, even though he did not always have full control. Indeed, Toscanini shared the podium for two years with Gustav Mahler and for another with Sicilian conductor Francesco Spetrino. The orchestra was then, as it had been throughout its early years, comprised largely of players from Germany. Gradually it would draw on other European nationalities and even employ a fair number of American players.

On December 25, 1931, the Metropolitan Opera began radio broadcasts, which have endured to this day. In this venue, the orchestra's role in performance became more conspicuous, since the audience could obviously not see the action, but only hear the music. Television broadcasts began on March 10, 1940, featuring excerpts from various operas. The next one would not take place until November 29, 1948, with a performance of Verdi's Otello. Television broadcasts have endured up to the current day, with semi-regular appearances on the PBS network.

In the war and postwar eras, the orchestra was led by some of the greatest conductors of the day, like George Szell, a regular from 1942 to 1946, and Fritz Reiner, music director from 1949 to 1953. By this time the orchestra was probably the finest opera house ensemble in the world. At least some of their success could be credited to the dynamic directorship of Rudolph Bing, who held the post from 1950 to 1972. Under his leadership not only did the number of subscribers more than triple, but, by general consensus, artistic standards of the individual singers, chorus, and orchestra rose considerably.

In 1986, James Levine took over as artistic director and has held the post into the new century. He has made a number of successful recordings with the Met organization, which returned to the recording studio after a several-decades long absence. The orchestra has been called upon to perform in a number of new works, including modern ones like Glass' The Voyage (1992) and Harbison's The Great Gatsby (1999), as well as early twentieth century masterpieces like Busoni's Doktor Faust and Prokofiev's The Gambler, both in the 2000-2001 season. Read less
Gounod: Faust / Kaufmann, Poplavskaya, Pape, Nezet-seguin, Metropolitan Opera [blu-ray]
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Gounod: Faust / Kaufmann, Poplavskaya, Pape, Nezet-seguin, Metropolitan Opera
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Catalog: 002021809   Number of Discs: 2
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  • 301.
    Verdi: Don Carlo / Levine, Sylvester, Millo, Ramey, Chernov
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 52500 Release Date: 04/20/1993   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Jane Bunnell,  Kathleen Battle,  Dwayne Croft,  Ferruccio Furlanetto  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus
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  • 302.
    Wagner: Overtüren, Vorspiele / Levine, The Met Orchestra
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 435874 Release Date: 04/13/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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  • 303.
    Verdi - Great Moments From La Traviata / Levine, Studer, Pavarotti
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 437726 Release Date: 02/16/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Jeffrey Wells,  Bruno Pola,  Julien Robbins,  Anthony Laciura  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus
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  • 304.
    Verdi: La Traviata / Levine, Studer, Pavarotti, Pons
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 435797 Release Date: 02/16/1993   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Sondra Kelly,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Juan Pons,  Anthony Laciura  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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  • 305.
    Ezio Pinza - Early Italian Songs;  Mozart: Arias And Duets
    Label: Pearl   Catalog: 9958 Release Date: 01/21/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni Legrenzi,  George Frideric Handel,  Claudio Monteverdi,  Alessandro Scarlatti  ... 
    Performer:  Fritz Kitzinger,  Ezio Pinza,  Elisabeth Rethberg
    Conductor:  Giulio Setti,  Rosario Bourdon,  Bruno Reibold
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Orchestra  ... 
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  • 306.
    Prima Voce - Amelita Galli-Curci Vol 2
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7852 Release Date: 12/02/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Félicien César David,  Charles Gounod,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gaetano Donizetti  ... 
    Performer:  Amelita Galli-Curci,  Clement Barone,  Tito Schipa,  Giuseppe de Luca  ... 
    Conductor:  Giulio Setti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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  • 307.
    Prima Voce - Covent Garden - An Early History On Record
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7819 Release Date: 12/02/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giacomo Puccini,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad,  Lauritz Melchior,  Richard Tauber,  Lawrence Tibbett  ... 
    Conductor:  Edwin McArthur,  Walter Goehr,  Giulio Setti,  Gustav Cloëz  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus  ... 
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  • 308.
    Prima Voce - Giovanni Martinelli
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7804 Release Date: 12/02/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Pietro Mascagni  ... 
    Performer:  Giovanni Martinelli,  Grace Anthony,  Rosa Ponselle,  Giuseppe de Luca
    Conductor:  Nathaniel Shilkret,  Giulio Setti,  Rosario Bourdon,  Josef Pasternack  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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  • 309.
    Prima Voce - Great Singers (1909-1938)
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7801 Release Date: 12/02/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Licinio Refice  ... 
    Performer:  Riccardo Stracciari,  Enrico Caruso,  Richard Tauber,  Claudia Muzio  ... 
    Conductor:  Giorgio Polacco,  Licinio Refice,  Giuseppe Antonicelli,  Lawrence Collingwood  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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  • 310.
    Prima Voce - Rosa Ponselle
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7805 Release Date: 12/02/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carrie Jacobs-Bond,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Anton Arensky,  Eduardo Di Capua  ... 
    Performer:  Rosa Ponselle,  Romano Romani,  Mischa,,  Marion Telva  ... 
    Conductor:  Josef Pasternack,  Rosario Bourdon,  Giulio Setti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus
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  • 311.
    Prima Voce - Tibbett In Opera
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7825 Release Date: 12/02/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Lawrence Tibbett,  Giovanni Martinelli,  Leonard Warren,  Rose Bampton  ... 
    Conductor:  Nathaniel Shilkret,  Rosario Bourdon,  Wilfrid Pelletier,  Alexander Smallens  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Philadelphia Orchestra
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  • 312.
    Opera's Greatest Moments - Domingo, Price, Caballe, Et Al
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 61440 Release Date: 11/10/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Gioachino Rossini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Dmitri Hvorostovsky,  Robert Merrill,  Placido Domingo,  Helen Donath  ... 
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa,  Erich Leinsdorf,  Nello Santi,  Giuseppe Patané  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 313.
    Verdi: Luisa Miller / Levine, Millo, Domingo, Quivar  Et Al
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 48073 Release Date: 08/25/1992   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Florence Quivar,  Paul Plishka,  Jan-Hendrik Rootering,  Aprile Millo  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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  • 314.
    Wagner: Siegfried / Levine, Goldberg, Zednik, Morris, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 429407 Release Date: 03/10/1992   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Heinz Zednik,  James Morris,  Reiner Goldberg,  Kurt Moll  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus
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  • 315.
    Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro / Levine, Upshaw, Te Kanawa
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 431619 Release Date: 02/11/1992   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Thomas Hampson,  Anne Sofie von Otter,  Ferruccio Furlanetto,  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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  • 316.
    Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Levine, Behrens, Goldberg, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 429385 Release Date: 09/12/1991   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Hildegard Behrens,  Reiner Goldberg,  Matti Salminen,  Bernd Weikl  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus
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  • 317.
    Verdi: Aida / Levine, Millo, Domingo, Morris, Ramey, Zajick
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 45973 Release Date: 04/19/1991   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Terry Cook,  James Morris,  Aprile Millo,  Hong Hei-Kyung  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus
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  • 318.
    More Amore - The Great Italian Love Duets
    Label: Cbs Masterworks   Catalog: 46705 Release Date: 01/18/1991   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Pietro Mascagni,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Francesco Cilèa,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Adriana Morelli,  Placido Domingo,  Richard Tucker,  Eileen Farrell  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Fausto Cleva,  James Levine,  Lorin Maazel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 319.
    Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore / Levine, Battle, Pavarotti
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 429744 Release Date: 11/10/1990   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  Dawn Upshaw,  Kathleen Battle,  Leo Nucci,  Enzo Dara  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus
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  • 320.
    Marian Anderson- Bach, Brahms, Schubert
    Label: Rca Victor Gold Seal   Catalog: 7911 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Traditional,  Richard Strauss,  Robert Schumann  ... 
