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
Count Almaviva
Figaro
Dr. Bartolo
Don Basilio
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label[1]
1919 Malvina Pereira
Edoardo Taliani
Ernesto Badini
Abele Carnevali
Umberto di Lelio
Carlo Sabajno
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
CD: HMV
Cat: 5110-5138
1950 Giulietta Simionato
Luigi Infantino
Giuseppe Taddei
Carlo Badioli
Antonio Cassinelli
Fernando Previtali
Coro e Orchestra della Rai di Milano
CD: Warner Fonit
Cat: 5046 71224-2
1954 Antonietta Pastori
Nicola Monti
Rolando Panerai
Marcello Cortis
Franco Calabrese
Carlo Maria Giulini
RAI National Symphony Orchestra
CD: Great Opera Performances
Cat: G.O.P. 66.104
1957 Giulietta Simionato
Alvinio Misciano
Ettore Bastianini
Fernando Corena
Cesare Siepi
Alberto Erede
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra and chorus
CD: Decca Records
Cat: 467 4112
1957 Maria Callas
Luigi Alva
Tito Gobbi
Fritz Ollendorf
Nicola Zaccaria
Alceo Galliera
Philharmonia Orchestra and chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 3920462
1958 Roberta Peters
Cesare Valletti
Robert Merrill
Fernando Corena
Giorgio Tozzi
Erich Leinsdorf
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
(An unusual performance with no cuts)
LP: RCA Victor
Cat: LSC-6143
CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 09026-68552-2
1959 Graziella Sciutti
Nicola Monti
Rolando Panerai
Renato Capecchi
Mario Petri
Renato Fasano
Collegium Musicum Italicum
CD: Walhall
1963 Victoria de los Ángeles
Luigi Alva
Sesto Bruscantini
Ian Wallace
Carlo Cava
Vittorio Gui
Glyndebourne Festival orchestra and chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: CMS 7 64162 2
1964 Teresa Berganza
Ugo Benelli
Manuel Ausensi
Fernando Corena
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Silvio Varviso
Orchestra Rossini di Napoli and chorus
CD: Decca Records
Cat: 452 5912
1971 Teresa Berganza
Luigi Alva
Hermann Prey
Enzo Dara
Paolo Montarsolo
Claudio Abbado
London Symphony Orchestra
Ambrosian Singers
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 457 7332
1974 Beverly Sills
Nicolai Gedda
Sherrill Milnes
Renato Capecchi
Ruggero Raimondi
James Levine
London Symphony Orchestra
John Alldis Choir
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 7243-5-85523
Cat: 3932762
1982 Marilyn Horne
Paolo Barbacini
Leo Nucci
Enzo Dara
Samuel Ramey
Riccardo Chailly
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
CD: Fonit Cetra
Cat: CDC 30
CD: Warner Fonit
Cat: 3984 29187-2
1985 Agnes Baltsa
Francisco Araiza
Thomas Allen
Domenico Trimarchi
Robert Lloyd
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
Enzo Dara
Paolo Montarsolo
Bruno Campanella
Teatro Regio di Torino orchestra and chorus
(recorded in June)
CD: Nuova Era
Cat: 223299
1988 Cecilia Bartoli
William Matteuzzi
Leo Nucci
Enrico Fissore
Paata Burchuladze
Giuseppe Patanè
Teatro Comunale di Bologna orchestra and chorus
CD: Decca Records
Cat: 425 520-2
1992 Sonia Ganassi
Roberto Servile
Ramon Vargas
Angelo Romero
Franco De Grandis
Will Humburg
Failoni Chamber Orchestra and Hungarian Radio Chorus
CD: Naxos
Cat: 8.660027-29
1992 Kathleen Battle
Frank Lopardo
Plácido Domingo
Lucio Gallo
Ruggero Raimondi
Claudio Abbado
Chamber Orchestra of Europe and chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 435 763-2GH2
1993 Suzanne Mentzer
Jerry Hadley
Thomas Hampson
Bruno Pratico
Samuel Ramey
Gianluigi Gelmetti
Orchestra della Toscana
CD: EMI
Cat: 54863 2
1993 Jennifer Larmore
Rual Gimenez
Håkan Hagegård
Alessandro Corbelli
Samuel Ramey
Jesús López Cobos
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and Grand-Théâtre de Genève
CD: Teldec
Cat: 9031-74885-2
1995 Della Jones,
Bruce Ford,
Alan Opie
Andrew Shore
Peter Rose
Gabrielle Bellini
English National Opera orchestra and chorus
CD: Chandos Records
Cat: Chan3025
1997 Edita Gruberová
Juan Diego Flórez
Vladimir Chernov
Enric Serra
Francesco Ellero d'Artegna
Ralf Weikert
Munich Radio Orchestra and chorus
CD: Nightingale Classics
Cat: NC 004022

Video recordings

Year Cast:
Rosina
Almaviva
Figaro
Dr. Bartolo
Don Basilio
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label
1946 Nelly Corradi
Ferruccio Tagliavini
Tito Gobbi
Vito de Taranto
Italo Tajo
Giuseppe Morelli
Rome Opera orchestra and chorus
VHS: Pickwick
Cat:
1947 Lucienne Jourfier
Raymond Amade
Roger Bourdin
Louis Musy
Roger Bussonnet
André Cluytens
Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique orchestra and chorus
(sung in French)
VHS: Codo-Cinéma
Cat:
1959 Erika Köth
Fritz Wunderlich
Hermann Prey
Max Proebstl
Hans Hotter
Joseph Keilberth
Bavarian State opera orchestra and chorus
(sung in German)
VHS: Legato Classics
Cat:
1972 Teresa Berganza
Luigi Alva
Hermann Prey
Enzo Dara
Paolo Montarsolo
Claudio Abbado
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
VHS: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat:
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat:
1982 Maria Ewing
Max René Cossotti
John Rawnsley
Claudio Desderi
Ferruccio Furlanetto
Sylvain Cambreling
Glyndebourne Festival orchestra and chorus
VHS: Castle
Cat:
DVD: Warner
Cat:
1988 Cecilia Bartoli
David Kuebler
Louis Quilico
Carlos Feller
Robert Lloyd
Gabriele Ferro
Stuttgart Radio Symphony orchestra
Cologne Opera chorus
VHS: RCA
Cat:
DVD: Art Haus Musik
Cat:
1989 Kathleen Battle
Rockwell Blake
Leo Nucci
Enzo Dara
Ferruccio Furlanetto
Ralf Weikert
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
VHS: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat:
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat:
1992 Jennifer Larmore
Richard Croft
David Malis
Renato Capecchi
Simone Alaimo
Alberto Zedda
Netherlands Opera orchestra and chorus
DVD: Image
Cat:
2008 Rinat Shaham
Francesco Meli
Roberto Frontali
Antonino Fogliani
Teatro La Fenice orchestra and chorus
DVD: Dynamic
Cat: 33597
2010 Joyce DiDonato
Juan Diego Flórez
Pietro Spagnoli
Alessandro Corbelli
Ferruccio Furlanetto
Antonio Pappano
Royal Opera House orchestra and chorus
DVD: Virgin Classics
Cat:
2019 Catherine Trottmann
Michele Angelini,
Florian Sempey
Jérémie Rhorer
Le Cercle de l'Harmonie,
Laurent Pelly, stage director
DVD:Naxos
Cat:2110592

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