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Discography

Below is a list of CDs available commercially (some of them may not be available anymore).

For a complete list of all live recorded Tebaldi performances, click here.


Arrigo Boito

Mefistofele (1958)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Siepi
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Tullio Serafin
Decca 440 054-2

Mefistofele - live (1966)
Tebaldi/Bergonzi/Ghiaurov
Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Milan
Lamberto Gardelli
Standing Room Only 824 or Opera d'Oro 1277

Mefistofele - live (1965)
Tebaldi/Kraus/Ghiaurov/Souliotis
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Nino Sanzogno
Living Stage 1030 or Pantheon 6632 or Ornamenti 101

Mefistofele - Great Scenes (1958)
Tebaldi/Di Stefano/Siepi
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Tullio Serafin
Decca 458 242-2 (Opera Gala)

Alfredo Catalani

La Wally (1968)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Cappuccilli
Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Fausto Cleva
Decca 425 417-2 or 460 744-2 (Double Decca)

La Wally - live (1953)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Guelfi/Scotto
Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Carlo Maria Giulini
Italian Discographic Institute 6401/02 or Great Opera Performances 734

La Wally - live (1960)
Tebaldi/Prandelli/Dondi
Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome
Italian Radio Chorus Rome
Arturo Basile
Fonit Cetra-Italia 7 or Enterprise 4165 or Opera d'Oro 1249 or Opera Hommage 1831 or Pickwick OPD1249

La Wally - live (1968)
Tebaldi/Bergonzi/Glossop
The American Opera Society
Fausto Cleva
Intaglio INCD 7642

Francesco Cilea

Adriana Lecouvreur (1961)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Simionato/Fioravanti
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Franco Capuana
Decca 430 256-2

Adriana Lecouvreur - live (1963)
Tebaldi/Corelli/Cveijc/Colzani
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Silvio Varviso
Living Stage LS1100

Umberto Giordano

Andrea Chénier (1957)
Tebaldi/Cossotto/Del Monaco/Corena/Bastianini
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Decca 425 407-2

Andrea Chénier (1953)
Tebaldi/Soler/Savarese
Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin
Coro Cetra
Arturo Basile
Warner Fonit Cetra 87486

Andrea Chénier - live (1961)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Protti
Tokyo Lirici Italiana
Franco Capuana
Legato 39499 or Opera d’oro 1199

Andrea Chénier - live (1960)
Tebaldi/Corelli/Bastianini
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Lovro von Matacic
Melodram 50021 or Opera d'Oro 1303

Andrea Chénier - live (1966)
Tebaldi/Corelli/Colzani
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Lamberto Gardelli
Myto MCD042293

Andrea Chénier - Highlights - live (1949)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Silveri
Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Victor de Sabata
Myto 90634

Fedora - live (1961)
Tebaldi/Di Stefano/Sereni
Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus
Arturo Basile
Legato Classics 158 or Opera d'Oro 1272


Charles Gounod

No photo available
Faust - Highlights - live (1950)
Tebaldi/Tajo/Panerai
Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra
Franco Patanè
Standing Room Only 810


Georg Friedrich Händel

Giulio Cesare - live (1954)
Tebaldi/Siepi/Nicolai
Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus
Herbert Albert
Walhall WLCD0024


Pietro Mascagni

Cavalleria rusticana (1957)
Tebaldi/Björling/Bastianini
Orchestra e coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Alberto Erede
Decca 425 985-2 or 458 224-2 (Opera Gala)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Le Nozze di Figaro - live (1954)
Tebaldi/Simionato/Colombo/Tajo
Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra
Jonel Perlea
Hardy HCA 6017


Amilcare Ponchielli

La Gioconda (1967)
Tebaldi/Horne/Bergonzi/Merrill
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Lamberto Gardelli
Decca 430 042-2

La Gioconda - live (1968)
Tebaldi/Cecchele/Washington
Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus
Lamberto Gardelli
Hardy 6003

La Gioconda - live (1966)
Tebaldi/Corelli/Colzani
Philadelphia Lyric Opera Orchestra
Anton Guadagno
On Stage 4718

