Cavalleria rusticana discography

This is a discography of Cavalleria rusticana, an opera by Pietro Mascagni. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 17 May 17, 1890. There have been over 100 full-length recordings of Cavalleria rusticana published since it was first recorded in Germany in 1909.[1] Mascagni himself has conducted the opera in two recordings, the best-known of which is the 1940 EMI recording made to mark the 50th anniversary of the opera's premiere. The performance by the La Scala orchestra and chorus with Lina Bruna Rasa as Santuzza and Beniamino Gigli as Turiddu also has a spoken introduction by Mascagni. Originally released as an LP, it is available on CD under several historical recording labels, including Naxos.[2]

RecordingsEdit

Year Cast
(Santuzza, Turiddu,
Alfio, Lucia)
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label[3]
1927 May Blyth
Heddle Nash
Harold Williams
Justine Griffiths
Aylmer Buesst
British National Opera Company
CD: Divine Art Historic Sound
Cat: DDH 27805
1929-1930 Delia Sanzio
Giovanni Breviario
Piero Biasini
Olga de Franco
Carlo Sabajno
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
CD: Arkadia
Cat: 78046
1930 Giannina Arangi-Lombardi
Antonio Melandri
Gino Lulli
Ida Mannarini
Lorenzo Molajoli
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
CD: Preiser Records
Cat: 90042
1934 Iva Pacetti
Beniamino Gigli
Mario Basiola
Giuseppe Nessi
Leone Paci
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
CD: Opera D'Oro
Cat: OPD-9009
1950 Giulietta Simionato
Achille Braschi
Carlo Tagliabue
Liliana Pellegrino
Arturo Basile
Cetra orchestra and chorus
LP: Cetra Records
Cat:
1951 Valentina Petrova
Eddy Ruhl
Ivan Petrov
Lidia Malani
Erasmo Ghiglia
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra and chorus
LP: Remington Records
Cat: 199-74
1953 Zinka Milanov
Jussi Björling
Robert Merrill
Carol Smith
Renato Cellini
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
CD: RCA Red Seal
Cat: 88875054492
Margaret Harshaw
Richard Tucker
Frank Guarrera
Thelma Votipka
Fausto Cleva
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
LP: Columbia
Cat: SL-123
CD: Sony
Cat:
Maria Callas
Giuseppe Di Stefano
Rolando Panerai
Ebe Ticozzi
Tullio Serafin
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
CD: EMI CD
Cat: 7243 5 56287 2 5
1954 Elena Nicolai
Mario del Monaco
Aldo Protti
Anna Maria Anelli
Franco Ghione
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
LP: Decca
Cat: ACL 199-200;
CD: Great Opera Performances
Cat: GOP 66314
1957 Renata Tebaldi
Jussi Björling
Ettore Bastianini
Rina Corsi
Alberto Erede
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra and chorus
CD: Decca CD
Cat: 458 2242
1958 Caterina Mancini
Gianni Poggi
Aldo Protti
Aurora Cattelani
Ugo Rápalo
Teatro di San Carlo orchestra and chorus
LP: Philips
Cat: SABL 135-7
1960 Giulietta Simionato
Mario del Monaco
Cornell MacNeil
Anna di Stasio
Tullio Serafin
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia orchestra and chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 467 484-2
1962 Victoria de Los Angeles
Franco Corelli
Mario Sereni
Corinna Vozza
Gabriele Santini
Rome Opera orchestra and chorus
CD: EMI CD
Cat: 72438-19968-2-9
1965 Fiorenza Cossotto
Carlo Bergonzi
Giangiacomo Guelfi
Maria Gracia Allegri
Herbert von Karajan
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 419 257-2
1966 Elena Souliotis
Mario del Monaco
Tito Gobbi
Anna di Stasio
Silvio Varviso
Orchestra e Coro di Roma
LP: Decca
Cat:
1976 Julia Varady
Luciano Pavarotti
Piero Cappuccilli
Ida Bormida
Gianandrea Gavazzeni
National Philharmonic Orchestra
London Voices
CD: Decca Classics
Cat: 00289 414 5902
1978 Renata Scotto
Plácido Domingo
Pablo Elvira
Jean Kraft
James Levine
National Philharmonic Orchestra
CD: RCA Victor
Cat: RCA RD 83091
1979 Montserrat Caballé
José Carreras
Matteo Manuguerra
Astrid Varnay
Riccardo Muti
Philharmonia Orchestra
CD: EMI CD
Cat: CMS 7 63650 2
1981 Martina Arroyo
Franco Bonisolli
Bernd Weikl
Juliana Falk
Lamberto Gardelli
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
CD: Eurodisc
Cat:
1983 Elena Obraztsova
Plácido Domingo
Renato Bruson
Fedora Barbieri
Georges Prêtre
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
CD: Philips
Cat: 416 137-2
1989 Agnes Baltsa
Plácido Domingo
Juan Pons
Vera Baniewicz
Giuseppe Sinopoli
Philharmonia Orchestra
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: CD 429 568-2
1990 Jessye Norman
Giuseppe Giacomini
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Rosa Laghezza
Semyon Bychkov
Orchestre de Paris
CD: Philips
Cat: 432 105-2
1992 Stefka Evstatieva
Giacomo Aragall
Eduard Tumagian
Alzbeta Michalková
Alexander Rahbari
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Slovak Philharmonic Choir
CD: Naxos
Cat: 8 660022
1997 Nelly Miricioiu
Dennis O'Neill
Phillip Joll
Elizabeth Bainbridge
David Parry
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
CD: Chandos
Cat: CHAN 3004
2020 Ezgi Kutlu
Aldo Di Toro
Audun Iversen
Cheryl Studer
Oksana Lyniv
Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Oper Graz Chorus
CD: Oehms Classics
Cat: OC 987
2020 Melody Moore
Brian Jagde
Lester Lynch
Elisabetta Fiorillo
Marek Janowski
Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
MDR Leipzig Radio Choir
CD: Pentatone
Cat: PTC 5186772

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Recordings on the opera on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk Retrieved 6 February 2010
  2. ^ Mallach, Alan (2002). Pietro Mascagni and His Operas, p. 298. University Press of New England. ISBN 1555535240
  3. ^ Unless otherwise indicated, this discography is sourced from Recordings of Cavalleria rusticana on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk

Further readingEdit

For extensive annotated discographies of Cavalleria rusticana, see: