Tosca discography

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This is a discography of Tosca, an opera by Giacomo Puccini. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14 January 1900. Tosca has been one of the most frequently recorded operas, dating back to a nearly complete acoustical recording in 1918.

Audio[edit]

Year Cast: Tosca,
Cavaradossi,
Scarpia
Conductor,
Opera house, orchestra
Label[1]
1918 Lya Remondini,
Carlo Broccardi,
Dario Zani
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus, Milan
78rpm: La voce del padrone
Cat: S5584-S5606 (even numbered, 12 discs)
1920 Valentina Bartolomasi,
Attilio Salvaneschi,
Adolfo Pacini
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus, Milan
(Recorded by HMV)
78 RPM: Società Nazionale del Grammofono
S5702- S57244 (12 discs)
1929 Carmen Melis,
Piero Pauli,
Apollo Granforte
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
(Recorded by HMV)
CD: Arkadia
Cat: 78002
1930 Bianca Scacciati (it),
Alessandro Granda,
Enrico Molinari (it)
Lorenzo Molajoli,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
78rpm: Columbia Records D14594 – D14607 (14 discs)
33rpm LP: Columbia (UK)
Cat: EL-4
1938 Maria Caniglia,
Beniamino Gigli,
Armando Borgioli
Oliviero De Fabritiis,
Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
(Recorded by HMV)
CD: Arkadia
Cat: 78025
1946 Grace Moore,
Jan Peerce,
Lawrence Tibbett
Cesare Sodero,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(Recording of a performance at the Met, 9 February 1946)
CD: Myto Records
Cat: MCD 942 98
1950 Maria Callas,
Mario Filippeschi,
Robert Weede
Umberto Mugnai,
Palacio de Bellas Artes Orchestra and Chorus, Mexico City
(Recording of a performance at the Palacio de las Bellas Artes, 8 June 1950)
CD: Arkadia
Cat: GA 2047
1951 Simona Dall'Argine,
Nino Scattolini,
Scipio Colombo
Argeo Quadri,
Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Choir
(Recorded by Westminster)
CD: Preiser Records
Cat: 20024
1951 Adriana Guerrini,
Gianni Poggi,
Paolo Silveri
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli,
RAI Orchestra and Chorus, Turin
(Recorded by Cetra)
CD: Warner Fonit
Cat: 5046 63305-2
1951 Renata Tebaldi,
Giuseppe Campora,
Enzo Mascherini
Alberto Erede,
Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra and Chorus, Rome
(Recorded by Decca)
CD: Pearl
Cat: 199
1951 Vera Petrova,
Eddy Ruhl,
Piero Campolonghi (it)
Emilio Tieri,
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra and Chorus
33rpm LP: Remington
Cat: 199-62
1952 Maria Callas,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Piero Campolonghi
Guido Picco,
Palacio de Bellas Artes Orchestra and Chorus, Mexico City
(Recording of a performance at the Palacio de las Bellas Artes, 1 July 1952)
CD: Archipel
Cat: OO49
1953 Maria Callas,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Tito Gobbi
Victor de Sabata,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
CD:EMI Classics[2]
Cat: 562890
1955 Gigliola Frazzoni,
Ferruccio Tagliavini,
Giangiacomo Guelfi
Arturo Basile,
RAI Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Turin
CD: Warner Fonit
Cat: 8573 87479-2
1956 Renata Tebaldi,
Richard Tucker,
Leonard Warren
Dimitri Mitropoulos
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(Recording of a performance at the Met, 7 January 1956)
CD: Andromeda
Cat: ANDRCD 9001
1957 Dorothy Kirsten,
Daniele Barioni,
Frank Guarrera
Dimitri Mitropoulos
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus (abridged)
(Recorded by Metropolitan Opera Record Club)
CD: Premiere Opera Ltd.
Cat: CDNO 446-2 (1 CD)
1957 Zinka Milanov,
Jussi Björling,
Leonard Warren
Erich Leinsdorf,
Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
CD: RCA Victor Red Seal
Cat: 63305
1957 Zinka Milanov,
Franco Corelli,
Giangiacomo Guelfi
Alexander Gibson,
Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus, London
(Recording of a performance at Covent Garden, 1 July 1957)
CD: Royal Opera House Heritage Series
Cat: ROH S 5
1957 Antonietta Stella,
Gianni Poggi,
Giuseppe Taddei
Tullio Serafin,
Teatro di San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus, Naples
(Recorded by Philips)
CD: Live Opera Heaven Ltd.
Cat: C 1371
1957 Magda Olivero,
Eugenio Fernandi,
Scipio Colombo
Emidio Tieri,
RAI, Milan (Concert Version of October 31st)
CD: Opera Depot
Cat: 11066-2
1959 Renata Tebaldi,
Mario Del Monaco,
George London
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli,
Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 1064502
1959 Renata Tebaldi,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Tito Gobbi
Gianandrea Gavazzeni
