La bohème discography

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This is a partial discography of Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème, which premiered on 1 February 1896, at the Teatro Regio in Turin, conducted by Arturo Toscanini.

Year Cast:
Mimì,
Musetta,
Rodolfo,
Marcello,
Colline,
Schaunard
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label[1]
1917 Gemma Bosini,
Adalgisa Giana,
Reno Andreini,
Ernesto Badini,
Vincenzo Bettoni,
Aristide Baracchi
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
78rpm: Società Nazionale del Grammofono "La Voce del Padrone"
Cat: S 5018-42 (even numbers, 12 discs)
1928 Rosetta Pampanini,
Luba Mirella,
Luigi Marini,
Gino Vanelli,
Tancredi Pasero,
Aristide Baracchi
Lorenzo Molajoli,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Arkadia
Cat: 78047
1928 Rosina Torri,
Thea Vitulli,
Aristodemo Giorgini,
Ernesto Badini,
Luigi Manfrini,
Aristide Baracchi
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
CD: VAI Audio
Cat: VAIA 1078-2
1938 Licia Albanese,
Tatiana Menotti,
Beniamino Gigli,
Afro Poli,
Duilio Baronti,
Aristide Baracchi
Umberto Berrettoni,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Naxos Historical
Cat: 8.110072-73
1942 Grace Moore,
Frances Greer,
Frederick Jagel,
Francesco Valentino,
Ezio Pinza,
Wilfred Engelman
Cesare Sodero,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Line Music
Cat: 5.00284
1946 Licia Albanese,
Anne McKnight,
Jan Peerce,
Francesco Valentino,
George Cehanovsky,
Nicola Moscona
Arturo Toscanini,
NBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
CD: RCA Victor

