This page lists all recordings of La Favorita, by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) on CD, DVD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Fiorenza Cossotto (Leonora), Luigi Ottolini (Fernando), Mario Sereni (Alfonso), Ivo Vinco (Baldassare), Don Gaspare (Ufficiale), Tina Toscano (Ines)
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Torino della RAI, Nino Sanzogno
This performance of Donizetti’s four act opera was recorded in Torino on 17th June 1960.
Myto - MCD00257
(CD - 2 discs)
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.
Giuseppe Morino (Fernando), Paolo Coni (Alfonso), Adelisa Tabiadon (Leonora), Alessandro Veducci (Baldassare), Michele Farruggia (Don Gasparo), Alessandra Ruffini (Ines)
Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia, Bratislava Philharmonic Orchestra, Fabio Luisi
(also available to download from $21.75)
Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days. (Available now to download.)
Includes optional subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
180 minutes, color, mono, all regions.
Recorded live in Tokyo on 13th September, 1971
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La Favorite was premièred at Paris’s Opéra on 2nd December 1840. Its success was resounding and is witnessed by over 650 performances in that theatre between 1840 and 1904. The Italian version was staged for the first time in Padua in 1842. This recording dates from 1976 and brings us back to the times of Kraus, Cortez, Bruson and Siepi. Especially noteworthy are the Fernando of Kraus, a tenor endowed with a perfect technique and peerless vocal elegance, and the Alfonso of Bruson, a baritone voice of impressive splendour.