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
(Recording of a performance at La Scala, December 1959)
CD: Opera d'Oro
Cat: OPD 1162
1960 Jane Rhodes,
Albert Lance,
Gabriel Bacquier
Manuel Rosenthal,
Paris Opéra Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(Performed in French)
33rpm LP: Véga
Cat: 28017-9
1960 Stefania Woytowicz,
Sándor Kónya,
Kim Borg
Horst Stein,
Berlin State Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(Performed in German)
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 138722-3 (LP)
1962 Leontyne Price,
Franco Corelli,
Cornell MacNeil
Kurt Adler
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(Recording of a performance at the Met, 2 April 1962)
CD: Sony
Cat: 80468
1962 Leontyne Price,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Giuseppe Taddei
Herbert von Karajan,
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus
(Recorded by Decca for RCA)
CD:Decca
Cat: 639002
1964 Maria Callas,
Carlo Bergonzi,
Tito Gobbi
Georges Prêtre,
Paris Conservatory Orchestra, Paris Opera Chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 66444
1964 Tamara Milashkina,
Zurab Andjaparidze,
Oleg Klenov
Yevgeny Svetlanov,
USSR State Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
(Recorded by Melodiya)
CD: Classical Records (Russia)
Cat: CR-024
1966 Birgit Nilsson,
Franco Corelli,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Lorin Maazel,
Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 460753
1972 Leontyne Price,
Plácido Domingo,
Sherrill Milnes
Zubin Mehta,
New Philharmonia Orchestra, John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir
CD: RCA Victor Red Seal
Cat: 70783
1976 Galina Vishnevskaya,
Franco Bonisolli,
Matteo Manuguerra
Mstislav Rostropovich,
French National Orchestra, French National Radio Chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 458402
1976 Montserrat Caballé,
José Carreras,
Ingvar Wixell
Colin Davis,
Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Philips Records
Cat: 438359
1976 Tamara Milashkina,
Vladimir Atlantov,
Yuri Mazurok
Mark Ermler,
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and Chorus
(Recorded by Melodiya)
33rpm LP: EMI
Cat: 165-99357/58
1977 Virginia Zeani,
Corneliu Fanateanu,
Nicolae Herlea
Cornel Trailescu,
Romanian National Opera, Bucharest Chorus and Orchestra
CD: World of the Opera
Cat: 5257
1978 Mirella Freni,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Sherrill Milnes
Nicola Rescigno,
National Philharmonic Orchestra, London Opera Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys Choir
CD: Decca
Cat: 414036
1979 Katia Ricciarelli,
José Carreras,
Ruggero Raimondi
Herbert von Karajan,
Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin State Opera Chorus, Schöneberger Sängerknaben (de)
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 4138152
1980 Renata Scotto,
Plácido Domingo,
Renato Bruson
James Levine,
Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, St. Clement Danes School Choir
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 66504
1988 Éva Marton,
José Carreras,
Juan Pons
Michael Tilson Thomas,
Hungarian State Orchestra, Hungarian State R/TV Chorus
CD: Sony
Cat: 091175
1990 Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,
Giacomo Aragall,
Leo Nucci
Georg Solti,
National Philharmonic Orchestra, Welsh National Opera Chorus, Royal Opera House Children's Chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 414597
1990 Mirella Freni,
Plácido Domingo,
Samuel Ramey
Giuseppe Sinopoli,
Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Opera House Chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 431775
1990 Raina Kabaivanska,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Ingvar Wixell
Daniel Oren,
Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
CD: RCA Victor Red Seal
Cat: 61806
1996 Jane Eaglen,
Dennis O'Neill,
Gregory Yurisich
David Parry,
Philharmonia Orchestra, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Peter Kay Children's Choir (performed in English)
CD: Chandos Records
Cat: 3000
2000 Angela Gheorghiu,
Roberto Alagna,
Ruggero Raimondi
Sir Antonio Pappano,
Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus, Tiffin Boys' Choir
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 57173
2000 Maria Guleghina,
Salvatore Licitra,
Leo Nucci
Riccardo Muti,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Sony Classical Records
Cat: S2K 89271
2001 Fiorenza Cedolins,
Andrea Bocelli,
Carlo Guelfi
Zubin Mehta,
Orchestra and Chorus of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
CD: Decca
Cat: 414597

