Falstaff discography

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This is a discography of Giuseppe Verdi's last opera, Falstaff. It was first performed at La Scala, Milan, on 9 February 1893.

Year Cast
(Falstaff
Ford
Fenton
Alice Ford
Nannetta
Mistress Quickly)
Conductor,
Chorus and orchestra
Label[1]
1932 Giacomo Rimini
Emilio Ghirardini
Roberto D'Alessio
Pia Tassinari
Ines Alfani-Tellini
Aurora Buades
Lorenzo Molajoli
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Audio CD: Naxos Records
Cat: 8110198-99
1950 Giuseppe Valdengo
Frank Guarrera
Antonio Madasi
Herva Nelli
Teresa Stich-Randall
Cloe Elmo
Arturo Toscanini
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra

Broadcast performance recorded in Carnegie Hall, New York[2]

Audio CD: RCA
Cat: B00004R8ME
1957 Tito Gobbi
Rolando Panerai
Luigi Alva
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Anna Moffo
Fedora Barbieri
Herbert von Karajan
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: CDM 5 67083 2
1963 Geraint Evans
Robert Merrill
Alfredo Kraus
Ilva Ligabue
Mirella Freni
Giulietta Simionato
Sir Georg Solti
RCA Italiana Opera Chorus and Orchestra
The chorus and orchestra were those of Rome Opera recorded pseudonymously[3]
Audio CD: Decca
Cat: B000787WWE
1966 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Rolando Panerai
Juan Oncina
Ilva Ligabue
Graziella Sciutti
Regina Resnik
Leonard Bernstein
Vienna State Opera Chorus and Vienna Philharmonic
Audio CD: CBS Masterworks
Cat: 01-042535-10
1976 Donald Gramm
Benjamin Luxon
Max-René Cosotti
Kay Griffel
Elizabeth Gale
Nucci Condò
Sir John Pritchard
Glyndebourne Chorus and London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording of a performance at the Glyndebourne Festival 14 August; Stage director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Video (DVD NTSC): Arthaus Musik
Cat: 101 083
1980 Giuseppe Taddei
Rolando Panerai
Francisco Araiza
Raina Kabaivanska
Janet Perry
Christa Ludwig
Herbert von Karajan
Vienna State Opera Chorus and Vienna Philharmonic
Audio CD: Philips
Cat: B00000E2SL
1982 Renato Bruson
Leo Nucci
Dalmacio Gonzalez
Katia Ricciarelli
Barbara Hendricks
Lucia Valentini Terrani
Carlo Maria Giulini
Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Philharmonic
Recorded at performances in Los Angeles
Audio CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: B000001G4L
1991 Rolando Panerai
Alan Titus
Frank Lopardo
Sharon Sweet
Julie Kaufmann
Marilyn Horne
Sir Colin Davis
Chorus and Orchestra of Bavarian Radio
Audio CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 09026 60705-2
1996 Domenico Trimarchi
Roberto Servile
Maurizio Comencini
Julia Faulkner
Dilber Yunus
Anna Maria di Micco
Will Humburg
Chorus and Orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera
Audio CD: Naxos
Cat: 8660050–1
1998 Jean-Philippe Lafont
Anthony Michaels-Moore
Antonello Palombi
Hillevi Martinpelto
Rebecca Evans
Sara Mingardo
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Audio CD: Phillips
Cat: 462 603-2
2001 Andrew Shore
Ashley Holland
Barry Banks
Yvonne Kenny
Susan Gritton
Rebecca de Pont Davies
Paul Daniel
Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera

Sung in English

Audio CD: Chandos

Cat:Chandos 3079

2001 Bryn Terfel
Thomas Hampson
Danil Shtoda
Adrianne Pieczonka
Dorothea Röschmann
Larissa Diadkova
Claudio Abbado
Rundfunkchor Berlin and Berlin Philharmonic
Audio CD: DGG
Cat: 289 471 194-2
2004 Michele Pertusi
Carlos Álvarez
Bülent Bezdüz
Ana Ibarra
Maria Josè Moreno
Jane Henschel
Sir Colin Davis
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Audio CD: LSO Live

Cat:LSO0055

2009 Christopher Purves
Tassis Christoyannis
Bülent Bezdüz
Dina Kuznetsova
Adriana Kučerová
Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Vladimir Jurowski
Glyndebourne Chorus and London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording of a performance at the Glyndebourne Festival June

Stage director: Richard Jones

Video (DVD NTTC): Opus Arte
Cat: OA 1021 D

The "Operadis" discography lists more than seventy other recordings, made at live performances. They include those conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham at the Metropolitan Opera in 1944 with Leonard Warren in the title role;[4] Fritz Reiner with Warren at the Met (1948);[5] Victor de Sabata with Mariano Stabile at La Scala (1951);[6] Karajan and Gobbi at the Salzburg Festival (1957);[7] Tullio Serafin with Gobbi at the Chicago Lyric Opera (1958);[8] Lorin Maazel and Walter Berry at the Vienna State Opera (1983);[9] James Levine and Paul Plishka at the Met (1992);[10] Riccardo Muti and Juan Pons at La Scala (1993);[11] Solti and José van Dam in Berlin (1993);[12] and Zubin Mehta and Ruggero Raimondi at the Teatro Comunale, Florence (2006).[13]

In October 1978 Solti conducted the soundtrack for Götz Friedrich's 1979 film of Falstaff. The recording, made by Decca in the Sofiensaal. Vienna, with the Deutsche Oper Berlin Chorus, the Vienna State Opera Chorus, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, featured Gabriel Bacquier as Falstaff, Richard Stilwell as Ford, Max-René Cosotti as Fenton, Karan Armstrong as Alice Ford, Jutta-Renate Ihloff as Nanetta and Márta Szirmay as Mistress Quickly.[3]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Recordings (1932 to 2001) on operadis-opera-discographyorguk
  2. ^ Hepokoski, p. 176
  3. ^ a b Stuart, Philip. Decca Classical, 1929–2009, retrieved 28 May 2015
  4. ^ "Conductor: Thomas Beecham", Operadis, retrieved 28 May 2015
  5. ^ "Conductor: Fritz Reiner", Operadis, retrieved 28 May 2015
  6. ^ "Conductor: Victor de Sabata", Operadis, retrieved 28 May 2015
  7. ^ "Conductor: Herbert von Karajan", Operadis, retrieved 28 May 2015
  8. ^ "Conductor: Tullio Serafin", Operadis, retrieved 28 May 2015
  9. ^ "Conductor: Lorin Maazel", Operadis, retrieved 28 May 2015
  10. ^ "Conductor: James Levine", Operadis, retrieved 28 May 2015
  11. ^ "Conductor: Riccardo Muti", Operadis, retrieved 28 May 2015
  12. ^ "Conductor: Georg Solti", Operadis, retrieved 28 May 2015
  13. ^ "Conductor: Zubin Mehta", Operadis, retrieved 28 May 2015

Sources

  • Hepokoski, James (1983). Giuseppe Verdi "Falstaff". Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-23534-1. 

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