The Marriage of Figaro discography

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This is a partial discography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera, The Marriage of Figaro. It was first performed at the Burgtheater in Vienna on May 1, 1786.

Year Figaro
Susanna
Count Almaviva
Countess Almaviva
Cherubino
Marcellina
Bartolo
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label[1]
1943 Ezio Pinza
Bidu Sayão
John Brownlee
Jarmila Novotná
Marita Farell
Paul Breisach
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(Recording of a performance at the MET, 17 April)
CD: Guild Immortal Performances
Cat: GHCD 2203/5
1951 Erich Kunz
Hilde Güden
Paul Schöffler
Elisabeth Grümmer
Anny Schlemm
Lilian Benningsen (de)
Wilhelm Schirp
Ferenc Fricsay
Orchester und Chor des Nordwestdeutschen Rundfunks Köln
(German version)
CD: Cantus Classics
Cat: CACD 5.00822 F
1953 Erich Kunz
Irmgard Seefried
Paul Schöffler
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Hilde Gueden
Sieglinde Wagner
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Vienna Philharmonic
(German version after Hermann Levi)
Live, Salzburg Festival, August 7, 1953
CD: EMI
Cat: 66080-2
1955 Cesare Siepi
Hilde Gueden
Alfred Poell
Lisa Della Casa
Suzanne Danco
Erich Kleiber
Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera Chorus
CD: Decca Legends
Cat: 466 369-2
Membran
Cat: 222932-370
1955 Rolando Panerai
Rita Streich
Heinz Rehfuss
Teresa Stich-Randall
Pilar Lorengar
Hans Rosbaud
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire and
the Chorale Elisabeth Brasseur
(Recording of a performance at the Aix-en-Provence Festival)
CD: Walhall "Eternity Series"
Cat: WLCD 0167
1956 Walter Berry,
Rita Streich,
Paul Schöffler,
Sena Jurinac,
Christa Ludwig
Karl Böhm
Vienna Symphony and Vienna State Opera Chorus
CD: Philips
Cat: 438670
1958 Giorgio Tozzi,
Roberta Peters,
George London,
Lisa Della Casa,
Rosalind Elias,
Sandra Warfield,
Fernando Corena
Erich Leinsdorf,
Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra
CD: Decca
Cat: 444602
1960 Giuseppe Taddei
Anna Moffo
Eberhard Wächter
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Fiorenza Cossotto
Carlo Maria Giulini
Philharmonia Orchestra
CD: EMI
Cat: 358602-2
1960 Renato Capecchi
Irmgard Seefried
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Maria Stader
Hertha Töpper
Ferenc Fricsay
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 437 671-2
1963 Geraint Evans
Mirella Freni
Tito Gobbi
Ilva Ligabue
Teresa Berganza
Georg Solti
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
(Recording of a performance at Covent Garden, June 11, 1963)
CD or MP3, operadepot.com
1963 Geraint Evans
Graziella Sciutti
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hilde Güden
Evelyn Lear
Lorin Maazel
Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna Philharmonic
(Recording of a performance at the Salzburg Festival, July)
DVD: Video Artists International
Cat: VAI DVD 4519
1968 Hermann Prey
Edith Mathis
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Gundula Janowitz
Tatiana Troyanos
Karl Böhm
Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 449 728-2
1971 Wladimiro Ganzarolli
Mirella Freni
Ingvar Wixell
Jessye Norman
Yvonne Minton
Maria Casula
Sir Colin Davis
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
CD: Philips
Cat: 475 6111 8
1975 Hermann Prey
Mirella Freni
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Kiri Te Kanawa
Maria Ewing
Karl Böhm
Vienna Philharmonic
Film directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: DG 073 4034
1976 Geraint Evans
Judith Blegen
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Heather Harper
Teresa Berganza
Birgit Finnilä
Daniel Barenboim
English Chamber Orchestra and the John Alldis Choir
CD: EMI
Cat: CMS 7 63646-2 (3 CDs);
Cat: 7243 5 85520 2 7 (Abbrev. 2 CDs)
1981 Samuel Ramey
Lucia Popp
Thomas Allen
Kiri Te Kanawa
Frederica von Stade
Georg Solti
London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Opera Chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 410 150-2
1987 Thomas Allen
Kathleen Battle
Jorma Hynninen
Margaret Price
Ann Murray
Riccardo Muti
Vienna Philharmonic
CD: EMI
Cat: 72864 2
1990 Ferruccio Furlanetto
Dawn Upshaw
Thomas Hampson
Kiri Te Kanawa
Anne Sofie von Otter
James Levine
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 477 5614
1990 John Tomlinson
Joan Rodgers
Andreas Schmidt
Lella Cuberli
Cecilia Bartoli
Daniel Barenboim
Berliner Philharmoniker and RIAS Kammerchor
CD: Erato
Cat: 2292-45501-2
1993 Bryn Terfel
Alison Hagley
Rod Gilfry
Hillevi Martinpelto
Pamela Helen Stephen
John Eliot Gardiner
English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir
(Recorded during performances in the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris)
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 073 018-9
1994 Lucio Gallo
Sylvia McNair
Bo Skovhus
Cheryl Studer
Cecilia Bartoli
Claudio Abbado
Vienna Philharmonic
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 445 903-2
2001 Lorenzo Regazzo
Patrizia Ciofi
Simon Keenlyside
Véronique Gens
Angelika Kirchschlager
René Jacobs
Concerto Köln and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Choir
CD: Premiere Opera Ltd.
Cat: CDNO 1552-3
2006 Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Anna Netrebko
Bo Skovhus
Dorothea Röschmann
Christine Schäfer
Marie McLaughlin
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Vienna Philharmonic and Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsoper
Director: Brian Large; recorded live at the 2006 Salzburg Festival
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: DG 477 6710

DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: DG 073 4245
2007 Erwin Schrott
Martina Janková
Michael Volle
Malin Hartelius
Judith Schmid
Franz Welser-Möst
Zurich Opera Orchestra and Chorus
DVD: EMI classics
Cat: 2344819
2011 Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Taryn Fiebig
Peter Coleman-Wright
Rachelle Durkin
Sian Pendry
Jacqueline Dark
Patrick Summers
Opera Australia Orchestra and Chorus
Director: Neil Armfield
Blu-ray: Opera Australia
Cat: OPOZ56002BD[2]

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