Cavalleria rusticana discography

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This is a discography of Cavalleria rusticana, an opera by Pietro Mascagni. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 17 May 17, 1890. There have been over 100 full-length recordings of Cavalleria rusticana published since it was first recorded in Germany in 1909.[1] Mascagni himself has conducted the opera in two recordings, the most well-known of which is the 1940 EMI recording made to mark the 50th anniversary of the opera's premiere. The performance by the La Scala orchestra and chorus with Lina Bruna Rasa as Santuzza and Beniamino Gigli as Turiddu also has a spoken introduction by Mascagni. Originally released as an LP, it is available on CD under several historical recording labels, including Naxos.[2]

Year Cast
(Santuzza, Turiddu, Alfio, Lucia)
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label[3]
1927 May Blyth
Heddle Nash
Harold Williams
Justine Griffiths
Aylmer Buesst,
British National Opera Company
1929-30 Delia Sanzio
Giovanni Breviario
Piero Biasini
Olga de Franco
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Arkadia
Cat: 78046
1930 Giannina Arangi-Lombardi
Antonio Melandri
Gino Lulli
Ida Mannarini
Lorenzo Molajoli,
Milan Symphony Orchestra
Audio CD: Preiser Records
Cat: 90042
1934 Iva Pacetti,
Beniamino Gigli,
Mario Basiola,
Giuseppe Nessi
Leone Paci
Orchestra and Chorus Of La Scala, Milan
Audio CD: Opera D'Oro
OPD-9009
1950 Giulietta Simionato
Achille Braschi
Carlo Tagliabue
Liliana Pellegrino
Arturo Basile
Lyric Chorus and Orchestra of Cetra
Audio LP: Cetra Records
1951 Valentina Petrova
Eddy Ruhl
Ivan Petrov
Lidia Malani
Erasmo Ghiglia
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra and Chorus
Audio LP: Remington Records
Cat: 199-74
1953 Zinka Milanov
Jussi Björling
Robert Merrill
Margaret Roggero
Renato Cellini
RCA Victor Orchestra
Audio CD: RCA Victor
Cat: CD 6510-2-RG
1953 Margaret Harshaw
Richard Tucker
Frank Guarrera
Thelma Votipka
Fausto Cleva
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Audio LP: Columbia
Cat: SL-123;
Audio CD: Sony
Cat:
1953 Maria Callas,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Rolando Panerai,
Ebe Ticozzi
Tullio Serafin
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: EMI CD
Cat: 7243 5 56287 2 5
1954 Elena Nicolai,
Mario del Monaco,
Aldo Protti,
Anna Maria Anelli
Franco Ghione
Milan Symphony Orchestra
Audio LP: Decca
Cat: ACL 199-200;
Audio CD: Great Opera Performances
Cat: GOP 66314
1957 Renata Tebaldi,
Jussi Björling,
Ettore Bastianini,
Rina Corsi
Alberto Erede
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Decca CD
Cat: 458 2242
1958 Caterina Mancini,
Gianni Poggi,
Aldo Protti,
Aurora Cattelani
Ugo Rápalo
Teatro di San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus
Audio LP: Philips
Cat: SABL 135-7
1960 Giulietta Simionato,
Mario del Monaco,
Cornell MacNeil,
Anna di Stasio
Tullio Serafin
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Decca
Cat: 467 484-2
1962 Victoria de Los Angeles,
Franco Corelli,
Mario Sereni,
Corinna Vozza
Gabriele Santini
Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: EMI CD
Cat: 72438-19968-2-9
1965 Fiorenza Cossotto,
Carlo Bergonzi,
Giangiacomo Guelfi,
Maria Gracia Allegri
Herbert von Karajan
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: CD 419 257-2
1966 Elena Souliotis,
Mario del Monaco,
Tito Gobbi,
Anna di Stasio
Tullio Serafin
Orchestra e Coro di Roma
Audio LP: Decca
 ??
1976 Julia Varady,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Piero Cappuccilli,
Ida Bormida
Gianandrea Gavazzeni
National Philharmonic Orchestra
London Voices
Audio CD: Decca Classics
Cat: 00289 414 5902
1978 Renata Scotto,
Plácido Domingo,
Pablo Elvira,
Jean Kraft
James Levine
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Audio CD: RCA Victor
Cat: RCA RD 83091
1979 Montserrat Caballé,
José Carreras,
Matteo Manuguerra,
Astrid Varnay
Riccardo Muti
Philharmonia Orchestra
Audio CD: EMI CD
Cat: EMI CMS 7 63650 2
1981 Martina Arroyo,
Franco Bonisolli,
Bernd Weikl,
Juliana Falk
Lamberto Gardelli
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Eurodisc
1983 Elena Obraztsova,
Plácido Domingo,
Renato Bruson,
Fedora Barbieri
Georges Prêtre
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Philips 416 137-2;
1989 Agnes Baltsa,
Plácido Domingo,
Juan Pons,
Vera Baniewicz
Giuseppe Sinopoli
Philharmonia Orchestra
Audio CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: CD 429 568-2
1990 Jessye Norman,
Giuseppe Giacomini,
Dmitri Hvorostovsky,
Rosa Laghezza
Semyon Bychkov
Chorus and Orchestra de Paris
Audio CD: Philips
Cat: 432 105-2
1992 Stefka Evstatieva,
Giacomo Aragall,
Eduard Tumagian,
Alzbeta Michalková
Alexander Rahbari
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Audio CD: Naxos
Cat: 8 660022
1997 Nelly Miricioiu,
Dennis O'Neill,
Phillip Joll,
Elizabeth Bainbridge
David Parry
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Audio CD: Chandos
Cat: CHAN 3004

References[edit]

  1. ^ Recordings on the opera on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk Retrieved 6 February 2010
  2. ^ Mallach, Alan (2002). Pietro Mascagni and His Operas, p. 298. University Press of New England. ISBN 1555535240
  3. ^ Unless otherwise indicated, this discography is sourced from Recordings of Cavalleria rusticana on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk

Further reading[edit]

For extensive annotated discographies of Cavalleria rusticana, see: