La traviata discography

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The following is a partial discography of the many audio[1] and video[2] recordings of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, La traviata. Based on the novel La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, La traviata has been a staple of the operatic repertoire since its premiere on 6 March 1853 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.[3]

Audio recordings[edit]

Year Cast
(Violetta,
Alfredo,
Germont)
Conductor,
opera house and orchestra
Label[4]
1912 Jane Morlet,
Maurizio Troselli,
Henri Albers
Emile Archainbaud,
Opéra-Comique orchestra and chorus, Paris??
Marston
Cat: MR 52043
1915 Margherita Bevignani,
Franco Tuminello,
Ernesto Badini
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala orchestra and chorus, Milan
Mike Richter
Cat: Audio Encyclopedia 301
1928 Mercedes Capsir,
Lionello Cecil,
Carlo Galeffi
Lorenzo Molajoli,
La Scala orchestra and chorus, Milan
Naxos Records
Cat: No. 8.110110-11
1930 Anna Rosza,
Alessandro Ziliani,
Luigi Borgonovi
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala orchestra and chorus, Milan
Opera d'Oro
Cat: OPD 9002
1946 Licia Albanese,
Jan Peerce,
Robert Merrill
Arturo Toscanini,
NBC Symphony Orchestra
RCA Victor
Cat: 60303
1946 Adriana Guerrini,
Luigi Infantino,
Paolo Silveri
Vincenzo Bellezza,
Rome Opera orchestra and chorus
Grammofono 2000
Cat: AB 78700/01[5]
1953 Maria Callas,
Francesco Albanese,
Ugo Savarese
Gabriele Santini,
Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin, Coro Cetra
Warner Classics
Cat: 698772;
Andromeda
Cat: ANR 2504/05
1955 Licia Albanese,
Giacinto Prandelli,
Ettore Bastianini
Alberto Erede,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
(Recording of a performance at Met, 1 January 1955)
Walhall
Cat: WLCD0284
1955 Maria Callas,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Ettore Bastianini
Carlo Maria Giulini,
La Scala orchestra and chorus, Milan
(Recording of a performance at La Scala, 28 May 1955)
EMI Classics
Cat: 66450
1955 Antonietta Stella,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Tito Gobbi
Tullio Serafin,
La Scala orchestra and chorus, Milan
Naxos Historical
Cat: 8.111272-3
1956 Rosanna Carteri,
Cesare Valletti,
Leonard Warren
Pierre Monteux,
Rome Opera orchestra and chorus
RCA Red Seal
cat: 88875051922
1958 Maria Callas,
Alfredo Kraus,
Mario Sereni
Franco Ghione,
San Carlos National Theatre orchestra and chorus, Lisbon
(Recording of a performance in Lisbon, 27 March)
EMI Classics
Cat: 56330
1960 Anna Moffo,
Richard Tucker,
Robert Merrill
Fernando Previtali,
Rome Opera orchestra and chorus
RCA Victor
Cat: 68885
1962 Joan Sutherland,
Carlo Bergonzi,
Robert Merrill
John Pritchard,
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra and chorus
Decca
Cat: 717302
1962 Renata Scotto,
Gianni Raimondi,
Ettore Bastianini
Antonino Votto,
La Scala orchestra and chorus
Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 894002
1967 Montserrat Caballé,
Carlo Bergonzi,
Sherrill Milnes
Georges Prêtre,
RCA Italiana Opera orchestra and chorus
RCA Red Seal
Cat: 88883727172
1968 Virginia Zeani,
Ion Buzea,
Nicolae Herlea
Jean Bobescu
Romanian National Opera, Bucharest Orchestra and Chorus
World of the Opera
Cat: 5251
1968 Pilar Lorengar,
Giacomo Aragall,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Lorin Maazel,
Orchester und Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Decca
Cat: 443000
1971 Beverly Sills,
Nicolai Gedda,
Rolando Panerai
Aldo Ceccato,
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir
EMI Classics
Cat: 69827
1973 Mirella Freni,
Franco Bonisolli,
Sesto Bruscantini
Lamberto Gardelli,
Chor Staatsoper Berin, Staatskapelle Berlin
ARTS
Cat: 43031-2
1976 Ileana Cotrubaş,
Plácido Domingo,
Sherrill Milnes
Carlos Kleiber
Bavarian State Opera orchestra and chorus
Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 415132
1979 Joan Sutherland,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Matteo Manuguerra
Richard Bonynge,
National Philharmonic Orchestra and London Opera Chorus
Decca
Cat: 430491
1980 Renata Scotto,
Alfredo Kraus,
Renato Bruson
Riccardo Muti,
Philharmonia Orchestra and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus
EMI Classics
Cat: 47538
1991 Cheryl Studer,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Juan Pons
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 435797
1992 Kiri Te Kanawa,
Alfredo Kraus,
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Zubin Mehta,
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra and chorus
Philips
Cat: 438238
1994 Angela Gheorghiu,
Frank Lopardo,
Leo Nucci
Georg Solti,
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden orchestra and chorus
Decca
Cat: 448119
2004 Renée Fleming,
Ramón Vargas,
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Valery Gergiev,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
The Metropolitan Opera
Available on Rhapsody
2005 Anna Netrebko,
Rolando Villazón,
Thomas Hampson
Carlo Rizzi,
Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera Chorus
(Live recording)
Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 52902
2012 Emma Matthews,
Gianluca Terranova,
Jonathan Summers
Brian Castles-Onion,
Chorus and Orchestra of Opera Australia
EPC Distribution
Cat:OPOZ56031CD

