CRQ DE001: Beecham Conducts Fidelio (1958)

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    BEECHAM IN BUENOS AIRES
    During the summer and autumn of 1958 Sir Thomas Beecham conducted a series of five opera productions at the esteemed Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fortunately recordings have survived of all of these productions. Each of the operas performed represented a key work in Beecham’s operatic repertoire, and in several instances these recordings represent the only accounts to exist of him conducting particular works complete (such as Fidelio, Samson et Dalila and Otello). With excellent international casts, these recordings present an unique portrait of Sir Thomas ‘live’ in the opera house.
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released April 14, 2013

Leonora: Gré Brouwnstein
Marzelline: Olga Chevaline;
Florestan: Hans Hopf
Jacquino: Murray Dickie
Don Pizarro: Paul Schöffler
Rocco: Arnold van Mill
Don Fernando: Angel Matiello

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires
Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor

Recording of a performance given during September 1958 at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

Classical Recordings Quarterly Digital Editions CRQ DE001

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