Franco Corelli CDs


CDs of Operas Featuring Franco Corelli

Il trovatore | Corelli, Stella

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Franco Corelli Il Trovatore

(Milan, Dec. 7, 1962). Corelli, Stella, Cossotto, Bastianini, Vinco; Gavazzeni; Chor. and Orch. of La Scala.


The white heat of La Scala's opening night, December 7, 1962

Ira Siff, reviewing in Opera News

Tosca | Corelli, Gordoni

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Franco Corelli Tosca

(Parma, Jan. 21, 1967, live). Corelli, Gordoni, D'Orazi, Carbonari, Maionica; Morelli; Chor. and Orch. of the Teatro Regio di Parma.

"Cavaradossi? This one's my best!"--Franco Corelli

This "E lucevan le stelle" is the most sensual of all live tenor recordings of the 20th century. Corelli considered this one of his three greatest performances of anything.--Stefan Zucker


La Gioconda | Franco Corelli

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Franco Corelli La Gioconda

Two Performances

(Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1964; complete performance). Corelli, Curtis-Verna, M. Dunn, Bardelli, Giaiotti; Guadagno, cond.; Philadelphia Lyric Opera.
Plus La Gioconda (October 18, 1966; 71 mins. of highlights). Corelli, Tebaldi, M. Dunn, Chookasian, Colzani, Hecht; Guadagno, cond.; Philadelphia Lyric Opera.

 

Carmen | Franco Corelli, Giulietta Simionato

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Opera Fanatic Corelli Carmen with Simionato

(1959). Corelli, Simionato, Freni, Guelfi; Dervaux. Sung in Italian. 20-p. booklet with Simionato interview in which she compares Björling, Di Stefano, Del Monaco and Corelli

Robert Levine, reviewing in Classics Today

Carmen Highlights | Franco Corelli

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Franco Corelli: Carmen Highlights

Franco Corelli, Pia Tassinari, Margherita Benetti, Giangiacomo Guelfi; Arturo Basile. Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Torino della RAI. 18 Aprile 1957

For an interview with Franco Corelli by Stefan Zucker, reprinted from Opera News click here.

Corelli's first recording of Carmen

Carmen...Pia Tassinari
Don José...Franco Corelli
Micaëla...Margherita Benetti
Escamillo...Giangiacomo Guelfi
Frasquita/Mercedes....Soloisti del coro

Franco Corelli Photos