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At The Opera, Boito: Mefistofele, November 9, 2013


Mefistofele is an opera in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue, the only completed opera by the Italian composer-librettist Arrigo Boito. The opera is based on the Faust legend about an aged philosopher who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for youth and love. The opera was given its premiere on March 5, 1868 at La Scala, Milan under the baton of the composer. This 1974 studio recording stars Norman Treigle, Placido Domingo and Montserrat Caballe. Julius Rudel conducts the London Symphony Orchestra.


Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
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Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele BUY London Symphony; Julius Rudel, conductor Norman Treigle
Vincenzo Bellini: Vaga luns che inargenti BUY ; Warren Jones - piano, conductor Ruth Ann Swenson
Giocchino Rossini: La promessa BUY ; Warren Jones - piano, conductor Ruth Ann Swenson
Giuseppe Verdi: la seduzione BUY ; Warren Jones - piano, conductor Ruth Ann Swenson
Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata: Lunge da lei... De'miei bollenti spiriti (Alfredo) - G. Verdi BUY Royal Opera ; Sir George Solti, conductor
Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata - Atto terzo: Parigi, o cara (Alfredo) - Verdi BUY Royal Opera House; Sir Georg Solti, conductor Frank Lopardo
Giuseppe Verdi: Ella Giammai M'Amo - Don Carlo BUY Accademia di Santa Cecilla , Roma; Alberto Erede, conductor
Giuseppe Verdi: Vieni, O Levita!... Tu Sul Labbro Dei Veggenti BUY ; Alberto Erede, conductor
Giuseppe Verdi: Che Mai Vegg'Io... Infelice! E Tu Credevi BUY ; Alberto Erede, conductor
Giuseppe Verdi: I Due Foscari - Brezza del suol natio BUY La Scala; Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor Carlo Bergonzi
Giuseppe Verdi: Celesta Aida BUY Arena di Verona; Franco Capuana, conductor Carlo Bergonzi
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro Act III - Sull'aria - Le Nozze di Figaro BUY n/a; n/a, conductor
EMI Classics CDE5681292

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