Opera Recordings



In alphabetical order 


Cilea 
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
17.12.1966
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Oliviero de Fabritiis

Leyla Gencer (Adriana); Amadeo Zambon (Maurizio); Antonio Zerbini (Il principe di Bouillon); Bruno Lazzaretti (La principessa di Bouillon); Enzo Sordello (Michonnet); Franco Ricciardi (l'Abate)

Bonus

Puccini
TURANDOT
13.01.1962
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Oliviero de Fabritiis

Udovich (Turandot); Gencer (Liu); Corelli (Calaf)
Signore ascolta / Il nome che cercate... / Tu che di gel sei cinta
 GAO - 2 CD

Recordings of Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea are surveyed in the following publications:
HARRIS p.15; Opera on Record 2 p.292; CELLETTI p.160; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.155p.126; MET p.82; MET(VID) p.41; PENGUIN p.60; Opera on Video p.214; GIUDICI p.134 (2) p.221; Opéra Internatonal novembre 2000 No.251 pp.60-61
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Fanfare - Vol.17 No.3 January-February 1994 p.161
Opéra International - No.183 September 1994 p.70
Comments: Recording of a performance at Teatro di San Carlo (see Opera April 1967 p. 292). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca  
Spontini



AGNESE DI HOHENSTAUFEN
12.05.1974
Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale di Fiorentino
Riccardo Muti

Leyla Gencer (Agnese); Joy Davidson (Irmengarda); Veriano Luchetti (Enrico II Palatino); Nicola Martinucci (Filippo); Walter Alberti (Enrico il Leone); Dan Jordachescu (Duca di Borgogna); Mario Petri (Enrico VI); Ferruccio Mazzoli (Arcivescono); Ottavio Taddei (Teobaldo)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD



Recordings of Agnes von Hohenstaufen by Gaspare Spontini are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.773



Verdi
AIDA
04.08.1963
Orchestra e Coro dell'Arena di Verona
Tullio Serafin

Leyla Gencer (Aida); Gastone Limarilli (Radames); Giulietta Simionato (Amneris); Giangiacomo Guelfi (Amonasro); Bonaldo Giaiotti (Ramfis); Antonio Zerbini (Il Re); Silvana Tumicelli (una sacerdotessa); Ottorino Begali (un messaggero)
Stage Director: Herbert Graf ve Carlo Maestrini
Sceen and costume design: Pino Casarini
HOUSE OF OPERA - 1 DVD


Recordings of Aida by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22
Comments: Video recording of Acts 1 to 3 of a performance in the Arena di Verona (4 August 1963). Act 4 was not performed because of bad weather


Verdi
AIDA
16.07.1966
Orchestra e Coro dell'Arena di Verona
Franco Capuana

Leyla Gencer (Aida); Fiorenza Cossotto (Amneris); Carlo Bergonzi (Radames); Anselmo Colzani (Amonasro); Bonaldo Giaiotti (Ramfis); Franco Pugliese (Il Re); Ottorino Bengali (un messaggero); Adalina Grigolato (una sacerdotessa)
GDS - 2 CD


Verdi 
AIDA
09.08.1966
Orchestra e Coro dell'Arena di Verona
Franco Capuana

Leyla Gencer (Aida); Fiorenza Cossotto (Amneris); Carlo Bergonzi (Radames); Anselmo Colzani (Amonasro); Bonaldo Giaiotti (Ramfis); Franco Pugliese (Il Re); Ottorino Bengali (un messaggero); Adalina Grigolato (una sacerdotessa)

Herbert Graf, regia
Pino Casarini, scena e costumi
HARDY - 1 DVD

Recordings of Aida by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
(The) Gramophone - January 2004 p.85, p.87 [AB]
Opera News - June 1996 p.52 (video); November 2003 p.68 (DVD) [IS]
Fanfare - Vol.14 No.5 May/June 1991 pp.306-307 (audio) [JM]
Orpheus - Januar 1997 S.63; März + April 2004 S.78 (DVD) [IW]
Opéra International - novembre 1996 No.207 p.49 (video)
Diapason - No.506 septembre 2003 p.134 [MP]
Classical Express - Issue No.80 November 1996 p.7 (video)
American Record Guide - November/December 2003 Vol.66 No.6 p.271 (DVD) [CHP]
International Record Review - February 2004 p.92 [MVA]
VERDI DAL VIVO - p.25 (audio)
L'opera (Milano) - Anno X - N.101 - ottobre 1996 p.88 (video)
Musica (Milano) - No.101 Anno 21 - dicembre 1996-gennaio 1997 p.147 (video)
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.23 marzo-mayo 1997 p.71 (video)
Musica (Milano) - N.154 marzo 2004 p.102 (DVD) [SH]

Comments: Audio and video recordings of a performance (or of performances) in the Arena of Verona (3 August 1966). According to OPERA (Festival Issue 1966 pp.105-106) Gencer took over the role of Aida from the indisposed Eleanora Ross. It is stated incorrectly on the H.R.E recording that the conductor is Zubin Mehta. The date given on the Hardy video is 9 August 1966 (or 16 July 1966)

Verdi
AIDA
19.07.1970
Orchestra e Coro dell'Opera di Roma
Terme di Caracalla
Francesco Cristofori

 Leyla Gencer (Aida); Franca Mattiucci (Amneris); Angelo Mori (Radames); Mario Sereni (Amonasro); Ivo Vinco (Ramfis); Carlo Miaclucci (Il Re)
PREMIER OPERA
2 CD



Recordings of Aida by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22
Comments: Recording of a performance in the Terme di Caracalla (July 1970). The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «Premiere Opera New CD Releases 2004». The partial cast listed above is that given «Leyla Gencer - romanzo vero di una primadonna» by Franca Cella p.505 and in the online chronology of performances by Leyla Gencer. This differs slightly from the partial cast announced in OPERA August 1970 p.748. Premiere lists Guelfi and Raimondi as cast members. 

Verdi
AIDA
07.07.1973
Orchestra e Coro dell'Arena Sferisterio
Arena Macerata
Carlo Franci

Leyla Gencer (Aida);  Maria-Luisa Nave (Amneris); Giorgio Lamberti (Radames); Giangiacomo Guelfi (Amanasro); Carlo Cava (Ramfis); Antonio Zerbini (Il Re); Gabriella Onesti (una sacerdotessa); Mario Ferrara (un messaggero)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2CD


Britten
ALBERT HERRING
05.01.1980
Teatro all Scala di Milano, Piccolo Teatro
Piero Bellugi

Leyla Gencer (Lady Billows); Laura Zannini (Florence Pike); Kate Gamberucci (Miss Wordsworth); Orazio Mori (Mr. Gedge); Carlo Gaifa (Mr. Upfold); Giorgio Surjan (Superintendent Budd); Elip Padovan (Sid); Oslavio di Credico (Albert Herring); Helga Müller Molinari (Nancy); Wilma Borelli (Mrs. Herring); Margherita Vivian (Emmie); Maria Grazia (Cis)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD


Recordings of Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.130; GIUDICI p.102 (2) p.160; American Record Guide July/August 1998 Vol.61 No.4 p.67
Comments: Recording of a performance at the Piccolo Scala (5 January 1980). The performance on 19 December 1979 is reviewed in OPERA March 1980 pp.253-254. 

Gluck
ALCESTE
27.05.1966
Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale di Fiorentino
Vittorio Gui

Leyla Gencer (Alceste); Angelo Loforese (Admeto); Antonio Pietrini (Evandro); Renza Jotti (Ismene); Giovanni Antonini (Apollo); Ernest Blanc (Il Sommo Sacerdote); Giovanni Antonini (un araldo); Slavska Taskova (una corifea);
Biancarosa Zabinelli (una corifea)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD


Gluck
ALCESTE
07.03.1967
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Vittorio Gui

Leyla Gencer (Alceste); Mirto Picchi (Admeto); Giuseppe Baratti (Evandro); Renza Iotti (Ismene); Maurizio Piacenti (Apollo); Luigi Roni (La voce dell'Oracolo); Attilio d'Orazi (Il Sommo Sacerdote); Guido Guarnera (un araldo); Lidia Nerozzi (una corifea); Fernanda Cadoni (una corifea)
OPERA D'ORO - 2 CD

Recordings of Alceste [Vienna] by Christophe Willibald Gluck are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 2 p.59; CELLETTI p.275; Opera on CD (1) p.13 (2) p.16 (3) p.18; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.73 p.98; PENGUIN p.105; Opéra International No.179 avril 1994 p.22; GIUDICI p.259 (2) p.442; Répertoire No.99 février 1997 p.11
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Fanfare - Vol.26 No.3 January/February 2003 pp.102-103 [JC]
Comments: Recording of a performance in Rome (March 1967; see OPERA June 1967 p.504). Vittorio Gui's own version was used. In this the first two acts follow mainly the Paris version (translated into Italian) and the last act incorporates material from the Vienna version. The cast also included Guido Guarnera, Renza Jotti, Maurizio Piacenti


Gluck
ALCESTE
27.04.1972Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Leyla Gencer (Alceste); Giorgio Casellato Lamberti (Admeto); Attilio d'Orazi (Il Sommo Sacerdote); Domenico Trimarchi (Apollo); Giampaolo Corradi (Evandro); Josella Ligi (Ismene); Giovanni Antonini (un araldo); Ubaldo Carosi (La voce dell'Oracolo)
Romano Gondolfi - Maestro del coro
FOYER - 2 CD


Recordings of Alceste [Vienna] by Christophe Willibald Gluck are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 2 p.59; CELLETTI p.275; Opera on CD (1) p.13 (2) p.16 (3) p.18; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.73 p.98; PENGUIN p.105; Opéra International No.179 avril 1994 p.22; GIUDICI p.259 (2) p.442; Répertoire No.99 février 1997 p.11
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Opéra International - No.170 juin 1993 p.70
Comments: A recording of a performance at La Scala (27 April 1972) The performance on 20 April 1972 is reviewed in OPERA September 1972 p.814. Vittorio Gui's version was used. In this the first two acts follow mainly the Paris version (translated into Italian) and the last act incorporates material from the Vienna version.

Prokofiev
ANGELO DI FUOCO
26.06.1959
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Verdi di Trieste
Istvan Kertész

Leyla Gencer (Renata); Rolando Panerai (Ruprect); Stefania Malagù (Landlady); Anna Maria Canali (Fortune Teller); Raimondo Botteghelli (Jakob Glock); Florindo Andreolli (Agrippa von Nettesheim); Mario Carlin (Mephistopheles); Mario Borriello (Faust); Gabriella Carturan (Mother Superior); Enrico Campi (Inquisitor); Antonio Boyer (Mathias); Arturo La Porta (Innkeeper)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Recordings of The Fiery Angel by Sergei Prokofieff are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.580; Opera on CD (1) p.134 (2) p.148 (3) p.167; PENGUIN p.291; GIUDICI p.573 (2) p.956; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.109; American Record Guide May/June 2003 Vol.66 No.3 pp.54-63


Donizetti
ANNA BOLENA
11.07.1958
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro della RAI di Milano
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Leyla Gencer (Anna Bolena); Giulietta Simionato (Giovanna Seymour); Plinio Clabassi (Enrico VIII); Aldo Bertocci (Lord Riccardo Percy); Silvio Majonica (Lord Rochefort); Anna-Maria Rota (Smeton); Mario Carlin (Sir Hervey)
NUOVA ERA - 2 CD

Recordings of Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.52; CELLETTI p.190; MET p.99; PENGUIN p.72; GIUDICI p.169 (2) p.275; Opéra International mars 1997 No.211 p.14; International Opera Collector Summer 1998 No.8 p.18
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera Now - March 1994 p.52
Fanfare - Vol.24 No.1 September/October 2000 p.300 (highlights) [GJ]
Classical Express - September 1995 p.3
CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.84 enero 1996 pp.38-39

Comments: Probably recorded on 11 July 1958 and broadcast on 17 July 1958 (see «EJS Discography» by William Shaman, William J. Collins, and Calvin M. Goodwin p.91) 


Donizetti
ANNA BOLENA
11.06.1965
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Leyla Gencer (Anna Bolena); Patricia Johnson (Giovanna Seymour); Carlo Cava (Enrico VIII); Juan Oncina (Lord Riccardo Percy); Maureen Morelle (Smeton); Don Garrard (Lord Rochefort); Lloyd Smith (Sir Hervey)
ARKADIA - 2 CD


Recordings of Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.52; CELLETTI p.190; MET p.99; PENGUIN p.72; GIUDICI p.169 (2) p.275; Opéra International mars 1997 No.211 p.14; International Opera Collector Summer 1998 No.8 p.18
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Fanfare - March/April 1986 Vol.9 No.4 pp.127-128 [ADC]
Opera Quarterly - Vol.6 No.3 Spring 1989 pp.135-137 [WA]


Donizetti
ANNA BOLENA
07.04.1977
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Gabriele Ferro

Leyla Gencer (Anna Bolena); Boris Christoff (Enrico VIII); Maria-Luisa Nave (Giovanna Seymour); Pietro Bottazzo (Lord Riccardo Percy); Anna di Stasio (Smeton); Robert Amis El Hage (Lord Rochefort); Gino Sininberghi (Sir Hervey)
ON STAGE - 3 CD

Donizetti
ANNA BOLENA
19.04.1977
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Gabriele Ferro

Leyla Gencer (Anna Bolena); Boris Christoff (Enrico VIII); Maria-Luisa Nave (Giovanna Seymour); Pietro Bottazzo (Lord Riccardo Percy); Anna di Stasio (Smeton); Robert Amis El Hage (Lord Rochefort); Gino Sininberghi (Sir Hervey)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Recordings of Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.52; CELLETTI p.190; MET p.99; PENGUIN p.72; GIUDICI p.169 (2) p.275; Opéra International mars 1997 No.211 p.14; International Opera Collector Summer 1998 No.8 p.18
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Orpheus - Februar 2001 S.60 [SL]
Opéra International - No.263 décembre 2001 pp.69-70 [SS]

Pizzetti
L’ASSASSINIO NELLA CATTEDRALE
1958
World Premier
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Thomas Becket); Leyla Gencer (Prima Corifea); Gabriella Carturan (Seconda Corifea); Aldo Bertocci (Araldo); Mario Ortica (Primo Sacerdote); Dino Dondi (Secondo Sacerdote); Adolfo Cormani (Terzo Sacerdote); Rinaldo Pellizzoni (Primo Tentatore); Antonio Cassinelli (Secondo Tentatore); Nicola Zaccaria (Terzo Tentatore); Rinaldo Pellizzoni (Primo Cavaliere); Enrico Campi (Secondo Cavaliere); Silvio Majonica (Terzo Cavaliere); Marco Stefanoni (Quarto Cavaliere)
OPERA D'ORO - 2CD

