Franco Corelli MP3 Downloads


Downloadable operas, interviews, and other performances featuring Franco Corelli, tenor

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

Franco Corelli Interviewed on "Opera Fanatic," March 3, 1990

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Franco Corelli Interviewed on "Opera Fanatic," March 3, 1990

On March 3, 1990, Franco was interviewed by Stefan Zucker on the radio show "Opera Fanatic." Below are topics discussed. You can purchase the Interview at the Bel Canto Society Store. 


Franco Corelli, Jerome Hines, Dodi Protero, Guests

Stefan Zucker, Host

TOPICS Include:

1. Total Interview Time: 2 hours, 56 minutes

2. Callas vs. Olivero

3. Callas’s technique

Franco Corelli interviewed on "Opera Fanatic," March 30, 1991

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Franco Corelli interviewed on "Opera Fanatic," March 30, 1991

On March 30, 1991, Franco was interviewed by Stefan Zucker on the radio show "Opera Fanatic." Below are topics discussed. You can purchase the Interview at the  Bel Canto Society Store.

Stefan Zucker, Host

Note:
The three singers who influenced Corelli most were Del Monaco and Lauri Volpi for emission and Pertile for interpretation. (Franco once told me, "I copied my interpretation of 'Ah sì! ben mio' and the fourth act of  Carmen  from Pertile." Listening to this program you get to share Franco's perceptions of Pertile's white-hot, pathos-scented and painterly art.

Franco Corelli Interviewed on "Opera Fanatic," May 12, 1990

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Franco Corelli

On May 12, 1990  Franco was interviewed by Stefan Zucker on the radio show "Opera Fanatic." Below are topics discussed. You can purchase the Interview at the  Bel Canto Society Store.


Franco Corelli, guest
Stefan Zucker, Host

Topics :

1. Corelli a no-show?
2.  Poliuto , Maria Callas, Ettore Bastianini
3. Gino Penno
4. Giangiacomo Guelfi, Robert Merrill, Leonard Warren, Gino Bechi
5. Caterina Mancini and Maria Caniglia

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