There are 88 recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet on file

Order by year

(This "Discography" was generated by CLOR for THE COMPILER )

1 Abel Yves - 2004(STU) - Teatro Comunale di Bologna*

2 Almeida Antonio de - 1978(LI) - San Francisco Opera*

3 Armiliato Marco - 2008(LI) - Wiener Staatsoper*

4 Baudo Serge - 1979(LI) - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)*

5 Behr Jan - 1972(LI) - Metropolitan Opera*

6 Billy Bertrand De - 2000(LI) - Radio Symphonieorchester Wien*

7 Bonynge Richard - 1979(LI) - Metropolitan Opera*

8 Bron Onissim - 1949?(STU) - Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra*

9 Buckley Emerson - 1973(LI) - Greater Miami Opera*

10 Capuana Franco - 1951(LI) - Teatro alla Scala*

11 Capuana Franco - 1963(LI) - Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova*

12 Carlberg Daniel - 2007(LI) - Badische Staatskapelle**

13 Casadesus Jean-Claude - 1993(LI) - Orchestre National de Lille**

14 Casadesus Jean-Claude - 1999(LC) - Orchestre National de Lille-Région Nord/Pas-de-Calais*

15 Cellini Renato - 1949(LI) - Palacio de las Bellas Artes*

16 Cellini Renato - 1956(LI) - New Orleans Opera*

17 Chailly Riccardo - 1979(STU) - Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Köln*

18 Chailly Riccardo - 1991(LI) - Teatro Comunale di Bologna**

19 Chmura Gabriel - 1984(LI) - L'Opéra National de Paris*

20 Cillario Carlo Felice - 1959(LI) - Teatro Verdi di Trieste*

21 Cloéz Gustav - 1927-30(SE) - ORCHESTRA*

22 Cohen Elie - 1931(STU) - Opéra-Comique de Paris*

23 Couraud Marcel - 1960(SE) - L'Opéra de Karlsruhe*

24 Cristofori Francesco - 1966(LI) - Teatro Municipale di Piacenza*

25 David Yoram - 2007(LI) - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli*

26 Davis Colin - 1980(STU) - Covent Garden*

27 Davis Colin - 1986(LI) - Wiener Staatsoper*

28 Dervaux Pierre - 1978 - L'Opéra National de Paris*

29 Etcheverry Jésus - 1961?(SE) - Orchestre*

30 Etcheverry Jésus - 1964(RA) - Orchestre de l'O.R.T.F.*

31 Ethuin Paul - 1970(LI) - Teatro Bellini di Catania*

32 Fabritiis Oliviero De - 1969(LI) - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli*

33 Fekete Zoltan - 1961(SE) - Orchestre Symphonique*

34 Ferro Gabriele - 1998(LI) - Teatro La Fenice di Venezia*

35 Fistoulari Anatole - 1954?(SE) - London Symphony Orchestra*

36 Fournet Jean - 1965(LI) - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)*

37 Fournet Jean - 1971(LI) - Chicago Lyric Opera*

38 Fournet Jean - 1988(LI) - Metropolitan Opera*

39 Fournillier Patrick - 2006(LI) - Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice*

40 Giovaninetti Reynald - 1978(LI) - Chicago Lyric Opera*

41 Giovaninetti Reynald - 1999(LI) - Teatro Regio di Parma**

42 Gomez-Martinis (Gómez Martínez) Miguel-Ángel - 1989(LI) - Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid*

43 Gressier Jules - 1948(RA) - Orchestre Radio-Lyrique*

44 Guingal Alain - 1987(LI) - Gran Teatro del Liceo***

45 Guingal Alain - 2008(LI) - Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova*

46 Jordan Philippe - 2005(LI) - Wiener Staatsoper**

47 Jurowski Wladimir - 1998(STU) - Deutsches Sinfonieorchester*

48 Lacombe Jacques - 2004(LI) - Metropolitan Opera*

49 Lawrence Robert - 1965(LI) - Orchestra*

50 Leibowitz René - 1961(SE) - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma*

51 Lombard Alain - 1971(LI;Boston) - Metropolitan Opera*

52 Lombard Alain - 1971(LI;Elias) - Metropolitan Opera*

53 Lombard Alain - 1971(LI;Ludwig) - Metropolitan Opera*

54 López Cobos Jesús - 1977(LI) - Bayerisches Staatsorchester*

55 Mackerras Charles - 1977(LI) - English National Opera*

56 Marin Ion - 2008(LI) - Bayerisches Staatsorchester*

57 Molinari-Pradelli Francesco - 1953(RA) - RAI Torino*

58 Monica Fabio (Fabiano) - 1981(LI) - Orchestra Sinfonica dell Emilia Romagna «Arturo Toscanini»*

59 Nagano Kent - 1996(STU) - L'Opéra National de Lyon*

60 Nagano Kent - 2009(LI) - L'Opéra National de Paris*

61 Pappano Antonio - 1998(STU) - London Symphony Orchestra*

62 Pappano Antonio - 2004(LI) - Covent Garden*

63 Patanè Franco - 1964(LI) - New Orleans Opera*

64 Pesek Libor - 1985(FI) - Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra***

65 Picco Guido - 1952(LI) - Palacio de las Bellas Artes*

66 Plasson Michel - 1979(LI) - Covent Garden*

67 Plasson Michel - 1979(STU) - London Philharmonic Orchestra*

68 Plasson Michel - 1984(LI) - Bayerische Staatsoper*

69 Plasson Michel - 1985(LI) - San Francisco Opera*

70 Plasson Michel - 2004(LI) - Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse**

71 Prêtre Georges - 1968-69(STU) - Orchestre de Paris*

72 Prêtre Georges - 1976(LI) - Teatro alla Scala*

73 Prêtre Georges - 1978(LI) - Teatro Comunale di Firenze*

74 Prêtre Georges - 1984(LI) - L'Opéra National de Paris***

75 Rescigno Nicola - 1975(LI) - Associacio Valenciana d'Amicos de l'Opera*

76 Rich Martin - 1972(LI) - Metropolitan Opera*

77 Rossi Mario - 1963(RA) - RAI Torino*

78 Runnicles Donald - 1999(LI) - Metropolitan Opera*

79 Santarelli Riccardo - 1948(SE) - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma*

80 Santi Nello - 1979(LI) - Opernhaus Zürich*

81 Sanzogno Gian Paolo - 1990(LI) - Teatro São Carlos (Lisboa)**

82 Sébastian Georges - 1952(STU) - Opéra-Comique de Paris*

83 Shapirra Elyakum - 1975(LI) - San Francisco Opera*

84 Simonetto Alfredo - 1955(FI) - RAI Milano**

85 Tingaud Jean-Luc - 2003(LC) - Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia*

86 Veltri Michelangelo - 1991(LI) - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)**

87 Verchi Nino - 1965(LI) - Teatro La Fenice di Venezia*

88 Votto Antonino - 1971(LI) - Teatro Massimo di Palermo*

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Yves Abel - 2004(STU)

Orchestra - Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Chorus - Coro di Voci Bianche del Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Werther - Andrea Bocelli

Charlotte - Julia Gertseva

Sophie - Magali Léger

Albert - Natale de Carolis

Le Bailli - Giorgio Giuseppini

Johann - Armando Ariostini

Schmidt - Pierre Lefèbre

Brühlmann - Vittorio Prato

Kätchen - Diana Bertini Tosti

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Compact Disc; - Philips(Decca) 475 6557 {2CDS} (2005)ª; Decca 4078 {2CDS} (USA) (2005)ª

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - June 2005 p.92, p.95 [JBS]

Opera - August 2005 p.1008 [GL]

Opera News - August 2005 pp.57-58 [FC]

Fanfare - Vol.28 No.6 July/August 2005 p.170 [JK]

Opéra International - No.300 mai 2005 p.82 [PC]

Diapason - No.525 mai 2005 p.102 [MP]

International Record Review - May 2005 p.76 [RST]

BBC Music Magazine - June 2005 p.66 [MSR]

American Record Guide - July/August 2005 Vol.68 No.4 p.148 [RVL]

Classica Répertoire - No.71 avril 2005 p.85 [PT]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.81 junio 2005 p.87 [JC]

Comments:- *Recorded in the Teatro Manzoni after a run of stage performances in the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (January 2004).

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Antonio de Almeida - 1978(LI)

Orchestra - San Francisco Opera

Chorus - San Francisco Opera

Werther - José Carreras

Charlotte - Maria Ewing

Sophie - Kathleen Battle

Albert - Allan Monk

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Compact Disc; - *John Wegner San Francisco Opera - The Adler Years - 3 SFO-03; (A Mike Richter CD-ROM) (2000)ª; The Opera Lovers WER 197801 {2CDRS} (Canada)

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco (3 November 1978). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Marco Armiliato - 2008(LI)

Orchestra - Wiener Staatsoper

Chorus - Wiener Staatsoper

Werther - Rolando Villazón

Charlotte - Sophie Koch

Sophie - Laura Tatulescu

Albert - Markus Eiche

Le Bailli - Alfred Sramek

Johann - Marcus Pelz

Schmidt - Peter Jelosits

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 2827-2 {2CDRS} (2008)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance at the Vienna State Opera (8 January 2008). The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «Premiere Opera New Releases» February 2008.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Serge Baudo - 1979(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Chorus - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Werther - John Brecknock

Charlotte - Victoria de los Ángeles

Sophie - Cristina Carlin

Albert - Enzo Sordello

Le Bailli - Victor De Narké

Johann - Levon Boghossian

Schmidt - Guido De Kehrig

Brühlmann - Oscar Schiappapietra

Kätchen - Inés Brewer

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Compact Disc - New Ornamenti NOVA 007 {2CDS}

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.95 noviembre 2006 p.84 [JM]

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires (22 June 1979). The CDs issued on the New Ornamenti label are listed on the website http://www.Lrmusic.net.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Jan Behr - 1972(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Werther - Franco Corelli