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
(The) Gramophone - April 2004 p.95 [PO'C]


Verdi
ATTILA
20.10.1972
Orchestra and Chorus of the Theatre of New Jersey
Alfredo Silipigni

Jerome Hines (Attila); Leyla Gencer (Odabella); Nicola Martinucci (Foresto); Cesare Bardelli (Ezio); Thomas Perri (Uldino); Daniel Bonilla (Leone)
MYTO - 2 CD

Recordings of Attila by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.836; Opera on CD (1) p.44 (2) p.50 (3) p.56; Opera on Video p.68; MET(VID) p.357; PENGUIN p.466; GIUDICI p.878 (2) p.1426; Opéra International No.260 septembre 2001 p.16



Verdi
ATTILA
31.12.1972
Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Riccardo Muti

Nicolai Ghiaurov (Attila); Leyla Gencer (Odabella); Veriano Luchetti (Foresto); Norman Mittelmann (Ezio); Ottavio Taddei (Uldino); Mario Rinaudo (Leone)
OPERA DEPOT - 2 CD

Recordings of Attila by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.836; Opera on CD (1) p.44 (2) p.50 (3) p.56; Opera on Video p.68; MET(VID) p.357; PENGUIN p.466; GIUDICI p.878 (2) p.1426; Opéra International No.260 septembre 2001 p.16
Comments: Recording of a performance at Florence (31 December 1972). There is a review in OPERA (February 1973 p.124) which is stated to be of a performance with this cast on October 19 1972. This date seems unlikely as on p.132 of the same issue it is stated that Leyla Gencer was singing Odabella in Newark, NJ, USA on 20 October 1972 


Verdi
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
28.11.1961
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Oliviero de Fabritiis

Carlo Bergonzi (Riccardo); Mario Zanasi (Renato); Leyla Gencer (Amelia); Adriana Lazzarini (Ulrica); Dora Gatta (Oscar); Franco Bordoni (Silvano); Alessandro Maddalena (Samuel); Giovanni Foiani (Tom); Angelo Mercuriali (un giudice); Luigi Ronchi (un servo d’Amelia)
Gaetano Riccitelli, Maestro del coro
ARKADIA - 2 CD

Recordings of Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; Opera on Record p.258; CELLETTI p.839; Opera on CD (1) p.54 (2) p.61 (3) p.68; MET p.625; MET(VID) p.389; PENGUIN p.467; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.32 p.110: No.237 p.82; GIUDICI p.966 (2) p.1555; BBC Music Magazine September 1999 p.56; Opéra International No.257 mai 2001 p.20; The Gramophone August 2006 p.48
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Orpheus - April 1996 S.58
L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.175 p.122
VERDI DAL VIVO - p.51
Musica (Milano) - No.97 Anno 20 Aprile-Maggio 1996 p.136
CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.90 julio-agosto 1996 p.63: No.91 septiembre 1996 p.40: julio/agosto 2001 No.145 pp.44-45 [AV]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.47 septiembre-octubre 2001 p.96 [LB]



Verdi
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
08.04.1973
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Nino Verchi

Giorgio Merighi (Riccardo); Leyla Gencer (Amelia); Piero Cappuccilli (Renato); Adriana Lazzarini (Ulrica); Carlo Meliciani (Silvano); Federico Davia (Samuele); Silvio Maionica (Tom); Gianfranco Manganotti (Un Giudice); Regalo Romani (Un servo); Adriana Lazzarini (Ulrica); Dora Gatta (Oscar)
MYTO - 2 CD

Recordings of Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; Opera on Record p.258; CELLETTI p.839; Opera on CD (1) p.54 (2) p.61 (3) p.68; MET p.625; MET(VID) p.389; PENGUIN p.467; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.32 p.110: No.237 p.82; GIUDICI p.966 (2) p.1555; BBC Music Magazine September 1999 p.56; Opéra International No.257 mai 2001 p.20; The Gramophone August 2006 p.48
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Classic Record Collector - Summer 2008 pp.93-94 [TP]
Comments: Recording of a performance in the Teatro alla Scala. Charles Handelman gives the date as 19 April 1973 in his catalog dated November 2000, but according to the archive that was on the La Scala website (www.teatroallascala.org) there was no performance on that date. The partial cast list is given by Handelman as Gencer, Guglielmi. Lazzarini, Merighi, Cappuccilli with the conductor as Verchi. According to the La Scala website there was no performances with all these singers and Verchi as conductor. However, all except Margherita Guglielmi, who had sung Oscar in some earlier performances, sang under Verchi on 8, 10 April 1973. The cast given above is that on 8 April. That on 10 April was the same except that Oscar was sung by Elvina Ramella. The recording issued on the Myto label is that of the performance on 8 April 1973. 



Verdi 
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
10.04.1973
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Nino Verchi

Giorgio Merighi (Riccardo); Leyla Gencer (Amelia); Piero Cappuccilli (Renato); Carlo Meliciani (Silvano); Federico Davia (Samuele); Silvio Maionica (Tom); Gianfranco Manganotti (Un Giudice); Regalo Romani (Un servo); Adriana Lazzarini (Ulrica); Elvina Ramella (Oscar)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD



Verdi
LA BATTAGLIA DI LEGNANO
10.05.1959
Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Vittorio Gui

Paolo Washington (Federico Barbarossa); Ugo Novelli (primo console); Angelo Frati (secondo console); Giuseppe Taddei (Rolando, duce milanese); Leyla Gencer (Lida, sua moglie); Mario Frosini (Il podesta di Como); Gastone Limarilli (Arrigo, guerriero veronese); Giorgio Giorgetti (Marcovaldo, prigioniero alemano); Olga Carossi (Imelda, ancella di Lida); Alberto Lotti Camici (un araldo)
MYTO - 2 CD
 

Recordings of La battaglia di Legnano by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.856; GIUDICI p.896, (2) p.1448; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.1 p.300; Opéra International No.271 septembre 2002 p.20
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Fanfare - Vol.27 No.5 May/June 2004 pp.223-225 [JM]
Orpheus - Dezember 1980 S.847-S.848 [ES2]
VERDI DAL VIVO - p.55
Le Monde de la Musique - No.280 octobre 2003 p.73 [GG]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.68 marzo 2004 p.88 [LB]



Verdi
LA BATTAGLIA DI LEGNANO
08.03.1963
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Verdi di Trieste
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Marco Stefanoni (Federico Barbarossa); Silvio Majonica (primo console); Alessandro Maddalena (secondo console); Ugo Severese (Rolando, duce milanese); Leyla Gencer (Lida, sua moglie); Vito Susca (Il podesta di Como); Joao Gibin (Arrigo, guerriero veronese); Enzo Viaro (Marcovaldo, prigioniero alemano); Bruna Ronchini (Imelda, ancella di Lida)
GALA - 2 CD
 
Recordings of La battaglia di Legnano by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.856; GIUDICI p.896, (2) p.1448; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.1 p.300; Opéra International No.271 septembre 2002 p.20
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Fanfare - Vol.27 No.5 May/June 2004 pp.223-225 (highlights) [JM]
Orpheus - Januar 2002 S.54 {mention) [GH]
Opéra International - No.56 février 1983 p.59 [SS]
Classic Record Collector - Summer 2002 pp.100-101 [JTH]

Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.106 diciembre 2007 p.94 [MC]


Bellini
BEATRICE DI TENDA
10.01.1964
Orchestra e Coro del Grande Teatro La Fenice
Vittorio Gui

Leyla Gencer (Beatrice di Tenda); Juan Oncina (Orombello); Mario Zanasi (Filippo Maria Visconti); Antigone Sguarda (Agnese del Maino); Mario Guggia (Anichino); Ottorino Begali (Rizzardo del Maino)
Sante Zanon, maestro del coro
MEMORIES - 2 CD


Recordings of Beatrice di Tenda by Vincenzo Bellini are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.44; PENGUIN p.9; GIUDICI p.28 (2) p.72
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera Now - April 1995 p.51
Fanfare - March/April 1986 Vol.9 No.4 pp.127-128 [ADC]
Opera Quarterly - Vol.17 No.3 Summer 2001 pp.555-576 [DM]
American Record Guide - January/February 1990 Vol.53 No.1 p.28 [GWL]


Donizetti
BELISARIO
14.05.1969
Orchestra e Coro del Grande Teatro La Fenice
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Giuseppe Taddei (Belisario); Leyla Gencer (Antonina); Mirna Pecile (Irene); Umberto Grilli (Alamiro); Nicola Zaccaria (Giustiniano); Rina Pallini (Eudora); Bruno Sebastian (Eutropio); Augusto Veronese (Ottavio); Giovanni Antonini (Eusebio)
OPERA D'ORO - 2 CD

Recordings of Belisario by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opéra International avril 1997 No.212 p.24
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Fanfare - Vol.22 No.4 March/April 1999 p.318 [JK]
Orpheus - Juli 2001 S.74 [SL]
Opera Quarterly - Vol.14 No.3 Spring 1998 p.159 [ETG]
American Record Guide - January/February 1990 Vol.53 No.1 p.43 [DA]: July/August 2000 Vol.63 No.4 p.113 (highlights) [CHP]
L'opera (Milano) - Anno XIII - N.125 gennaio 1999 p.88 [GL]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.31 enero-febrero 1999 p.79 [LB]
CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.117 enero 1999 p.52 [AV]
Comments: Recording of a performance at Teatro La Fenice, Venice (May 1969, see OPERA August 1969 p.719). The date given in the «EJS Discography» p.484 is 9 May 1969 whereas that given on the Mondo Musica CDs is 14 May 1969. According to «Il Teatro La Fenice - Cronologia delle Spettacoli 1938 - 1991» p.237 Belisario was performed on both of these dates.



Donizetti 
BELISARIO
7.10.1970
 Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo
Adolfo Camozzo

Leyla Gencer (Antonina); Renato Bruson (Belisario); Mirna Pecile (Irene); Nicola Zaccaria (Giustiniano); Umberto Grilli (Alamiro); Lina Rossi (Eudora); Bruno Sebastian (Eutropio); Virgilio Carbonari (Eusebio)

Bonus

Donizetti
Belisario
14.05.1969
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Sin la tomba e a me negata!.../ Da quel di che l’innocente / Egli e spento
17.05.1969

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia
Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Sin la tomba e a me negata!.../ Da quel di che l’innocente / Egli e spento
ARKADIA - 2 CD

Donizetti
BELISARIO
25.01.1973 
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli
Carlo Franci

Leyla Gencer (Antonina); Giuseppe Taddei (Belisario); Silvano Pagliuca (Giustiniano); Ottavio Garaventa (Alamiro); Bianca Maria Casoni (Irene); Anna Maria Borelli (Eudora); Luigi Paolillo (Eutropio)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2CD


Recordings of Belisario by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opéra International avril 1997 No.212 p.24
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Opéra International - avril 1997 No.212 p.24, p.52


Donizetti
CATERINA CORNARO
28.05.1972
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Carlo Felice Cilario

Leyla Gencer (Caterina Cornaro); Luigi Risani (Andrea Cornaro); Jaume Aragall (Gerardo); Renato Bruson (Lusignano); Plinio Clabassi (Mocenigo); Fernando Iacopucci (Strozzi); Eva Ruta (Matilde); Claudio Terni (un cavaliere)Giocomo Maggiore, maestro del coro
MEMORIES - 2 CD


Recordings of Caterina Cornaro by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.195; GIUDICI p.221; Opéra International avril 1997 No.212 p.25
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera News - May 1994 p.48
Orpheus - Juni 1993 S.61
Opéra International - No.184 octobre 1994 p.77
Diapason - janvier 1993 p.112

Donizetti
CATERINA CORNARO
1973
USA Premier
New York, Carnegie Hall
Orchestra and Chorus of the New Jersey Opera
Alfredo Silipigni

Leyla Gencer (Caterina Cornaro); Samuel Ramey (Andrea Cornaro); Giuseppe Campora (Gerardo); Giuseppe Taddei (Lusignano); James Morris (Mocenigo); John Sandor (Strozzi); Maria di Giglio (Matilde)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD


Recordings of Caterina Cornaro by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.195; GIUDICI p.221; Opéra International avril 1997 No.212 p.25
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Orpheus - Juni 1996 S.63
Opéra International - avril 1997 No.212 p.25, p.52
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - marzo-mayo 1998 No.27 p.84 [JV]

Mascagni
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
18.04.1964
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli
Giuseppe Patané

Daniele Barioni (Turridu); Leyla Gencer (Santuzza); Giangiacomo Guelfi (Alfio); Bianca Berini (Lucia); Rina Corsi (Lola)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 1 CD
Mascagni



CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
20.02.1971
Orchestra e Coro del teatro San Carlo, Napoli
Umberto Cattini
Leyla Gencer (Santuzza); Amadeo Zambon (Triddu); Carlo Meliciani (Alfio); Guiliana Ricciardi (Lola)
OPERA DEPOT - 1 CD
 

Recordings of Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity November 1962 p.53; HARRIS p.64; Opera on Record p.542; CELLETTI p.380; MARINELLI p.435; Opera on CD(1) p.114 (2) p.126 (3) p.141; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.50 p.130; MET p.220; MET(VID) p.124; PENGUIN p.195; GIUDICI p.140; Opéra International mai 1999 No.235 p.66; Répertoire No.130 décembre 1999 p.86; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Poulenc
LES DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES
10.02.1957
World Premier
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Nino Sanzogno

Scipio Colombo (Il marchese de la Force); Virginia Zeani (Bianca de la Force); Nicola Filacuridi (Il cavaliere de la Force); Gianna Pederzini (Madame de Croissy); Leyla Gencer (Madame Lidoine); Gigliola Frazzoni (Madre Maria); Vittoria Palombini (Madre Jeanne); Eugenia Ratti (Suora Costanza); Fiorenza Cossotto (Suora Matilde); Alvino Misciano (Il Cappellano); Antonio Pirino (il carceriere); Arturo la Porta (Primo commissario); Michele Cazzato (Secondo commissario); Armando Manelli (Thierry); Carlo Gasperini (Javelinot)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD


Recordings of Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.578; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.52 p.113; PENGUIN p.289; GIUDICI p.569; The Absolute Sound Issue 119 August/September 1999 pp.107-109
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Orpheus - März + April 2008 S.57 [KC]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.99 abril 2007 p.92 [JS]

Verdi
DON CARLOS
07.11.1964
Orchestra and Chorus of Lyric Opera of Chicago
Bruno Bartoletti

