William Tell discography

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This is a partial discography of William Tell (French: Guillaume Tell), an opera with music by Gioachino Rossini and a French libretto by Etienne de Jouy and Hippolyte Bis. The work was first performed on 3 August 1829 by the Paris Opera at the Salle Le Peletier. It was first performed in Italian as Guglielmo Tell in Germany on 28–29 January 1831 in Dresden and in Italy on 17 September 1831 in Lucca (translated by Calisto Bassi).[1]

French original as Guillaume Tell[edit]

Year Cast:
Guillaume Tell,
Arnold Melchtal,
Walter Furst,
Melchtal,
Jemmy,
Hedwige,
Gessler,
Matilde
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label[2]
1972 Gabriel Bacquier,
Nicolai Gedda,
Kolos Kováts,
Gwynne Howell,
Mady Mesplé,
Jocelyne Taillon,
Louis Hendrikx,
Montserrat Caballé
Lamberto Gardelli,
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,
Ambrosian Opera Chorus[3]
Audio CD: EMI CMS
Cat: 7 69951-2;
Angel
Cat: CDMD 69951
1998 Thomas Hampson,
Giuseppe Sabbatini,
Wojtek Smilek,
Walter Fink,
Dawn Kotoski,
Michaela Ungureanu,
Egils Silins,
Nancy Gustafson
Fabio Luisi,
Chorus and Orchestra of the
Vienna State Opera
(Recorded live on 24 October
in "a shrewd abbreviation"[4])
Audio CD: Orfeo d'Or
Cat: C640 0530
2011 Gerald Finley,
John Osborn,
Matthew Rose,
Frédéric Caton,
Elena Xanthoudakis,
Marie-Nicole Lemieux,
Carlo Cigni,
Malin Byström
Antonio Pappano,
Orchestra and Chorus of the
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Audio CD: EMI,
Cat:

Italian translation as Guglielmo Tell[edit]

Year Cast:[5]
Guglielmo Tell,
Arnoldo,
Valter,
Melchtal,
Jemmy,
Eduige,
Gessler,
Matilde
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label[2]
1952 Giuseppe Taddei,
Mario Filippeschi,
Giorgio Tozzi,
Plinio Clabassi,
Graziella Sciutti,
Miti Truccato Pace,
Fernando Corena,
Rosanna Carteri
Mario Rossi,
Orchestra and Chorus of
Radio Italiana, Milan
(Recording of a performance with cuts, broadcast on 8 March)
Audio CD: Warner Fonit
Cat: 8573 87489-2
1956 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,
Gianni Jaia,
Giuseppe Modesti,
Ivan Sardi,
Jolanda Mancini,
Giannella Borelli,
Enrico Campi,
Anita Cerquetti
Mario Rossi,
Orchestra and Chorus of
Radio Italiana, Milan[6][7]
(Broadcast on 5 September)
Audio CD: Myto
Cat: 3MCD 001 212;
Andromeda
Cat: ANDRCD 5045
1965 Giangiacomo Guelfi,
Gianni Raimondi,
Paolo Washington,
Bruno Marangoni,
-
Anna Maria Rota,
Silvano Pagliuca,
Leyla Gencer
Fernando Previtali,
Orchestra and Chorus of the
Teatro di San Carlo, Naples
(Recorded live on 11 December)
Audio CD: Great Opera Performances
Cat: G.O.P. 715;
Opera d'Oro
Cat: OPD 1461
1978-9 Sherrill Milnes,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Nicolai Ghiaurov,
John Tomlinson,
Della Jones,
Elizabeth Connell,
Ferruccio Mazzoli,
Mirella Freni
Riccardo Chailly,
National Philharmonic Orchestra,
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Audio CD: Decca (London)
Cat: 417 154-2;
Decca
Cat: 475 7723
1988 Giorgio Zancanaro,
Chris Merritt,
Giorgio Surjan,
Franco De Grandis,
Amelia Felle,
Luciana D' Intino,
Luigi Roni,
Cheryl Studer
Riccardo Muti,
Orchestra and Chorus of the
Teatro alla Scala, Milan[8]
(Recorded live in December)
Audio CD: Philips
Cat: 422-391-2;
DVD: Image Entertainments
Cat: ID 4357 ;
Opus Arte
Cat: OA LS 3002 D;
Opus Arte
Cat: OA 3001

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Loewenberg 1978, columns 719–721.
  2. ^ a b Recordings of William Tell on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  3. ^ Fregosi, William (1993). "Guglielmo Tell. Gioachino Rossini". The Opera Quarterly 9 (4): 259–264. doi:10.1093/oq/9.4.259. Retrieved 2007-10-21. 
  4. ^ Gramophone review (Awards Issue 2005).
  5. ^ The Italian role names are based on the translation by Calisto Bassi. View at Google Books.
  6. ^ Braunstein, Joseph (1952). "Reviews of Records - Rossini: William Tell". The Musical Quarterly 38 (4): 667–671. Retrieved 2007-10-21. 
  7. ^ Fregosi, William (2000). "Guglielmo Tell. Gioachino Rossini". The Opera Quarterly 16 (4): 677–680. doi:10.1093/oq/16.4.677. Retrieved 21 October 2007. 
  8. ^ Hamilton, David (1991). "Guillaume Tell. Gioachino Rossini". The Opera Quarterly 8 (1): 117–121. doi:10.1093/oq/8.1.117. Retrieved 20 October 2007. 
Sources
  • Loewenberg, Alfred (1978). Annals of Opera 1597–1940 (third edition, revised). Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman and Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-87471-851-5.