The following is a partial discography of the many audio[1] and video[2] recordings of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, La traviata. Based on the 1848 novel La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, La traviata has been a staple of the operatic repertoire since its premiere on 6 March 1853 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.[3]

Audio recordings

Year Cast: Violetta,
Alfredo,
Germont
Conductor,
opera house and orchestra
Label[4]
1912 Jane Morlet,
Maurizio Troselli,
Henri Albers
Emile Archainbaud,
Opéra-Comique orchestra and chorus, Paris??
Marston
Cat: MR 52043
1915 Margherita Bevignani,
Franco Tumminello,
Ernesto Badini
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala orchestra and chorus, Milan
Mike Richter
Cat: Audio Encyclopedia 301
1928 Mercedes Capsir,
Lionello Cecil,
Carlo Galeffi
Lorenzo Molajoli,
La Scala orchestra and chorus, Milan
Naxos Records
Cat: No. 8.110110-11
1930 Anna Rosza,
Alessandro Ziliani,
Luigi Borgonovi
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala orchestra and chorus, Milan
Opera d'Oro
Cat: OPD 9002
1935 Rosa Ponselle,
Frederick Jagel,
Lawrence Tibbett
Ettore Panizza,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
(Recording of a performance at Met, 5 January 1935)
Naxos Historical
Cat: No. 8.110032-33
1946 Licia Albanese,
Jan Peerce,
Robert Merrill
Arturo Toscanini,
NBC Symphony Orchestra
RCA Victor
Cat: 60303
1946 Adriana Guerrini,
Luigi Infantino,
Paolo Silveri
Vincenzo Bellezza,
Rome Opera orchestra and chorus
Grammofono 2000
Cat: AB 78700/01[5]
1949 Eleanor Steber,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Robert Merrill
Giuseppe Antonicelli,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
(Recording of a performance at Met, 1 January 1949)
Naxos Historical
Cat: No. 8.110115-16
1953 Maria Callas,
Francesco Albanese,
Ugo Savarese
Gabriele Santini,
Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin, Coro Cetra
Warner Classics
Cat: 698772;
Andromeda
Cat: ANR 2504/05
1954 Renata Tebaldi,
Angela Vercelli,
Gianni Poggi,
Aldo Protti,
Rina Cavallari,
Piero de Palma
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli,
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome)
Decca,
Disc 6 of Cat: 4781535,
Spars Code: DDD
1955 Licia Albanese,
Giacinto Prandelli,
Ettore Bastianini
Alberto Erede,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
(Recording of a performance at Met, 1 January 1955)
Walhall
Cat: WLCD0284
1955 Maria Callas,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Ettore Bastianini
Carlo Maria Giulini,
La Scala orchestra and chorus, Milan
(Recording of a performance at La Scala, 28 May 1955)
EMI Classics
Cat: 66450
1955 Antonietta Stella,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Tito Gobbi
Tullio Serafin,
La Scala orchestra and chorus, Milan
Naxos Historical
Cat: 8.111272-3
1956 Rosanna Carteri,
Cesare Valletti,
Leonard Warren
Pierre Monteux,
Rome Opera orchestra and chorus
RCA Red Seal
cat: 88875051922
1958 Maria Callas,
Alfredo Kraus,
Mario Sereni
Franco Ghione,
San Carlos National Theatre orchestra and chorus, Lisbon