Richard Tucker (Don Carlos); Leyla Gencer (Elisabetta di Valois); Tito Gobbi (Rodrigo); Nicolai Ghiaurov (Filippo); Grace Bumbry (Eboli); Bruno Marangoni (Grand Inquisitor); Raymond Michalski (Monk)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 3 CD


Recordings of Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.97; HARRIS p.78; Opera May 1958 p.292; Opera on Record p.292; CELLETTI p.859; Opera on CD (1) p.56 (2) p.63 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.90-91 p.160, mise à jour janvier 2001 p.2; No.244 p.136; Der Opernführer Ausgabe Nr.1/2 S.180; MET p.639; MET(VID) p.396; PENGUIN p.472; Classic CD April 1993 p.34; GIUDICI p.996 (2) p.1606; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.2 p.252; Répertoire No.121 février 1999 p.18; Orpheus April 2001 S.52; Opéra International No.259 juillet-aoüt 2001 p.20; BBC Music Magazine June 2006 p.58; Gramophone January 2007 p.48


Verdi
DON CARLOS
24.04.1968
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Fernando Previtali

Bruno Prevedi (Don Carlos); Nicolai Ghiaurov (Filippo II); Sesto Bruscantini (Rodrigo, marchese di Posa); Leyla Gencer (Elisabetta de Valois); Fiorenza Cossotto (La principessa d'Eboli); Luigi Roni (Il Grande Inquisitore); Franco Pugliese (un frate); Virginia de Notaristefani (Tebaldo); Rita Misiano (La contessa d'Aremberg); Athos Cesarini (Il conte di Lerma); Fernando Jacopucci (un araldo reale); Giovanna di Rocco (una voce dal cielo)
MELODRAM - 3 CD

Recordings of Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.97; HARRIS p.78; Opera May 1958 p.292; Opera on Record p.292; CELLETTI p.859; Opera on CD (1) p.56 (2) p.63 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.90-91 p.160, mise à jour janvier 2001 p.2; No.244 p.136; Der Opernführer Ausgabe Nr.1/2 S.180; MET p.639; MET(VID) p.396; PENGUIN p.472; Classic CD April 1993 p.34; GIUDICI p.996 (2) p.1606; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.2 p.252; Répertoire No.121 février 1999 p.18; Orpheus April 2001 S.52; Opéra International No.259 juillet-aoüt 2001 p.20; BBC Music Magazine June 2006 p.58; Gramophone January 2007 p.48


Mozart
DON GIOVANNI
26.04.1960
Orchestra della RAI di Milano
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Mario Petri (Don Giovanni); Teresa Stich-Randall (Donna Anna); Leyla Gencer (Donna Elvira); Sesto Bruscantini (Leporello); Luigi Alva (Don Ottavio); Renato Cesari (Matteo); Graziella Sciutti (Zerlina); Heinz Borst (Il Commendatore)
Giulio Bertola, maestro del coro
DATUM - 3 CD


Mozart
DON GIOVANNI
26.04.1960
Orchestra della RAI di Milano
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Mario Petri (Don Giovanni); Teresa Stich-Randall (Donna Anna); Leyla Gencer (Donna Elvira); Sesto Bruscantini (Leporello); Luigi Alva (Don Ottavio); Renato Cesari (Matteo); Graziella Sciutti (Zerlina); Heinz Borst (Il Commendatore)
Giulio Bertola, maestro del coro
Giacomo Vaccari, regia
VAI - RAI - 1 DVD

Recordings of Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.127: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.71-72, pp.128-132; Opera on Record p.71; CELLETTI p.467; Opera on CD (1) p.19 (2) p.23 (3) p.24; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.24 p.132, No.172 p.178 ; MET p.299; MET(VID) p.168; PENGUIN p.231; Classic CD September 1993 p.32; Opera on Video p.26; GIUDICI p.451 (2) p.766; International Opera Collector Winter 1997 No.6 p.18; Diapason No.450 juillet-aoüt 1998 p.50; Le Monde de la Musique No.223juillet-aoüt 1998 p.56; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.111; Répertoire No.131 janvier 2000 p.20, No.132 février 2000 p.20; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.56-57; International Record Review February 2002 p.22
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera News - September 2005 pp.91-93 (DVD) [MB]
Orpheus - September+Oktober 2005 S.58 (DVD) [GH]
Opéra International - janvier 1997 No.209 p.51 (audio)
Diapason - No.528 septembre 2005 p.132 (DVD) [MP]
Classic Record Collector - Summer 2005 pp.62-63 (DVD) [TP]
American Record Guide - September/October 2005 Vol.68 No.5 pp.231-232 (DVD) [RVL]
Musica (Milano) - No.96 Anno 20 febbraio-marzo 1996 p.108 (audio)
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.82 julio-agosto 2005 p.82 (DVD) [PMH]


Mozart
DON GIOVANNI
19.02.1962
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Georg Solti

Cesare Siepi (Don Giovanni); Leyla Gencer (Donna Anna); Sena Jurinac (Donna Elvira); Mirella Freni (Zerlina); Richard Lewis (Don Ottavio); Geraint Evans (Leporello); Robert Savoie (Masetto); David Ward (Il Commendatore) 
Douglas Robinson, chorus master
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE - 3 CD

Recordings of Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.127: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.71-72, pp.128-132; Opera on Record p.71; CELLETTI p.467; Opera on CD (1) p.19 (2) p.23 (3) p.24; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.24 p.132, No.172 p.178 ; MET p.299; MET(VID) p.168; PENGUIN p.231; Classic CD September 1993 p.32; Opera on Video p.26; GIUDICI p.451 (2) p.766; International Opera Collector Winter 1997 No.6 p.18; Diapason No.450 juillet-aoüt 1998 p.50; Le Monde de la Musique No.223juillet-aoüt 1998 p.56; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.111; Répertoire No.131 janvier 2000 p.20, No.132 février 2000 p.20; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.56-57; International Record Review February 2002 p.22
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
(The) Gramophone - September 2007 pp.90-91 [JBS]
Opera - August 2007 p.1004 [AB]
Opera News - January 2008 pp.60-61 [RP]
Fanfare - Volume 30 No.2 November/December 2006 pp.212-213 [RT]; Vol.31 No.3 January/February 2008 pp.191-192 [RT]
Orpheus - März + April 2007 S.58 [GH]
Diapason - No.550 S septembre 2007 p.128 [JC]
International Record Review - July/August 2007 p.79 [PB]
American Record Guide - January/February 2008 Vol.71 No.1 pp.133-134 [RVL]
Classic Record Collector - Spring 2008 pp.94-95 [TP]
Classica Répertoire - No.75 septembre 2005 p.106 (mention) [AT]: No.95 septembre 2007 p.77 [AT]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.107 enero-febrero 2008 p.90 [JR]
Comments: Recording of a performance at Covent Garden (19 February 1962). This performance was broadcast by the BBC Third Programme. See Radio Times Issue dated February 17-23 1962 p.18, p.23. The performances on 9 and 26 February are reviewed in OPERA April 1962 p.271 (see also the front cover and pp.224-225)

Mozart
DON GIOVANNI
17.02.1963
Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Manno Wolf-Ferrari

Renato Capecchi (Don Giovanni); Ilva Liguabue (Donna Elvira); Giovanni Foiani (Il Commendatore); Leyla Gencer (Donna Anna); Richard Holm (Don Ottavio); Geraint Evans (Leporello); Renato Cesari (Masetto); Mariella Adani (Zerlina)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 3 CD


Recordings of Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.127: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.71-72, pp.128-132; Opera on Record p.71; CELLETTI p.467; Opera on CD (1) p.19 (2) p.23 (3) p.24; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.24 p.132, No.172 p.178 ; MET p.299; MET(VID) p.168; PENGUIN p.231; Classic CD September 1993 p.32; Opera on Video p.26; GIUDICI p.451 (2) p.766; International Opera Collector Winter 1997 No.6 p.18; Diapason No.450 juillet-aoüt 1998 p.50; Le Monde de la Musique No.223juillet-aoüt 1998 p.56; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.111; Répertoire No.131 janvier 2000 p.20, No.132 février 2000 p.20; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.56-57; International Record Review February 2002 p.22
Comments: Recording of a performance in the Salle Garnier, Théâtre de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo (17 Februar 1963). The cast listed above is that given in the chronology section of the web-site: http://www.leylagencer.eu. The Compact Cassettes issued by Lyric Distribution Incorporated are listed in «New Audio Cassette Listing - March 1996». 


Verdi
I DUE FOSCARI
31.12.1957
Orchestra e Coro del Grande Teatro La Fenice
Tullio Serafin

Giangiacomo Guelfi (Francesco Foscari); Mirto Picchi (Jacopo Foscari); Leyla Gencer (Lucrezia Contarini); Alessandro Maddalena (Jacopo Loredano); Ottorino Begali (Barbarigo); Marisa Salimbeni (Pisana); Augusto Veronese (un fante); Uberto Scaglione (un servo)

Bonus

Concerto Martini& Rossi
10.02.1958
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI
Alfredo Simonetto

Mozart Il Ratto dal serraglio Tutte le torture
Verdi La forza del destino Pace, pace mio dio
Puccini Suor Angelica Senza mamma
Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor Ardon gli incensi
ARKADIA - 2 CD

Recordings of I due Foscari by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.877; PENGUIN p.476; Opera on CD (1) p.46 (2) p.58 (3) p.58; Opéra International No.184 octobre 1994 p.16: No.271 septembre 2002 p.20; MET(VID) p.355; GIUDICI p.874 (2) p.1422; Orpheus Mai 2001 S.66
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opéra International - No.184 octobre 1994 p.80
Diapason - No.506 septembre 2003 p.118 [MP]
Répertoire - No.61 septembre 1993 p.80

Classica Répertoire - No.59 février 2004 p.118 [PT]


Rossini
ELISABETTA, REGINA D'INGHILTERRA
23.11.1970
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo di Palermo
Nino Sanzogno

Leyla Gencer (Elisabetta); Umberto Grilli (Leicester); Sylvia Geszty (Matilde); Pietro Bottazzo (Norfolk); Wilma Borelli (Enrico); Glauco Scarlini (Guglielmo)
MYTO - 2 CD

Recordings of Elisabetta regina d'Inghilterra by Gioacchino Rossini are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.720; PENGUIN p.360; GIUDICI p.697 (2) p.1165
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Opera News - March 1999 p.84 [GJ]
Comments: Recording of a dress rehearsal at Palermo (23 November 1970). The scheduled performances this season were canceled because of a strike

Rossini
ELISABETTA, REGINA D'INGHILTERRA
1971
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo di Palermo
Nino Sanzogno

Leyla Gencer (Elisabetta); Umberto Grilli (Leicester); Margherita Guglielmi (Matilde); Pietro Bottazzo (Norfolk); Giovanna Vighi (Enrico); Giampaolo Corradi (Guglielmo)
OPERA DEPOT - 2 CD


Recordings of Elisabetta regina d'Inghilterra by Gioacchino Rossini are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.720; PENGUIN p.360; GIUDICI p.697 (2) p.1165

Rossini
ELISABETTA, REGINA D'INGHILTERRA
04.09.1972
 Edinburgh International Festival Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo di Palermo
Nino Sanzogno

Leyla Gencer (Elisabetta); Umberto Grilli (Leicester); Sylvia Geszty (Matilde); Pietro Bottazzo (Norfolk); Wilma Borelli (Enrico); Glauco Scarlini (Guglielmo)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD





Verdi
ERNANI
03.09.1968
Coro del ABAO di Bilbao, Orchestra di Bilbao
Festival di Oviedo
Manno Wolf-Ferrari

Leyla Gencer (Elvira); Gianfranco Cecchele (Ernani); Giuseppe Taddei (Don Carlo); Ruggero Raimondi (Don Ruy Gomez de Siva); Mario Guggia (Don Riccardo); Gino Belloni (Jago); Silvana Costa (Giovanna)
OPERA DEPOT - 2 CD

Recordings of Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
HARRIS p.99; CELLETTI p.880; Opera on CD (1) p.45 (2) p.52 (3) p.57; MET p.570; MET(VID) p.350; PENGUIN p.477 GIUDICI p.867 (2) p.1414; Opéra International No.222 mars 1998 p.54, No.265 février 2002 p.22
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Fanfare - Vol.14 No.5 May/June 1991 pp.309-310 [MM]



Verdi
ERNANI
15.01.1972
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Carlo Bergonzi (Ernani); Leyla Gencer (Elvira); Piero Cappuccilli (Don Carlo); Ruggero Raimondi (Don Ruy Gomez de Silva); Licia Galvano (Giovanna); Nino Valori (Riccardo); Alessandro Cassis (Iago)
ARKADIA - 2 CD


Recordings of Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
HARRIS p.99; CELLETTI p.880; Opera on CD (1) p.45 (2) p.52 (3) p.57; MET p.570; MET(VID) p.350; PENGUIN p.477 GIUDICI p.867 (2) p.1414; Opéra International No.222 mars 1998 p.54, No.265 février 2002 p.22
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Diapason - No.429 septembre 1996 p.150
L'opera (Milano) - Anno X N.93 Gennaio 1996 p.88
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.20 junio-agosto 1997 p.68 [MC]

Tchaikovsky
EVGENIJ ONEGIN
17.03.1954
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli
Tullio Serafin

Jolanda Gardino (Larina); Leyla Gencer (Tatyana); Oralia Dominguez (Olga); Gino Bechi (Evgenij Onegin); Giuseppe Compora (Lensky); Italo Tajo (Gremin); Piero de Palma (Triquet)
Michele Lauro, maestro del coro
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD
 
Recordings of Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky are surveyed in the following publications:

Opera February 1979 p.121, March 1979 p.219; Opera on Record p.520; CELLETTI p.150; Opera on CD (1) p.90 (2) p.100 (3) p.112; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.43 p.112, mise à jour mai 2001 p.2; MET p.551; MET(VIDEO) p.332; PENGUIN p.450; BBC Music Magazine August 1994 p.48; Opera on Video p.155;GIUDICI p.122 (2) p.200; American Record Guide May/June 2003 Vol.66 No.3 pp.54-63


Smareglia
LA FALENA
13.03.1975
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale G. Verdi di Trieste
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Leyla Gencer (La Falena); Ruggero Bondino (Re Stellio); Mario d' Anna (Uberto); Rita Lantieri (Albina); Aurio Tomicich (Morio); Dario Zerial (Il ladro); Giuseppe Botta (il marinaio)
BONGIOVANNI - 2 CD