Charlotte - Rosalind Elias

Sophie - Colette Boky

Albert - Dominic Cossa

Le Bailli - Donald Gramm

Johann - Richard Best

Schmidt - Charles Anthony

Brühlmann - Lou Marcella

Kätchen - Edna Lind

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Compact Disc; - Myto 2 MCD 985.197 (+highlights conducted by Lombard 1971) {2CDS} (1998)ª; *Bensar OL 3472 {2CDRS} (2004)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - März 1999 S.58 [IW]

Classical Express - Issue No.115 October 1999 p.5 [MT]

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (4 March 1972). The performance on 14 February 1972 in which Crespin sung the role of Charlotte is reviewed in OPERA May 1972 p.414

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Bertrand De Billy - 2000(LI)

Orchestra - Radio Symphonieorchester Wien

Chorus - Chor

Werther - Marcello Giordani

Charlotte - Jennifer Larmore

Sophie - Patricia Petibon

Albert - Martin Gantner

Le Bailli - William Powers

Johann - Wolfgang Bankl

Schmidt - Ernst Dieter Suttheimer

Brühlmann - Markus Puchberger

Kätchen - Gudrun Burghofer

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1198-2 (and 1411-2) {2CDRS} (2004)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the Theater an der Wien (14 July 2000). This performance is reviewed on the internet

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Richard Bonynge - 1979(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Régine Crespin

Sophie - Kathleen Battle

Albert - Lenus Carlson

Le Bailli - Andrew (András) Foldi

Johann - Andrij Dobriansky

Schmidt - Nico Castel

Brühlmann - Dennis Steff

Kätchen - Barbara Bystrom

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Compact Disc; - Gala GL 100559 {2CDS} (2000)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - Juni 2000 S.61 [GH]

Opera Quarterly - Vol.18 No.3 Summer 2002 pp.590-595 [WA2]

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (3 February 1979). The performance on 26 January 1979 is reviewed in OPERA April 1979 p.371

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Russian

Conductor Onissim Bron - 1949?(STU)

Orchestra - Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - Bolshoi Theatre

Werther - Ivan Kozlovsky

Charlotte - Maria Maksakova

Sophie - Maria Svesdina

Albert - V Sakharov

Le Bailli - Vladimir Malishev

Johann - Vsevolod Tyutyunnik

Schmidt - Vassili Yakuschenko

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Black Disc - Melodiya D 01825/28 {2LPS}; Melodiya 012725/30 {3LPS} MK DO 1825-28 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - *Myto 2 MCD 974 165 {2CDS} (1997)ª; Myto «Historical» H048 {2CDS} (2000)ª; Audio Encyclopedia AE 207 - Opera Russe (A Mike Richter CD-Rom) (2001)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Fanfare - Vol.21 No.5 May/June 1998 p.297 [HF]; Vol.24 No.3 January/February 2001 pp.227-228 [JK]

Classical Express - Issue 92 November 1997 p.4 [NL]

American Record Guide - January/February 1998 Vol.61 No.1 p.239 [DA]

Comments:- The conductor is given (incorrectly?) on the Audio Encyclopedia CD-Rom as SamuelSamosud.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian?

Conductor Emerson Buckley - 1973(LI)

Orchestra - Greater Miami Opera

Chorus - Greater Miami Opera

Werther - Carlo Bergonzi

Charlotte - Franca Mattiucci

Sophie - Susan Belling

Albert - Enzo Sordello

Le Bailli - Lorenzo Alvary

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 2334-2 {2CDRS} (2006)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in Miami (17 March 1973). The CDRs issued by Premiere are included in «New Releases - October 2006».

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Franco Capuana - 1951(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro alla Scala

Chorus - Teatro alla Scala

Werther - Ferruccio Tagliavini

Charlotte - Giulietta Simionato

Sophie - Dora Gatta

Albert - Gino Orlandini

Le Bailli - Sesto Bruscantini

Johann - Enrico Campi

Schmidt - Vittorio Pandano

Kätchen - Ilva Ligabue

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 07829

Compact Disc; - Bongiovanni GB 1101/2-2 {2CDS} (1994)ª; Myto 2 MCD H066 {2CDS} (2002)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. 2659-2 {2CDRS} (2007)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Fanfare - Vol.18 No.1 September/October 1994 p.250

Orpheus - November 1994 S.63; Heft 7+8 Juli+August 2003 S.80 [IW]

Opéra International - avril 1997 No.212 p.55

The Record Collector - Vol.40 No.2 April, May, June 1995 p.149

American Record Guide - November/December 1994 Vol.57 No.6 p.258

Comments:- *Recording of a performance at La Scala (21 April 1951). The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «Premiere Opera New Releases» dated Wed 11 July 2007.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Franco Capuana - 1963(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova

Chorus - Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova

Werther - Giuseppe di Stefano

Charlotte - Biancamaria Casoni

Sophie - Edith Martelli

Albert - Sesto Bruscantini

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 4059

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the Teatro Margherita, Genova (April 1963; see OPERA August 1963 p.545). The CDRs issued by Omega are listed in their online catalogue (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Daniel Carlberg - 2007(LI)

Orchestra - Badische Staatskapelle

Chorus - Badisches Staatstheater - Kinderchor des Helmholtz Gymnasium, Karlsruhe

Werther - Keith Ikaia-Purdy

Charlotte - Silvia Hablowetz

Sophie - Ina Schlingensiepen

Albert - Armin Kolarczyz

Le Bailli - Tero Hannula

Johann - Mika Kares

Schmidt - Andreas Heideker

Brühlmann - Gideon Poppe

Kätchen - Clara Lim

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DVD (Video) - ArtHaus 101 317 (2008)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Fanfare - Vol.32 No.4 March/April 2009 p.334 [JK]

Orpheus - 1+2 Januar-Februar 2009 S.68-S.70 [MK2] [IW]

International Record Review - November 2008 pp.85-86 [RP]

American Record Guide - January/February 2009 Vol.72 No.1 pp.242-244 [DF]

Opéra Magazine - No.42 juillet-aoüt 2009 p.86 [PC]

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the Badisches Staattheater, Karlsruhe.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus - 1993(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestre National de Lille

Chorus - Choeur

Werther - Laurence Dale

Charlotte - Béatrice Uria-Monzon

Sophie - Catherine Dubosc

Albert - René Massis

Le Bailli - Alain Vernhes

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DVD (Video) - Premiere Opera Ltd. DVD 6423 (2008)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Video recording of a performance in Lille (30 January 1993). The performance on 22 January 1993 is reviewed in OPÉRA INTERNATIONAL mars 1993 No.167 p.56. The DVDR issued by Premiere is listed in «Premiere Opera New Releases» January 2008.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus - 1999(LC)

Orchestra - Orchestre National de Lille-Région Nord/Pas-de-Calais

Chorus - Maîtrise Boréale

Werther - Marcus Haddock

Charlotte - Béatrice Uria-Monzon

Sophie - Jaël Azzaretti

Albert - René Massis

Le Bailli - Jean-Philippe Marlière

Johann - Sébastien Bou

Schmidt - Jean Delescluse

Brühlmann - David Roubaud

Kätchen - Mathilde Jacob

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Compact Disc; - Naxos 8.660072 {2CDS} (2003)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - April 2003 p.86 [PO'C]

Opera - March 2003 pp.357-358 [RM]

Opera News - September 2003 p.82 [DS]

Fanfare - Vol.26 No.6 July/August 2003 pp.166-167 [JK]

Orpheus - Heft 5+6 Mai+Juni 2003 S.80 [IW]

Opéra International - No.279 mai 2003 p.72 [JP]

Diapason - No.500 février 2003 p.91 [MP]

Répertoire - No.164 janvier 2003 p.72 [RM]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.61 junio 2003 p.83 [TF]

Le Monde de la Musique - No.274 mars 2003 p.80 [GG]

Comments:- Recorded at performances in the Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle (June 1999).

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Renato Cellini - 1949(LI)

Orchestra - Palacio de las Bellas Artes

Chorus - Palacio de las Bellas Artes

Werther - Giuseppe di Stefano

Charlotte - Giulietta Simionato

Sophie - Eugenia Roccabruna

Albert - Fausto Del Prado

Le Bailli - Ignacio Ruffino

Johann - Gilberto Cerda

Schmidt - Francesco Tondolero

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 547 {2LPS} (1971)ª; Cetra «Opera Live» LO 30/3 {3LPS}; Historical Operatic Treasures ERR 111 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Great Opera Performances G.O.P. 817 {2CDS} (2000)ª; Istituto Discografico Italiano IDIS 338-339 {2CDS} ; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1143-2 {2CDRS}

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

L'opera (Milano) - Anno XIV N.142 luglio-agosto 2000 p.98 [GL]

CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - enero 2001 No.139 p.47 [JS]

Comments:- Recording of a performance in Mexico City 26 July 1949. The «EJS» Discography (p.567) gives 3 July 1949 on which date Simionato does not appear to have sung in Werther (see performance chronology in «Giulietta Simionato - How Cinderella became Queen» by Jean-Jacques Hanine Roussel p.261)

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Renato Cellini - 1956(LI)

Orchestra - New Orleans Opera

Chorus - New Orleans Opera

Werther - Cesare Valletti

Charlotte - Nell Rankin

Sophie - Josephine Guido

Albert - Arthur Cosenza

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Compact Disc; - Bongiovanni GAO 141-2 {2CDS}; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1169-2 {2CDRS} (2004)ª; Bongiovanni HOC 046/47 {2CDS} (2007)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - October 1993 p.57

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.100 mayo 2007 pp.103-104 [JC]

Comments:- Recording of a performance in New Orleans

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Riccardo Chailly - 1979(STU)

Orchestra - Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Köln

Chorus - Kölner Kinderchor

Werther - Plácido Domingo

Charlotte - Elena Obraztsova

Sophie - Arleen Auger (Augér)

Albert - Franz Grundheber

Le Bailli - Kurt Moll

Johann - Ladislaus Anderko

Schmidt - Alejandro Vazquez

Brühlmann - Wolfgang Vater

Kätchen - Gertrud Ottenthal

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Black Disc; - DG 2709 091 {3LPS} (1979)ª;; DG 2740 190; DG 413 304-1 {3LPS} (1984)ª

