The World of Verdi Opera

The Cleveland Institute of Music’s Opera Theater will be presenting a concert from November 8th to 12th that includes Act 1 from Verdi’s La Traviata and other celebrated opera scenes. Below is a list of other gems from Verdi’s oevre that may be found in our recording collection.

La traviata
CDc 5109
Victoria de los Angeles, soprano; Carlo del Monte, tenor; Mario Sereni, baritone; Rome Opera House. Tullio Serafin; conductor
CDc 5875 – Anna Moffo, soprano; Richard Tucker, tenor; Robert Merrill, baritone; Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus; Fernando Previtali, conductor

Aida
CDc 7756
Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Brigitte Fassbaender, Plácido Domingo, Siegmund Nimsgern, Robert Lloyd, Nikolaus Hillebrand, Norbert Orth, Marianne Seibel; Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Riccardo Muti, conductor

Falstaff
CDc 5117
Janet Perry, Raina Kabaivanska, sopranos; Christa Ludwig, Trudeliese Schmidt, mezzo-sopranos; Francisco Araiza, tenor; Giuseppe Taddei, Rolando Panerai, baritones; Wiener Staatsopernchor; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, conductor

Gerusalemme (I Lombardi alla prima crociata)
CDc 5092
Leyla Gencer, Mirella Fiorentini, Giacomo Aragall, Emilio Salvoldi, Gian Giacomo Guelfi, Antonio Zerbini, Franco Ghitti; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia; Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor

Il corsaro
CDc 5096
Jessye Norman, Montserrat Caballé, sopranos ; José Carreras, tenor ; Gian-Piero Mastromei, bass; Ambrosian Singers; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Lamberto Gardelli, conductor

MacBeth
CDc 5635
Mara Zampieri, soprano; Neil Shicoff, tenor; Renato Bruson, baritone; Robert Lloyd, bass; Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin; Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor

Otello
CDc 5876
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor ; Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano ; Leo Nucci, bass; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Sir Georg Solti, conductor

Rigoletto
CDc 5874
Maria Callas, soprano ; Fedora Barbieri, mezzo-soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Rolando Panerai, baritone ; Nicola Zaccaria, bass; RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus; Georg Solti, conductor

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