Pagliacci discography

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This is a partial discography of Pagliacci, an opera by Ruggero Leoncavallo which premiered at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan on May 21, 1892 conducted by Arturo Toscanini.

Stand-alone recordings[edit]

Year Cast
(Canio, Nedda, Tonio)
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label[1][2]
1907 Antonio Paoli,
Giuseppina Huguet,
Francesco Cigada
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Bongiovanni
Cat: GB 1120-2
1917 Luigi Bolis,
Annita Conti,
Giuseppe Montanelli
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Black Disc; Società Nazionale del Grammofono «La Voce del Padrone» S 5522 to S 5536 {8 x 12in 78rpm}, R 5535 and R 5537 {2 x 10in-78rpm} (1918)
Audio CD: Mike Richter "Audio Encyclopedia"
Cat: 301
1930 Francesco Merli,
Rosetta Pampanini,
Carlo Galeffi
Lorenzo Molajoli,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Preiser Records
Cat: 20007
1934 Beniamino Gigli,
Iva Pacetti,
Mario Basiola
Franco Ghione,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Naxos
Cat:8.110155
1951 Richard Tucker,
Lucine Amara,
Giuseppe Valdengo
Fausto Cleva
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Preiser Records
Cat: 20030
1951 Carlo Bergonzi,
Carla Gavazzi,
Carlo Tagliabue
Alfredo Simonetto
Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Warner Fonit
Cat: 8573 87272-2
1952 Mario del Monaco,
Clara Petrella,
Afro Poli
Alberto Erede
Chorus and Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Audio CD: Omega Opera Archive
Cat: 1628
1953 Jussi Björling,
Victoria de los Ángeles,
Leonard Warren
Renato Cellini
RCA Victor Orchestra
Columbus Boys Choir
Robert Shaw Chorale
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 0724356677821
1953 Jussi Björling,
Victoria de los Ángeles,
Leonard Warren
Renato Cellini
RCA Victor Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 0724358565027
1956 Giuseppe di Stefano,
Clara Petrella,
Aldo Protti
Nino Sanzogno
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus (live recording)
Audio CD: Myto
Cat: 8014399501088
1965 Carlo Bergonzi,
Joan Carlyle,
Giuseppe Taddei
Herbert von Karajan,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD:
Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 449 727-2
1971 Plácido Domingo,
Montserrat Caballé,
Sherrill Milnes
Nello Santi
London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 74321 50168-2
1984 Plácido Domingo,
Ileana Cotrubas,
Matteo Manuguerra
Ádám Fischer
Choir & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
Audio CD: Orfeo
Cat: C756081B
1999 José Cura,
Barbara Frittoli,
Carlos Álvarez
Riccardo Chailly
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Audio CD: Decca Records
Cat: 467 086-2

Paired with Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana[edit]

Year Cast
(Canio, Nedda, Tonio)
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label[1][2]
1929 Alessandro Valente,
Adelaide Saraceni,
Apollo Granforte
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Phonograph
Cat: PH 5066/67
1954 Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Maria Callas,
Tito Gobbi
Tullio Serafin,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 0724358683028
1960 Franco Corelli,
Lucine Amara,
Tito Gobbi
Lovro von Matačić
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 0077776396750
1967 James McCracken,
Pilar Lorengar,
Robert Merrill
Lamberto Gardelli,
Chorus and Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
CD: Decca Records
Cat: 452 179-2
1969 Jon Vickers,
Raina Kabaivanska,
Peter Glossop
Herbert von Karajan,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 0734389
1976 Luciano Pavarotti,
Mirella Freni,
Ingvar Wixell
Giuseppe Patanè,
National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Decca Classics
Cat: 00289 414 5902
1981 Plácido Domingo,
Teresa Stratas,
Juan Pons
Georges Prêtre
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
(Film - directed by Franco Zeffirelli)
Audio CD: Philips; Decca
Cat: 411484-2 (single edition)/4542652 (tandem); DEC 2894705702 (tandem)
DVD: Philips; Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 070 428-9; 0044007 34033

Paired with Puccini's Il tabarro[edit]

Year Cast
(Canio, Nedda, Tonio)
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label[1][2]
1994 Luciano Pavarotti,
Teresa Stratas,
Juan Pons
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 00440 073 4024

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c Recordings of the opera on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk (some with Cavalleria Rusticana and Il tabarro)
  2. ^ a b c Note: "Cat:" is short for catalogue number by the label company.