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera News - June 1996 p.44
Orpheus - Dezember 1995 S.56
Opéra International - No.243 février 2000 p.73 [SS]
Diapason - No.428 juillet-aoüt 1996 p.67
Musica (Milano) - No.96 Anno 20 febbraio-marzo 1996 p.124
CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.84 enero 1996 p.59
Classical Express - Issue No.74 April 1996 p.8
Opernwelt - 6/Juni 1997 S.62


Verdi
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
05.07.1957
Bühnen der Stadt, KölnOrchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Antonino Votto

Franco Calabrese (Marchese di Calatrava); Leyla Gencer (Leonora); Aldo Protti (Don Carlo di Vargas); Giuseppe di Stefano (Don Alvaro); Gabriella Carturan (Preziosilla); Cesare Siepi (Padre Guardiano); Enrico Campi (Fra Melitone); Stefania Malagu (Curra); Angelo Mercuriali (Mastro Trabuco); Alfredo Giacomotti (un alcade); Franco Piva (un chirurgo)

The recording is from La Scala’s first tour to Germany (Köln) after the Second World War.
URANIA - 3 CD

Recordings of La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.96, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.60; Opera October 1962 p.655; HARRIS p.128; Opera on Record p.277; CELLETTI p.906; Opera on CD (1) p.55 (2) p.62 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.126 p.118; MET p.632; MET(VID) p.393; PENGUIN p.481; GIUDICI p.980, (2) p.1573; NEWTON (Verdi)p.169; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.42, p.104; Opéra International No.268 mai 2002 p.16; Gramophone April 2003 p.36; Opera News March 2006 p.34
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Fanfare - Vol.12 No.4 March/April 1989 p.320 [JM]; Vol.24 No.1 September/October 2000 p.300 [GJ]; Vol.30 No.6 July/August 2007 pp.252-254 [JM]
Orpheus - März 1997 S.59 (mention)
American Record Guide - November/December 2000 Vol.63 No.6 p.311 [LM]
Répertoire - No.85 novembre 1995 p.80
Musica (Milano) - No.99 Anno 20 Agosto-Settembre 1996 p.144
Classical Express - Issue No.121 p.4 [MT]
Comments: Recording of a performance in Cologne during a tour by La Scala (5 July 1957)

Verdi
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
09.02.1964
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Leyla Gencer (Leonora); Piero Cappucilli (Don Carlo di Vargas); Carlo Bergonzi (Don Alvaro); Michele Casato (Marchese di Calatrava); Adriana Lazzarini (Preziosilla); Carlo Cava (Il padre Guardiano)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD



Recordings of La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.96, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.60; Opera October 1962 p.655; HARRIS p.128; Opera on Record p.277; CELLETTI p.906; Opera on CD (1) p.55 (2) p.62 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.126 p.118; MET p.632; MET(VID) p.393; PENGUIN p.481; GIUDICI p.980, (2) p.1573; NEWTON (Verdi)p.169; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.42, p.104; Opéra International No.268 mai 2002 p.16; Gramophone April 2003 p.36; Opera News March 2006 p.34

Verdi
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
15.07.1967
Orchestra e Coro del Arena di Verona
Franco Capuana

Leyla Gencer (Leonora); Piero Cappucilli (Don Carlo di Vargas); Gianfranco Cecchele (Don Alvaro); Gianni Foiani (Marchese di Calatrava); Adriana Lazzarini (Preziosilla); Ivo Vinco (Il padre Guardiano); Renato Capecchi (Fra Melitone); Piero de Palma (Maestro Trabucco)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 3 CD


Recordings of La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.96, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.60; Opera October 1962 p.655; HARRIS p.128; Opera on Record p.277; CELLETTI p.906; Opera on CD (1) p.55 (2) p.62 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.126 p.118; MET p.632; MET(VID) p.393; PENGUIN p.481; GIUDICI p.980, (2) p.1573; NEWTON (Verdi)p.169; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.42, p.104; Opéra International No.268 mai 2002 p.16; Gramophone April 2003 p.36; Opera News March 2006 p.34 


Zandonai
FRANCESCA DA RIMINI
16.03.1961
Orchestra e Coro della Fondazione del Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi, Trieste
Franco Capuana

Leyla Gencer (Francesca); Anselmo Colzani (Giovanni lo Sciancato); Paolo Coni (Paolo il Bello); Mario Ferrara (Malatestino dall'Occhio); Anna Gasparini (Samaritana); Enzo Viaro (Ostasio); Silvana Alessio Martinelli (Biancofiore); Liliana Hussu (Garsenda); Rita Comin (Altchiara); Bruna Ronchini (Imelda); Rosa Laghezza (La Schiava Smaragdi); Claudio Giombi (Il Giullare); Raimondo Botteghelli (Il Balestrier); Ennio Mucchiuti (Il Torrigiano)
ARKADIA - 2 CD

Recordings of Francesca da Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.1181; MET p.752; MET(VID) p.455; PENGUIN p.572; GIUDICI p.1182 (2) p.1847
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera News - September 1994 p.60
Fanfare - Vol.17 No.4 March-April 1994 p.366
Répertoire - No.68 avril 1994 p.83

Weber
DER FREISCHÜTZ
18.01.1956

Alessandro Zilliani (Max); Leyla Gencer (Agathe); 
Boris Christoff (Kaspar); Renata Scotto (Annchen)
ON STAGE - 2 CD

Recordings of Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record p.131; CELLETTI p.1170; Opera on CD (1) p.26 (2) p.30 (3) p.33; L'Avant Scène Opéra No 105-106 p.162; MET 740; MET(VID) p.453; PENGUIN p.561; Opera on Video p.40; GIUDICI p.1170 (2) p.1835; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.63; Répertoire No.95 octobre 1996 p.13; International Record Collector November 2000 pp.20-25; American Record Guide March/April 2008 Vol.71 No.2 pp.44-53

Comments: Recording of part of a performance in Trieste (18 January 1956). Caspar's aria, sung by Boris Christoff, is from a broadcast (RAI Torino, 12 November 1956) conducted by Vittorio Gui. Mario Petri sang Caspar in Trieste. 


Verdi
GERUSALEMME
24.09.1963
Orchestra e Coro del Grande Teatro La Fenice
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Jaume Aragall (Gastone); Leyla Gencer (Elena); Giangiacomo Guelfi (Conte di Tolosa); Bruno Marangoni (Ruggero); Antonio Zerbini (Adhemar de Monteil); Franco Ghitti (Raimondo Bidebent); Mirella Fiorentini (Isaura); Alessandro Maddalena (Emiro di Ramala); Ottorino Begali (un ufficiale dell'Emiro); Alessandro Maddalena (un soldato); Virgilio Carbonari (un araldo)
VERONA - 2 CD



Recordings of Jérusaleme [Gerusaleme] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.927; Opéra International No.67 février 1984 p.17
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera Quarterly - Vol.4 No.2 Summer 1986 pp.138-142 [DAF]
American Record Guide - January/February 1996 Vol.59 No.1 p.191
CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.84 enero 1996 pp.38-39
VERDI DAL VIVO - p.119



Verdi 
GERUSALEMME
10.01.1964
Orchestra e Coro del Grande Teatro La Fenice
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Jaume Aragall (Gastone); Leyla Gencer (Elena); Giangiacomo Guelfi (Conte di Tolosa); Bruno Marangoni (Ruggero); Antonio Zerbini (Adhemar de Monteil); Franco Ghitti (Raimondo Bidebent); Mirella Fiorentini (Isaura); Alessandro Maddalena (Emiro di Ramala); Ottorino Begali (un ufficiale dell'Emiro); Alessandro Maddalena (un soldato); Virgilio Carbonari (un araldo)
MONDO MUSICA - 2 CD

Recordings of Jérusaleme [Gerusaleme] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.927; Opéra International No.67 février 1984 p.17
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Orpheus - 11 November (Festivals 2000) 2000 S.89 [[GH]
Opéra International - No.255 mars 2001 pp.170-171 [SS]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.41 septiembre-octubre 2000 p.96 [LB]
CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - octubre 2000 No.136 p.66 [SV]



Verdi
GERUSALEMME
14.05.1965
Bayerisches Staatsopern, München
Orchestra e Coro del Grande Teatro La Fenice
Ettore Gracis

Jaume Aragall (Gastone); Leyla Gencer (Elena); Renato Bruson (Conte di Tolosa); Ruggero Raimondi (Ruggero); Aida Meneghelli (Isaura); Massimilliano Malaspina (Ademaro de Monte); Veriano Luchetti (Raimondo); Alessandro Maddalena (L’Emiro di Ramala)
GOLDEN MELODRAM - 2 CD

Recordings of Jérusaleme [Gerusaleme] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.927; Opéra International No.67 février 1984 p.17
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.90 mayo 2006 p.86 [PN]
Comments: Recording of a performance given by the company of the Teatro La Fenice in Munich (14 May 1965). The cast and conductor listed above are those given in «Il Teatro La Fenice - Cronologia degli Spettacoli 1938-1991» p.198

Ponchielli
LA GIOCONDA
19.09.1967
Orchestra and Chorus of San Francisco Opera
Giuseppe Patané

Leyla Gencer (Gioconda); Renato Cioni (Enzo); Grace Bumbry (Laura); Chester Ludgin (Barnaba); Maureen Forrester (La Cieca); Ara Berberian (Alvise); Allan Monk (Zuane); Clifford Grant (Monk)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Recordings of La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli are surveyed in the following publications:
HARRIS p.137; Opera on Record 3 p.192; CELLETTI p.572; GIUDICI (2) p.935; Opera on CD (1) p.84 (2) p.92 (3) p.103; MET p.374; MET(VID) p.212; PENGUIN p.285; Opera Now May 1993 p.36; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.232 p.88

Ponchielli
LA GIOCONDA
25.01.1970
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo, Palermo
Antonino Votto

Leyla Gencer (Gioconda); Gianni Raimondi (Enzo); Franca Mattiucci (Laura); Piero Cappucilli (Barnaba); Anna di Stasio (La Cieca); Agostino Ferrin (Alvise); Guido Malfatti (Zuane); Glauco Scarlini (Isepo); Luciano Prati (Un cantore)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 4 CD

Recordings of La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli are surveyed in the following publications:
HARRIS p.137; Opera on Record 3 p.192; CELLETTI p.572; GIUDICI (2) p.935; Opera on CD (1) p.84 (2) p.92 (3) p.103; MET p.374; MET(VID) p.212; PENGUIN p.285; Opera Now May 1993 p.36; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.232 p.88
Comments: Recording of a performance in the Teatro Massimo di Palermo (25 January 1970). The CDRs issued by Premiere Opera (Italy) are (were?) listed on the website http://stores.ebay.com/premiereopera. It is stated here «Good in-house recording except for the tape hiss». 


Ponchielli
LA GIOCONDA
07.01.1971
Orchestra e Coro del Grande Teatro La Fenice
Oliviero de Fabritiis

Leyla Gencer (La Gioconda); Maria-Luisa Nave (Laura); Ruggero Raimondi (Alvise Badoero); Mirna Pecile (La Cieca); Umberto Grilli (Enzo Grimaldo); Mario Zanasi (Barnaba); Paolo Badoer (Zuane); Giovanni Antonini (un cantore); Giovanni Antonini (un banabotto); Guido Fabbris (Isepo); Uberto Scaglione (un pilota)
Corrado Mirandola, maestro del coro
MONDO MUSICA - 3 CD

Recordings of La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli are surveyed in the following publications:
HARRIS p.137; Opera on Record 3 p.192; CELLETTI p.572; GIUDICI (2) p.935; Opera on CD (1) p.84 (2) p.92 (3) p.103; MET p.374; MET(VID) p.212; PENGUIN p.285; Opera Now May 1993 p.36; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.232 p.88
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Fanfare - Vol.22 No.1 September/October 1998 p.277 [HF]
Orpheus - Mai 1998 S.57 [IW]
Opéra International - juin 1998 No.225 p.56 [SS]
Classical Express - Issue 97 April 1998 p.3 [MT]
American Record Guide - November/December 1998 Vol.61 No.6 p.319 [MM]
Répertoire - No.112 avril 1998 p.58 [PT]
L'opera (Milano) - Supplemento al n.119 maggio 1998 p.30 [GL]

Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - junio-agosto 1998 No.28 p.100 [MC]


Ponchielli
LA GIOCONDA
17.03.1971
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Bruno Bartoletti

Leyla Gencer (La Gioconda); Franca Matiucci (Laura); Anna di Stasio (La Cieca); Gianni Raimondi (Enzo Grimaldo); Giangiacomo Guelfi (Barnaba); Ruggero Raimondi (Alvise Badoero); Tito Turtura (Zuane); Gabriele de Julis (Isepo); Giorgio Onesti (un pilota); Paolo Dari (un barnabotto); Athos Cesarini (una voce interna)
MELODRAM - 3 CD
 

Recordings of La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli are surveyed in the following publications:
HARRIS p.137; Opera on Record 3 p.192; CELLETTI p.572; GIUDICI (2) p.935; Opera on CD (1) p.84 (2) p.92 (3) p.103; MET p.374; MET(VID) p.212; PENGUIN p.285; Opera Now May 1993 p.36; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.232 p.88
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Opéra International - No.171 juillet-aoüt 1993 p.78

Ponchielli
LA GIOCONDA
16.07.1972
Orchestra e coro del Teatro Sferisterio di Macerata
Giuseppe Patané

Leyla Gencer (La Gioconda); Maria Luisa Nave (Laura Adorno); Fedora Barbieri (La Cieca); Carlo Cava (Alvise Badoero); Carlo Bergonzi (Enzo Grimaldo); Cornell MacNeil (Barnaba); Guiseppe Morresi (Zuane); Athos Cesarin (Isepo); Ledo Freschi (un barnabotto); Elvio Marinangeli (un pilota)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD


Recordings of La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli are surveyed in the following publications:
HARRIS p.137; Opera on Record 3 p.192; CELLETTI p.572; GIUDICI (2) p.935; Opera on CD (1) p.84 (2) p.92 (3) p.103; MET p.374; MET(VID) p.212; PENGUIN p.285; Opera Now May 1993 p.36; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.232 p.88


Rossini
GUGLIELMO TELL
12.12.1965
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Fernando Previtali

Giangiacomo Guelfi (Guglielmo Tell); Leyla Gencer (Matilde); Gianni Raimondi (Arrigo); Anna-Maria Rota (Edwige); Paolo Washington (Walter Furst); Bruno Marangoni (Melchthal); Enrico Campi (Gessler); Leyla Bersiani (Jemmy); Mario Guggia (Rodolfo); Silvano Pagliuca (Leutoldo); Pietro Bottazzo (un pescatore)
Michele Lauro, maestro del coro
GOP - 3 CD