(Recording of a performance in Lisbon, 27 March)
EMI Classics
Cat: 56330
1959 Victoria de los Ángeles,
Carlo del Monte,
Mario Sereni
Tullio Serafin,
Rome Opera orchestra and chorus
Warner Classics
Cat:0724357382458
1960 Anna Moffo,
Richard Tucker,
Robert Merrill
Fernando Previtali,
Rome Opera orchestra and chorus
RCA Victor
Cat: 68885
1962 Joan Sutherland,
Carlo Bergonzi,
Robert Merrill
John Pritchard,
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra and chorus
Decca
Cat: 717302
1962 Renata Scotto,
Gianni Raimondi,
Ettore Bastianini
Antonino Votto,
La Scala orchestra and chorus
Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 894002
1967 Montserrat Caballé,
Carlo Bergonzi,
Sherrill Milnes
Georges Prêtre,
RCA Italiana Opera orchestra and chorus
RCA Red Seal
Cat: 88883727172
1968 Virginia Zeani,
Ion Buzea,
Nicolae Herlea
Jean Bobescu
Romanian National Opera, Bucharest Orchestra and Chorus
World of the Opera
Cat: 5251
1968 Pilar Lorengar,
Giacomo Aragall,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Lorin Maazel,
Orchester und Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Decca
Cat: 443000
1971 Beverly Sills,
Nicolai Gedda,
Rolando Panerai
Aldo Ceccato,
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir
EMI Classics
Cat: 69827
1973 Mirella Freni,
Franco Bonisolli,
Sesto Bruscantini
Lamberto Gardelli,
Chor Staatsoper Berin, Staatskapelle Berlin
ARTS
Cat: 43031-2
1976 Ileana Cotrubaș,
Plácido Domingo,
Sherrill Milnes
Carlos Kleiber
Bavarian State Opera orchestra and chorus
Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 415132
1979 Joan Sutherland,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Matteo Manuguerra
Richard Bonynge,
National Philharmonic Orchestra and London Opera Chorus
Decca
Cat: 430491
1980 Renata Scotto,
Alfredo Kraus,
Renato Bruson
Riccardo Muti,
Philharmonia Orchestra and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus
EMI Classics
Cat: 47538
1991 Cheryl Studer,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Juan Pons
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 435797
1992 Kiri Te Kanawa,
Alfredo Kraus,
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Zubin Mehta,
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra and chorus
Philips
Cat: 438238
1994 Angela Gheorghiu,
Frank Lopardo,
Leo Nucci
Georg Solti,
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden orchestra and chorus
Decca
Cat: 448119
2004 Renée Fleming,
Ramón Vargas,
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Valery Gergiev,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
The Metropolitan Opera
Available on Rhapsody
2005 Anna Netrebko,
Rolando Villazón,
Thomas Hampson
Carlo Rizzi,
Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera Chorus
(Live recording)
Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 52902
2012 Emma Matthews,
Gianluca Terranova,
Jonathan Summers
Brian Castles-Onion,
Chorus and Orchestra of Opera Australia
EPC Distribution
Cat:OPOZ56031CD
2019 Marina Rebeka,
Charles Castronovo,
George Petean
Michael Balke,
Latvian Festival Orchestra
Prima Classic
Cat:PRIMA003

