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Hertha Glaz, Thomas Haysward, Hans Hoffer, Set Svanhlom, Astird Varnay

New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Fritz Reiner

...a searingly dramatic performance under Fritz Reiner with a cast as starry as one could imagine. Reiner's conducting is urgent and intense from start to finish, with Hans Hotter in his prime... More…

2 CDs

($13.00) $9.75

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

No digital booklet included

Lauritz Melchior (Siegmund), Astrid Varnay (Sieglinde), Helen Traubel (Brünnhilde), Friedrich Schorr (Wotan), Kerstin Thorborg (Fricka)

New York Metropolitan Opera and Chorus, Erich Leinsdorf

an electrifying performance, starrily cast, with radio sound giving clear focus to the voices...[Melchior] is in heroic voice...Varnay is a warm Sieglinde...Traubel sings with a rock-like firmness... More…

3 CDs

($15.00) $11.25

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Hilde Gueden, Blanche Thebom, Eugene Conley, Mack Harrell, Martha Lipton & Norman Scott

Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky

In February 1953, 17 months after the world premiere in Venice, The Rake's Progress received its first American production, conducted by Fritz Reiner. Less than a month later, this studio recording... More…

2 CDs

($13.00) $9.75

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This release includes a digital booklet

American Recordings 1923-1929, Volume 4

Rosa Ponselle, Lennartz (cello), Giovanni Martinelli (tenor), Ezio Pinza (bass) & Marion Telva (contralto)

Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Giulio Setti & Rosario Bourdon

Captured here at her peak, the American soprano possessed the ideal instrument to interpret the great Verdian heroines and here reveals her impeccable tone. More…

CD

($7.00) $6.25

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This release includes a digital booklet

Zinka Milanov, Jussi Björling, Fedora Barbieri, Leonard Warren, Boris Christoff, Plinio Clabassi, Mario Carlin & Bruna Rizzoli, Zinka Milanov and Marian Andersen

Rome Opera House Chorus and Orchestra & Giuseppe Conca, Jonel Perlea, Dimitri Mitropoulos

3 CDs

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This release includes a digital booklet

New York Recordings 1927-28

Beniamino Gigli (tenor), Giuseppe De Luca (baritone), Amelita Galli-Curci (soprano), Louise Homer (contralto), Angelo Bada (tenor), Ezio Pinza (bass)

Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Rosario Bourdon, Giulio Setti

CD

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This release includes a digital booklet

Four-act version

Jussi Björling (Faust), Elisabeth Söderström (Marguerite), Cesare Siepi (Méphistophélès), Robert Merrill (Valentin), Mildred Miller (Siébel), Thelma Votipka (Marthe), Roald Reitan (Wagner)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera, Jean Morel

2 CDs

($12.00) $9.50

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Eleanor Steber (Violetta), Giuseppe di Stefano (Alfredo), Robert Merrill (Giorgio Germont), Thelma Votipka (Flora), Thelma Altman (Annina)

New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Giuseppe Antonicelli

Few singers on disc can match Eleanor Steber as Violetta...The beauty and precision as well as the power of Steber's singing are phenomenal...the emotional thrust of the drama comes over at full... More…

2 CDs

($13.00) $9.75

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No digital booklet included

Rosa Ponselle (soprano), Giovanni Martinelli (tenor), Ezio Pinza (bass)

New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus

a wonderful gallery of perfection, beautifully transferred with the voice vividly caught More…

CD

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Four-act version in Italian

Mario Filippeschi (Don Carlo), Boris Christoff (Filippo II), Tito Gobbi (Rodrigo), Antonietta Stella (Elisabetta di Valois), Elena Nicolai (Eboli), Giulio Neri (Il Grande Inquisitore), Loretta Di Lelio (Tebaldo)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera House, Rome, Gabriele Santini

chiefly memorable for the incomparable contributions of Tito Gobbi and Boris Christoff...which have never been matched since...Gobbi's singing in the Death Scene is arguably the finest recorded... More…

3 CDs

($15.00) $11.25

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

This release includes a digital booklet