Compact Cassette; - DG 413 304-3 (1984)ª

Compact Disc; - DG 413 304-2 {2CDS} (1991)ª; DG 449 384-2; Lyrica LRC 1058/1059 (DG 447 271/2-2) (Italy)

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - November 1979 p.904 [AB] June 1980 p.78 [SIR]; November 1984 p.646 (EG); September 1991 p.125 {JBS}

American Record Guide - September 1980 Vol.43 No.10 p.29 [DA]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.21 septiembre-noviembre 1996 p.63

Comments:- See The Gramophone November 1979 p.792

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Riccardo Chailly - 1991(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Chorus - Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Werther - Giuseppe Sabbatini

Charlotte - Gloria Scalchi

Sophie - Adelina Scarabelli

Albert - Didier Henry

Le Bailli - Carlo De Bortoli

Johann - Giuseppe Zecchillo

Schmidt - Pierre Lefèbre

Brühlmann - Manuel Beltran Gil

Kätchen - Anna Catarci

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DVD (Video) - Premiere Opera Ltd. DVD 5402 (2005)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *This video recording appears to be of a performance in the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (November or December 1991). The cast listed above is that given in «Opera '92 Annuario EDT dell'Opera Lirica in Italia» p.16. The DVD issued by Premiere is listed in their «latest offerings» dated 16 May 2005 where the year of the performance recorded is given incorrectly as 1995.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Gabriel Chmura - 1984(LI)

Orchestra - L'Opéra National de Paris

Chorus - L'Opéra National de Paris

Werther - Alain Vanzo

Charlotte - Tatiana Troyanos

Sophie - Christine Barbaux

Albert - Gino Quilico

Le Bailli - Jean-Louis Soumagnas

Johann - Jean-Philippe Courtis

Schmidt - Michel Sénéchal

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Compact Disc - The Opera Lovers WER 198402 {2CDRS}

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the Palais Garnier (6 July 1984). Neil Shicoff was announced as Werther, but was replaced by Alain Vanzo (see OPÉRA INTERNATIONAL septembre 1984 No.73 p.27). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Felice Cillario - 1959(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Verdi di Trieste

Chorus - Teatro Verdi di Trieste

Werther - Ferruccio Tagliavini

Charlotte - Leyla Gencer

Sophie - Giuliana Tavolaccini

Albert - Mario Borriello

Le Bailli - Vito Susca

Johann - Eno Mocchiutti

Schmidt - Raimondo Botteghelli

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Black Disc; - Replica RPL 2410-2412 (1980)ª

Compact Disc; - Memories HR 4554-55 {2CDS}; Arkadia CDHP 599.2 {2CDS} Opera d'Oro 1234 {2CDS}; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1230-2 {2CDRS} Walhall «Eternity Series» WLCD 0259 {2CDS} (2009)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera Now - September 1994 p.52; December 1994 p.53

Fanfare - Vol.5 No.3 January/February 1982 p.129 [HF]; Vol.18 No.2 November/ December 1994 p.294:Vol.18 No.3 January/February 1995 p.198

Orpheus - März 1995 S.62

Répertoire - No.81 juin 1995 p.87

American Record Guide - November/December 1994 Vol.57 No.6 p.258

Comments:- *Recording of a performance at Teatro Verdi di Trieste (20 January 1959)

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Gustav Cloéz - 1927-30(SE)

Orchestra - ORCHESTRA

Chorus - CHORUS

Werther - Charles Friant

Charlotte - Germaine Cernay

Sophie - Henriette Labard

Albert - Roger Bourdin

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Black Disc - Odéon ORX 118

Compact Disc - The Vintage Music Company VM 1003 {1CD}

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera - January 1998 p.126 [AB]

Opera News - January 17 1998 p.37 [CJL]

Fanfare - Vol.21 No.4 March/April 1998 p.188 [JC]

Classical Express - Issue 97 April 1998 p.6 [JTH]

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Elie Cohen - 1931(STU)

Orchestra - Opéra-Comique de Paris

Chorus - Opéra-Comique de Paris

Werther - Georges Thill

Charlotte - Ninon Vallin

Sophie - Germaine Féraldy

Albert - Marcel Roque

Le Bailli - Armand Narçon

Johann - Louis Guénot

Schmidt - Henri Niel

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Black Disc - Columbia LFX 151-165 {15x78s} (France) Columbia GQX 10862-10876 {15x78s} (Italy) Columbia WLX 794-809 {15x78s} (USA) Columbia FHX 5009-5011 {3LPS} (France) Columbia FCX PM 35043-35045 {3LPS} (France); EMI 2C 153 10746-8 {3LPS} (France)

Compact Disc; - EMI CHS 7 63195-2 {2CDS}; Arkadia 78034 {2CDS}; Grammofono 2000 AB78742/73 {2CDS}; Naxos «Historical» 8.110061-02 {2CDS} (2000)ª; Opera d'Oro OPD 1366 {2CDS} (2003)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - March 1990 p.1706 [AB]

Opera Now - May 1993 p.59

Fanfare - Vol.6 No.2 November/December 1982 p.177 [JM]; September-October 1992 p.486; Vol.26 No.6 July/August 2003 p.167 [JC]

Diapason - No.480 avril 2001 p.127 [AT]

High Fidelity Magazine - March 1963 Vol.13 No.3 p.84 [GB]

ARSC Journal - 1979 Vol.X No.2-3 p.255 [HF]

BBC Music Magazine - June 1993 p.63

Classical Express - Issue No.87 June 1997 p.4

American Record Guide - September\October 1997 Vol.60 No.5 p.287 [GWL]

Disques (Nouvelle Série) - No.68 novembre 1954 p.724 [JB]

Répertoire - No.107 novembre 1997 p.69 (mention): No.144 mars 2001 p.90 [JB]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.44 marzo-abril 2001 p.87 [LB]

Comments:- Recorded in January-February 1931. Further details of this recording are given in «The Record Collector» Vol.41 No.3 p.216 and in «Complete Operas on 78 R.P.M.» by Tom Peel

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Marcel Couraud - 1960(SE)

Orchestra - L'Opéra de Karlsruhe

Werther - Jean Brazzi

Charlotte - Andrée Gabriel

Sophie - Liliane Berton

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Black Disc; - Philips L 2.265 L {1LP} (1962)ª;; Philips 835.145 LY {1LP} (1963)ª; Philips GL 5667 {1LP}

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - November 1963 p.237

Diapason - No.74 février 1963 p.22 [JG]

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Francesco Cristofori - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Municipale di Piacenza

Chorus - Teatro Municipale di Piacenza

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Anna Maria Rota

Sophie - Gabriella Mazza

Albert - Franco Bordoni

Le Bailli - Angelo Nosotti

Johann - Emilio Savoldi

Schmidt - Oslavio Di Credico

Brühlmann - Guido Pasella

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Black Disc - *Great Opera Performances G.O.P. 11 {2LPS}

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance at Piacenza (8 January 1966)

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Yoram David - 2007(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Chorus - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Werther - José Bros

Charlotte - Sonia Ganassi

Sophie - Donata D' Annunzio Lombardi

Albert - Albert Schagidulin

Le Bailli - Enzo Capuano

Johann - Andrea Porta

Schmidt - Pietro Picone

Brühlmann - Antonio De Lisio

Kätchen - Deborah Volpe

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO3820-2 {2CDRS} (2009)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli (May 2007). The cast listed above is that given in «Opera 2007 - Annuario EDT/CIDIM dell'opera Lirica in Italia». The CDRS issued by Premiere are included in their list of new CD releases - July 2009 (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Colin Davis - 1980(STU)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Children from the Royal Opera House Production

Werther - José Carreras

Charlotte - Frederica Von Stade

Sophie - Isobel Buchanan

Albert - Thomas Allen

Le Bailli - Robert Lloyd

Johann - Malcolm King

Schmidt - Paul Crook

Brühlmann - Donaldson Bell

Kätchen - Linda Humphries

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Black Disc; - *Philips 6769 051 {3LPS} (1981)ª

Compact Cassette - Philips 7654 051

Compact Disc; - Philips 416 654-2 {2CDS} (1987)ª; Philips 475 496-2 {2CDS} (2004)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - October 1981 p.603 [AB] February 1982 p.1181 [JB]; February 1987 pp.1177-1178 [HF]

Fanfare - Vol.5 No.3 January/February 1982 pp.129-130 [HF]

Opera Quarterly - Vol.1 No.2 p.187

American Record Guide - April 1982 Vol.45 No.6 p.46 [SNK]

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Colin Davis - 1986(LI)

Orchestra - Wiener Staatsoper

Chorus - Wiener Staatsoper

Werther - José Carreras

Charlotte - Agnes Baltsa

Sophie - Eva Lind

Albert - Bernd Weikl

Le Bailli - Peter Wimberger

Johann - István Gáti

Schmidt - Helmut Wildhaber

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Compact Cassette - Lyric Distribution ALD 1275

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Vienna State Opera (December 1986; see OPERA May 1987 p.549

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Pierre Dervaux - 1978

Orchestra - L'Opéra National de Paris

Chorus - Maitrise de Radio France

Werther - Alain Vanzo

Charlotte - Francine Arrauzau

Sophie - Danielle Chlostawa

Albert - Yves Bisson

Le Bailli - Jean-Louis Soumagnas

Johann - Fernand Dumont

Schmidt - Jacques Coreau

Brühlmann - Georges Scamps

Kätchen - Denise Braucher

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Compact Disc; - Gala GL 100.585 (+excerpts cond. Derveaux with Corelli and Ludwig - MET - 1978) {2CDS} (2001)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Fanfare - Vol.26 No.2 November/December 2002 p.75 (mention) [HF]

Orpheus - Oktober 2002 S.53 [GH]

Opéra International - No.266 mars 2002 pp.67-68 [PC]

Classic Record Collector - Spring 2002 pp.100-101 [JTH]

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Salle Favart, Paris in March 1978.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Jésus Etcheverry - 1961?(SE)

Orchestra - Orchestre

Chorus - Choeurs

Werther - Guy Chauvet

Charlotte - Denise Scharley

Albert - Robert Massard

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Black Disc; - Véga L 80.006 {1LP} (1961)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Diapason - No 60 octobre 1961 p.21 [JG]

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Jésus Etcheverry - 1964(RA)

Orchestra - Orchestre de l'O.R.T.F.

