Heard in “Live” Performance

May 16, 2020, 4:30 pm

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(Photo: The Program - Metropolitan Opera House" Thirteenth Week, March 18-24, 1935. The Metropolitan Opera Association, New York, NY [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons)

An eclectic collection indeed! Marcella Sembrich sings at a 1903 Metropolitan Opera concert, Maria Callas is heard in the Lisbon Traviata, Ferruccio Furlanetto is the Prince in Eugene Onegin at the 2007 Salzburg Festival, and the ‘Cat Duet’ by Rossini is purred by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Victoria de los Ángeles in London.


“Parla!” by Luigi Arditi
Marcella Sembrich, soprano; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Philippe Flon, conductor
(Metropolitan Opera 1903. ROMOPHONE 81027‐2B)

“Prince Gremin’s Aria” from Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass; Vienna Philharmonic; Daniel Barenboim; conductor
(Salzburg Festival 2007. DGG 00289 477 9215)

“Addio, del passato” from La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Maria Callas, soprano; Orchestra of the San Carlos Opera, Lisbon
(Lisbon 1958. EMI 5 56332 2)

“Duetto buffo di due gatti” or the “Cat’s Duet” by Gioachino Rossini
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Victoria de los Ángeles, soprano; Gerald Moore, piano
(London 1967. EMI 5 67995 2)