No photo available

La Gioconda - Highlights - live
Tebaldi/MacNeil/Siepi/Elias
Orchestra and Chorus of Metropolitan Opera
Melodram 37092



Giacomo Puccini

La Bohème (1951)
Tebaldi/Prandelli/Gueden/Corena
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Alberto Erede
Decca 440 233-2 or Pearl 0165

La Bohème (1959)
Tebaldi/Bergonzi/Bastianini/Siepi
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Tullio Serafin
Decca 470 431-2 or 425 534-2 or 448 725-2 (Double Decca)

La Bohème - live (1954)
Tebaldi/Lauri-Volpi/Gobbi
Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro San Carlo, Naples
Gabriele Santini
Great Opera Performances GOP743 or Italian Discographic Institute 6437/8

La Bohème - live (1964)
Tebaldi/Konya/Guarrera
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Fausto Cleva
Gala GL100727

La Bohème – Highlights - live
Tebaldi/Cioni/Sordello
Ombra 7002

La Bohème - live (1965)
Tebaldi/Corelli/Guarrera
Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera
Fausto Cleva
Golden Age of Opera


La Bohème - Highlights - live (1969)
Tebaldi/Corelli/Guarrera
Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera
Anton Guadagno
Standing Room Only 821


La Fanciullla del West (1958)
Tebaldi/MacNeil/Del Monaco
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Franco Capuana
Decca 421 595-2

La Fanciulla del West- live (1961)
Tebaldi/Guelfi/Barioni
RAI Orchestra and Chorus, Rome
Arturo Basile
Opera d'Oro OPD 1242

La Fanciulla del West - live (1970)
Tebaldi/Konya/Velis
Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera
Jan Behr
Bella Voce BLV107246

Madama Butterfly (1951)
Tebaldi/Campora/Rankin/Inghilleri
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Alberto Erede
Decca 440 230-2 or Pearl 0172 (complete)

Madama Butterfly (1958)
Tebaldi/Bergonzi/Cossotto/Sordello
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Tullio Serafin
Decca 425 531-2 or 452 594-2 (Double Decca)

Madama Butterfly - live (1958)
Tebaldi/Raimondi/Di Stasio/Susca
Angelo Questa
Standing Room Only 825

Manon Lescaut (1954)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Corena/Boriello
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Decca 430 253-2 or Great Opera Performances GOP66318

Tosca (1951)
Tebaldi/Campora/Mascherini
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Alberto Erede
Decca 440 236-2


Tosca (1959)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/London
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Decca 411 871-2

Tosca - live (1954)
Tebaldi/Di Stefano/Taddei
Coro e Orquestra Sinfonica do Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
Oliviero de Fabritiis
Walhall WLCD0117

Tosca - live (1955)
Tebaldi/Tagliavini/Gobbi
Royal Opera House of Covent Garden Chorus and Orchestra
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Great Opera Performances GOP66333 or Bongiovanni GB 1183/84-2 or
Walhall WHL153

Tosca - live (1956)
Tebaldi/Tucker/Warren
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Dimitri Mitropoulos
Myto MCD044297 or Fonit Cetra 3004

Tosca - live (1958, Brussels)
Tebaldi/Di Stefano/Bastianini
Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Myto 2CD00144 or Legato Classics 209

Tosca - live (1959)
Tebaldi/Di Stefano/Gobbi
Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Opera D'Oro 1162 or Pickwick OPD1162

Tosca - live (1959)
Tebaldi/Corelli/Colzani
Livorno Teatro La Gran Guardia Orchestra and Chorus
Mario Parenti
Legato Classics 171

Tosca- live (1970?)
Tebaldi/Konya/MacNeil
Orchestra and Chorus of the Lyric Opera
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
On Stage OS4710

Il Trittico (1962)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Merrill/Corena
Orchestra e coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lamberto Gardelli
Decca 411 665-2


Turandot (1955)
Borkh/Tebaldi/Del Monaco
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Alberto Erede
Decca 433 761-2 or 452 964-2 (Double Decca)