Chorus - Maîtrise de l'O.R.T.F.

Werther - Albert Lance

Charlotte - Rita Gorr

Sophie - Mady Mesplé

Albert - Gabriel Bacquier

Le Bailli - Julien Giovannetti

Johann - Jacques Mars

Schmidt - Robert Andreozzi

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Black Disc; - Mondiophonie MSA 101/3 {3LPS} (1964)ª; Mondiophonie SCAL1/1-3 {3LPS} (1964)ª; *Adès 7025 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Adès 203 772 {2CDS}; Adès 14083-2 {2CDS}; Accord 472 917-2 {2CDS} (2003)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - December 1966 p.334; March 2004 p.83 [AB]

Fanfare - Vol.28 No.4 March/April 2005 p.156 [GJ]

Orpheus - Heft 11+12 November+Dezember 2003 S.64 [GH]

Opéra International - No.281 juillet-aoüt 2003 p.83 (mention)

Diapason - No.92 décembre 1964 p.28 [JG]: No.505 juillet-aoüt 2003 p.90 [MP]

Répertoire - No.171 septembre 2003 p.65 [JB]

Le Monde de la Musique - No.279 septembre 2003 p.97 [CFD]

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Paul Ethuin - 1970(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Bellini di Catania

Chorus - Teatro Bellini di Catania

Werther - Giacomo (Jaime) Aragall

Charlotte - Biancamaria Casoni

Sophie - Giovanna di Rocco

Albert - Alberto Rinaldi

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Compact Disc; - The Opera Lovers WER 197001 {2CDRS} (2008)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in Catania (20 March 1970). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Oliviero De Fabritiis - 1969(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Chorus - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Werther - Carlo Bergonzi

Charlotte - Biancamaria Casoni

Sophie - Emilia Ravaglia

Albert - Domenico Trimarchi

Le Bailli - Sergio Pezzetti

Johann - Nicola Troise

Schmidt - Mario Ferrara

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Compact Disc; - Melodram 27058 {2CDS}; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 2649-2 {2CDRS} (2007)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in Naples (February 1969; see OPERA May 1969 p.435). The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «Premiere Opera New Releases» dated Wed 11 July 2007.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Zoltan Fekete - 1961(SE)

Orchestra - Orchestre Symphonique

Werther - Bernabé Marti (Martinez)

Charlotte - Géori Boué

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Black Disc - Orphée 51082 {1LP}; Vogue LDM 30130 {1LP}

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Gabriele Ferro - 1998(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro La Fenice di Venezia

Chorus - Teatro La Fenice di Venezia

Werther - Fabio Sartori

Charlotte - Graciela Araya

Sophie - Elisabeth Vidal

Albert - André Cognet

Le Bailli - Philippe Kahn

Johann - Franco Boscolo

Schmidt - Valter Borin

Brühlmann - Vincent Karche

Kätchen - Daniela Schillaci

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Compact Disc; - Mondo Musica MFOH 22247 {2CDS} (2001)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Orpheus - Februar 2001 S.54 [GH]

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Palafenice (June 1998; see OPERA October 1998 p.1238

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Anatole Fistoulari - 1954?(SE)

Orchestra - London Symphony Orchestra

Werther - Raoul Jobin

Charlotte - Irma Kolassi

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Black Disc; - Decca LXT 5034 (+La Damnation de Faust- excerpts) {1LP} (1955)ª; London LL 1154 (+La Damnation de Faust - excerpts) {1LP}; {1LP} (1955)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - September 1955 p.146 [PHW]

High Fidelity Magazine - August 1955 Vol.5 No.6 p.44 [JH]

Comments:- *The following excerpts are performed: Je ne sais pas si je vielle - O nature; Oui! ce qu'elle m'ordonne - Lorsque l'enfant revient; Werther! qui m'aurait dit - Des cris joyeux; Ah! mon courage m'abbandonne; Oui! C'est moi! Pourquoi me réveiller; N'achevez pas.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Jean Fournet - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Chorus - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Werther - Albert Lance

Charlotte - Régine Crespin

Sophie - Olga Chelavine

Albert - Angel Mattiello

Le Bailli - Victor De Narké

Johann - Guy Gallardo

Schmidt - Nicolás Cuttone

Brühlmann - José Crea

Kätchen - Tota de Igarzábal

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 01699

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. There were performances with the cast given above on 11, 13, 16, 19, 22 June 1965. The cassettes issued by Charles Handelman are listed in his catalogue dated November 2000.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Jean Fournet - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Chicago Lyric Opera

Chorus - Chicago Lyric Opera

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Tatiana Troyanos

Sophie - Ana María Miranda

Albert - Jean Angot

Le Bailli - Arnold Voketatis

Johann - Giorgio Giorgetti

Schmidt - Florindo Andreolli

Brühlmann - Paul Gudas

Kätchen - Alice Swanson

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Open Reel Tape - mr. tape 3766

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *This recording appears to be of a performance at the Chicago Lyric Opera on 23 October 1971. The date given in mr tape's catalog is 23 November 1971, but Werther was not performed at the Chicago Lyric Opera on that day. The cast listed above is that given in the performance chronology on the website of the Chicago Lyric Opera (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). See also OPERA December 1971 p,1056.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Jean Fournet - 1988(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Frederica Von Stade

Sophie - Dawn Upshaw

Albert - Richard Stilwell

Le Bailli - Renato Capecchi

Johann - James Courtney

Schmidt - Charles Anthony

Brühlmann - Mitchell Sendrowitz

Kätchen - Sandra Bush

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Compact Disc - The Opera Lovers WER 198801 {2CDRS} (Canada)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance at the MET (16 April 1988). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Patrick Fournillier - 2006(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice

Chorus - L'Opéra de Nice

Werther - Rolando Villazón

Charlotte - Marie-Ange Todorovitch

Sophie - Valérie Condoluci

Albert - André Cognet

Le Bailli - Michel Trempont

Johann - Jean-Luc Ballestra

Schmidt - Jairo Nuñez Díaz

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Compact Disc; - Celestial Audio CA 514 {2CDRS} (2006)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the Nice Opera House (19 January 2006). The CDRs issued by Celestial Audio are (were?) announced as new issues in July 2006 in their online catalogue.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Reynald Giovaninetti - 1978(LI)

Orchestra - Chicago Lyric Opera

Chorus - Chicago Lyric Opera

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Yvonne Minton

Sophie - Louise Russell

Albert - Timothy Nolen

Le Bailli - Arnold Voketatis

Brühlmann - Gregory Kunde

Kätchen - Susan Brummell

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 3764-2 {2CDRS} (2009)ª

Open Reel Tape - mr. tape 3763

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance at the Chicago Lyric Opera (25 October 1978). See OPERA January 1979 p.32. The cast listed above is that given in the performance chronology on the website of the Chicago Lyric Opera (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRS issued by Premiere are included in their list of new CD releases - July 2009 (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Reynald Giovaninetti - 1999(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Regio di Parma

Chorus - Teatro Regio di Parma

Werther - Giuseppe Sabbatini

Charlotte - Sonia Ganassi

Sophie - Lucetta Bizzi

Albert - Roberto De Candia

Le Bailli - Alessandro Svab

Johann - Alessandro Patalini

Schmidt - Iorio Zennaro

Brühlmann - Decio Biavati

Kätchen - Christina Calzolari

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DVD (Video) - Premiere Opera Ltd. DVD 5947 (2006)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Video recording of a performance in the Teatro Regio di Parma (20 April 1999). The cast listed above is that given in «Opera '99 - Annuario EDT/CIDIM dell'opera Lirica in Italia» p.214. The DVD issued by Premiere is included in their list of «NEW RELEASES October 2006».

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Miguel-Ángel Gomez-Martinis (Gómez Martínez) - 1989(LI)

Orchestra - Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid

Chorus - Escolaria de la Sagrada Familia

Werther - Francisco Araiza

Charlotte - Doris Soffel

Sophie - Eva Lind

Albert - Lorenzo Saccomani

Le Bailli - Alfonso Echeverria

Johann - Santiago Sánchez-Jericó

Schmidt - José Antonio Carril

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Compact Disc; - Gala GL 100 757 (+Esclaramonde - highlights - Bonynge - 1974) {2CDS} (2006)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - März + April 2007 S.55 [GH]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.100 mayo 2007 p.103 [JM]

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the Teatro Real, Madrid.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Jules Gressier - 1948(RA)

Orchestra - Orchestre Radio-Lyrique

Chorus - Choeurs Radio-Lyrique

Werther - Georges Noré

Charlotte - Suzanne Juyol

Sophie - Jane Rolland

Albert - Roger Bussonnet

Le Bailli - Charles Clavensy

Johann - André Basquin

Schmidt - Marcel Génio

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Compact Disc; - Malibran MR 524 (+Suzanne Juyol chante Carmen - short excerpts) {2CDRS} (2003)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opéra International - No.287 février 2004 p.78 [AT]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.60 mayo 2003 p.83 [JS]

Comments:- Recording of a performance broadcast on 20 August 1948.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Alain Guingal - 1987(LI)

Orchestra - Gran Teatro del Liceo

Chorus - Coro de Nais de l'Escola Pia Lames

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Renata Scotto

Sophie - Maria Angeles Peters

Albert - Vincenzo Sardinero

Le Bailli - Alfonso Echeverria

Johann - José Castillón

Schmidt - José (Josep) Ruiz

Brühlmann - Gervasio Ventura

Kätchen - Lucila Dávila

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Compact Disc - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 843-2 {2CDRS}

VHS Video Cassette; - Bel Canto Society BCS 0457; Legato Classics 8866 (NTSC) (1998)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera News - May 2001 p.92 [EM]

Orpheus - April 2002 S.11 (mention)

Opera Quarterly - Vol.18 No.3 Summer 2002 pp.407-409 [RP]

