Lyric Opera 1969

September 21, 2019, 4:30 pm

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The Lyric Opera House (Photo: vxla, CC BY 2.0, image cropped)

A star‐studded season it was with Marilyn Horne in The Barber of Seville, Alfredo Kraus in I puritani, Anja Silja in Der fliegende Holländer, and Fiorenza Cossotto in Cavalleria rusticana.


“Una voce poco fa” from The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini
Marilyn Horne, soprano; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Henry Lewis, conductor
(Geneva 1965. DECCA 475 8493)

“Voi lo sapete” from Cavalleria rusticana Pietro Mascagni
Fiorenza Cossoto, soprano; Maria Grazia Allegri, alto; Orchestra of La Scala, Milan; Herbert von Karajan, conductor
(Milan 1965. DGG 457 764‐2)

“A te, o cara” from I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini
Alfredo Kraus, tenor; with supporting cast; Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra; Riccardo Muti, conductor
(London 1979. EMI 7243 5 66534 2 9)

“Senta’s Ballad” from Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner
Anja Silja, soprano; BBC Chorus; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Otto Klemperer, conductor
(London 1968. EMI 5 67406 2)