Turandot (1959)
Nilsson/Tebaldi/Björling
Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
Erich Leinsdorf
RCA 62687


Gioacchino Rossini

L’assedio di Corinto - live (1952)
Tebaldi/Petri/Pichi/Pirazzini
Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus
Gabriele Santini
Hardy 6001


Gasparo Spontini

Fernando Cortez - live (1951)
Tebaldi/Penno/Protti/Tajo
Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus
Gabriele Santini
Hardy 6008 or Italian Discographic Institute 6441/2



Giuseppe Verdi

Aida (1952)
Tebaldi/Stignani/Del Monaco
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Alberto Erede
Decca 440 239-2 or Pearl 0191

Aida (1959)
Tebaldi/Simionato/Bergonzi/MacNeil
Wiener Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
Decca 460 978-2 (Decca Legends) or 414 087-2

Un Ballo in Maschera (1970)
Tebaldi/Donath/Resnik/Pavarotti/Milnes
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Bruno Bartoletti
Decca 440 042-2 or 460 762-2 (Double Decca)

Don Carlo (1965)
Tebaldi/Bergonzi/Bumbry/Fischer-Dieskau/Ghiaurov
Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Sir Georg Solti
Decca 421 114-2

Falstaff - live (1958)
Tebaldi/Gobbi/Simionato/MacNeil/Moffo
Tullio Serafin
Legato Classics 206

Falstaff - live (1951 or 1952)
Tebaldi/Stabile/Elmo/Valletti
Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Victor de Sabata
Music & Arts 1104 or Opera d'Oro OPD 1214 or Urania 176

Falstaff - live (1962)
Tebaldi/Gobbi/Freni/Capecchi/Barbieri
Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus
Mario Rossi
Opera d'Oro 1313

La Forza del Destino (1955)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Siepi/Bastianini
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Decca 421 598-2 (complete)

La Forza del Destino - live (1958)
Tebaldi/Corelli/Bastianini/Christoff
Orchestra e coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Golden Age of Opera 151/53 or Hardy 6014

La Forza del Destino - live (1953)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Protti/Siepi
Orchestra e coro del Maggio Musical Fiorentino
Dimitri Mitropoulos
Archipel 0126 or Foyer 2005

La Forza del Destino - live (1955)
Tebaldi/Di Stefano/Protti/Modesti
Orchestra e coro del Teatro alla Scala
Antonino Votto
Great Opera Performances GOP66334

La Forza del Destino - live (1956)
Tebaldi/Di Stefano/Guelfi
Orchestra e coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Gabriele Santini
Myto 062H114

Giovanna d’Arco - live (1951)
Tebaldi/Penno/Savarese
Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus
Gabriele Santini
Legato Classics 193

Giovanna d’Arco - live (1951)
Tebaldi/Bergonzi/Panerai
Orchestra and Chorus of RAI, Milan
Alfredo Simonetto
Melodram 27021 or Italian Discographic Institute 6363/4

Otello (1954)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Protti
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Alberto Erede
Decca 440 245-2

Otello (1960)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Protti
Wiener Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
Decca 411 618-2

Otello - live (1952)
Tebaldi/Vinay/Bechi
Naples Teatro San Carlo Chorus & Orchestra
Gabriele Santini
Bongiovanni GB1183/4

Otello - live (1954)
Tebaldi/Del Monaco/Warren
Teatro alla Scala Chorus & Orchestra
Antonino Votto
Myto 041.H083

Requiem - live (1950)
Tebaldi/Prandelli/Siepi/Elmo
Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra & Chorus
Arturo Toscanini
Italian Discographic Institute 345/46 or Great Opera Performances 825

Requiem - live (1951)
Rankin/Prandelli/Rossi-Lemeni/Tebaldi
Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchetstra & Chorus
Victor de Sabata
Urania 189 or Arkadia 446 or Great Opera Performances 825

Simon Boccanegra - live (1965)
Tebaldi/Shirley/Colzani/Hines
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Fausto Cleva
Living Stage LS1119