Comments:- *Audio amd video recordings of a performance (or of performances) in the Gran Teatro Liceo, Barcelona (June 1987). The video recording issued by the BCS is stated to be of the performance on 10 June 1987. The performance on 2 June 1987 is reviewed in OPERA September 1987 p. 1074

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Alain Guingal - 2008(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova

Chorus - Coro di voci bianchi del Teatro Carlo Felice

Werther - Giuseppe Filianoti

Charlotte - Sonia Ganassi

Sophie - Adriana Kucerova

Albert - Giorgio Caoduro

Le Bailli - Gianfranco Montresor

Johann - Vittorio Prato

Schmidt - Enzo Peroni

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Compact Disc; - The Opera Lovers WER 200801 {2CDRS} (2008)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a concert performance in the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova (1 April 2008). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Philippe Jordan - 2005(LI)

Orchestra - Wiener Staatsoper

Chorus - Wiener Staatsoper

Werther - Marcelo Álvarez

Charlotte - Elina Garanca

Sophie - Ileana Tonca

Albert - Adrian Eröd

Le Bailli - Alfred Sramek

Johann - Marcus Pelz

Schmidt - Peter Jelosits

Brühlmann - Clemens Unterreiner

Kätchen - Maria Gusenleitner

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DVD (Video) - TDK DVWW-OPWER (2005)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - June 2006 pp.93-94 [AB]

Orpheus - Jan.+Feb. 2006 S.67 [IW]

Diapason - No.532 janvier 2006 pp.116-117 [MP]

Opéra Magazine - No.3 janvier 2006 p.80 [PC]

International Record Review - January 2006 p.76, p.78 [CC]

American Record Guide - March/April 2006 Vol.69 No.2 pp.272-273 [RVL]

L'opera (Milano) - Anno XX N.201 gennaio 2006 p.79 [GL]

Comments:- *Video recording of a performance at the Vienna State Opera (March 2005).

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Wladimir Jurowski - 1998(STU)

Orchestra - Deutsches Sinfonieorchester

Chorus - Berliner Knabenchor

Werther - Ramón Vargas

Charlotte - Veselina Kasarova

Sophie - Dawn Kotoski

Albert - Christopher Schaldenbrand

Le Bailli - Umberto Chiummo

Johann - Roman Trekel

Schmidt - Christoph Genz

Brühlmann - Frank Baer

Kätchen - Arndis Halla

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Compact Disc; - RCA «Red Seal» 74321 58224-2 {2CDS} (1999)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - October 1999 p.114 [PO'C]

Opera - October 1999 p.1242 [AB]

Opera News - January 2000 p.75 [LAJ]

Fanfare - Vol 23 No.3 January/February 2000 pp.291-292 [JK]

Orpheus - Oktober 1999 S.53 [GH]

Opéra International - novembre 1999 No.240 p.66 [SS]

International Opera Collector - Autumn 1999 No.13 p.78 [HC]

BBC Music Magazine - September 1999 p.75 [JA]

Classic CD - November 1999 p.90 [MSR]

American Record Guide - November/December 1999 Vol.62 No.6 pp.169-170 [VAL]

Répertoire - No.128 octobre 1999 p.66 [PT]

L'opera (Milano) - Anno XIII N.133 ottobre 1999 p.94 [GL]

CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.126 noviembre 1999 p.43 [PL]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.36 noviembre-diciembre 1999 p.89 [JPS]

Das Opernglas - Juli/August 1999 S.122 [RT]

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Jacques Lacombe - 2004(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Werther - Roberto Alagna

Charlotte - Veselina Kasarova

Sophie - Lyubov Petrova

Albert - Christopher Schaldenbrand

Le Bailli - Paul Plishka

Johann - Leroy Lehr

Schmidt - Ronald Naldi

Brühlmann - Robert Maher

Kätchen - Alexandra Newland

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Compact Disc; - The Opera Lovers WER 200401 {2CDRS} (2004)ª; Bensar 0L 11004 {3CDS}

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance at the MET (10 January 2004). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM) and the CDs issue on the Bensar label were on sale in London in January 2005.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Robert Lawrence - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestra

Chorus - Chorus

Werther - Nicolai Gedda

Charlotte - Rita Gorr

Sophie - Anne Elgar

Albert - Theodor Uppman

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. 1336-2 {2CDRS} (2004)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a concert performance presented by «The Friends of French Opera» in The Carnegie Hall, New York (14 November 1965; see OPERA January 1966 p.53. The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «New CD Releases - April/May 2004».

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor René Leibowitz - 1961(SE)

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - NOT KNOWN

Werther - Cesare Valletti

Charlotte - Rosalind Elias

Albert - Gérard Souzay

Le Bailli - Walter Alberti

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Black Disc; - RCA Victor LM 2615 {1LP} (USA) (1962)ª; RCA Victor LSC 2615 {1LP} (USA) (1961)ª; RCA Victor RB 6512 {1LP} (UK) (1962)ª; RCA Victor SB 6512 {1LP} (UK) (1962)ª; RCA 630.723 {1LP} (France); RCA 640.723 {1LP} (France)

Open Reel Tape; - RCA Victor FTC 2120 (4-track - 7½ips) (1963)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - December 1962 p.302; January 1963 p.334

Opera - January 1963 p.50 [HDR]

Diapason - No.74 février 1963 p.22 [JG]

High Fidelity Magazine - January 1963 Vol.13 No.1 p.76 [CLO]: March 1963 Vol.13 No.3 p.103 (open-reel tape) [RDD]

American Record Guide - February 1963 Vol.13 No.2 p.458 [MDS], p.491 [RJ] (open-reel tape)

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Alain Lombard - 1971(LI;Boston)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Werther - Franco Corelli

Charlotte - Régine Crespin

Sophie - Judith Blegen

Albert - Dominic Cossa

Le Bailli - Donald Gramm

Johann - Andrij Dobriansky

Schmidt - Charles Anthony

Brühlmann - Lou Marcella

Kätchen - Lorraine Keane

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Compact Disc - Fiori FI 1066 (Downloadable MP3 file - 320 KBps)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance given by the Metropolitan Opera in Boston (23 April 1971). The mp3 file issued on the «Fiori» label may be downloaded from the website http://www.opera-club.net (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Alain Lombard - 1971(LI;Elias)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Werther - Franco Corelli

Charlotte - Rosalind Elias

Sophie - Gail Robinson

Albert - John Reardon

Le Bailli - Fernando Corena

Johann - Andrij Dobriansky

Schmidt - Nico Castel

Brühlmann - Charles Kuestner

Kätchen - Lorraine Keane

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Compact Disc; - Melodram CDM 27088 {2CDS} (1991)ª; Omega Opera Archive 1189

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance at the MET (27 March 1971). In the discography in «Corelli - A Man, A Voice» p.298 Dominic Cossa is listed as singing Albert, but in the «Annals of the Metropolitan» it is stated to be John Reardon. The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Alain Lombard - 1971(LI;Ludwig)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Werther - Franco Corelli

Charlotte - Christa Ludwig

Sophie - Judith Blegen

Albert - John Reardon

Le Bailli - Fernando Corena

Johann - Andrij Dobriansky

Schmidt - Nico Castel

Brühlmann - Charles Kuestner

Kätchen - Norma Taubert

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Compact Disc; - The Opera Lovers WER 197103 {2CDRS} (2009)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance at the MET (27 February 1971). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Jesús López Cobos - 1977(LI)

Orchestra - Bayerisches Staatsorchester

Chorus - Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper - Solisten des Münchner Kinderchors

Werther - Plácido Domingo

Charlotte - Brigitte Fassbaender

Sophie - Marianne Seibel

Albert - Hans Günter Nöcker

Le Bailli - Keith Engen

Johann - Karl Christian Kohn

Schmidt - Georg Paskuda

Brühlmann - Hermann Sapell

Kätchen - Helena Jungwirth

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Black Disc - Estro Armonico EA 060 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - *Orfeo C 464.982 I {2CDS} (1998)ª

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - Gramophone December 1998 p.116 (In brief) [PO'C]

Opera - January 1999 p.71 [AB]

Fanfare - Vol.22 No.3 January/February 1999 p.204 [JK]

Orpheus - August/September 1998 S.89 [GH]

Opéra International - mai 1984 No.70 p.69 [SS]; mai 1999 No.235 p.70 [PC]

Classic CD - November 1998 p.107 [MT]

International Classical Record Collector - Winter edition No.15 1998 p.100 [JTH]

International Opera Collector - Winter 1998 No.10 p.93 [PO'C]

American Record Guide - January/February 1999 Vol.62 No.1 p.140 [MM]

L'opera (Milano) - Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 p.87 [GL]

CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.115 noviembre 1998 p.42 [AV]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.32 marzo-abril 1999 p.92 [MH]

Le Monde de la Musique - No.233 juin 1999 p.87 [SB]

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Nationaltheater, Munich (18 December 1977; seeOPERA March 1978 p.305

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in English

Conductor Charles Mackerras - 1977(LI)

Orchestra - English National Opera

Chorus - English National Opera

Werther - John Brecknock

Charlotte - Janet Baker

Sophie - Joy Roberts

Albert - Patrick Wheatley

Le Bailli - Harold Blackburn

Johann - John Tomlinson

Schmidt - Terry Jenkins

Brühlmann - Nigel Waugh

Kätchen - Janice Andrew

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Compact Disc; - Oriel Music Society OMS 002/3 {2CDRS} (1999)ª; Chandos CHAN 3033 {2CDS} (2000)ª

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - July 2000 p.98 [PO'C]

Opera - October 2000 p.1258 [RF]

Opera Now - September/October 2000 p.101 [ST]

Opera News - September 2000 p.96 [JWF]

Diapason - No.473 septembre 2000 p.100 [MP]

International Record Review - July 2000 pp.107-108 [RTL]

Classic CD - August 2000 p.84 [MSR]

Classical Express - Issue No.124 July 2000 p.3 [SJT]

American Record Guide - September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 p.171 [LM]

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Londom Coliseum. Oriel gives the date as 13 October 1977 on which date a performance was broadcast by BBC Radio 3, but Chandos gives the date as 13 December 1977. The latter appears to be incorrect as on this date Dalibor was performed by the ENO. The performance on 6 October 1977 is reviewed in OPERA December 1977 pp.1189-1190. It is stated incorrectly in the review in OPERA NOW that «Werther is taken by Patrick Wheatley»

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Ion Marin - 2008(LI)

Orchestra - Bayerisches Staatsorchester

Chorus - Bayerische Staatsoper

Werther - Massimo Giordano

Charlotte - Veselina Kasarova

Sophie - Sylvia Schwartz

Albert - Robert Bork

Le Bailli - Christoph Stephinger

Johann - Franz-Josef Kapellmann

Schmidt - Kevin Conners

Brühlmann - Adrian Sampetrean

Kätchen - Anaïk Morel

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Compact Disc; - live-rare-opera (unnumbered) (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM) {2CDRS} (2008)ª

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the Nationaltheater, Munich (19 February 2008).