Recordings of Guillaume Tell [Guglielmo Tell] by Gioacchino Rossini are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.41; CELLETTI p.724; Opera on CD (1) p.32 (2) p.36 (3) p.41 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.118 p.116; MET(VID) p.297; PENGUIN p.363; Opera on Video p.55; GIUDICI p.750 (2) p.1235



Mozart
IDEMENEO, RE DI CRETA
02.02.1968
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Wolfgang Sawallisch
La Scala Premier

Margherita Rinaldi (Ilia); Peter Schreier (Idamente); Leyla Gencer (Elettra);
Waldemar Kmentt (Idomeneo)
OPERA DEPOT - 2 CD



Monteverdi
L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
27.01.1967
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Bruno Maderna

Grace Bumbry (Poppea); Giuseppe di Stefano (Nerone); Leyla Gencer (Ottavia); Alberto Rinaldi (Ottone); Carlo Cava (Seneca); Gloria Lane (Arnalta); Carla Otta (Drusilla); Maria Casula (Valletto); Maria Maddalena (Nutrice); Regolo Romani (Mercurio); Mirella Fiorentini (Pallade); Edith Martelli (Amore); Maddalena Bonifaccio (una damigella); Lorenzo Testi (Liberto); Alfredo Giacomotti (Lorenzo); Piero de Palma (primo soldato); Mario Carlin (secondo soldato); Walter Brighi (Lucano); Angelo Mercuriali (Petronio); Leonardo Monreale (Tigellino); Laura Londi (la Fortuna); Emma Renzi (La Virtu)
Highlights
MYTO - 1 CD



Recordings of L' incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record p.20; MARINELLI p.3; CELLETTI p.430; Opera on CD (1) p.2 (2) p.3 (3) p.3; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.115 p.154; MET p.264; PENGUIN p.218; Opera on Video p.3; GIUDICI p.392 (2) p.686; Opéra International No.297 janvier 2005 p.31; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.224 p.134

Pizzetti
LO STRANIERO
22.02.1969
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Giampaolo Corradi (Lo straniero); Carlo Cava (Il re patriarca Hanoch); Leyla Gencer (Maria); Trimarchi Scedeur (genero di Hanoch Domenico)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Comments: Recording of a performance in the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli (February 1968). The year of the performance recorded is given incorrectly as 1961 in Omega's online catalogue.


Donizetti
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
30.11.1957
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale G. Verdi di Trieste
Oliviero de Fabritiis

Leyla Gencer (Lucia Ashton); Giacinto Prandelli (Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood); Liliana Hussu (Alisa); Nino Carta (Lord Enrico Ashton); Lorenzo Sabatucci (Lord Arturo Bucklaw); Antonio Massaria (Raimondo Bidebent); Raimondo Botteghelli (Normanno)
Adolfo Fanfari, meastro del coro

Bonus

Verdi
Il Trovatore
1957
Orchestra e coro del Teatro Verdi di Trieste
Olivero de Fabritiis

Leyla Gencer (Leonora); Mario Filippeschi (Manrico); Ettore Bastianini (Conte di Luna)
BONGIOVANNI - 2 CD


Recordings of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera February 1959 p.86; HARRIS p.150; Opera on Record p.184; CELLETTI p.223; MARINELLI p.114; Opera on CD (1) p.34 (2) p.39 (3) p.43; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.55 p.110, No.233 p.114; MET p.113; MET(VID) p.64; PENGUIN p.78; Opéra International janvier 1995 No.187 p.19, juillet- aoüt 1997 No.215 p.10; Opera on Video p.57; GIUDICI p.190 (2) p.312; Répertoire No.107 novembre 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Fanfare - Vol.5 No.3 January/February 1982 p.98 (highlights) [HF]; Vol.31 No.1 September/October 2007 pp.91-92 [BR]
Comments: Recording a performance in the Teatro Verdi di Trieste (13 December 1957 or 30 November 1967)

Donizetti
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
13.12.1957
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale G. Verdi di Trieste
Oliviero de Fabritiis

Leyla Gencer (Lucia Ashton); Giacinto Prandelli (Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood); Liliana Hussu (Alisa); Nino Carta (Lord Enrico Ashton); Lorenzo Sabatucci (Lord Arturo Bucklaw); Antonio Massaria (Raimondo Bidebent); Raimondo Botteghelli (Normanno)
Adolfo Fanfari, meastro del coro
Highights
ARKADIA - 1 CD
  

Donizetti
LUCREZIA BORGIA
29.01.1966
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Carlo Franci

Leyla Gencer (Lucrezia Borgia); Mario Petri (Don Alfonso, duca di Ferrara); Jaume Aragall (Gennaro); Anna-Maria Rota (Maffio Orsini); Franco Ricciardi (Rustighello); Emilio Salvoldi (Astolfo); Giuseppe Moretti (Jeppo Liverotto)
Michele Lauro, maestro del coro
ARKADIA - 2 CD


Recordings of Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.68; CELLETTI p.241; MET p.108; MET(VID) p.60; PENGUIN p.81; GIUDICI p.184 (2) p.297; Opéra International mars 1984 No.68 p.19; avril 1997 No.212 p.22
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Opera Quarterly - Vol.6 No.3 Spring 1989 pp.135-137 [WA]

Donizetti
LUCREZIA BORGIA
05.06.1967
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Francesco Molinari-Pardelli

Leyla Gencer (Lucrezia Borgia); Ruggero Raimondi (Don Alfonso, duca di Ferrara); Renato Cioni (Gennaro); Anna-Maria Rota (Maffio Orsini); Giuseppe Moretti (Jeppo Liverotto); Franco Romano (Don Apostolo Gazella); Salvatore Catania (Ascanio Pertucci); Fernando Jacopucci (Oloferno Vitellozzo); Silvio Maionica (Gubetta); Sergio Tedesco (Rustighello); Mario Borriello (Astolfo)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD


Donizetti
LUCREZIA BORGIA
06.10.1971
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo
Adolfo Camozzo

Leyla Gencer (Lucrezia Borgia); Umberto Grilli (Gennaro); Anna-Maria Rota (Maffio Orsini); Gianfranco Casarini (Don Alfonso, duca di Ferrara); Bruno Sebastian (Rustighello); Gianfranco Manganotti (Jeppo Liverotto); Alfredo Giacomotti (Don Apostolo Gazella); Paolo Cesari (Ascanio Pertucci); Walter Gullino (Oloferno Vitellozzo); Federico Davia (Gubetta); Dino Mantovani (Astolfo)

Bonus

Donizetti
Lucrezia Borgia
12.03.1970
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Ettore Gracis

Leyla Gencer (Lucrezia Borgia); Gianni Raimondi (Gennaro); Luigi Roni ( Duca Alfonso); Anna Maria Rota (Orsini); Gianfranco Giocometti (Don Alfonso); Lorenzo Testi (Ascanio Petrucci); Walter Gullino (Oleferno Vitellozzo); Franco Ricciardi (Rustighello); Dino Montovani (Astolfo); Giovanni De Angelis (un coppiere)
MYTO - 2 CD

Recordings of Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.68; CELLETTI p.241; MET p.108; MET(VID) p.60; PENGUIN p.81; GIUDICI p.184 (2) p.297; Opéra International mars 1984 No.68 p.19; avril 1997 No.212 p.22
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Fanfare - Vol.25 No.5 May/June 2002 p.130 [GJ]
Diapason - No.495 septembre 2002 p.133 [JC]
American Record Guide - January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.92-93 [MM]
L'opera (Milano) - Anno XV N.155 ottobre-novembre 2001 p.116 [GL]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.51 mayo-junio 2002 pp.92-93 [LB]
Répertoire - No.162 novembre 2002 p.103 [PT]

Recordings of Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.68; CELLETTI p.241; MET p.108; MET(VID) p.60; PENGUIN p.81; GIUDICI p.184 (2) p.297; Opéra International mars 1984 No.68 p.19; avril 1997 No.212 p.22
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Opéra International - avril 1997 No.212 p.24, p.52


Donizetti
LUCREZIA BORGIA
05.10.1974
Orchestra and Chorus of the Dallas Civic Opera
Nicola Rescigno

Leyla Gencer (Lucrezia Borgia); Jose Carreras (Gennaro); Tatiana Troyanos (Maffio Orsini); Matteo Manuguerra (Don Alfonso, duca di Ferrara); Piero de Palma (Oloferno Vitellozzo); Nicola Zaccaria (Astolfo); Deniss String (Jacopo Liverretto); David Cornell (Don Apostolo Gazella); William Flech (Ascanio Petrucci); Melvin Brown (Oloferno Villezzo); Enrico Campi (Gubetta)
MELODRAM - 2 CD


Recordings of Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.68; CELLETTI p.241; MET p.108; MET(VID) p.60; PENGUIN p.81; GIUDICI p.184 (2) p.297; Opéra International mars 1984 No.68 p.19; avril 1997 No.212 p.22
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Orpheus - March 16 1996 p.36
American Record Guide - Vol.57 No.3 May-June 1994 p.87


Donizetti
LUCREZIA BORGIA
25.02.1979
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Firenze
Gabriele Ferro

Leyla Gencer (Lucrezia Borgia); Alfredo Kraus (Gennaro); Bonaldo Giaiotti (Don Alfonso, duca di Ferrara); Elena Zilio (Maffio Orsini); Oslavio di Credico (Rustighello); Gianfranco Manganotti (Jeppo Liverotto); Roberto Valerio Fradia (Don Apostolo Gazella); Walter Gullino (Oloferno Vitellozzo); Bernardino di Bagno (Ascanio Pertucci); Carlo del Bosco (Gubetta); Giorgio Giorgetti (Astolfo)
LIVING STAGE - 2 CD

Recordings of Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.68; CELLETTI p.241; MET p.108; MET(VID) p.60; PENGUIN p.81; GIUDICI p.184 (2) p.297; Opéra International mars 1984 No.68 p.19; avril 1997 No.212 p.22
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Fanfare - Vol.28 No.5 May/June 2005 p.119 [GJ]

Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.71 junio 2004 p.82 [JS]


Verdi
MACBETH
14.01.1960
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo di Palermo
Vittorio Gui

Giuseppe Taddei (Macbeth); Leyla Gencer (Lady Macbeth); Ferruccio Mazzoli (Banco); Mirto Picchi (Macduff); Franco Ricciardi (Malcolm); Stefania Malagu (una dama di Lady Macbeth); Giudo Malfatti (un medico); Leonardo Ciriminna (un domestico); Ugo Miraglia (un sicario); Giorgio Rossetti (un araldo)
CEDAR - 2 CD

Recordings of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
HARRIS p.162; Opera on Record p.201; CELLETTI p.936; Opera on CD (1) p.47 (2) p.53 (3) p.66; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.40 p.106, mise à jour septembre 2000; MET p.573; MET(VID) p.359; PENGUIN p.487; GIUDICI p.881 (2) p.1431; Opéra International No.72 septembre 1994 p.112; Répertoire No.108 décembre 1997 p.8; International Opera Collector Winter 1998 No.10 p.32; Opéra Interational février 1999 No.232 p.68, No.266 mars 2002 p.18
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Orpheus - Juni 1995 S.61

Opera Quarterly - Vol.4 No.2 Summer 1986 pp.138-142 [DAF]


Verdi
MACBETH
09.04.1968
Orchestra e Coro del Grande Teatro La Fenice
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Giangiacomo Guelfi (Macbeth); Leyla Gencer (Lady Macbeth); Lorenzo Gaetani (Banco); Giorgio Lamberti (Macduff); Giampaolo Corradi (Malcolm); Mirella Fiorentini (una dama di Lady Macbeth); Ledo Freschi (un domestico di Macbeth); Alessandro Maddalena (un medico); Bruno Tessari (un sicario); Alberto Carusi (un araldo); Alberto Carusi (prima apparizione); Eva Bianchi (seconda apparizione); Anna Lia Bazzani (terza apparizione)
ITALIAN OPERA - 2 CD

Recordings of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
HARRIS p.162; Opera on Record p.201; CELLETTI p.936; Opera on CD (1) p.47 (2) p.53 (3) p.66; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.40 p.106, mise à jour septembre 2000; MET p.573; MET(VID) p.359; PENGUIN p.487; GIUDICI p.881 (2) p.1431; Opéra International No.72 septembre 1994 p.112; Répertoire No.108 décembre 1997 p.8; International Opera Collector Winter 1998 No.10 p.32; Opéra Interational février 1999 No.232 p.68, No.266 mars 2002 p.18
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Orpheus - Mai 1998 S.57 [IW]; August/September 2000 S.86 [IW]
American Record Guide - May/June 1998 Vol.61 No.3 p.199 [MM]
L'opera (Milano) - Supplemento al n.119 maggio 1998 p.29 [GL]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - junio-agosto 1998 No.28 p.104 [LB]
Das Opernglas - März 1998 S.69 [ML]

Verdi
MACBETH
12.01.1969
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Firenze
Bruno Bartoletti

Cornell MacNeil (Macbeth); Leyla Gencer (Lady Macbeth); Luigi Roni (Banco); Angelo Mori (Macduff); Dino Formichini (Malcolm); Isabella Fite (Dama); Graziano Del Vivo (Medico); Angelo Frati (Domestico); Guerrando Rigiri (Sivaro)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD
 

Recordings of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
HARRIS p.162; Opera on Record p.201; CELLETTI p.936; Opera on CD (1) p.47 (2) p.53 (3) p.66; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.40 p.106, mise à jour septembre 2000; MET p.573; MET(VID) p.359; PENGUIN p.487; GIUDICI p.881 (2) p.1431; Opéra International No.72 septembre 1994 p.112; Répertoire No.108 décembre 1997 p.8; International Opera Collector Winter 1998 No.10 p.32; Opéra Interational février 1999 No.232 p.68, No.266 mars 2002 p.18

Verdi
MACBETH
16.05.1975
 Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Firenze
Riccardo Muti

Leyla Gencer (Lady Macbeth); Kostas Paskalis (Macbeth); Franco Tagliavini (Macduff); Aage Haugland (Banco); Carlo Del Bosco (Medico); Maria Borgata (Dama); Giuliani Bernardi (Malcom)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Recordings of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
HARRIS p.162; Opera on Record p.201; CELLETTI p.936; Opera on CD (1) p.47 (2) p.53 (3) p.66; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.40 p.106, mise à jour septembre 2000; MET p.573; MET(VID) p.359; PENGUIN p.487; GIUDICI p.881 (2) p.1431; Opéra International No.72 septembre 1994 p.112; Répertoire No.108 décembre 1997 p.8; International Opera Collector Winter 1998 No.10 p.32; Opéra Interational février 1999 No.232 p.68, No.266 mars 2002 p.18
Comments: Recording of a performance at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (May or June 1975). There is a review of a performance with the alternative cast in OPERA November 1975 pp.1027-1029. The CDRs issued by Celestial Audio are (were?) listed as new issues in their website on 1 November 2004