Simon Boccanegra - live (1961)
Tebaldi/Tucker/Guarrera/Tozzi
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Nino Verchi
Myto MCD052308

Simon Boccanegra - live (1970)
Tebaldi/Tucker/MacNeil/Flagello
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus (?)
James Levine
Legato Classics 189

La Traviata (1954)
Tebaldi/Poggi/Protti
Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Decca 430 250-2 (complete)

La Traviata - live (1952)
Tebaldi/Prandelli/Orlandini
RAI Symphony Orchestra Milan
RAI Chorus Milan
Carlo Maria Giulini
Opera d'Oro 1276 or Italian Discographic Institute 6367/8

La Traviata - live (1954)
Tebaldi/Prandelli/Tagliabue
Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus
Tullio Serafin
Golden Age of Opera 191/2 or Archipel ARPCD0229

La Traviata - live (1952)
Tebaldi/Campora/Taddei
Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus, Naples
Gabriele Santini
Hardy 6015

Il Trovatore (1959)
Tebaldi/Simionato/Del Monaco/Savarese/Tozzi
Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Orchestre du Grand Théâtre de Genève
Alberto Erede
Decca 411 874-2 or 448 743-2 (Double Decca)


Richard Wagner

Lohengrin - live (1954)
Tebaldi/Penno/Neri/Guelfi
Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus
Gabriele Santini
Hardy 6010

Tannhäuser - live (1950)
Tebaldi/Tagliabue/Christoff
Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus
Karl Böhm
Hardy 6004


STUDIO RECITALS

Tebaldi: The First Studio Recordings
Includes her first Decca recital, recorded in 1949 and her Fonit Cetra recital, recorded in 1950
Fono Enterprise 1057


Renata Tebaldi - Portrait
Includes her recital for Fonit Cetra recorded in 1950
Warner Fonit 5046629532

Renata Tebaldi: Songs and Arias
Recorded in 1956 and 1957, with Giorgio Favaretto, piano
Decca 452 472-2

La Tebaldi
Includes arias from her 1955 Decca recital and the complete 1964 recital.
Decca 430 481-2

A Tebaldi Festival
The complete 1969 Decca recital, and arias from a 1968 recording session
Decca 452 456-2

Renata Tebaldi - Christmas Festival
Christmas songs recorded in 1971
Decca 475 615-4

No photo available

Canzoni Italiane

Songs recorded in 1972, with Richard Bonynge, piano
Decca 436 202-2

Tebaldi and Corelli: Great Opera Duets
Duets recorded in 1972, with Franco Corelli
Decca 475 522-2


Omaggio a Renata Tebaldi

Arie antiche recorded in 1974, also includes arias from a live Chicago concert in 1956
Decca 466 399-2



LIVE RECITALS
(there are lots of these, and it's impossible to keep track of new discs. Only the most important and interesting are listed here. If you think something essential is missing, do let me know!)

The reopening of La Scala concert
Recorded in 1946, with Arturo Toscanini conducting
Grammofono 2000 78688/9 or Naxos Historical mono 8 110821/2

Renata Tebaldi a Buenos Aires
Recorded in 1953
Myto

Concert at Lewinsohn Stadium
Recorded in 1966
VAI 1148

Renata Tebaldi & Franco Corelli
Songs, arias, and duets from a Vienna concert, recorded in 1973
Myto MCD004226


Concert in Amsterdam
Recorded in 1974
Gala 327

Renata Tebaldi alla Scala
Recorded in 1974
Myto 943105

Renata Tebaldi - The Farewell Tour - Moscow, 1975
VAI 1164

Renata Tebaldi - The New York Farewell Recital, 1976
VAI 1116

Tebaldi - The birth of a legend
Live material from 1946-1951
Fono Enterprise 1056

Tebaldi - The unreleased documents
Live material from 1945-1951
Fono Enterprise 1058

Tebaldi - Melis: The pupil and the teacher
Material from early Decca recordings, and arias sung by Carmen Melis
Fono Enterprise 1055

 


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