    Performer:  Marian Anderson,  Franz Rupp,  Kosti Vehanen
    Conductor:  Mr. Prince,  Eugene Ormandy,  Pierre Monteux,  Charles O'Connell  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,  San Francisco Municipal Chorus  ... 
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  • 321.
    Wagner: Die Walküre / Levine, Behrens, Norman, Ludwig, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 423389 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Diane Kesling,  Marita Napier,  Reinhild Runkel,  Meredith Parsons  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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Biography

Active: 1883 - ; New York, NY
Though the first season of the Metropolitan Opera came in 1883-1884, efforts to found the New York-based company began in 1880, led by the Morgan and Vanderbilt families. Its first season was launched with Henry Abbey as company manager and Auguste Vianesi as music director and conductor. Vianesi's tenure was short-lived. The Opera's board appointed its secretary, Edmund Stanton, to contract singers appropriate for German opera, which he ably Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Sinfonia
Act I, Introduzione - Orchestral Prelude
Act I, Introduzione - Ti desta, Luisa, regina de' cori
Act I, Introduzione - Ecco mia figlia
Act I, Introduzione - Lo vidi, e'l primo palpito
Act I, Introduzione - T'amo d'amor ch'esprimere
Act I, Scene ed aria - Ferma ed ascolta
Act I, Scene ed aria - Sacra la scelta è d'un consorte
Act I, Scene ed aria - Costarti, o vecchio debole
Act I, Scene ed aria - Ah! Fu giusto il mio sospetto!
Act I, Scene ed aria - Che mai narrasti!
Act I, Scene ed aria - Il mio sangue, la vita darei
Act I, Scene ed aria - Padre... M'abbraccia
Act I, Scene ed aria - Quale un sorriso d'amica sorte
Act I, Recitativo e duetto - Duchessa... Dall'aule raggianti
Act I, Finale I - Sciogliete i levrieri
Act I, Finale I - Del conte di Walter figlio
Act I, Finale I - Tu, signor, fra queste soglie!
Act I, Finale I - Fra'mortali ancora oppressa
Act I, Finale I - I cenni miei si compiano
Act II, Coro, scena ed aria - Ah! Luisa, ove sei?
Act II, Coro, scena ed aria - Il padre tuo... Finisci
Act II, Coro, scena ed aria - Tu puniscimi, o Signore
Act II, Coro, scena ed aria - Qui nulla s'attenta imporre al tuo core
Act II, Coro, scena ed aria - A brani, a brani, o perfido
Act II, Recitativo, scena e duetto - Egli delira, Sul mattin degli anni
Act II, Recitativo, scena e duetto - L'alto retaggio non ho bramato
Act II, Recitativo, scena e duetto - Vien la duchessa!
Act II, Scena e quartetto - Presentarti alla duchessa
Act II, Scena ed aria - Il foglio dunque?... Io tutto già vi narrai!
Act II, Scena ed aria - Quando le sere al placido
Act II, Scena ed aria - Di mi chiedeste?... Appressati
Act II, Scena ed aria - L'ara, o l'avello apprestami
Act III, Scena e coro - Como in un giorno solo
Act III, Scena e coro - O dolce amica, e ristorar non vuoi
Act III, Scena e duetto - Pallida, mesta sei!
Act III, Scena e duetto - La tomba è un letto sparso di fiori
Act III, Scena e duetto - Andrem, raminghi e poveri
Act III, Scena e duetto finale - Ah! L'ultima preghiera
Act III, Scena e duetto finale - Piangi, piangi. Il tuo dolore
Act III, Scena e terzetto finale - Donna, per noi terribile ora squillò suprema!
Act III, Finale - Padre ricevi l'estremo addio
Act I: Scene 1: All'erta, all'erta!
Act I: Scene 1: Di due figli vivea padre beato
Act I: Scene 2: Che più t'arresti?
Act I: Scene 2: Tacea la notte placida
Act I: Scene 2: Di tale amor che dirsi
Act I: Scene 2: Tace la notte!