Verdi
MACBETH
18.05.1975
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Firenze
Riccardo Muti

Leyla Gencer (Lady Macbeth); Kostas Paskalis (Macbeth); Franco Tagliavini (Macduff); Aage Haugland (Banco); Carlo Del Bosco (Medico); Maria Borgata (Dama); Giuliani Bernardi (Malcom)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Verdi
MACBETH
11.11.1977
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Treviso
Maurizio Arena

Leyla Gencer (Lady Macbeth); Renato Bruson (Macbet); Ferruccio Furlanetto (Banco); Luciano Saldari (Macduff); Osvaldo Alemanno (Malcolm); Marisa Zotti (Dama); Ledo Freschi (Medico); Gianni Brunelli (Domestico) Bruno Tessari (Sicaro)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Verdi
MACBETH
08.11.1979
Orchestra e coro del Teatro Sociale di Mantova
Francesco Maria Martini

Leyla Gencer (Lady Macbeth); Juan Galindo (Macbeth); Leonida Bergamonti (Banco); Luciano Saldari (Macduff); Emilio Salvoldi (Malcolm); Gigliola Caputi (Dama); Giacomo Bertasi (Medico)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Puccini
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
11.02.1954

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli
Gabriele Santini

Leyla Gencer (Cio-Cio San); Fernanda Cadoni (Suzuki); Maria Rosaria Cinquergrana (Kate Pinkerton); Giancinto Prandelli (Pinkerton); Mario Borriello (Sharpless); Piero de Palma (Goro); Gerardo Gaudioso (Il commissario Imperiale); Cristiano Dalamagas (Yamadori); Giovanni Amadeo (Bonzo)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD
 

Donizetti
MARIA STUARDA
02.05.1967
Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Leyla Gencer (Maria Stuarda); Shirley Verrett (Elisabetta I); Franco Tagliavini (Roberto, conte di Leicester); Agostino Ferrin (Sir Giorgio Talbot); Giulio Fioravanti (Lord Cecil); Mafalda Masini (Anna Kennedy); Mario Frosini (un araldo)
HUNT - 2 CD

Recordings of Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.57; CELLETTI p.243; MET p.110; MET(VID) p.62; PENGUIN p.82; GIUDICI p.186 (2) p.305; Opéra International mars 1997 No.211 p.14; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.225 p.96
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera News - December 11 1993 p.44
Opera Quarterly - Vol.6 No.3 Spring 1989 pp.135-137 [WA]
Opéra International - mars 1995 No.189 p.71
American Record Guide - July/August 2002 Vol.65 No.4 p.91 [DA]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.54 octubre 2002 p.79 [MC]

Donizetti
MARIA STUARDA
1969
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro San Carlo, Napoli
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Leyla Gencer (Maria Stuarda); Shirley Verrett (Elisabetta I); Juan Oncina (Roberto, conte di Leicester); Plinio Clabassi (Sir Giorgio Talbot); Giulio Fioravanti (Lord Cecil); Vera Magrini (Anna Kennedy)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Recordings of Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.57; CELLETTI p.243; MET p.110; MET(VID) p.62; PENGUIN p.82; GIUDICI p.186 (2) p.305; Opéra International mars 1997 No.211 p.14; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.225 p.96

Donizetti
LES MARTYRS
22.09.1975

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo
Adolfo Cammozzo

Leyla Gencer (Pauline); Renato Bruson (Severe); Mario Di Felici (Polyeucte); Luigi Roni (Felix); Vincenzo Sagona (Callisthenes); Renato Cazzaniga (Nearque); Ambrogio Riva(Le Grand Pretre)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD
 

Recordings of Les Martyrs by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opéra International No.219 décembre 1997 p.18
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera News - October 1997 p.43 [CJL]
Orpheus - August-September 1997 S.77
Opera Quarterly - Vol.14 No.3 Spring 1998 p.179 [RP]
Opéra International - décembre 1997 No.219 p.18, p.59 [SS]
Classical Express - Issue No.87 June 1997 p.4
American Record Guide - September/October Vol.60 No.5 p.120 [DA]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.25 septiembre-noviembre 1997 p.89 [MC]


Donizetti
LES MARTYRS
18.06.1978
Orchestra e Coro del Grande Teatro La Fenice
Gianluigi Gelmetti

Leyla Gencer (Pauline); Ottavio Garaventa (Polyeucte); Ferruccio Furlanetto (Felix); Renato Bruson (Severe); Franco Signor (Callisthenes); Oscar di Credico (Nearque); Giovanni Antonini (Le Grand Pretre); Mario Guggia (un chretien); Anna Lia Bazzani (una donna, confidente de Pauline)
IOR - 2 CD

Recordings of Les Martyrs by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
Opéra International No.219 décembre 1997 p.18
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
(The) Gramophone - October 1994 p.188 [JBS]
Orpheus - August-September 1994 (Heft 9) S.40
Opéra International - No.182 juillet-aoüt 1994 p.70
L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.161 p.142
Répertoire - No.71 juillett/aoüt 1994 p.37
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.85 noviembre 2005 p.83 [MC]



Mayr
MEDEA IN CORINTO
20.03.1977
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Maurizio Arena

Leyla Gencer (Medea); William Johns (Giasone); Cecilia Fusco (Creusa); Gianfranco Casarini (Creonte); Gianfranco Pastine (Egeo); Ermanno Lorenzi (Tideo); Luigi Paolillo (Evandro); Ivana Cavallini (Ismene)


Bonus
13.03.1977
MEDEA IN CORINTO
(General Rehearsal)
MYTO - 3 CD

Recordings of Medea in Corinto by Giovanni Simone Mayr are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.414; GIUDICI p.375
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Fanfare - Vol.23 No.4 March/April 2000 p.272 [BR]
American Record Guide - March/April 2000 Vol.63 No.2 p.147 [CHP]


Cherubini
MEDEA
15.12.1968
Orchestra e Coro del Grande Teatro La Fenice
Carlo Franci

Leyla Gencer (Medea); Aldo Bottion (Giasone); Giovanna Fioroni (Neris); Ruggero Raimondi (Creonte); Daniela Mazzuccato (Glauce); Rina Pallini (prima ancella); Anna Lia Bazzani (seconda ancella); Alessandro Maddalena (un capo delle guadrie)
GALA - 2 CD


Recordings of Médée [Medea] by Luigi Cherubini are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.30; CELLETTI p.146; MET p.79; PENGUIN p.59; GIUDICI p.119 (2) p.196
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Orpheus - Juli 2001 S.74 [SL]
Classic Record Collector - Spring 2002 pp.100-101 [JTH]
American Record Guide - March/April 2002 Vol.65 No.2 p.226 [MM]

Cherubini
MEDEA
04.06.1969
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova
Paolo Peloso

Leyla Gencer (Medea); Aldo Bottion (Giasone); Adriana Lazarini (Neris); Paolo Washington  (Creonte); Rita Talarico (Glauce); Rina Pallini (prima ancella); Anna Di Stasio  (seconda ancella); Giovanni Antonini (un capo delle guardie)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Cherubini
MEDEA
1969
 Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova
Paolo Peloso

Leyla Gencer (Medea); Aldo Bottion (Giasone); Adriana Lazarini (Neris); Paolo Washington  (Creonte); Rita Talarico (Glauce); Rina Pallini (prima ancella); Anna Di Stasio  (seconda ancella); Giovanni Antonini (un capo delle guardie)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Rocca
MONTE IVNOR
17.10.1957
Orchestra e Coro della RAI Milano
Armando La Rosa Parodi
 
Edali Leyla Gencer (Edali); Renato Gavarini (Imar); Miriam Pirazzini (La vecchia); Nestre Catalani (Tepurlov); Anselmo Colzani (Wladimiro Kirlatos); Leonardo Montreale (Ileapo dei gendarmi / Maravid); Miriam Pirazzini (Naiké); Salvatore de Tommasso (Droboj); Walter Brunelli (Ivanaj / Un operaio); Agusto Pedroni (Danilo); Giorgio Alporta (Gregor Miroj); Jole de Maria (Kuttarin)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD
 

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Orpheus - März + April 2008 S.57 [KC]
Classic Record Collector - Winter 2007 pp.96-97 [JTH]
Comments: According to the EJS discography (p.384) this recording was made on 16 March 1957 and broadcast on 17 October 1957 by RAI Torino. However, it is listed as a production of RAI Milano in «50 anni di opera lirica alla RAI 1931-1980» (p.147)

Bellini
NORMA
18.07.1964
Orquesta y Coro Estables del Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires
Bruno Bartoletti

Leyla Gencer (Norma); Adriana Lazzarini (Adalgisa); Bruno Prevedi (Pollione); William Wildermann (Oroveso); Sofia Schultz (Clotilde); Italo Tajo (Flavioa)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Recordings of Norma by Vincenzo Bellini are surveyed in the following publications:

Opera January 1958 p.12; Opera on Record p.154; CELLETTI p.50; Opera on CD (1) p.40 (2) p.46 (3) p.51; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.29 p.106: No.236 p.76; MET p.21; MET(VID) p.10; PENGUIN p.10; Orpheus No.13 1994 Festival p.22; GIUDICI p.31 (2) p.57; Diapason No.439 juillet-aoüt 1997 p.48; Répertoire No.112 avril 1998 p.86; Opéra International juin 2000 No.247 pp.66-70; Donizetti Society Newsletter June 2000 pp.21-23; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Gramophone January 2002 p.28; Classica Répertoire No.94 juillet-aoüt 2007 p.66


Bellini
NORMA
09.01.1965
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Leyla Gencer (Norma); Bruno Prevedi (Pollione); Giulietta Simionato (Adalgisa); Nicola Zaccaria (Oroveso); Piero de Palma (Flavio); Luciana Piccolo (Clotilde)

Bonus

Highlights 
Bellini - Norma

30.01.1965
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo / Fernando Previtali
Leyla Gencer (Norma); Fiorenza Cossotto (Adalgisa); Gianfranco Cecchele (Pollione); Ivo Vinco (Oroveso)

24.07.1965
Orchestra e Coro dell'Arena di Verona / Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Leyla Gencer (Norma); Fiorenza Cossotto (Adalgisa); Bruno Prevedi (Pollione); Ivo Vinco (Oroveso)

18.07.1964
Orquesta y Coro Estables del Teatro Colon / Bruno Bartoletti
Leyla Gencer (Norma); Adriana Lazzarini (Adalgisa); Bruno Prevedi (Pollione); William Wildermann (Oroveso)
MYTO - 3 CD

Recordings of Norma by Vincenzo Bellini are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera January 1958 p.12; Opera on Record p.154; CELLETTI p.50; Opera on CD (1) p.40 (2) p.46 (3) p.51; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.29 p.106: No.236 p.76; MET p.21; MET(VID) p.10; PENGUIN p.10; Orpheus No.13 1994 Festival p.22; GIUDICI p.31 (2) p.57; Diapason No.439 juillet-aoüt 1997 p.48; Répertoire No.112 avril 1998 p.86; Opéra International juin 2000 No.247 pp.66-70; Donizetti Society Newsletter June 2000 pp.21-23; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Gramophone January 2002 p.28; Classica Répertoire No.94 juillet-aoüt 2007 p.66
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Opera Quarterly - Vol.21 No.3 Summer 2005 (published March 2006) pp. 551-555 [NEL]
Comments: Recording of a performance at La Scala (January 1965; see OPERA March 1965 pp.203-204; «Simionato» by Jean-Jacques Hanine Roussel pp.83-85) 


Bellini
NORMA
06.10.1966
Lausanne, Theatre de Beaulieu
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Oliviero de Fabritiis

Leyla Gencer (Norma); Fiorenza Cossotto (Adalgisa); Gastone Limarilli (Pollione); Ivo Vinco (Oroveso); Anna Lia Bazzani (Clotilde); Vittorio Pandano (Flavio)
MYTO - 3 CD

Recordings of Norma by Vincenzo Bellini are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera January 1958 p.12; Opera on Record p.154; CELLETTI p.50; Opera on CD (1) p.40 (2) p.46 (3) p.51; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.29 p.106: No.236 p.76; MET p.21; MET(VID) p.10; PENGUIN p.10; Orpheus No.13 1994 Festival p.22; GIUDICI p.31 (2) p.57; Diapason No.439 juillet-aoüt 1997 p.48; Répertoire No.112 avril 1998 p.86; Opéra International juin 2000 No.247 pp.66-70; Donizetti Society Newsletter June 2000 pp.21-23; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Gramophone January 2002 p.28; Classica Répertoire No.94 juillet-aoüt 2007 p.66
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera News - July 1998 p.40 [CJL]
Orpheus - April 1998 p.62 [GH]
L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.187 p.139
Classical Express - Issue 96 March 1998 p.3 [MT]
American Record Guide - May/June 1998 Vol.61 No.3 p.98 [MM]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - marzo-mayo 1998 No.27 p.83 [LB]



Mozart
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
09.06.1962
Glyndebourne Opera Festival
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Silvio Varviso

Leyla Gencer (Contessa); Heinz Blankenburg (Figaro); Mirella Freni (Susanna); Gabriel Bacquier (Count Almaviva); Edith Mathis (Cherubino); Carlo Cava (Bartolo); Johanna Peters (Marcellina); Hugues Cuenod (Don Basillio); John Kentish (Don Curzio); Derick Davies (Antonio); Maria Zeri (Barbarina); Patricia McCarry (Bridesmaid)
Myer Ferdman, chorus master
GLYNDEBOURNE - 3 CD

Recordings of Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.125: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.68-71; Opera on Record p.55; Orpheus April 1983 S.394; CELLETTI p.506; Opera on CD (1) p.17 (2) p.21 (3) p.23; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.135-136 p.168, mise à jour janvier 2003; MET p.286; MET(VID) p.163; PENGUIN p.247; The Opera Quarterly Vol.1 No.2 p.142; Répertoire de Disques Compacts No.61 septembre 1993 p.12; Opera on Video p.21; GIUDICI p.424 (2) p.734; Classic CD March 1998 p.48; BBC Music Magazine December 2000 p.55; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.55-56
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
(The) Gramophone - July 2008 p.89 [JBS]
Opera - June 2008 pp.721-722 [RM]



Mozart
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
28.06.1963
 Glyndebourne Opera Festival
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Silvio Varviso

Leyla Gencer (Contessa); Heinz Blankenburg (Figaro); Michel Roux (Count Almaviva); Carlo Cava (Bartolo); Edith Mathis (Cherubino); Liliane Berton (Susanna); Rosa Larghezza (Marcellina); Hughes Cuenod (Don Basilio); John Kentish (Don Curzio); Derek Davies (Antonio); Maria Zeri (Barbarina)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Recordings of Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.125: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.68-71; Opera on Record p.55; Orpheus April 1983 S.394; CELLETTI p.506; Opera on CD (1) p.17 (2) p.21 (3) p.23; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.135-136 p.168, mise à jour janvier 2003; MET p.286; MET(VID) p.163; PENGUIN p.247; The Opera Quarterly Vol.1 No.2 p.142; Répertoire de Disques Compacts No.61 septembre 1993 p.12; Opera on Video p.21; GIUDICI p.424 (2) p.734; Classic CD March 1998 p.48; BBC Music Magazine December 2000 p.55; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.55-56
Comments: Recording of a concert performance given by the Glyndebourne company at a PROM in the Royal Albert Hall, London (22 July 1963). This performance was broadcast by the BBC Home Service. See Radio Times Issue Dated July 20-26 1963 p.24. A recording was broadcast by the BBC Music Programme on 14 October 1965. See Radio Times Issue dated October 9-15 1965 p.58. The CDRs issued by House of Opera are included in the list of new releases added to their website in December 2003 «03/12/22» where the date of the performance is given as 28 June 1963 and the place as London. The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca The date of the performance recorded is also given here as 28 June 1963.


