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San Francisco Opera recordings 1932-50

The San Francisco Opera regularly broadcast parts of its performances from 1932 onwards (usually complete acts - rarely complete operas), but only a small number of them have survived. This page lists those extracts known to survive. Many of the stars of the Metropolitan Opera sang in San Francisco in October and November before heading to New York for the winter/spring, and possibly on to London for May/June and Buenos Aires for August. Probably the most famous of all the SFO recordings is act 2 of Die Walkure from 1936, the only recording to capture Lotte Lehmann and Kirsten Flagstad on stage together, but SFO also broadcast Martinelli in La Juive, Muzio in Tosca and Lawrence in Carmen, roles they never broadcast elsewhere. The sound is often rough, taken from air checks, but still worth hearing for the historic importance of these broadcasts.

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October 15, 1932 Tosca Act 1 Muzio, Borgioli, Gandolfi c.Merola (extensive commentary before and after the act detailing the opening of the new War Memorial Opera House)

October 30, 1936 La Juive Act 2 Rethberg, Martinelli c.Merola

November 8, 1936 Die Walkure Act 3 abridged extracts (18 mins) with Flagstad and Schorr c. Merola broadcast as part of the Magic Key programme

November 13, 1936 Die Walkure Act 2 (last few mins cut off with commentary before and after) Flagstad, Schorr, Lehmann, Melchior c.Reiner

November 15, 1937 Tristan und Isolde Act 2 Flagstad, Melchior, Huehn c.Reiner [on tour in Los Angeles]

October 15, 1938 Andrea Chenier Act 1 excerpt (15 mins) Gigli, Rethberg c.Merola

October 13, 1939 Manon Act 2 with commentary before and after Sayao, Schipa, Bonelli c.Merola

October 20, 1939 Tristan und Isolde (excerpts - last 44 mins of Act 1 with commentary before and after) Flagstad, Melchior, Meisle c.MacArthur

October 24, 1939 Die Walkure Act 2 (last few mins cut off with commentary before and after) Flagstad, Destal, Melchior, Lawrence, c.MacArthur

November 3, 1939 Madama Butterfly Acts 1 and 2 Novtona, Bartlett, Cehanovsky c.Papi (reference recording made for audition purposes - commentary before act 1)

October 12, 1940 Le Nozze di Figaro Act 2 Pinza, Sayao, Rethberg c.Leinsdorf

October 23, 1940 Un Ballo in Maschera Act 2 excerpt (24 mins with commentary before and after) Bjorling, Rethberg, Bonelli c.Papi

October 25, 1940 Carmen Act 2 Lawrence, Jobin, Pinza c.Merola

October 8, 1944 Martha Act 3 excerpt Albanese, Landi c.Riedel (GAO169)

October 13, 1944 Salome Djanel, Jagel, Harshaw c.Sebastien

Merola 26 Sept 1945 Traviata highlights (Albanese Garris)

Merola 21 Oct 1945 Carmen highlights (Stevens, Kullmann)

October 7, 1945 Pagliacci Act 1 Albanese, Jobin, c.Adler

October 12, 1945 Boris Gudonov Acts 3 and 4 excerpts total 60 mins Pinza, Jagel, c.Sebastien

October 18, 1945 Rosenkavalier Act 3 Lehmann, Stevens, Conner c.Sebastien

October 27, 1945 Aida Roman, Jagel, Petrov c.Merola broadcast from 10-11.40pm

Sept 8, 1946 Bizet Carmen selections broadcast on the Standard Hour (Djanel, Kullmann c.Merola) sides 1 & 3 only 31 mins

Sept 15, 1946 Puccini La Boheme selections broadcast on the Standard Hour (Albanese, Peerce c.Merola) 2nd in series from Seattle [no.1010] sides 1 & 2 only 30 mins

Sept 22 1946 Boris Godunov selections broadcast on the Standard Hour (Pinza, Glaz c.Merola)

Sept 29, 1946 Verdi Rigoletto selections broadcast on the Standard Hour (Peerce, Conner c.Merola) [no.1012] sides 1 & 3 only 30 mins

Oct 13, 1946 Gounod: Romeo and Juliet selections broadcast on the Standard Hour (Jobin, Sayao c.Merola) [no.1014] sides 1 & 3 only 30 mins

October 20, 1946 Verdi: La Forza del Destino selections broadcast on the Standard Hour Roman, Moscona, c.Merola

Sept 21 1947 Verdi: La Traviata selections broadcast on the Standard Hour Albanese, Peerce sides 1 & 2 only 30 mins

