The Barber of Seville discography

This is a partial discography of The Barber of Seville, an opera by Gioachino Rossini. The work was first performed on 20 February 1816, at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.

Audio recordings

Year Cast
(Rosina, Almaviva,
Figaro)
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label[1]
1919 Malvina Pereira
Edoardo Taliani
Ernesto Badini
Carlo Sabajno
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: HMV
Cat: 5110-5138
1950 Giulietta Simionato
Luigi Infantino
Giuseppe Taddei
Fernando Previtali
Coro e Orchestra della Rai di Milano
CD: Warner Fonit
Cat: 5046 71224-2
1954 Antonietta Pastori
Nicola Monti
Rolando Panerai
Carlo Maria Giulini
RAI National Symphony Orchestra
CD: Great Opera Performances
Cat: G.O.P. 66.104
1957 Giulietta Simionato
Alvinio Misciano
Ettore Bastianini
Alberto Erede
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra & chorus
CD: Decca Records
Cat: 467 4112
1957 Maria Callas
Luigi Alva
Tito Gobbi
Alceo Galliera
Philharmonia Orchestra & chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 3920462
1958 Roberta Peters
Cesare Valletti
Robert Merrill
Erich Leinsdorf
Metropolitan Opera orchestra & chorus
(An unusual performance with no cuts)
CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 09026-68552-2
1963 Victoria de los Ángeles
Luigi Alva
Sesto Bruscantini
Vittorio Gui
Glyndebourne Festival orchestra & chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: CMS 7 64162 2
1964 Teresa Berganza
Ugo Benelli
Manuel Ausensi
Silvio Varviso
Orchestra Rossini di Napoli & chorus
CD: Decca Records
Cat: 452 5912
1971 Teresa Berganza
Luigi Alva
Hermann Prey
Claudio Abbado
London Symphony Orchestra
Ambrosian Singers
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 457 7332
1974 Beverly Sills
Nicolai Gedda
Sherrill Milnes
James Levine
London Symphony Orchestra
John Alldis Choir
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 7243-5-85523
Cat: 3932762
1982 Marilyn Horne
Paolo Barbacini
Leo Nucci
Riccardo Chailly
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: Fonit Cetra
Cat: CDC 30
CD: Warner Fonit
Cat: 3984 29187-2
Agnes Baltsa
Francisco Araiza
Thomas Allen
Neville Marriner
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Ambrosian singers
CD: Philips
Cat: 446 448-2
CD: Decca Records
Cat: 470 434-2
1987 Luciana Serra
Rockwell Blake
Bruno Pola
Bruno Campanella
Teatro Regio di Torino orchestra & chorus
(recorded in June)
CD: Nuova Era
Cat: 223299
1988 Cecilia Bartoli
William Matteuzzi
Leo Nucci
Giuseppe Patanè
Teatro Comunale di Bologna orchestra & chorus
CD: Decca Records
Cat: 425 520-2
1992 Sonia Ganassi
Roberto Servile
Ramon Vargas
Will Humburg
Failoni Chamber Orchestra & Hungarian Radio Chorus
CD: Naxos
Cat: 8.660027-29
1992 Kathleen Battle
Frank Lopardo
Plácido Domingo
Claudio Abbado
Chamber Orchestra of Europe & chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 435 763-2GH2
1995 Della Jones,
Bruce Ford,
Alan Opie
Gabrielle Bellini
English National Opera orchestra & chorus
CD: Chandos Records
Cat: Chan3025
1997 Edita Gruberová
Juan Diego Flórez
Vladimir Chernov
Ralf Weikert
Munich Radio Orchestra & chorus
CD: Nightingale Classics
Cat: NC 004022

Video recordings

Year Cast
(Rosina, Almaviva,
Figaro)
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label
1946 Nelly Corradi
Ferruccio Tagliavini
Tito Gobbi
Giuseppe Morelli
Rome Opera orchestra & chorus
VHS: Pickwick
Cat:
1947 Lucienne Jourfier
Raymond Amade
Roger Bussonnet
André Cluytens
Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique orchestra & chorus
(sung in French)
VHS: Codo-Cinéma
Cat:
1959 Erika Köth
Fritz Wunderlich
Hermann Prey
Joseph Keilberth
Bavarian State opera orchestra & chorus
(sung in German)
VHS: Legato Classics
Cat:
1972 Teresa Berganza
Luigi Alva
Hermann Prey
Claudio Abbado
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
VHS: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat:
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat:
1982 Maria Ewing
Max René Cossotti
John Rawnsley
Sylvain Cambreling
Glyndebourne Festival orchestra & chorus
VHS: Castle
Cat:
DVD: Warner
Cat:
1988 Cecilia Bartoli
David Kuebler
Louis Quilico
Gabriele Ferro
Stuttgart Radio Symphony orchestra
Cologne Opera chorus
VHS: RCA
Cat:
DVD: Art Haus Musik
Cat:
1989 Kathleen Battle
Rockwell Blake
Leo Nucci
Ralf Weikert
Metropolitan Opera orchestra & chorus
VHS: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat:
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat:
1992 Jennifer Larmore
Richard Croft
David Malis
Alberto Zedda
Netherlands Opera orchestra & chorus
DVD: Image
Cat:
2008 Rinat Shaham
Francesco Meli
Roberto Frontali
Antonino Fogliani
Teatro La Fenice orchestra & chorus
DVD: Dynamic
Cat: 33597
2010 Joyce DiDonato
Juan Diego Flórez
Pietro Spagnoli
Antonio Pappano
Royal Opera House orchestra & chorus
DVD: Virgin Classics
Cat:

References

Notes

Sources

  • Burton D. Fisher's The Barber of Seville (Opera Classics Library Series)
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