Act I: Scene 2: Deserto sulla terra
Act I: Scene 2: Non m'inganno
Act I: Scene 2: Di geloso amor sprezzato
Act II: Scene 1: Vedi! Le fosche notturne spoglie
Act II: Scene 1: Stride la vampa!
Act II: Scene 1: Soli or siamo!
Act II: Scene 1: Condotta ell'era in ceppi
Act II: Scene 1: Non son tuo figlio?
Act II: Scene 1: Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto
Act II: Scene 1: Inoltra il piè
Act II: Scene 1: Perigliarti ancor languente
Act II: Scene 2: Tutto è deserto
Act II: Scene 2: Il balen del suo sorriso
Act II: Scene 2: Qual suono! Oh ciel!
Act II: Scene 2: Per me ora fatale
Act II: Scene 2: Ah! Se l'error t'ingombra
Act II: Scene 2: Perchè piangete?
Act II: Scene 2: E deggio e posso crederlo?
Act I: Prelude
Act I: Dell'invito trascorsa è già l'ora
Act I: Libiamo
Act I: Che è ciò?
Act I: Un dì felice, eterea
Act I: Ebben? Che diavol fate?
Act I: Si ridesta in ciel l'aurora
Act I: È strano!...Ah, fors'è lui che l'anima
Act I: Follie! Follie!..Sempre libera
Act II: Lunge da lei...De' miei bollenti spiriti
Act II: Alfredo? - Per Parigi or or partiva
Act II: Pura siccome un angelo
Act II: Non sapete quale affetto
Act II: Ah! Dite alla giovine
Act II: Imponete
Act II: Dammi tu forza, o cielo
Act II: Ah, vive sol quel core
Act II: Di Provenza il mar, il suol
Otello - Highlights: Act I: Una vela! Una vela!
Act I: Esultate! L'orgoglio musulmano sepolto è in mar
Act I: Roderigo, ebben che pensi?
Act I: Fuoco di gioia!
Act I: Inaffia l'ugola!
Act I: Capitano, v'attende la fazione ai baluardi
Act I: Già nella notte densa
Act II: Non ti crucciar
Act II: Credo in un Dio crudel
Act II: Ciò m'accora - Che parli?
Act II: Dove guardi splendono raggi
Act II: D'un uom che geme sotto il tuo disdegno
Act II: Se inconscia, contro te, sposo, ho peccato
Act II: Tu?! Indietro! Fuggi!! ... Ora e per sempre addio
Act II: Éra la notte, Cassio dormia
Act II: Sì, pel ciel marmoreo giuro!
Otello - Highlights: Act III: La vedetta del porto ha segnalato
Act III: Dio to giocondi, o sposo
Act III: Esterrefatta fisso
Act III: Dio! Mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali
Act III: Vieni, l'aula è deserta
Act III: Quest'è il segnale
Act III: Il Doge ed il Senato salutano
Act III: A terra!...sì...nel livido fango
Act III: Quell'innocente un fremito
Act IV: Era più calmo?
Act IV: Piangea cantando (Willow Song)
Act IV: Ave Maria piena di grazia
Act IV: Chi è là? Otello?
Act IV: Diceste questa sera le vostre preci?
Act IV: Niun mi tema
Un Ballo in Maschera - Highlights: Prelude
Act I: Posa in pace, a' bei sogni ristora
Act I: S'avanza il Conte - La rivedrà nell'estasi
Act I: Il cenno mio di là con essi attendi
Act I: Alla vita che t'arride
Act I: Il primo giudice
Act I: Volta la terrea
Act I: Signori, oggi d'Ulrica - Ogni cura si doni al diletto
Act I: Zitti...l'incanto non dèssi turbare - Re dell'abisso, affrettati
Act I: Arrivo il primo! - È lui! è lui! ne' palpiti
Act I: Su, fatemi largo
Act I: Che v'agita così?
