Norma discography

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This is a list of recordings of Norma, a two-act opera by Vincenzo Bellini with an Italian-language libretto by Felice Romani. It was first performed on 26 December 1831, at La Scala in Milan.

Year Cast:
(Norma,
Pollione,
Adalgisa,
Oroveso)
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label
1937 Gina Cigna,
Giovanni Breviario,
Ebe Stignani,
Tancredi Pasero
Vittorio Gui,
Orchestra e Coro dell'EIAR di Torino
Audio CD: Premiere Opera Ltd.
Cat: CDNO 322-2
1952 Maria Callas,
Mirto Picchi,
Ebe Stignani,
Giacomo Vaghi
Vittorio Gui,
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus and Orchestra
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 562 668-2
1954 Maria Callas,
Mario Filippeschi,
Ebe Stignani
Nicola Rossi-Lemeni
Tullio Serafin,
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala,
Studio recording
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 586 8342
1955 Maria Callas,
Mario del Monaco,
Ebe Stignani,
Giuseppe Modesti
Tullio Serafin,
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Roma della Radiotelevisione Italiana
Live recording - Rome RAI 29 June 1955
Audio CD: Myto
Cat: 00140
1955 Maria Callas,
Mario del Monaco,
Giulietta Simionato,
Nicola Zaccaria
Antonino Votto,
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala
Audio CD: Myto
Cat: MCD 00153
1960 Maria Callas,
Franco Corelli,
Christa Ludwig,
Nicola Zaccaria
Tullio Serafin,
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: CMS 5 66428-2
1964 Joan Sutherland,
John Alexander,
Marilyn Horne,
Richard Cross
Richard Bonynge,
London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus,
Studio recording
Audio CD: Decca
Cat: 475 7902; 000717202 (USA)
1964 Leyla Gencer,
Bruno Prevedi,
Adriana Lazzarini,
William Wildermann
Bruno Bartoletti,
Orquesta y Coro Estables del Teatro Colon
Audio CD: live-rare-opera
Cat: Not given
1967 Elena Souliotis,
Mario del Monaco,
Fiorenza Cossotto,
Carlo Cava
Silvio Varviso,
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Audio CD: London
Cat: POCL 3824-5
1972 Montserrat Caballé,
Plácido Domingo,
Fiorenza Cossotto,
Ruggero Raimondi
Carlo Felice Cillario,
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Audio CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 6502-2 RG
1973 Beverly Sills,
Enrico Di Giuseppe,
Shirley Verrett,
Paul Plishka
James Levine,
New Philharmonia Orchestra, John Alldis Choir
Audio CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 477 8186
1974 Montserrat Caballé,
Jon Vickers,
Josephine Veasey
Agostino Ferrin
Giuseppe Patanè,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio di Torino,
(Audio and video recordings of a performance at the Théâtre antique d'Orange for the Orange Festival, 27 July)
Audio CD: Opera d'Oro
Cat: OPD 1140;
DVD: VAI
Cat: 4229
1979 Renata Scotto,
Giuseppe Giacomini,
Tatiana Troyanos,
Paul Plishka
James Levine,
National Philarmonic Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Audio CD: Sony
Cat: 88697446182
1984 Joan Sutherland,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Montserrat Caballé,
Samuel Ramey
Richard Bonynge,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Welsh National Opera
Audio CD: London
Cat: POCL 2891-3
1986 Maria Bieshu,
Gegam Grigoryan,
Ludmila Nam
Georgi Seleznev
Mark Ermler,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre
Audio CD: Melodiya
Cat: MCD 160 A & B & C
2001 June Anderson,
Shin Young Hoon,
Daniela Barcellona,
Ildar Abdrazakov
Fabio Biondi,
Europa Galante Orchestra and the Coro del Verdi Festival di Busseto
(Video recording of a performance in the Teatro di Tradizione, Parma)
DVD: TDK
Cat: DV ONOR
2005 Dimitra Theodossiou,
Carlo Ventre,
Nidia Palacios,
Riccardo Zanellato
Giuliano Carella,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Massimo Bellini (Catania)
(Video recording of a performance, June)
DVD: Dynamic
Cat: 33493
2007 Dimitra Theodossiou,
Carlo Ventre,
Daniela Barcellona,
Simon Orfila
Paolo Arrivabeni,
Fondazione Orchestra Regionale delle Marche and the Coro Lirico Marchigiano "Vincenzo Bellini"
(Video recording of a performance at the Sferisterio Opera Festival, Macerata, August)
DVD: Dynamic
Cat: 33561
2013 Cecilia Bartoli,
John Osborn,
Sumi Jo
Michele Pertusi
Giovanni Antonini,
Orchestra La Scintilla, Zurich
(playing on period instruments)
Audio CD: Decca
Cat: 0289 478 3517 2

Note: "Cat:" is short for catalogue number by the label company.

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