Gnecco
LA PROVA DI UN'OPERA SERIA
15.02.1983
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia
John Fischer

Leyla Gencer (Corilla); Patrizia Dordi (Violante Pescarelli); Luigi Alva (Federico Mordente); Mario Bolognesi (Fischietto); Francesco Signor (Maestro campanone); Giancarlo Luccardi (Poeta Pasticci)
MONDO MUSICA - 2 CD


Tchaikovsky
DAMA DELLE PICCHE
(Pikovaya Dama)
02.02.1961
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Nino Sanzogno

Antonio Annaloro (Ermanno); Leyla Gencer (Lisa); Maryana Radev (La contessa); Sesto Bruscantini (Principe Jelenzky); Adriana Lazzarini (Paolini); Walter Gullino (Cekalinski); Ivo Vinco (Surin); Angelo Mercuriali (Ciaplinski); Leonardo Monreale (Narumov); Ivo Vinco (Conte Tomsky); Aurora Cattelani (La Governante); Jeda Valtriani (Masha); Giuseppe Bertinazzo (Maestro di casa); Edith Martelli (Prilepa)
In Italian
GL - 2 CD


Recordings of The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 2 p.268; CELLETTI p.158; Opera on CD (1) p.92 (2) p.102 (3) p.113; MET p.557; MET(VID) p.338; Opera on Video p.159; GIUDICI p.129 (2) p.214; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.119/120, mise à jour septembre 2004; American Record Guide May/June 2003 Vol.66 No.3 pp.54-63


Donizetti
POLIUTO
04.12.1975
Orquesta y Coro del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Giuseppe Morelli

Amedeo Zambon (Poliuto); Leyla Gencer (Paolina); Vincente Sardinero (Severo); Ferruccio Mazzoli (Callistene); José Manzaneda (Nearco); Antoni Lluch (Felice); Masani Yamamoto (un cristiano)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD


Recordings of Poliuto by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.246; PENGUIN p.83; GIUDICI p.207 (2) p.347; Opéra International avril 1997 No.212 p.23
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Fanfare - Vol.31 No.4 March/April 2008 p.125 [BR]
American Record Guide - November/December 2007 Vol.70 No.6 p.265 [CHP]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.105 noviembre 2007 p.90 [MC]



Donizetti
POLIUTO
12.12.1975
Orquesta y Coro del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Giuseppe Morelli

Amadeo Zambon (Poliuto); Leyla Gencer (Paolina); Vincente Sardinero (Severo); Ferruccio Mazzoli (Callistene); Jose Manzaneda (Nearco); Antoni Lluch (Felice); Masami Yamamoto (un cristiano)
GOLDEN MELODRAM - 2 CD


Bellini
I PURITANI
30.06.1961
Orquesta y Coro Estables del Teatro Colon
Argeo Quadri

Leyla Gencer (Donna Elvira); Gianni Raimondi (Lord Arturo Talbot); Manuel Ausensi (Sir Riccardo Forth); Ferruccio Mazzoli (Sir Giorgio Valton); Mario Verazzi (Lord Gualtiero Valton); Humberto di Toto (Sir Bruno Roberton); Luisa Bartoletti (Enrichetta di Francia)
MYTO - 2 CD

Recordings of I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera June 1960 p.387; August 1960 p.585; September 1960 p.653; HARRIS p.220; Opera on Record 2 p.121; CELLETTI p.63; Opera on CD (1) p.39 (2) p.45 (3) p.50; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.96 p.106; MET p.29; PENGUIN p.12; GIUDICI p.40 (2) p.74; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Opéra International No.253 janvier 2001 p.10
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera Quarterly - Vol.17 No.3 Summer 2001 pp.576-585 [WA2]
Opéra International - décembre 1992 p.69
L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.151 p.104
American Record Guide - May/June 2005 Vol.68 No.3 pp.231-232 [MM]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.71 junio 2004 p.81 [TF]
Comments: Recording of a performance in the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires (12 July 1961 or/and 30 June 1961 (M. Richter, live-rare-opera)); see OPERA October 1961 pp.649-650). The foyer LPs are advertized in GRAMOPHONE November 1983 p.670. According to the review in ARG the recording issued on the Living Stage label is of a performance on 12 October 1961, but this must be incorrect as I puritani was not performed in the Teatro Colón on that day. See the Teatro Colón website. 


Verdi
RIGOLETTO
22.06.1961
Orquesta y Coro Estables del Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires
Argeo Quadri

Cornell MacNeil (Rigoletto); Leyla Gencer (Gilda); Gianni Raimondi (Il duca di Mantova); Carmen Burello (Maddalena); Jorge Algorta (Sparafucile); Carmen Morra (Giovanna); Juan Zanin (Il conte di Monterone); Tulio Gagliardo (Il conte di Ceprano); Alicia Andreadis (La contessa di Ceprano); Italo Pasini (Matteo Borsa); Hector Barbieri (Marullo); Pino De’Vescovi (un usciere); Anna Maria Amicis (un paggio)
2 CD

Recordings of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.48, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.32; HARRIS p.223; Opera on Record p.208; CELLETTI p.986; Opera on CD (1) p.49 (2) p.55 (3) p.61; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.112-113 p.144, mise à jour juillet 2001 p.2; MET p.583; MET(VID) p.567; PENGUIN p.496; Répertoire No.64 décembre 1993 p.8; Opera on Video p.75; GIUDICI p.905 (2) p.1459; «Musica 99» p.73; BBC Music Magazine December 1996 p.47; Opéra International No.254 février 2001 p.16
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Fanfare - Vol.24 No.3 January/February 2001 pp.285-286 [RT]
Orpheus - Oktober 2000 S.57 [GH]
Opéra International - juillet/aoüt 1995 No.193 p.76
American Record Guide - May/June 2001 Vol.64 No.3 p.192 [LM]
VERDI DAL VIVO - p.170
CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - noviembre 2000 No.137 p.46 [AV]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.43 enero-febrero 2001 p.97 [TF]

Comments: Recording of a performance at Teatro Colón - 24 June 1961 or/and 16 June 1961 (M. Richter). The date given in VERDI DAL VIVO is 16 June 1916 (sic). Presumably this should be 1961. 


Donizetti
ROBERTO DEVEREUX
02.05.1964
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Marino Rossi

Leyla Gencer (Elisabetta I); Ruggero Bondino (Roberto Devereux); Anna-Maria Rota (Sara, duchessa di Nottingham); Piero Cappuccilli (Charles, duca di Nottingham); Gabriele de Julis (Lord Cecil); Silvano Pagliuca (Sir Gualtiero Raleigh); Bruno Grella (un paggio); Bruno Grella (un famigliare di Nottingham)
HUNT - 2 CD


Recordings of Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.247; GIUDICI p.204, (2) p.340
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera News - March 1999 p.84 [GJ]
Orpheus - Juli 2000 S.66 [GH]
Opera Quarterly - Vol.6 No.3 Spring 1989 pp.135-137 [WA]
Opéra International - septembre 1984 No.73 p.50 [SS]
International Record Review - December 2002/January 2003 pp.78-79 [CC]

Donizetti
ROBERTO DEVEREUX
25.02.1966
Orchestra e Coro dell’Opera di Roma
Mario Rossi

Leyla Gencer (Elisabetta I); Ruggero Bondino (Roberto Devereux); Piero Cappuccilli (Duca di Nottingham); Anna-Maria Rota (Sara, duchessa di Nottingham); Franco Bonanome (Lord Cecil) Teodoro Rovetta (Sir Gualtiero Raleigh); Fernando Valentini (un paggio); Fernando Valentini (un famigliare di Nottingham)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD


Pacini
SAFFO
07.04.1967
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Franco Capuana

Leyla Gencer (Saffo); Franca Mattiucci (Climene); Tito del Bianco (Faone); Louis Quilico (Alcandro); Vittoria Magnanghi (Dirce); Mario Guggia (Ippia); Maurizio Piacenti (Lisimaco)
ARKADIA - 2 CD

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Fanfare - Vol 12 No.2 November/December 1988 p.244 [DJ]; Vol.30 No.1 September/ October 2006 pp.198-199 [BR]

Weinberg
SCHWANDA
Orchestra e Coro del RAI, Milan
Nicola Rescigno

Scipio Colombo (Schwanda); Leyla Gencer (Dorota); Aldo Bertocci (Babinsky); Gertrude Ribla (Königin); Melchiorre Luise (Magner); Paolo Montersolo (Teufel); Adriano Ferrario (Richter); Mario Carlin (Scharfrichter)
UNIQUE OPERA RECORDINGS - 2 CD

Recordings of Schwanda the Bagpiper by Jaromir Weinberger are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLETTI p.1177

Comments: Recording of a performance broadcast on 10 August 1958. Some of the dialogue is spoken by actors: Renata Salvagno (Dorota), Pierluigi Pelitti (Babinsky), Gianni Bortolotto (Schwanda) 


Verdi
SIMON BOCCANEGRA
20.12.1958
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Mario Rossi

Tito Gobbi (Simon Boccangera); Leyla Gencer (Maria Boccanegra); Mirto Picchi (Gabriele Adorno); Ferruccio Mazzoli (Jacopo Fiesco); Walter Monachesi (Paolo Albiani); Giovanni Amodeo (Pietro)
HARDY - 2 CD

Recordings of Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; HARRIS p.262; Opera on Record p.250; CELLETTI p.1014; Opera on CD (1) p.53 (2) p.59 (3) p.66; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.19 p.110; MET p.620; MET(VID) p.385; PENGUIN p.500; Opera on Video p.90; GIUDICI p.956 (2) p.1542; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1999 pp.70-74, No.269juin 2002 p.18; Gramophone May 2004 p.36
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Orpheus - April 1999 S.61 [MB]
Classical Express - Issue No.109 April 1999 p.3 (audio) [MT]
L'opera (Milano) - n.123 novembre 1998 supplemento p.26 [GL]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.33 mayo-junio 1999 p.96 [LB] (audio)


Verdi
SIMON BOCCANEGRA
09.08.1961
Salzburger Festspiele
Wiener Philharmoniker und Chor der Wiener Staatsoper
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Tito Gobbi (Simon Boccangera); Leyla Gencer (Maria Boccanegra); Giorgio Tozzi (Jacopo Fiesco); Giuseppe Zampieri (Gabriele Adorno); Rolando Panerai (Paolo Albiani); Vittorio Susca (Pietro); Glade Petersen (un capitano)
GALA - 2 CD

Recordings of Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; HARRIS p.262; Opera on Record p.250; CELLETTI p.1014; Opera on CD (1) p.53 (2) p.59 (3) p.66; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.19 p.110; MET p.620; MET(VID) p.385; PENGUIN p.500; Opera on Video p.90; GIUDICI p.956 (2) p.1542; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1999 pp.70-74, No.269juin 2002 p.18; Gramophone May 2004 p.36
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Fanfare - Vol.7 No.1 September/October 1983 pp.280-281 [ADC]
Orpheus - April 1996 S.59
American Record Guide - March/April 1985 Vol.48 No.3 p.38 (highlights) [KM]
Répertoire - No.83 septembre 1995 p.79
Comments: Recording of a performance at the Salzburg Festival. Another performance is reviewed in OPERA, Festival Issue 1961 p.59

Verdi 
SIMON BOCCANEGRA
206.06.1964
Orquesta y Coro Estables del Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires
Bruno Bartoletti

Cornell MacNeil (Simon Boccangera); Leyla Gencer (Maria Boccanegra); Carlo Cossutta (Gabriele Adorno); William Wildermann (Jacopo Fiesco); Giampiero Mastromei (Paolo Albiani); Tullio Gagliardo (Pietro); Jose Crea (un capitano); Corrada Malfa (un'ancella di Amelia)
OPERA DEPOT - 2 CD


Recordings of Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95; HARRIS p.262; Opera on Record p.250; CELLETTI p.1014; Opera on CD (1) p.53 (2) p.59 (3) p.66; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.19 p.110; MET p.620; MET(VID) p.385; PENGUIN p.500; Opera on Video p.90; GIUDICI p.956 (2) p.1542; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1999 pp.70-74, No.269juin 2002 p.18; Gramophone May 2004 p.36

Puccini
SUOR ANGELICA
25.04.1958
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli
Tullio Serafin

Leyla Gencer (Suor Angelica); Neda Monte (Principessa); Maja Sunara (La Badessa);Jole de Maria (La Zelatrice); Vera Magrini (La Maestra delle novizie); Nunzia Mosca (Suor Genovieffa)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 1 CD

Recordings of Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.112; Opera on Record 2 p.318; CELLETTIp.627; Opera on CD (1) p.110 (2) p.121 (3) p.136; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.190 p.132; MET p.447; MET(VID) p.240; PENGUIN p.318; Opera on Video p.185; GIUDICI p.646; l'opera (Milano) Anno XVI N.157 gennaio 2002 p.116


Puccini
TOSCA
21.01.1955
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Vincenzo Bellezza

Leyla Gencer (Floria Tosca); Giuseppe Taddei (Baron Scarpia); Vittorio de Santis (Mario Cavaradossi); Melchiorre Louise (il Sagrestano); Piero de Palma (Spoletta); Aldo Terraso (Cesare Angelotti); Gerardo Gaudioso (Sciarrone); Silvio Santarelli (un Carceriere); Nino Tarallo (un Pastore)
Michele Lauro, maestro del coro

