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11/13/10 12:00PM By Peter Fox Smith

Rossini's last opera, written at the age of 37, was his masterpiece Guillaume Tell, which we hear in a recording that features Montserrat Caballé, Mady Mesplé, Nicolai Gedda, and Gabriel Bacquier.

Playlist

12:00pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 

12:07pm

Guillaume Tell: Act I: Part 1
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Soloists: Montserrat Caballé, soprano ; Mady Mesplé, soprano ; Jocelyne Taillon, mezzo-soprano ; Nicolai Gedda, tenor ; Gabriel Bacquier, baritone ; Louis Hendrikx, bass
CD/Album: Rossini - Guillaume Tell
Record co./Cat #: EMI 69951
Release Year: 1973
 
 

1:03pm

Guillaume Tell: Act I: Part 2
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Soloists: Montserrat Caballé, soprano ; Mady Mesplé, soprano ; Jocelyne Taillon, mezzo-soprano ; Nicolai Gedda, tenor ; Gabriel Bacquier, baritone ; Louis Hendrikx, bass
CD/Album: Rossini - Guillaume Tell
Record co./Cat #: EMI 69951
Release Year: 1973
 
 

1:38pm

Guillaume Tell: Act II
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Soloists: Montserrat Caballé, soprano ; Mady Mesplé, soprano ; Jocelyne Taillon, mezzo-soprano ; Nicolai Gedda, tenor ; Gabriel Bacquier, baritone ; Louis Hendrikx, bass
CD/Album: Rossini - Guillaume Tell
Record co./Cat #: EMI 69951
Release Year: 1973
 
 

2:46pm

Guillaume Tell: Act III
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Soloists: Montserrat Caballé, soprano ; Mady Mesplé, soprano ; Jocelyne Taillon, mezzo-soprano ; Nicolai Gedda, tenor ; Gabriel Bacquier, baritone ; Louis Hendrikx, bass
CD/Album: Rossini - Guillaume Tell
Record co./Cat #: EMI 69951
Release Year: 1973
 
 

3:50pm

Guillaume Tell: Act IV
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Soloists: Montserrat Caballé, soprano ; Mady Mesplé, soprano ; Jocelyne Taillon, mezzo-soprano ; Nicolai Gedda, tenor ; Gabriel Bacquier, baritone ; Louis Hendrikx, bass
CD/Album: Rossini - Guillaume Tell
Record co./Cat #: EMI 69951
Release Year: 1973
 
 

4:27pm

Un ballo in maschera: Act I: Scene 2
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Soloists: Leontyne Price, soprano ; Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano ; Carlo Bergonzi, tenor ; Robert Merrill, baritone ; Reri Grist, soprano ; Ezio Flagello, bass
CD/Album: Verdi - Un ballo in maschera
Record co./Cat #: RCA 6645
Release Year: 1967
 
 

4:56pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 
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