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli - 1953(RA)

Orchestra - RAI Torino

Chorus - RAI Torino

Werther - Ferruccio Tagliavini

Charlotte - Pia Tassinari

Sophie - Vittoria Neviani

Albert - Marcello Cortis

Le Bailli - Giuliano Ferrein

Johann - Pier Luigi Latinucci

Schmidt - Tommaso Soley

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Black Disc - Cetra LPC1245/1-3; Cetra C1245 {3LPS} (USA)

Compact Disc; - Fonit Cetra CD 015 {2CDS} (1997)ª; Warner Fonit 8573 87494-2 {2CDS} (2002)ª

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - June 1961 p.25 [PHW]

Opera - July 1961 p.464

Orpheus - April 2002 S.57-S.58 [GH]

Opéra International - avril 1997 No.212 p.55

American Record Guide - April 1954 Vol.20 No.8 p.250 [MDS]

High Fidelity Magazine - May 1954 Vol.4 No.3 p.49 [JH]

Gramophone Record Review - March 1961 p.264 [JC]

Classic Record Collector - Summer 2002 pp.100-101 [JTH]

L'opera (Milano) - Anno XI - N.108 - maggio 1997 p.104 (mention)

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian?

Conductor Fabio (Fabiano) Monica - 1981(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestra Sinfonica dell Emilia Romagna «Arturo Toscanini»

Chorus - Teatro Regio di Parma

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Claudia Parada

Sophie - Jolanta Omilian

Albert - Lorenzo Saccomani

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Compact Disc - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 847-2 {2CDRS}

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Regio di Parma (April 1981). There is an announcement of this performance in OPERA February 1981 p.149.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Kent Nagano - 1996(STU)

Orchestra - L'Opéra National de Lyon

Chorus - L'Opéra National de Lyon

Werther - Jerry Hadley

Charlotte - Anne Sofie von Otter

Sophie - Dawn Upshaw

Albert - Gérard Théruel

Le Bailli - Jean-Marie Frémeau

Johann - Frédéric Caton

Schmidt - Gilles Ragon

Brühlmann - Gilles Ragon

Kätchen - Geneviève Marchand

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Compact Disc - Erato 0630-17790-2

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - Special Awards Issue 1997 p.119 [PO'C]; January 1998 p.48 [JBS]

Opera - January 1998 p.126 [AB]

Opera Now - March/April 1998 p.96 [GH]

Opera News - January 17 1998 p.37 [FPD]

Fanfare - Vol.21 No.4 March/April 1998 p.187 [JK]

Orpheus - Februar 1998 S.60 [IW]

Opéra International - octobre 1997 No.217 p.59 [PC]

Diapason - No.441 octobre 1997 p.106 [CC]

L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.180 p.120 [DVM]

International Opera Collector - Autumn 1997 No.5 p.88 [RF]

Classical Express - Issue 92 November 1997 p.3 [MT]

Classic CD - December 1997 p.72 [MSR]

BBC Music Magazine - December 1997 p.77 [AB]

American Record Guide - March/April 1998 Vol.61 No.2 p.158 [LM]

Répertoire - No.106 octobre 1997 p.48 [JB]

L'opera (Milano) - Anno XI N.112 ottobre 1997 p.80 [GL]

CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.104 noviembre 1997 p.45 [JS]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - diciembre 1997 - febrero 1998 No.26 p.84 [PN]

Musica (Milano) - No.108 maggio-giugno 1998 pp.90-91 [EG]

Das Opernglas - Januar 1998 S.63 [MWE]

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Kent Nagano - 2009(LI)

Orchestra - L'Opéra National de Paris

Chorus - L'Opéra National de Paris

Werther - Rolando Villazón

Charlotte - Susan Graham

Sophie - Adriana Kucerova

Albert - Ludovic Tézier

Le Bailli - Alain Vernhes

Johann - Christian Jean

Schmidt - Christian Tréguier

Brühlmann - Vincent Delhoume

Kätchen - Letitia Singelton

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Compact Disc; - The Opera Lovers WER 200901 {2CDRS} (2009)ª; Celestial Audio CA 920 {2CDRS} (2009)ª

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance at the Bastille Opera (6 March 2009). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Celestial Audio are listed in their online catalogue «WHAT'S NEW July 2009». There is a review of the performance on the internet:

http://www.concertonet.com/scripts/review.php?ID review=5394

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Antonio Pappano - 1998(STU)

Orchestra - London Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - Tiffin Children's Choir

Werther - Roberto Alagna

Charlotte - Angela Gheorghiu

Sophie - Patricia Petibon

Albert - Thomas Hampson

Le Bailli - Jean-Philippe Courtis

Johann - Jean-Marie Frémeau

Schmidt - Jean-Paul Fouchécourt

Brühlmann - Pierre Dupont

Kätchen - Sophie Boulanger

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Compact Disc; - EMI CDS 5 56820-2 {2CDS} (1999)ª; EMI 81849 {2CDS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - Awards Issue 1999 p.130 [PO'C]

Opera - December 1999 p.1445 [AB]

HiFi News & Record Review - June 2000 p.91 [DN]

Opera News - January 2000 p.75 [LAJ]

Fanfare - Vol 23 No.3 January/February 2000 pp.291-292 [JK]; Vol.23 No.4 March/ April 2000 p.271 [MM]; Vol.31 No.2 November/December 2007 pp.198-199 [JC]

Opéra International - novembre 1999 No.240 p.66 [SS]

Diapason - No.464 novembre 1999 p.116 [MP]

BBC Music Magazine - November 1999 p.74, p.75 [MP]

Classic CD - Christmas 1999 p.16 [MSR]

American Record Guide - March/April 2000 Vol.63 No.2 p.146 [VAL]

Répertoire - No.128 octobre 1999 p.66 [PT]

CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.126 noviembre 1999 p.43 [PL]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.36 noviembre-diciembre 1999 p.89 [JPS]

L'opera (Milano) - Anno XIV N.136 gennaio 2000 p.106 [NS]

Das Opernglas - Dezember 1999 S.70 [PK]

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Antonio Pappano - 2004(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Werther - Marcelo Álvarez

Charlotte - Ruxandra Donose

Sophie - Sally Matthews

Albert - Ludovic Tézier

Le Bailli - Jonathan Veira

Johann - Darren Jeffery

Schmidt - Gilles Ragon

Brühlmann - Hubert Francis

Kätchen - Ha Young Lee

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1641-2 {2CDRS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (2 October 2004). This performance was broadcast by BBC Radio 3. See Radio Times Issue dated 2-8 October 2004 p.122. The performance on 24 September 2004 is reviewed in OPERA November 2004 pp.1393-1395. The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «Premiere Opera Ltd. 2005 Winter/Spring New Releases».

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Franco Patanè - 1964(LI)

Orchestra - New Orleans Opera

Chorus - New Orleans Opera

Werther - Giuseppe di Stefano

Charlotte - Rosalind Elias

Sophie - Rosemary Falgoust

Albert - Arthur Cosenza

Le Bailli - Ara Berberian

Johann - Michael Devlin

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Black Disc - OPR 416/2 {2LPS}

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Opéra International - mai 1984 No.70 p.69 [SS]

Comments:- Recording of a performance in New Orleans (November 1964). The date given on theLPs is 11 July 1964, but this appears to be a mistake arisng from the conversionof the date from the system used in the United States (m/d/y) to that used in Europe (d/m/y). Werther was performed in New Orleans on 5 November 1964 (see OPERA February 1965 p.118). The LPs are advertized in GRAMOPHONE February 1979 p.1450

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Libor Pesek - 1985(FI)

Orchestra - Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - Bambini di Praga

Werther - Peter Dvorsky

Charlotte - Brigitte Fassbaender

Sophie - Magdaléna Hajóssyová

Albert - Hans Helm

Le Bailli - Peter Mikulás

Johann - Pavel Kühn

Schmidt - Miroslav Kopp

Brühlmann - Lubomir Vraspir

Kätchen - Vera Cerna

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Compact Disc - Supraphon 11 1547-2 632

Laser Disc - Amadeo PHLK 7503 (Japanese NTSC)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - March 1995 p.60 (audio)

Opera Monthly - September 1991 pp.43-44 (video) (DM)

Comments:- *Recording of a television film (or its soundtrack). The roles of Werther and Charlotte are acted and sung in the film by Fassbaender and Dvorsky, but the other roles are acted by a separate cast. According to Peter Dvorsky «we recorded the opera in two different languages - French and German». See GRAMOPHONE September 2007 p.43.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Guido Picco - 1952(LI)

Orchestra - Palacio de las Bellas Artes

Chorus - Palacio de las Bellas Artes

Werther - Giuseppe di Stefano

Charlotte - Oralia Domínguez

Sophie - Eugenia Roccabruna

Albert - Piero Campolonghi

Le Bailli - Ignacio Ruffino

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Black Disc; - Melodram MEL 406 {3LPS} (1983)ª

Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1134-2 {2CDRS} (2003)ª

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Opéra International - mai 1984 No.70 p.69 [SS]

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Palacio de las Bellas Artes, Mexico City (15 July 1952). The Melodram LPs are advertized in GRAMOPHONE September 1983 p.407

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Michel Plasson - 1979(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Josephine Veasey