Act I: Della città all'occaso
Act I: Su, profetessa - Di' tu se fedele
Act I: Chi voi siate
Act I: È scherzo od è follia
Act I: Finisci il vaticinio
Un Ballo in Maschera - Highlights: Act II: Prelude
Act II: Ecco l'orrido campo ove s'accoppia
Act II: Ma dall'arido stelo divulsa
Act II: Teco io sto - Non sai tu che se l'anima mia
Act II: Oh qual soave brivido
Act II: Ahimè! S'appressa alcun! - Odi tu come fremono
Act II: Seguitemi
Act II: Ve' se di notte qui colla sposa
Act III: A tal colpa è nulla il pianto
Act III: Morrò, ma prima in grazia
Act III: Alzati! Là tuo figlio
Act III: Eri tu che macchiavi
Act III: Siam soli. Udite.
Act III: E chi vien? Tu?
Act III: Il messaggio entri - Ah! Di che fulgor
Act III: Forse la soglia attinse ... Ma se m'è forza perderti
Act III: Fervono amori e danze
Act III: Saper vorreste
Act III: Ah! Perchè qui! Fuggite
Act III: Ella è pura: in braccio a morte
Rigoletto - Highlights: Act I: Prelude
Act I: Della mia bella incognita borghese
Act I: Questa o quella
Act I: Partite? Crudele!
Act I: Gran nuova! Gran nuova!
Act I: Ch'io gli parli - Oh tu che la festa audace hai turbato
Act I: Quel vecchio maledivami!
Act I: Pari siamo!
Act I: Figlia! Mio padre! - Deh non parlare al misero
Act I: Ah! veglia, o donna
Act I: Giovanna, ho dei rimosi - È'il sol dell'anima
Act I: Che m'ami, deh! Ripetimi - Addio, addio speranza ed anima
Act I: Gualtier Maldè! - Caro nome che il mio cor
Act I: Riedo!... Perchè?
Act I: Zitti, zitti moviamo a vendetta
Rigoletto - Highlights: Act II: Ella mi fu rapita!... Parmi veder le lagrime
Act II: Duca, duca! - Scorrendo uniti remota via
Act II: Povero Rigoletto!
Act II: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata
Act II: Mio padre! - Dio! Mia Gilda!
Act II: Parla siam soli - Tutte le feste al tempio
Act II: Compiuto pur quanto - Sì, vendetta, tremenda vendetta
Act III: E l'ami? - Sempre
Act III: La donna è mobile
Act III: Un dì, se ben rammentomi
Act III: Bella figlia dell'amore
Act III: M'odi! - Venti scudi, hai tu detto?
Act III: Ah piu non ragiono
Act III: Della vendetta alfin giunge l'instante!
Act III: Chi e mai, chi e qui in sua vece?- V'ho ingannato...
Falstaff - Highlights: Act I: Falstaff! Olà!
Act I: Sei polli, sei scellini
Act I: Ehi! Paggio!
Act I: Alice ... Meg ... Nanetta
Act I: "Fulgida Alice! Amor t'offro..."
Act I: In due parole
Act I: Pst, pst. Nanetta.
Act I: Falstaff m'ha canzonata
Act I: Torno all'assalto
Act I: Udrai quanta egli sfoggia magniloquenza altera
Act II: Siam pentiti e contriti
Act II: Alice è mia!
Act II: Signore, v'assista il cielo
Act II: C'è a Windsor una dama
Act II: È sogno? O realtà...
Act II: Presenteremo un bill per una tassa al parlamento
Act II: Olà! Ned! Will!
Act II: Alfin t'ho colto raggiante fior
Act II: Mia signora
Act II: C'è. C'è. Se t'agguanto!
Falstaff - Highlights: Act III: Ehi! Taverniere!
Act III: Reverenza. La bella Alice
Act III: Brava! Quelle corna saranno la mia gioia!
Act III: Dal labbro il canto estasiato vola
Act III: Una, due, tre
Act III: Ninfe! Elfi!... Sul fil d'un soffio etesio
Act III: Alto là! Chi va là!
Act III: Ogni sorta di gente dozzinale
Act III: Tutto nel mondo è burla