Video recordings[edit]

Year Cast
(Violetta,
Alfredo,
Germont)
Conductor,
opera house and orchestra
Label[4]
1968 Anna Moffo,
Franco Bonisolli,
Gino Bechi
Giuseppe Patanè,
Rome Opera orchestra and chorus
(Film directed by Mario Lanfranchi)
DVD: Video Artists International,
Cat: VAI 4223
1983 Teresa Stratas,
Plácido Domingo,
Cornell MacNeil
James Levine
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(La traviata (1983 film) directed by Franco Zeffirelli)
DVD: Universal Studios,
Cat: 0 2519-20326-2 2
1998 Marie McLaughlin,
Walter MacNeil,
Brent Ellis
Bernard Haitink,
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
DVD:Arthaus Musik
Cat:100112
1994 Angela Gheorghiu,
Frank Lopardo,
Leo Nucci
Georg Solti,
Royal Opera House orchestra and chorus
(Live recording, December)
DVD: Decca
Cat: 071 431-9
2004 Patrizia Ciofi,
Roberto Saccà,
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Lorin Maazel,
Orchestra and chorus of La Fenice
(Live recording from La Fenice on 18 November)
DVD: TDK
Cat: DV-OPLTLF
2005 Norah Ansellem
José Bros
Renato Bruson
Jesús López-Cobos
Madrid Symphony Orchestra and chorus
(Live recording from the Teatro Real, March)
DVD: Opus Arte
Cat: OA 934D
2005 Anna Netrebko,
Rolando Villazón,
Thomas Hampson
Carlo Rizzi,
Salzburg Festival, Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera Chorus
(Video recording of a performance at the Salzburg Festival)
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon,
Cat: 073 4189
Blu-ray: 073 4525
2005 Eva Mei,
Piotr Beczala,
Thomas Hampson
Franz Welser-Möst
Chorus and Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House
(Live recording of performance from Zurich Opera House)
DVD:Arthaus Musik
Cat:101247
2006 Renée Fleming,
Rolando Villazón,
Renato Bruson
James Conlon,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Los Angeles Opera
(Video recording of a performance in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 17 September)
DVD: Decca,
Cat: B000W7Y6BA
2007 Angela Gheorghiu,
Ramón Vargas,
Roberto Frontali
Lorin Maazel
Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala
(Video recording of a live performance from La Scala)
DVD:Arthaus Musik
Cat:101343
2008 Kristiane Kaiser,
Jean-François Borras,
Georg Tichy
Ernst Märzendorfer
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus (Video recording of a live performance at the Römersteinbruch St. Margarethen, 11 July 2008)
DVD:EuroArts
Cat:2057218
2009 Cinzia Forte
Saimir Pirgu
Giovanni Meoni
Paolo Arrivabeni
Opéra Royal de Wallonie Orchestra and Chorus
(Live recording from the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, March)
DVD: Dynamic,
Cat: 33642
2009 Renée Fleming,
Joseph Calleja,
Thomas Hampson
Antonio Pappano
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera
(Video recording of a live performance from Covent Garden)
DVD:Arthaus Musik
Cat:OABD7076D
2011 Natalie Dessay,
Charles Castronovo,
Ludovic Tezier
Louis Langrée,
London Symphony Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
(Live recording from Aix-en-Provence Festival, July)
DVD: Virgin Classics
DVD: 5099973079897
2011 Marlis Petersen,
Giuseppe Varano,
James Rutherford
Tecwyn Evans
Graz Opera Chorus, Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
(Video recording of a live performance at the Graz Opera)
DVD:Arthaus Musik
Cat:108036

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ A much more comprehensive discography can be found at operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  2. ^ For many other video recordings of La traviata, see the listings at Amazon.com and at IMDb.com.
  3. ^ Cunningham, Lawrence S. and Reich, John J., Culture & Values, Volume II: A Survey of the Humanities, Cengage Learning, 2009, p. 437. ISBN 0-495-56926-7
  4. ^ a b Recordings from operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  5. ^ Previously issued in LP format as Columbia SL-103

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