Cat: 60288

1951 Renata Tebaldi,
Hilde Güden,
Giacinto Prandelli,
Giovanni Inghilleri,
Raffaele Arié,
Fernando Corena
Alberto Erede,
Coro e Orchestra dell Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
CD: Naxos
Cat: 8.110252-53
1952 Rosanna Carteri,
Elvina Ramella,
Ferruccio Tagliavini,
Giuseppe Taddei,
Cesare Siepi
Pier Luigi Latinucci
Orchestra Sinfonica and Chorus of RAI Torino CD: Warner Fonit
Cat: 8573 87270-2
1956 Victoria de los Ángeles,
Lucine Amara,
Jussi Björling,
Robert Merrill,
Giorgio Tozzi,
John Reardon
Thomas Beecham,
RCA Victor Orchestra and Chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 7243-5-67753-2-9
CD: Naxos
Cat:8.111249-50[2]
1956 Maria Callas,
Anna Moffo
Giuseppe Di Stefano
Rolando Panerai
Nicola Zaccaria
Manuel Spatafora
Antonino Votto,
La Scala Chorus and Orchestra
CD: Naxos
Cat: 8.111332-33
1958 Renata Tebaldi,
Gianna D'Angelo,
Carlo Bergonzi,
Ettore Bastianini,
Cesare Siepi,
Renato Cesari
Tullio Serafin,
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 470 431-2
1959 Licia Albanese,
Audrey Schuh
Giuseppe Di Stefano
Giuseppe Valdengo
Norman Treigle
Arthur Cosenza
Renato Cellini,
"Live" performance of the New Orleans Opera Association
CD: VAI
Cat: VAIA 1119-2
1960 Léna Pastor,
Irène Gromova,
Alain Vanzo,
Willy Clément,
Xavier Depraz,
Jean-Pierre Laffage
Georges Derveaux,
Orchestre Radio Lyrique de la RTF
DVD: Fra Musica (sung in the French translation by Paul Ferrier)[3]
1961 Anna Moffo,
Mary Costa,
Richard Tucker,
Robert Merrill,
Giorgio Tozzi,
Philip Maero
Erich Leinsdorf,
Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus
CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 09026-63179-2
1961 Renata Scotto,
Jolanda Meneguzzer,
Gianni Poggi,
Tito Gobbi,
Giuseppe Modesti,
Giorgio Giorgetti
Antonino Votto,
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 435 715-2
1962–63 Mirella Freni,
Mariella Adani,
Nicolai Gedda,
Mario Sereni,
Ferruccio Mazzoli,
Mario Basiola, Jr.
Thomas Schippers,
Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 91998
1972 Mirella Freni,
Elizabeth Harwood,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Rolando Panerai,
Nicolai Ghiaurov,
Gianni Maffeo
Herbert von Karajan,
Berliner Philharmoniker and Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
CD: Decca
Cat: 421245
1973 Montserrat Caballé,
Judith Blegen,
Plácido Domingo,
Sherrill Milnes,
Ruggero Raimondi,
Vicente Sardinero
Georg Solti
London Philharmonic Orchestra
John Alldis Choir with Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 74321 39496-2
1979 Katia Ricciarelli,
Ashley Putnam,
José Carreras,
Francis Egerton,
Håkan Hagegård,
Robert Lloyd
Colin Davis,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
CD: Philips
Cat: 4422602
1979 Ileana Cotrubaș,
Lucia Popp,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Lorenzo Saccomani,
Yevgeny Nesterenko,
Giorgio Giorgetti
Carlos Kleiber, Orchestra and chorus La Scala
Recorded on 271 and 302 (with Piero Cappuccilli) March 1979
DVD: Encore 21441
CD Myto 011 2402
1983 Mirella Freni,
Margherita Guglielmi,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Wolfgang Brendel,
Jan-Hendrik Rootering,
John Janssen
Carlos Kleiber, Bavarian State Opera
Recorded on 16 July 1983 at the National Theatre Munich
CD: Audio Encyclopedia AE204
1990 Daniela Dessì,
Adelina Scarabelli,
Giuseppe Sabbatini,
Paolo Gavanelli,
Carlo Colombara,
Alfonso Antoniozzi
Gianluigi Gelmetti,
Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra and Chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 74321 39496-2
1994 Cheryl Barker,
Christine Douglas,
David Hobson,
Roger Lemke,
Gary Rowley,
David Lemke
Richard Gill
The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Chorus
(Video directed by Baz Luhrmann, with design by Catherine Martin)
DVD: ABC Classics,
Cat: 708115
1995 Kiri Te Kanawa,
Nancy Gustafson,
Richard Leech,
Alan Titus,
Roberto Scanduzzi,
Gino Quilico
Kent Nagano,
London Symphony Orchestra and The Ambrosian Singers and the St. Clement Danes School Choir
CD: Erato 0630-1-10699-2
1998 Angela Gheorghiu,
Elisabetta Scano,
Roberto Alagna,
Simon Keenlyside,
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo,
Roberto De Candia
Riccardo Chailly,
La Scala Chorus and Orchestra
CD: Decca
Cat: 470 624-2 DSA
1999 Barbara Frittoli,
Eva Mei,
Andrea Bocelli,
Paolo Gavanelli,
Mario Luperi,
Natale de Carolis
Zubin Mehta,
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
CD: Decca
Cat: 470 62435782
2002 Alexia Voulgaridou,
Elena de la Merced,
Rolando Villazón,
Ludovic Tézier,
Markus Marquardt,
Toby Stafford-Allen
Ulf Schirmer,
Vienna Symphony
Video recording of a performance on the Seebühne, Bregenz[1] at the Bregenzer Festspiele, stage directors: Richard Jones and Anthony McDonald; Film director: Brian Large 2002.
DVD: Capriccio Digital
Cat: 93 515
2006 Inva Mula,
Laura Giordano,
Aquiles Machado (es),
Fabio Capitanucci,
Felipe Bou,
David Menéndez
Jesús López-Cobos,
Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real
DVD: Opus Arte
Cat: OA0961D
2008 Anna Netrebko,
Nicole Cabell,
Rolando Villazón,
Boaz Daniel
Stéphane Degout (fr),
Vitalij Kowaljow
Bertrand de Billy,
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
The audio recording was made at a concert performances in the Münchner Philharmonie, Gasteig, in April 2007 and used as the soundtrack for the film[1] as directed by Robert Dornheim)
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 477 6600
DVD: Kultur International Films
Cat: KUL D4601
2012 Takesha Meshé Kizart,
Taryn Fiebig,
Ji-Min Park,
José Carbó,
David Parkin,
Shane Lowrencev
Shao-Chia Lü
Opera Australia
directed by Gale Edwards
DVD: ABC Classics
Cat: 762470

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Recordings of La bohème on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  2. ^ "Puccini: Boheme (la)". Hong Kong: Naxos Records. 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Review by Emmanuel Dupuy in Diapason 637 July-August 2015, p133.

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