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VERDI AT THE MET: LEGENDARY PERFORMANCES (20 CDS)

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Verdi at the Met captures the drama of Verdi's greatest operas as they were performed live at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. These ten recordings cover four decades starting with La Traviata in 1935 and feature some of the best-loved voices and conductors of the twentieth century. The famous pairing of tenor Richard Tucker and baritone Leonard Warren can be heard in Simon Boccanegra and La Forza del Destino. Also included are Carlo Bergonzi, Grace Bumbry, Leontyne Price and Robert Merrill singing the leading roles in Aida. These historic radio broadcasts, restored and remastered, bring these great interpretations of Verdi's masterpieces back to life and are available for the first time.

Verdi:
La Traviata
1935
Rosa Ponselle (Violetta), Frederick Jagel (Alfredo), Lawrence Tibbett (Germont), Elda Vettori (Flora), Henriette Wakefield (Annina), Angelo Bada (Gastone), Paolo Ananian (Dottore Grenvil), Alfredo Gandolfi (Barone Douphol), Millo Picco (Marchese d'Obigny)
Ettore Panizza


Otello
1940
Giovanni Martinelli (Otello), Elisabeth Rethberg (Desdemona), Lawrence Tibbett (Iago), Alessio De Paolis (Cassio), Giordano Paltrinieri (Rodrigo), Nicola Moscona (Lodovico), George Cehanovsky (Montano), Thelma Votipka (Emilia), Wilfred Engelman (Un Araldo)
Ettore Panizza


Un ballo in maschera
1940
Jussi Björling (Riccardo), Alexander Svéd (Renato), Zinka Milanov (Amelia), Bruna Castagna (Ulrica), Stella Andreva (Oscar), Arthur Kent (Silvano), Norman Cordon (Samuele), Nicola Moscona (Tom), John Carter (Un Giudice), Lodovico Oliviero (Un servo)
Ettore Panizza


Rigoletto
1945
Leonard Warren (Rigoletto), Bidù Sayão (Gilda), Jussi Björling (Il Duca), Norman Cordon (Sparafucile), Martha Lipton (Maddalena), Thelma Votipka (Giovanna), William Hargrave (Monterone), George Cehanovsky (Marullo), Richard Manning (Borsa), John Baker (Conte di Ceprano), Maxine Stellman (Contessa di Ceprano), Thelma Altman (Un paggio)
Cesare Sodero


Falstaff
1949
Leonard Warren (Falstaff), Regina Resnik (Alice Ford), Cloe Elmo (Mistress Quickly), Giuseppe di Stefano (Fenton), Licia Albanese (Nannetta), Giuseppe Valdengo (Ford), Leslie Chabay (Dr. Cajus), Martha Lipton (Meg Page), Lorenzo Alvary (Pistola), Alessio De Paolis (Bardolfo)
Fritz Reiner


Simon Boccanegra
1950
Leonard Warren (Simon Boccanegra), Mihály Székely (Fiesco), Astrid Varnay (Amelia), Richard Tucker (Adorno), Giuseppe Valdengo (Paolo), Lorenzo Alvary (Pietro), Maxine Stellman (Un'ancella), Paul Franke (Un capitano dei balestrieri)
Fritz Stiedry


La forza del destino
1952
Luben Vichey (Il Marchese di Calatrava), Zinka Milanov (Leonora di Vargas), Leonard Warren (Don Carlo), Richard Tucker (Don Alvaro), Mildred Miller (Preziosilla), Gerhard Pechner (Fra Melitone), Laura Castellano (Curra), Jerome Hines (Padre Guardiano), Algerd Brazis (Un Chirurgo)
Fritz Stiedry


Macbeth
1959
Leonard Warren (Macbeth), Leonie Rysanek (Lady Macbeth), Jerome Hines (Banco), Carlo Bergonzi (Macduff), William Olvis (Malcolm), Carlotta Ordassy (Dama), Gerhard Pechner (Medico)
Erich Leinsdorf


Nabucco
1960
Cornell MacNeil (Nabucco), Eugenio Fernandi (Ismaele), Cesare Siepi (Zaccaria), Leonie Rysanek (Abigaille), Rosalind Elias (Fenena), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Gran Sacerdote), Paul Franke (Abdallo), Carlotta Ordassy (Anna)
Thomas Schippers


Aida
1967
Leontyne Price (Aida), Carlo Bergonzi (Radamès), Grace Bumbry (Amneris), Robert Merrill (Amonasro), Jerome Hines (Ramphis), Luigi Sgarro (Il Re di Egitto), Lilian Sukis (Una Sacerdotessa), Robert Nagy (Un Messaggero)
Thomas Schippers

 


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