This website contains "Discographies" which were generated by CLOR of the following 65 operas by Gaetano Donizetti

List of Composers

Order by year of first performance

Adelia o la figlia dell' arciere

L'ajo nell imbarazzo

Alahor in Granata


Anna Bolena

L' assedio di Calais



Il Borgomastro di Saardam

Il campanello

Caterina Cornaro


Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali

Il diluvio universale

Dom Sébastien

Don Gregorio

Don Pasquale

Duca d'Alba


Elisabetta al Castelo di Kenilworth

L'elisir d'amore

Emilia di Liverpool


L'eremitaggio di Liverpool

Gli esilati in Siberia

L'esule di Roma


La Favorite

La Fille du Regiment

Francesca di Foix

Il fortunato inganno

Il furioso all' isola di San Domingo

Gabriela di Vergy

Gemma di Vergy

Gianni di Parigi

Il giovedi grasso

Imelda de' Lamertazzi

L'ira di Achille

La lettera anonima

Linda di Chamounix

Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucrezia Borgia

Maria de Rudenz

Maria di Rohan

Maria Stuarda

Marin Faliero

Maria Padilla

Les Martyrs

Ne m'oubliez pas

Olivo e Pasquale

Il paria

Parisina d'Este

I pazzi per progetto

Pia de' Tolomei

Pietro il Grande




Robert Deveraux

La romanzesca [romanziera] e l'uomo nero

Rosmonda d'Inghilterra

Sancia di Castiglia

Torquato Tasso

Ugo Conte di Parigi

La zingara

Zoraida di Granata

List of Composers

About CLOR

CLOR is an Indexed Electronic Catalogue (IEC) in which it is intended to list all recordings that are or have been commercially available of "complete" operas or of extended excerpts of operas longer than about 20 minutes, i.e. as long or longer than one LP-side. Audio and video recordings are included and the term "opera" is taken to include operettas, opéra-bouffes, G&S, zarzuelas and a few musicals as well as works normally described as operas. Although more than 14,000 recordings of over 3100 operas are listed in CLOR it is far from being complete and, of course, never will be.

All the software is purpose-written, so the search-engine is completely integrated with the catalogue, and thus there should be no "false-hits"

The following information about each recording is included, when known, title, composer, year of first performance, date of recording, orchestra, chorus, language of performance, singers and the roles they perform, catalogue numbers and the years of issue in the various formats, and references to reviews in the main Western European languages.

There are composer, title, conductor, singer, and singer-with-singer indexes by which information can be retrieved by the use of three-letter codes (the first three letters of the name or title), as well as two "browse modes" in which composers and titles are listed alphabetically. In addition, the user is presented with a series of "ordered lists". Thus, the recordings on file in which a particular singer appears may be listed in alphabetical or inverse alphabetical order of composer, title, or conductor, or in order or inverse order of the year of the recording. Also, the recordings in which the singer appears with any other singer may be listed similarly. In this way the user gets an overall view of what recordings are on file before opening the file for any particular recording. In addition to the indexes there is a general search facility which will search the whole catalogue for the occurrence of any string of characters. This may be refined by carrying out further searches based on the principles of Boolean logic.

CLOR will print many of the lists and documents that it displays on the screen provided that WORDPAD or NOTEPAD is installed on the user's computer. It is also possible to send these lists and documents to wordpad as an ANSI-encoded text file so that the user can edit them and save them in another format with a name of his or her choice. Many of the lists and documents that CLOR produces may be converted into HTML-format. Thus, it will produce opera, conductor and singer "discographies" in HTML. The "discographies" on this website are examples.

If you are interested in Opera "Discographies" you may also find Carlo Marinelli's "Opera Discography Encylopaedia" (ODE) and the discography in the Opera Data Base (ODB) of interest or if you prefer the printed page try "Recent International Opera Discography" Vol.23; compiled by Charles H. Parsons and published by the Edwin Mellen Press

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