The Barber of Seville discography

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This is a partial discography of The Barber of Seville, an opera by Gioachino Rossini. The work was first performed on 20 February 1816, at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.

Audio[edit]

Year Cast
(Rosina,
Almaviva,
Figaro)
Conductor
Opera House and Orchestra
Label[1]
1919 Malvina Pereira,
Edoardo Taliani,
Ernesto Badini
Carlo Sabajno,
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Audio : HMV
HMV S 5110-5138
1950 Giulietta Simionato,
Luigi Infantino,
Giuseppe Taddei
Fernando Previtali,
Coro e Orchestra della Rai di Milano
Audio CD: Warner Fonit
Cat: 5046 71224-2
1954 Antonietta Pastori,
Nicola Monti,
Rolando Panerai
Carlo Maria Giulini,
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of RAI
Audio CD: Great Opera Performances Classics
Cat: G.O.P. 66.104
1957 Giulietta Simionato,
Alvinio Misciano,
Ettore Bastianini
Alberto Erede,
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Decca Eloquence
Cat: 467 4112
1957 Maria Callas,
Luigi Alva,
Tito Gobbi
Alceo Galliera,
Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 3920462
1958 Roberta Peters,
Cesare Valletti,
Robert Merrill
Erich Leinsdorf,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: RCA
Cat: BMG-RCA Victor
Cat: 09026-68552-2
1964 Teresa Berganza,
Ugo Benelli,
Manuel Ausensi
Silvio Varviso,
Orchestra Rossini di Napoli and Chorus
Audio CD: Decca
Cat: 452 5912
1971 Teresa Berganza,
Luigi Alva,
Hermann Prey
Claudio Abbado,
London Symphony Orchestra and Ambrosian Singers
Audio CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 457 7332
1974 Beverly Sills,
Nicolai Gedda,
Sherrill Milnes
James Levine,
London Symphony Orchestra and the John Alldis Choir
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 7243-5-85523 and
EMI "Classics for Pleasure"
Cat: 3932762
1982 Marilyn Horne,
Paolo Barbacini,
Leo Nucci
Riccardo Chailly,
Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus, Milan
Audio CD: Fonit Cetra
Cat: CDC 30;
Warner Fonit
3984 29187-2
1982 Agnes Baltsa,
Francisco Araiza,
Thomas Allen
Neville Marriner,
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Audio CD: Philips
Cat: 446 448-2
Decca
Cat: 470 434-2
1987 Luciana Serra,
Rockwell Blake,
Bruno Pola
Bruno Campanella,
Teatro Regio di Torino Orchestra and Chorus
(Recording of a performance in the Teatro Regio di Torino, June)
Audio CD: Nuova Era
Cat: 223299
1988 Cecilia Bartoli,
William Matteuzzi,
Leo Nucci
Giuseppe Patanè,
Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Decca
Cat: 425 520-2
1992 Kathleen Battle,
Frank Lopardo,
Plácido Domingo
Claudio Abbado,
Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Chorus
Audio CD: Deutsche Grammophon,
Cat: 435 763-2GH2
1997 Edita Gruberová,
Juan Diego Flórez,
Vladimir Chernov
Ralf Weikert,
Münchner Rundfunkorchester and Chorus
(Live performance)
Audio CD: Nightingale Classics
Cat: NC 004022

Video[edit]

  • 1946: Corradi (Rosina); Tagliavini (Count); Gobbi (Figaro); Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra; Morelli (Conductor); a film by Mario Costa. Pickwick VHS
  • 1947: Jourfier (Rosine); Amade (Count); Bussonnet (Figaro); Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique, André Cluytens; directed by Jean Loubignac. Sung in French. Codo-Cinéma.
  • 1959: Erika Köth (Rosina); Fritz Wunderlich (Count); Hermann Prey (Figaro); Chorus and Orchestra of the Bavarian State opera; Keilberth (Conductor). Sung in German. Legato Classics. VHS
  • 1972: Berganza (Rosina); Alva (Count); Prey (Figaro); La Scala Chorus and Orchestra;Abbado (Conductor); Ponnelle (Director). DG VHS/DVD
  • 1982: Ewing (Rosina); Cossotti (Count); Rawnsley (Figaro); Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and Orchestra; Cambrelling (Conductor); Cox (Director);Heather (Video Director). Castle VHS/Warner DVD
  • 1988: Bartoli (Rosina); Kuebler (Count); Quilico (Figaro); Cologne Opera Chorus/Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ferro (Conductor); Hampe (Director; Viller (Video Director). RCA VHS/Art Haus Musik DVD
  • 1989: Battle (Rosina); Blake (Count); Nucci (Figaro); Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra; Weikert (Conductor); Cox (Director); Large (Video Director) DG VHS/DVD
  • 1992: Larmore (Rosina); Croft (Count); Malis (Figaro); Netherlands Opera; Zedda (Conductor); Hulscher (Director). Image DVD
  • 2008: Rinat Shaham (Rosina); Francesco Meli (Count); Roberto Frontali (Figaro); Antonino Fogliani (Conductor); Bepi Morassi (Director); Orchestra and chorus of Teatro La Fenice di Venezia. Dynamic (record label) Cat.33597
  • 2010: Di Donato (Rosina); Florez (Almaviva); Spagnoli (Figaro); Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus; Antonio Pappano (Conductor). Virgin Classics. DVD.

References[edit]

Notes
Sources
  • Burton D. Fisher's The Barber of Seville (Opera Classics Library Series)