Sophie - Isobel Buchanan

Albert - Jonathan Summers

Le Bailli - Robert Lloyd

Johann - John Rath

Schmidt - Paul Crook

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 01709

Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1240-2 {2CDRS} (2004)ª; The Opera Lovers WER 197904 {2CDRS} (2009)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance at Covent Garden (8 June 1979). Teresa Berganza was to have sung Charlotte, but was ill, and was replaced by Josephine Veasey. Malcom King who was to have sung Johann was also ill and was replaced by John Rath. The cast originally announced is given in Radio Times Issue dated 2-8 June 1979 p.73 and the actual cast is announced on a tape of the broadcast in my possession. The performance on 21 May 1979 in which Charlotte was sung by Viorica Cortez is reviewed in OPERA July 1979 p.719. The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Michel Plasson - 1979(STU)

Orchestra - London Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus - Covent Garden Singers

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Tatiana Troyanos

Sophie - Christine Barbaux

Albert - Matteo Manuguerra

Le Bailli - Jules Bastin

Johann - Jean-Philippe Lafont

Schmidt - Philip Langridge

Brühlmann - Michael Lewis

Kätchen - Lynda Richardson

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Black Disc; - *EMI SLS 5183 (ASD 3794-3796) {3LPS} (1980)ª; Angel SZCX 3894 {3LPS} (1980)ª

Compact Disc; - EMI CMS 7 69573-2 {2CDS} (1989)ª; EMI CDS 7 49610-2 {2CDS}; EMI TOCE 9491/2 {2CDS} (Japan) (1997)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - February 1980 p.1293 [AB] June 1980 p.78 [SIR]; April 1989 p.1632 [AB]

Opera Quarterly - Vol.18 No.3 Summer 2002 pp.590-595 [WA2]

American Record Guide - September 1980 Vol.43 No.10 p.29 [DA]

Comments:- See GRAMOPHONE February 1980 p.1255

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Michel Plasson - 1984(LI)

Orchestra - Bayerische Staatsoper

Chorus - Bayerische Staatsoper

Werther - Neil Shicoff

Charlotte - Brigitte Fassbaender

Sophie - Marianne Seibel

Albert - Hans Günter Nöcker

Le Bailli - Keith Engen

Johann - Camillo Meghor

Schmidt - Friedrich Lenz

Brühlmann - Hermann Sapell

Kätchen - Helena Jungwirth

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Compact Disc; - Mike Richter Audio Encyclopedia 204 (Opera From Munich Vol.1 CD-ROM) (2000)ª; House of Opera CDBB 333 (2003)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the Nationaltheater, Munich (10 March 1984). The CDRs issued by House of Opera are listed as new issues in their online catalogue dated «03/12/22»

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Michel Plasson - 1985(LI)

Orchestra - San Francisco Opera

Chorus - San Francisco Opera

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Renata Scotto

Sophie - Cheryl Parrish

Albert - Stephen Dickson

Le Bailli - Renato Capecchi

Johann - James Patterson

Schmidt - Dennis Petersen

Brühlmann - John Maxham

Kätchen - Barbara Kilduff

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Compact Cassette; - Lyric Distribution Incorporated ALD 3733 (1995)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco (22 October 1985). The cast listed above is that given in the online San Francisco Opera Performance Archive (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The compact cassettes issued by Lyric are listed in «Operatic Audio Cassettes - New Listings - November 1995».

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Michel Plasson - 2004(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse

Chorus - Maîtrise de Paris

Werther - Thomas Hampson

Charlotte - Susan Graham

Sophie - Sandrine Piau

Albert - Stéphane Degout

Le Bailli - René Schirrer

Johann - Laurent Alvaro

Schmidt - François Piolino

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DVD (Video) - Virgin Classics 359257-9 (2006)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - Awards Issue 2006 p.130 [JBS]

Orpheus - September+Oktober 2007 S.70 [ME]

Diapason - No.538 juillet-aoüt 2006 p.115 [EB]

International Record Review - September 2006 p.81 [RL1]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.92 julio-agosto 2006 p.82 [MC]

Opéra Magazine - No.9 juillet/aoüt 2006 p.75 [PC]

Comments:- *Video recording of a concert performance of the «Baritone version for Mattia Battistini» given in the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris (29 April 2004; see OPÉRA INTERNATIONAL No.291 juin 2004 p.36).

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Georges Prêtre - 1968-69(STU)

Orchestra - Orchestre de Paris

Chorus - L'ORTF Children's Chorus

Werther - Nicolai Gedda

Charlotte - Victoria de los Ángeles

Sophie - Mady Mesplé

Albert - Roger Soyer

Le Bailli - Jean-Christophe Benoit

Johann - Christos Grigoriou

Schmidt - André Mallabrera

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Black Disc; - HMV SLS 945/1-3 {3LPS} (1969)ª;; HMV SLS 5105 (+Recital) {3LPS}

Compact Cassette - HMV TC-SLS 5105 (+Recital)

Compact Disc; - EMI CMS 7 63973-2 {2CDS} (1992)ª; EMI Classics «Great Recordings of the Century» 562 6272 {2CDS} (2003)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - October 1969 p.600 [AB]; January 1970 p.1119; February 1978 p.1459 [AB]; September 1978 p.566 [IM]; October 1978 p.646 [JBS]; May 1992 p.109December 2003 p.101 [PO'C]

Fanfare - Vol.27 No.4 March/April 2004 pp.199-200 [MM]

L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.217 pp.92-93 [DVM]

American Record Guide - March/April 2004 Vol.67 No.2 p.154 [RVL]

Comments:- See comments by Victoria de los Angeles in OPÉRA INTERNATIONAL, juin 1996 No.203p.15

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Georges Prêtre - 1976(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro alla Scala

Chorus - Teatro alla Scala

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Elena Obraztsova

Sophie - Daniela Mazzucato (Meneghini)

Albert - Alberto Rinaldi

Le Bailli - Nicola Zaccaria

Johann - Giorgio Lormi

Schmidt - Walter Gullino

Brühlmann - Regolo Romani

Kätchen - Nella Verri

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Black Disc - Historic Operatic Treasures ERR 144

Compact Disc; - MYTO 2 MCD 982.183 {2CDS} (1998)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opéra International - novembre 1999 No.240 p.66 [SS]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - septiembre - octubre 1998 No.29 p.97 [PN]

CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.114 octubre 1998 p.42, p.44 [AV]

Comments:- Recording of a performance at La Scala (February 1976; see OPERA June 1976 pp.523-524.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Georges Prêtre - 1978(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Comunale di Firenze

Chorus - Teatro Comunale di Firenze

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Lucia Valentini-Terrani

Sophie - Anastasia Tomaszewska Schepis

Albert - Rolando Panerai

Le Bailli - Giorgio Giorgetti

Johann - Graziano Del Vivo

Schmidt - Luigi Fontana

Brühlmann - Angelo Marchiandi

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Compact Disc; - Myto 2 MCD 023 264 {2CDS} (2003)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opéra International - No.293 septembre 2004 p.84 [CC]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.56 diciembre 2003 pp.83-84 [JS]

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Comunale di Firenze (26 January 1978). The performance on 29 January 1978 is reviewed in OPERA August 1978 pp.816-817.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Georges Prêtre - 1984(LI)

Orchestra - L'Opéra National de Paris

Chorus - L'Opéra National de Paris

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Lucia Valentini-Terrani

Sophie - Christine Barbaux

Albert - Michel Philippe

Le Bailli - Fernand Dumont

Johann - Jean-Philippe Courtis

Schmidt - Michel Sénéchal

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Compact Disc - The Opera Lovers WER 198401 {2CDRS}

DVD (Video) - House of Opera DVD 1415; The Opera Lovers; DVDWER 198403 (2007)ª

VHS Video Cassette - House of Opera Video 1415; Premiere Opera Ltd. VID 1450

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Audio and video recordings of a performance (or of performances) in the Palais Garnier (April 1984). The performance on 6 April 1984 is reviewed in OPÉRA INTERNATIONAL mai 1984 No.70 pp.30-31. The CDRs and DVDR issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French?

Conductor Nicola Rescigno - 1975(LI)

Orchestra - Associacio Valenciana d'Amicos de l'Opera

Chorus - Associasio Valenciana d'Amicos de l'Opera

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Anita Terzian

Albert - Lorenzo Saccomani

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Black Disc; - House of Opera CDBB 332 {2CDRS} (2003)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance in the Teatre Principal, Valencia (11 May 1975). There is a brief mention of this performance in OPERA August 1975 p.794, but apart from Alfred Kraus, I have not been able to confirm the cast or the conductor. The CDRs issued by House of Opera are included in the list of new releases added to their website in December 2003 «03/12/22»

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Martin Rich - 1972(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Werther - Franco Corelli

Charlotte - Régine Crespin

Sophie - Colette Boky

Albert - John Reardon

Le Bailli - Donald Gramm

Johann - Richard Best

Schmidt - Charles Anthony

Brühlmann - Lou Marcella

Kätchen - John Keane

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 4054

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- An «in-house» recording of a performance at the MET 19 February 1972.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Mario Rossi - 1963(RA)

Orchestra - RAI Torino

Chorus - RAI Torino

Werther - Agostino Lazzari

Charlotte - Magda Olivero

Sophie - Nicoletta Panni

Albert - Saturno Meletti

Le Bailli - Carlo Badioli

Johann - Gerardo Benedetti

Schmidt - Gino Pasquale

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Black Disc - RR 513; IGI 513

Compact Disc - Melodram 27065

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

The Record Collector - Vol.42 No.2 June 1997 p.95 [JG]

Comments:- Recording of a broadcast on 12 June 1963

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Donald Runnicles - 1999(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Werther - Thomas Hampson

Charlotte - Susan Graham

Sophie - Rebecca Evans

Albert - Christopher Robertson

Le Bailli - Michel Trempont

Johann - James Courtney

Schmidt - Bernard Fitch

Brühlmann - Mitchell Sendrowitz

Kätchen - Lee Hamilton

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Compact Disc - Celestial Audio CA 078 {2CDS} (Australia)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance of the «Baritone Version for Mattia Battistini». This is probably of the performance on 23 January 1999 which was broadcast.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Riccardo Santarelli - 1948(SE)

