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Verdi: Rigoletto

Robert Merrill (Rigoletto), Roberta Peters (Gilda), Jussi Björling (Il Duca), Anna Maria Rota (Maddalena), Giorgio Tozzi (Sparafucile)

Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Jonel Perlea

[On the original release in 1956] under Perlea, the orchestral playing is firm and dramatic, well balanced with the voice. The music is well paced. Björling’s tone is a constant pleasure. He... More…

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Massenet: Manon

Germaine Féraldy, Louis Guénot, Joseph Rogatchewsky, Georges Villier

Chorus & Orchestra of the Opéra-Comique Paris, Elie Cohen

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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Tito Gobbi, Raffaele Arié, Valiano Natali, Anna Maria Canali, Gino Sarri

Chorus and Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Tullio Serafin

Today, for a very modest price, all lovers of bel canto operas and their performance on record can listen and make their own judgement on what was, without doubt, a seminal recording of the genre.... More…

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Bellini: I Puritani

Maria Callas, Aurora Cattelani, Carlo Forti, Angelo Mercuriali, Rolando Panerai, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, Giuseppe di Stefano

Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, Tullio Serafin

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Verdi: Un ballo in maschera

Giuseppe di Stefano (Riccardo), Tito Gobbi (Renato), Maria Callas (Amelia), Fedora Barbieri (Ulrica), Eugenia Ratti (Oscar), Silvio Maionica (Samuele), Nicola Zaccaria (Tom), Ezio Giordano (Silvano)

Orhcestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala, Antonino Votto

Gobbi's chocolate-smooth tones almost steal the show, but Callas gives a touching Amelia, and di Stefano is dashing and irresponsible. There is a strong cast and theatrical conducting from Votto. More…

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Puccini: Manon Lescaut

Licia Albanese (Manon Lescaut), Jussi Björling (Des Grieux), Robert Merrill (Lescaut), Franco Calabrese (Geronte/Un sergente degli arcieri), Mario Carlin (Edmondo/Il maestro di ballo/Lampionaio), Anna Maria Rota (Una voce sola), Plinio Clabassi (L'oste/Un comandante di Marina)

Rome Opera House...

With Bjoerling as Des Grieux giving one of this very finest performances on disc and with Robert Merrill in glorious voice as Lescaut, the Romanian conductor Jonel Perlea conducts one of the... More…

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2 CDs

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Gounod: Faust

Roger Bourdin, Georges Nore, Roger Rico

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Thomas Beecham

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf sings Cornelius & Weber

Oskar Czerwenka, Gerhard Unger, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Grace Hoffman, Nicolai Gedda & Hermann Prey, Erich Witte & Michael Bohnen

Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf, Leopold Ludwig

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Verdi: Il Trovatore

Francesco Merli, Enrico Molinari, Bianca Scacciati, Giuseppina Zinetti

Milan La Scala Orchestra and Chorus, Lorenzo Molajoli

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Puccini: La Bohème

Jussi Björling, Victoria de los Angeles, Robert Merrill, Lucine Amara & Giorgio Tozzi

RCA Victor Chorus and Orchestra (Thomas Martin) & The Columbus Boychoir (Herbert Huffman), Sir Thomas Beecham

One of the great classics of recording, expertly restored. Victoria de los Angeles and Jussi Björling are an incomparable pair, and Beecham's conducting is, as ever, inimitable. More…

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