Video recordings

Year Cast: Violetta,
Alfredo,
Germont
Conductor,
opera house and orchestra
Label[4]
1968 Anna Moffo,
Franco Bonisolli,
Gino Bechi
Giuseppe Patanè,
Rome Opera orchestra and chorus
(Film directed by Mario Lanfranchi)
DVD: VAI[6]
1981 Ileana Cotrubas,
Plácido Domingo,
Cornell MacNeil
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(Performance of 28 March)
SD video:
Met Opera on Demand[7]
1982 Teresa Stratas,
Plácido Domingo,
Cornell MacNeil
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(La traviata (1983 film) directed by Franco Zeffirelli)
DVD: Universal;[8] DGG[9]
1988 Marie McLaughlin,
Walter MacNeil,
Brent Ellis
Bernard Haitink,
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus (Performance in September)
DVD: Arthaus;[10] Kultur[11]
1994 Angela Gheorghiu,
Frank Lopardo,
Leo Nucci
Georg Solti,
Royal Opera House orchestra and chorus
(Performance in December)
DVD: Decca
2004 Patrizia Ciofi,
Roberto Saccà,
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Lorin Maazel,
Orchestra and chorus of La Fenice
(Performance on 18 November)
DVD: TDK
2005 Norah Ansellem
José Bros
Renato Bruson
Jesús López Cobos,
Madrid Symphony Orchestra and chorus
(Performance from the Teatro Real, March)
DVD: Opus Arte[12]
2005 Anna Netrebko,
Rolando Villazón,
Thomas Hampson
Carlo Rizzi, Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera Chorus (Performed in July at the Salzburg Festival; production: Willy Decker) DVD, Blu-ray: DGG[13]
2005 Eva Mei,
Piotr Beczała,
Thomas Hampson
Franz Welser-Möst,
Chorus and Orchestra of the Zürich Opera House
(Performance from Zürich Opera House)
DVD: Arthaus Musik[14]
2006 Renée Fleming,
Rolando Villazón,
Renato Bruson
James Conlon,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Los Angeles Opera
(Performance in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on 17 September)
DVD: Decca
2007 Angela Gheorghiu,
Ramón Vargas,
Roberto Frontali
Lorin Maazel,
Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala
(Performance from La Scala)
DVD: Arthaus Musik
2008 Kristiane Kaiser,
Jean-François Borras,
Georg Tichy
Ernst Märzendorfer,
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus (Performance at the Römersteinbruch St. Margarethen, 11 July)
DVD: EuroArts
2009 Cinzia Forte
Saimir Pirgu
Giovanni Meoni
Paolo Arrivabeni,
Opéra Royal de Wallonie Orchestra and Chorus
(Performance in March)
DVD: Dynamic
2009 Renée Fleming,
Joseph Calleja,
Thomas Hampson
Antonio Pappano,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera
(Performance from Covent Garden)
DVD: Arthaus Musik
2011 Natalie Dessay,
Charles Castronovo,
Ludovic Tezier
Louis Langrée, London Symphony Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
(Performance from Aix-en-Provence Festival, July)
DVD: Virgin Classics[15]
2011 Marlis Petersen,
Giuseppe Varano,
James Rutherford
Tecwyn Evans,
Graz Opera Chorus, Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
(Performance at the Graz Opera)
DVD: Arthaus Musik
2012 Natalie Dessay,
Matthew Polenzani,
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Fabio Luisi,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(Performance of 14 April; production: Willy Decker)
HD video:
Met Opera on Demand[16]
2017 Sonya Yoncheva,
Michael Fabiano,
Thomas Hampson
Nicola Luisotti,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(Performance of 11 March; production: Willy Decker)
HD video:
Met Opera on Demand[17]
2018 Diana Damrau,
Juan Diego Flórez,
Quinn Kelsey
Yannick Nézet-Séguin,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(Performance of 15 December; production: Michael Mayer)
HD video:
Met Opera on Demand[18]
2019 Ermonela Jaho,
Charles Castronovo,
Plácido Domingo
Antonello Manacorda,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
(Richard Eyre, stage director)
DVD: Opus Arte
2021 Lisette Oropesa,
Samir Pirgu,
Roberto Frontali
Daniele Gatti,
Orchestra and Corus of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
(Mario Martone, director)
On demand:[19]
RAI Play

References

Notes

  1. ^ A much more comprehensive discography can be found at operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  2. ^ For many other video recordings of La traviata, see the listings at Amazon.com and at IMDb.com.
  3. ^ Cunningham, Lawrence S. and Reich, John J., Culture & Values, Volume II: A Survey of the Humanities, Cengage Learning, 2009, p. 437. ISBN 0-495-56926-7
  4. ^ a b Recordings from operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  5. ^ Previously issued in LP format as Columbia SL-103
  6. ^ VAI, 2008. OCLC 493893374.
  7. ^ "La Traviata" (28 March 1981), Met Opera on Demand; "CID:264040", Met Opera Archive.
  8. ^ Universal Home Video: OCLC 1313148911, 674409370, 1089482263.
  9. ^ DGG, 2007. OCLC 1012363418, 696027800.
  10. ^ Arthaus Musik, PAL DVD, 2000. OCLC 1039050827.
  11. ^ Kultur, NTSC DVD, 2010. OCLC 677984343.
  12. ^ Opus Arte, 2006. OCLC 1263613135.
  13. ^ Salzburg, 2005. OCLC 659557571, 759886089.
  14. ^ Arthaus Musik, 2005. OCLC 65182364.
  15. ^ Virgin Classics, 2011. OCLC 822875011.
  16. ^ "La Traviata" (14 April 2012), Met Opera on Demand; "CID:354472", Met Opera Archive.
  17. ^ "La Traviata" (11 March 2017), Met Opera on Demand; "CID:356656", Met Opera Archive.
  18. ^ "La Traviata" (15 December 2018), Met Opera on Demand; "CID:357084", Met Opera Archive.
  19. ^ "La traviata (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma), 2021". Only available in Italy. Retrieved 14 July 2022.

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