Bonus
Concerto RAI
23.11.1965
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI
Arturo Basile

Verdi Macbeth Vieni t’affretta
Verdi Nabucco Ben io tinvenni
Donizetti Anna Bolena Piangete voi… Al dolce guidami
Donizetti Roberto Devereux Vivi, ingrato
GOP - 2 CD

Recordings of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.97; HARRIS p.271; Opera on Record p.591; CELLETTI p.632; MARINELLI p.362; Opera on CD (1) p.107 (2) p.118 (3) p.133; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.11 p.106, No.11 (revised edition) p.110; MET p.411MET(VID) p.232; PENGUIN p.314; Répertoire No.63 novembre 1993 p.14; Opera on Video p.178; GIUDICI p.600 (2) p.996; Classic CD July 1996 p.50; Orpheus Januar 2000 S.12; Opéra International No.242 Janvier 2000 p.10; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Orpheus - November 1994 p.63; 7+8 Juli-August 2007 S.61 [IW]
Opéra International - juin 1997 No.214 p.54

American Record Guide - July/August 2006 Vol.69 No.4 p.212 [MM]


Verdi
LA TRAVIATA
08.08.1964
Orquesta y Cor del Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro
Nicola Rescigno

Leyla Gencer (Violetta Valery); Flaviano Labó (Alfredo Germont); Piero Cappuccilli (Giorgio Germont); Ana Maria Martins (Flora Bervoix); Carmen Pimentel (Annina); Nino Crimi (Gastone); Antonio Lembo (Barone Douphol); Hamilton Moreira (Marchese D'Obigny); Eraldo de Marco (Dottor Grenvil); Eraldo de Marco (Giuseppe); Eraldo de Marco (un domestico di Flora); Sergio di Napoli (un commissionario); Vladimir De Kanel (un messaggero)
Highlights
GOLDEN AGE - 1 CD


Recordings of La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
The Gramophone April 1957 p.402; High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.52; HARRIS p.278; Opera on Record p.240; CELLETTI p.1022; Opera on CD (1) p.51 (2) p.57 (3) p.64; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.51 p.136,mise à jour p.2 (mars 2000); MET p.606; MET(VID) p.376; PENGUIN p.503; The Absolute Sound Issue 96 p.168; Opera Now June 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.935 (2) p.1511; «Musica 99» p.70; Répertoire No.96 novembre 1996 p.88; Classic CD June 1997 p.52; Gramophone August 1999 p.22, October 1999 p.6 (letter); Opéra International No.255 mars 2001 p.14; CD Compact No.163 marzo 2003 p.16
Comments: Recording a performance in the Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro (7 August 1964; see OPERA October 1964 pp.675-676). According to «Memórias Glórias de um Teatro» by Edgard de Brito Chaves Jr. pp.379-380 the cast also included Vladimir de Kanel, Sergio Napoli. The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). It is described as «Rare in house recording. Slightly abridged, Gencer only Violetta» 



Verdi
IL TROVATORE

29.05.1957
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro della RAI di Milano
Fernando Previtali

Mario del Monaco (Manrico); Leyla Gencer (Leonora); Ettore Bastianini (Il conte di Luna); Fedora Barbieri (Azucena); Plinio Clabassi (Ferrando); Laura Londi (Ines); Athos Cesarini (Ruiz); Sergio Liliani (un vecchio zingaro); Walter Artioli (un messo)
Roberto Benaglio, maestro del coro
GOP - 2 CD

Recordings of Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.49, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.42; HARRIS p.296; Opera on Record p.225; CELLETTI p.1050; MARINELLI p.162; Opera on CD (1) p.50 (2) p.56 (3) p.62; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.60 p.100, Mise à jour Octobre 2003; MET p.596; MET(VID) p.371; PENGUIN p.507; GIUDICI p.920 (2) p.1487; Opéra International No.252 décembre 2000 p.16; Orpheus Juni 2001 S.53; CD Compact No.161 enero 2003 p.20
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera News - July 2003 pp.56-57 [MB]
Fanfare - Vol.19 No.1 September/October 1995 p.349 (audio); Vol.25 No.5 May/June 2002 pp.221--222 (audio) [GJ]
Orpheus - Februar 1996 S.60; Januar 1997 S.63 (video); Dezember 1997 S.62 (video) [GH]; November 2002 S.95 (DVD) [GH]
Opera Quarterly - Vol.5 Nos.2 & 3 Summer/Autumn 1987 pp.142-163 [RL]: Vol.20 No.1 Winter 2004 pp.122-125 (DVD) [RP]
Opéra International - novembre 1997 No.218 p.51 (VHS) [SS]; No.274 décembre 2002 pp.68-69 (DVD) [SS]
Diapason - No.504 juin 2003 p.123 (DVD) [MP]
Classical Express - Issue No.89 August 1997 p.1
BBC Music Magazine - February 2003 p.94 [GH]
American Record Guide - March/April 2003 Vol.66 No.2 pp.233-234 (DVD) [LM]
Répertoire - No.85 novembre 1995 p.80 (audio): No.162 novembre 2002 p.103 (audio) [PT]
L'opera (Milano) - Anno XI N.111 settembre 1997 p.106 [GL]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - diciembre 1997 - febrero 1998 No.26 p.99 [FSR]: No.51 mayo-junio 2002 pp.99-100 (audio) [LB]
CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - septiembre 2002 No.157 p.61 [JS]



Verdi 
IL TROVATORE
29.05.1957
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro della RAI di Milano
Fernando Previtali

Mario del Monaco (Manrico); Leyla Gencer (Leonora); Ettore Bastianini (Il conte di Luna); Fedora Barbieri (Azucena); Plinio Clabassi (Ferrando); Laura Londi (Ines); Athos Cesarini (Ruiz); Sergio Liliani (un vecchio zingaro); Walter Artioli (un messo)
Roberto Benaglio, maestro del coro
Claudio Fino, regia
HARDY - 1 DVD

Verdi
IL TROVATORE
1957
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Verdi di Trieste
Vincenzo Bellezza
 
Mario Filippeschi (Manrico); Leyla Gencer (Leonora); Ettore Bastianini (Il conte di Luna); Dora Minarelli (Azucena); Antonio Massaria (Ferrando); Lilian Hussu (Ines); Raimondo Botteghelli (Ruiz)
BONGIOVANNI - 2 CD



Recordings of Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.49, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.42; HARRIS p.296; Opera on Record p.225; CELLETTI p.1050; MARINELLI p.162; Opera on CD (1) p.50 (2) p.56 (3) p.62; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.60 p.100, Mise à jour Octobre 2003; MET p.596; MET(VID) p.371; PENGUIN p.507; GIUDICI p.920 (2) p.1487; Opéra International No.252 décembre 2000 p.16; Orpheus Juni 2001 S.53; CD Compact No.161 enero 2003 p.20



Puccini
TURANDOT
13.01.1962
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo, Napoli
Oliviero de Fabritiis

Lucille Udovic (Turandot); Leyla Gencer (Liu); Franco Corelli (Calaf); Joshua Hecht (Timur); Renato Cesari (Ping); Mario Carlin (Pang); Piero de Palma (Pong); Luigi Paolillo (Altoum); Antonio Sacchetti (Un mandarino)
GOLDEN MELODRAM - 2 CD
  

Recordings of Turandot by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:
High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.114; Opera on Record p.618; CELLETTI p.655; Opera on CD (1) p.111 (2) p.122 (3) p.137 MET p.454; MET(VID) p.252; PENGUIN p.320; L'Avant Scéne Opéra No.33 p.97, No.220 p.98; Opera on Video p.187; GIUDICI p.652 (2) p.1073; Répertoire No.97 décembre 1996 p.16; International Opera Collector Spring 1997 No.3 p.40; Opera Quarterly Vo.13 No.4 Summer 1997 p.77; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Diapason No.559 juin 2008 p.78; Gramophone July 2008 p.52
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
American Record Guide - March/April 2008 Vol.71 No.2 pp.258-259 [MM]


Verdi
I VESPRI SICILIANI
05.12.1964
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Giangiacomo Guelfi (Guido di Monforte); Franco Pugliese (Il sire di Bethune); Mario Borriello (il Conte Vaudemont); Gastone Limarilli (Arrigo); Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Giovanni da Procida); Leyla Gencer (La Duchessa Elena); Luciana Piccolo (Ninetta); Fernando Jacopucci (Danieli); Vittorio Pandano (Tebaldo); Paolo Mazzotta (Roberto); Athos Cesarini (Manfredo)
MELODRAM - 2 CD

Recordings of Les Vêpres siciliennes [I vespri siciliani] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.101; CELLETTI p.1071; Opera on CD (1) p.52 (2) p.59 (3) p.66 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.75 p.102; MET p.618; MET(VID) p.383; PENGUIN p.510; GIUDICI p.953 (2) p.1537; Orpheus Februar 2001 p.57; Opéra International No.280 juin 2003 p.22
This recording is reviewed in the following publication:
Orpheus - Januar 2002 S.54 {mention) [GH]

Verdi
I VESPRI SICILIANI
02.01.1971
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Leyla Gencer (La Duchessa Elena); Pierro Cappucilli (Guido di Monforte); Nino Carta (Il sire di Bethune); Alfredo Giocomotti (Il Conte Vaudemont); Giorgia Lamberti (Arrigo); Carlo Cava (Giovanni da Procida); Nella Verri (Ninetta); Augusto Vicentini (Danieli); Piero de Palma(Tebaldo); Giovanni De Angelis (Roberto); Rinaldo Pelizzoni (Manfredo)
HOUSE OF OPERA - 2 CD

Recordings of Les Vêpres siciliennes [I vespri siciliani] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record 3 p.101; CELLETTI p.1071; Opera on CD (1) p.52 (2) p.59 (3) p.66 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.75 p.102; MET p.618; MET(VID) p.383; PENGUIN p.510; GIUDICI p.953 (2) p.1537; Orpheus Februar 2001 p.57; Opéra International No.280 juin 2003 p.22
Comments: Recording of a performance at La Scala (2 January 1971) The highlights issued by Myto consist of one aria and four duets with Gencer and Lamberti either from the performance on 2 January 1971 or from that 27 December 1970 which were the only two in which they sang together in these roles. 


Spontini
LA VESTALE
04.12.1969
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo di Palermo
Fernando Previtali

Roberto Merolla (Licinio); Leyla Gencer (Giulia); Renato Bruson (Cinna); Agostino Ferrin (Pontifex Maximus); Franca Mattiucci (gran sacerdotessa); Enrico Campi (consul); Segrio Sisti (Aruspice)
MEMORIES - 2 CD
 

Recordings of La Vestale by Gaspare Spontini are surveyed in the following publications:
CELLLETTI p.774; GIUDICI p.785 (2) p.1296
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opéra International - No.288 mars 2004 p.80 [JC]
International Record Review - November 2002 pp.75-76 [JTH]
Classica Répertoire - No.59 février 2004 p.102 [PT]



Spontini
LA VESTALE
27.05.1973
Orchestra e Coro dell’Opera di Roma
Carlo Franci

Roberto Merolla (Licinio); Leyla Gencer (Giulia); Carlo Cava (Pontifex Maximus);
Biancamaria Casoni (gran sacerdotessa)
OPERA DEPOT - 2 CD


Massenet
WERTHER
23.04.1955
Orchestra della RAI di Milano
Alfredo Simonetto

Juan Oncina (Werther); Leyla Gencer (Carlotta); Enzo Sordello (Alberto); Marcello Cortis (Il podesta); Mario Carlin (Schmidt); Nestore Catalani (Johann); Sandra Ballinari (Sofia); Walter Artioli (Bruhlmann); Elsa Alberti (Katchen)
Stage director: Daniele d'Anza
In Italian
IMMORTAL - 1 DVD

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Orpheus - Dezember 1997 S.63 [GH]
Opéra International - février 1998 No.221 p.55 [SS]
Classical Express - Issue No.89 August 1997 p.1
L'opera (Milano) - Anno XI N.111 settembre 1997 p.108 [DA]
Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - marzo-mayo 1998 No.27 p.99 [JS]
Musica (Milano) - N.107 Anno 22 marzo-aprile 1998 p.81 [ER]
Comments: Video recording of a television film (23 April 1955). The DVD issued by Premiere is included in their list of «2005 Winter/Spring New Releases» and that issued on the Encore label is (was) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.» 


Massenet
WERTHER
20.01.1959
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale G. Verdi di Trieste
Carlo Felice Cilario

Ferruccio Tagliavini (Werther); Leyla Gencer (Charlotte); Giuliana Tavolaccini (Sophie); Mario Borriello (Albert); Vito Susca (Le Bailli); Raimondo Botteghelli (Schmidt); Eno Mocchiutti (Johann)
In Italian
ARKADIA - 2 CD


Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:
Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22
This recording is reviewed in the following publications:
Opera Now - September 1994 p.52; December 1994 p.53
Fanfare - Vol.5 No.3 January/February 1982 p.129 [HF]; Vol.18 No.2 November/ December 1994 p.294:Vol.18 No.3 January/February 1995 p.198
Orpheus - März 1995 S.62
Répertoire - No.81 juin 1995 p.87
American Record Guide - November/December 1994 Vol.57 No.6 p.258



(STU), "Studio" Recording
(SE), "Studio" Recording of Excerpts
(STC), Composite "Studio" Recording made up from more than one source
(SCE), Composite "Studio" Recording of Excerpts from more than one source
(LI), "Live" Recording
(LE), "Live" Recording of Excerpts
(LC), "Live" Composite Recording from more than one performance
(LCE), Excerpts from more than one "Live" Performance
(RA), A Radio Performance
(RE), Excerpts from a Radio Performance
(RC), Composite Radio Performance from more than one broadcast
(RCE), Excerpts from more than one broadcast performance
(FI), Film or/and sound track of a film
(FE), Excerpts of an opera from a film or/and the sound track of a film
CELLETTI, Il Teatro d'Opera in Disco by Rodolfo Celletti - Rizzoli - 1988
EJS Discography, EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings - The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-71 by William Shaman, William J. Collins, and Calvin M. Goodwin - GreenwoodPress - 1994
GIUDICI, L'Opera in CD e Video by Elvio Giudici - il Saggiatore Milano - 1995. Second Edition - 1999 - is indicated by (2)
HARRIS, Opera Recordings - A Critical Guide by Kenn Harris - David and Charles - 1973
MARINELLI, Opere in Disco by Carlo Marinelli - Discanto Edizione - 1982
MET, The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera - edited by Paul Gruber - Thames and Hudson - 1993
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