Video[edit]

Year Cast: Tosca,
Cavaradossi,
Scarpia
Conductor,
Opera house, orchestra
Label
1964 Maria Callas,
Renato Cioni,
Tito Gobbi
Carlo Felice Cillario,
Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
(Videotape of live telecast of act 2 at Covent Garden, 9 February 1964)
DVD: EMI Classics
Cat: DVA 4 92851 9
1976 Raina Kabaivanska,
Plácido Domingo,
Sherrill Milnes
Bruno Bartoletti,
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Ambrosian Singers
(Film – directed by Gianfranco De Bosio)
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 00440 073 4038
1985 Hildegard Behrens,
Plácido Domingo,
Cornell MacNeil
Giuseppe Sinopoli,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 00440 073 4100
1993 Catherine Malfitano,
Plácido Domingo,
Ruggero Raimondi
Zubin Mehta,
RAI Orchestra Sinfonica and Coro di Roma
(Film Tosca from Rome broadcast live in three parts – directed by Brian Large / Giuseppe Patroni Griffi)
VHS: Teldec Video
Kultur Video
Cat: 6302779715; DVD:
Cat: D4524
1998 Catherine Malfitano,
Richard Margison,
Bryn Terfel
Riccardo Chailly,
De Nederlandse Opera
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
(Film – directed by Misjel Vermeiren)
DVD: Decca
Cat: 074 3201
2001 Angela Gheorghiu,
Roberto Alagna,
Ruggero Raimondi
Antonio Pappano,
Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
(Film – directed by Benoît Jacquot)
DVD: EMI Classics
Cat: 7243 5 57173 2 0
2004 Daniela Dessì,
Fabio Armiliato,
Ruggero Raimondi
Maurizio Benini,
Teatro Real Orchestra and Chorus
(Film – directed by Núria Espert)
DVD: Opus Arte
Cat: 901
2006 Fiorenza Cedolins,
Marcelo Álvarez,
Ruggero Raimondi
Daniel Oren,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Verona Arena
(Stage director: Hugo de Ana)
BD: TDK
Cat: DVBD-OPTOV
(Video director: Loreena Kaufmann)
2007 Antonia Cifrone,
Stefano Secco,
Giorgio Surian (it)
Valerio Galli,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Festival Puccini, Torre del Lago
(Stage director: Mario Corradi)
Recording on DVD
Dynamic (record label)
Cat.33569

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Recordings of Tosca on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  2. ^ This recording has been described as the best selling lyric opera of all time. See for example Lebrecht, Norman (21 March 2007) "The Classic Million-sellers". La Scena Musicale.

Sources

  • Blyth, Alan, ed. Opera on Record. Hutchinson & Co., London. 1979.
  • Gruber, Paul, ed. The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera. W.W. Norton & Co., New York. 1993.

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