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Werther - Tito Schipa

Charlotte - Gianna Pederzini

Sophie - Nelly Corradi

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Black Disc; - Fonit Cetra «Documents» DOC 16 {1LP} (1982)ª

Compact Disc - *The Radio Years RY 78 {1CD}

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- Recording of part of a performance in Rome (4 February 1948; see «Tito Schipa» by Tito Schipa, Jr. p.173). The Fonit Cetra LP is advertized in GRAMOPHONE May 1982 p.1539

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Nello Santi - 1979(LI)

Orchestra - Opernhaus Zürich

Chorus - Opernhaus Zürich

Werther - José Carreras

Charlotte - Teresa Berganza

Sophie - Elizabeth Gale

Albert - Kari Nurmela

Le Bailli - René Rohr

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Compact Cassette; - *Lyric Distribution Incorporated ALD 1339 (1988)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Recording of a performance at the Zürich Opera (March 1979; see OPERA July 1979 pp.664-665). The sound on the compact cassettes issued by Lyric is not very good.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Gian Paolo Sanzogno - 1990(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro São Carlos (Lisboa)

Chorus - Teatro São Carlos de Lisbona

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Ileana Cotrubas

Sophie - Elsa Saque

Albert - Jorge Vaz de Carvalho

Le Bailli - José de Freitas

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DVD (Video) - Premiere Opera Ltd. DVD 5728 (2006)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Video recording of a performance in the Teatro Sao Carlos, Lisbon (April or May 1990). See OPÉRA INTERNATIONAL No.138 juillet-aoüt 1990 pp.50-51.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Georges Sébastian - 1952(STU)

Orchestra - Opéra-Comique de Paris

Chorus - Opéra-Comique de Paris

Werther - Charles Richard

Charlotte - Suzanne Juyol

Sophie - Agnès Léger

Albert - Roger Bourdin

Le Bailli - Michel Roux

Johann - Marcel Depraz

Schmidt - Camille Roquetty

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Black Disc; - Urania URLP 233 {3LPS}; Nixa ULP 9233 1-3 {3LPS} (1954)ª

Compact Disc; - Urania 22.242 {2CDS} (2003)ª; Andromeda ANDRCD 5073 {2CDS} (2007)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - November 1954 p.266 [AR]

Opera - December 1954 p.758 [HDR]

Fanfare - Vol.27 No.5 May/June 2004 p.153 [BR]

Opéra International - No.292 juillet-aoüt 2004 p.83 [CC]

Diapason - No.518 octobre 2004 p.138 [MP]

American Record Guide - November 1953 Vol.20 No.3 p.79 [MDS]: May/June 2004 Vol.67 No.3 pp.235-236 [RVL]

The Gramophone Shop Inc Record Supplement - November 1953 Vol.16 No.11 p.3

High Fidelity Magazine - January-February 1954 Vol.3 No.6 p.60 [JH]

Gramophone Record Review - November 1954 p.28 [SG]

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Elyakum Shapirra - 1975(LI)

Orchestra - San Francisco Opera

Chorus - San Francisco Opera

Werther - Giacomo (Jaime) Aragall

Charlotte - Heather Harper

Sophie - Carole Malone

Albert - Ronald Hedlund

Le Bailli - William Dansby

Johann - James Hooper

Schmidt - Raymond Manton

Brühlmann - John Davies

Kätchen - Janice Felty

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Compact Disc; - Mike Richter EA 201 (San Francisco Opera CD ROM) (1999)ª; Live Opera Heaven C1540 {2CDRS}

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the San Francisco Opera (7 November 1975)

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Alfredo Simonetto - 1955(FI)

Orchestra - RAI Milano

Chorus - RAI Milano

Werther - Juan Oncina

Charlotte - Leyla Gencer

Sophie - Sandra Ballinari

Albert - Enzo Sordello

Le Bailli - Marcello Cortis

Johann - Nestore Catalani

Schmidt - Mario Carlin

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DVD (Video) - Premiere Opera Ltd. DVD 5279 (2005)ª; Encore DVD 2002 (2005)ª; Immortal IMM 960023 (2009)ª

VHS Video Cassette - Hardy Classic Video HCV 1007 (PAL)

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - August 2009 p.89 [JBS]

Orpheus - Dezember 1997 S.63 [GH];3+4 März-April 2009 S.63 [GH]

Opéra International - février 1998 No.221 p.55 [SS]

Classical Express - Issue No.89 August 1997 p.1

L'opera (Milano) - Anno XI N.111 settembre 1997 p.108 [DA]

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - marzo-mayo 1998 No.27 p.99 [JS]

Musica (Milano) - N.107 Anno 22 marzo-aprile 1998 p.81 [ER]

Comments:- *Video recording of a television film (23 April 1955). The DVD issued by Premiere is included in their list of «2005 Winter/Spring New Releases» and that issued on the Encore label is (was) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.» (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Jean-Luc Tingaud - 2003(LC)

Orchestra - Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia

Chorus - Coro di voci bianchi del Festival della Valle d'Itria

Werther - Luca Grassi

Charlotte - Eufemia Tufano

Sophie - Rosita Ramini

Albert - Gabriele Spina

Le Bailli - Domenico Colaianni

Johann - Gianfranco Cappelluti

Schmidt - Salvatore Cordella

Brühlmann - Juraj Nociar

Kätchen - Eva Katrencinova

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Compact Disc; - Dynamic CDS 443/1-2 (+arias sung by Battistini) {2CDS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - 11+12 November+Dezember 2004 S.62-S.63 [HCM]

L'opera (Milano) - Anno XVIII N.185 luglio-agosto 2004 pp.111-112 [GL]

Comments:- *Recording of the «Baritone version for Mattia Battistini» at performances in the Atrio di Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca as part of the Festival della Valle d'Itria (25,27,29 July 2003). The performance on 25 July 2003 is reviewed in OPÉRA INTERNATIONAL No.283 octobre 2003 pp.41-42.

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in French

Conductor Michelangelo Veltri - 1991(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Chorus - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Martha Senn

Sophie - Monica Philibert

Albert - Gustavo Gibert

Le Bailli - Mario Solomonoff

Johann - Oscar Grassi

Schmidt - Guido De Kehrig

Brühlmann - Jorge Giabbanelli

Kätchen - Leonor Angelini

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DVD (Video) - Premiere Opera Ltd. DVD 6232 (2007)ª

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- *Video recording of a performance in the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. According to the website of Teatro Colón (huperlink in CLORLINK.HTM) Werther was performed with the cast listed above on 18, 22 September 1991. On the 27 September and 1 October the role of the Bailli was sung by Luis M. Bragato. The DVD-R issued by Premiere is listed in «Premiere Opera New Releases» dated Wed 11 July 2007. I do not know which performance is on the DVD-R issued by Premiere. The recording is described as «Non-professional. Fair picture but excellent sound»

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Nino Verchi - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro La Fenice di Venezia

Chorus - Teatro La Fenice di Venezia

Werther - Ferruccio Tagliavini

Charlotte - Fiorenza Cossotto

Sophie - Giovanna di Rocco

Albert - Domenico Trimarchi

Le Bailli - Angelo Nosotti

Johann - Guido Fabbris

Schmidt - Ottorino Begali

Brühlmann - Uberto Scaglione

Kätchen - Anna Lia Bazzani

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1373

Open Reel Tape - mr. tape 2168

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro La Fenice di Venezia (21 February 1965).

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Antonino Votto - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Massimo di Palermo

Chorus - Teatro Massimo di Palermo

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Virginia Zeani

Sophie - Valeria Maniconda

Albert - Domenico Trimarchi

Le Bailli - Mario Basiola jnr.

Johann - Mario Ferrara

Schmidt - Guido Malfatti

Brühlmann - Danilo Capri

Kätchen - Elisabetta Jaroszewicz (Mureddu)

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Compact Disc; - Great Opera Performances GOP 749 {2CDS}; Living Stage LS 1036 {2CDS} (2003)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1228-2 {2CDRS} (2004)ª

ª(year of issue or re-issue)

Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - Juni 1995 S.61

Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.66 diciembre 2003 pp.85-86 [TF]

Comments:- *Recording of a performance at Palermo (February 1971). The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «Premiere Compact Disc Releases Winter 2004».

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Abbreviations

(STU), "Studio" Recording

(SE), "Studio" Recording of Excerpts

(STC), Composite "Studio" Recording made up from more than one source

(SCE), Composite "Studio" Recording of Excerpts from more than one source

(LI), "Live" Recording

(LE), "Live" Recording of Excerpts

(LC), "Live" Composite Recording from more than one performance

(LCE), Excerpts from more than one "Live" Performance

(RA), A Radio Performance

(RE), Excerpts from a Radio Performance

(RC), Composite Radio Performance from more than one broadcast

(RCE), Excerpts from more than one broadcast performance

(FI), Film or/and sound track of a film

(FE), Excerpts of an opera from a film or/and the sound track of a film

CELLETTI, Il Teatro d'Opera in Disco by Rodolfo Celletti - Rizzoli - 1988

EJS Discography, EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings - The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-71 by William Shaman, William J. Collins, and Calvin M. Goodwin - GreenwoodPress - 1994

GIUDICI, L'Opera in CD e Video by Elvio Giudici - il Saggiatore Milano - 1995. Second Edition - 1999 - is indicated by (2)

HARRIS, Opera Recordings - A Critical Guide by Kenn Harris - David and Charles - 1973

MARINELLI, Opere in Disco by Carlo Marinelli - Discanto Edizione - 1982

MET, The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera - edited by Paul Gruber - Thames and Hudson - 1993

MET(VID), The Metropolitan Guide to Opera on Video - edited by Paul Gruber - W.W. Norton & Co. Ltd. - 1997

More EJS, More EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings by William Shaman - William J. Collins - Calvin M. Goodwin - Greenwood Press 1999

NEWTON (Verdi), Verdi - Tutti i libretti d'opera edited by Piero Mioli

PENGUIN, The Penguin Guide to Opera on Compact Discs by Edwin Greenfield - Robert Layton - Ivan March - Penguin Books 1993

Discos Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

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