Sept 28 1947 Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro selections broadcast on the Standard Hour (Quartararo, Conner, Pinza, Baccaloni c.Merola) 15 mins only

12 Oct 1947 Puccini La Boheme selections broadcast on the Standard Hour (Sayao, Kullmann c.Merola)

19 Oct 1947 Ponchielli: La Gioconda selections broadcast on the Standard Hour (Roman, Thebom, Baum c.Merola) sides 1, 2 and 4 40 mins

25 Oct 1947 Verdi Otello selections broadcast on the Standard Hour [Svanholm, Albanese, Warren c.Merola]

Nov 2 1947 Gounod: Romeo selections broadcast on the Standard Hour Sayao and Jobin c.Merola 47 mins

17 Oct 1948 Carmen selections broadcast on the Standard Hour (Resnik, Baum, Valentino c.Merola [mp3])

There was a long hiatus in live broadcasts from San Francisco, they did not resume until 1970 but from 1971 to 1982 about 10 operas were broadcast (either live or delayed) in the fall season. These were the first stereo opera broadcasts in the United States as the Met did not begin stereo broadcasts until late 1973. The opera house attracted the world's leading artists during the 1970s, often in repertoire they did not perform at the Met. Between 1985 and 1987 there were only sporadic broadcasts, all recorded for later transmission.

28-Nov-70 Puccini Tosca Dorothy Kirsten, Placido Domingo, Louis Quilico James Levine
17-Sep-71 Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Christa Ludwig, Sena Jurinac, Helen Donath, Manfred Jungwirth Silvio Varviso
24-Sep-71 Puccini Madama Butterfly Teresa Kubiak, Stuart Burrows, Helen Vanni James Levine
01-Oct-71 Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Theo Adam, Arlene Saunders, Geraint Evans, James King Otmar Suitner
08-Oct-71 Massenet Manon Beverly Sills, Nicolai Gedda, Ragnar Ulfung, Allen Monk Jean Perisson
22-Oct-71 Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Evelyn Lear, Thomas Stewart, Ara Berberian, Stuart Burrows Charles Mackerras
29-Oct-71 Verdi Il Trovatore Leontyne Price, Ramond Wolansky, James King, Margarita Lilowa Carlo Felice Cillario
05-Nov-71 Verdi Un Ballo in Maschera Luciano Pavarotti, Martina Arroyo, Franco Bordoni, Irene Dalis Charles Mackerras
16-Nov-71 Donizetti Maria Stuarda Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau, Stuart Burrows, Ara Berberian Richard Bonynge
19-Nov-71 Berg Lulu Anja Silja, John Reardon, Josef Hopferweiser, Ragnar Ulfung Christoph von Dohnanyi
26-Nov-71 Puccini Il Tabarro Gabriel Bacquier, Leontyne Price Nino Sanzogno
22-Sep-72 Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro Geraint Evans, Ingvar Wixell, Judith Blegen, Frederika von Stade Reynald Giovaninetti
26-Sep-72 Wagner Das Rheingold Thomas Stewart, Richard Holm, Marius Rinzler, Margarita Lilowa Otmar Suitner
29-Sep-72 Verdi Aida Teresa Kubiak, Carlo Cossutta, Rusa Baldini, Bruce Yarnell Nino Sanzogno
06-Oct-72 Bellini Norma Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau, John Alexander, Clifford Grant Richard Bonynge
10-Oct-72 Wagner Siegfried Jess Thomas, Wolf Appel, Thomas Stewart, Berit Lindholm Otmar Suitner
13-Oct-72 Wagner Götterdämmerung Jess Thomas, Birgit Nilsson, Clifford Grant, Thomas Stewart, Marita Napier Otmar Suitner
20-Oct-72 Wagner Die Walküre Jess Thomas, Berit Lindholm, Birgit Nilsson, Thomas Stewart Otmar Suitner
27-Oct-72 Puccini Tosca Hanna Janku, Placido Domingo, Ingvar Wixell, Marius Rinzler Nino Sanzogno
03-Nov-72 Meyerbeer L'Africaine Shirley Verrett, Placido Domingo, Simon Estes, William Wildermann Jean Perisson
10-Nov-72 Von Einem The Visit of the old Lady Regina Resnik, Richard Cassilly, Raymond Wolansky, Allan Monk Maurice Peress
17-Nov-72 Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor Beverly Sills, Luciano Pavarotti, Simon Estes, Raymond Wolansky Jesus Lopez-Cobos
07-Sep-73 Donizetti La Favorita Maria Luisa Nave, Luciano Pavarotti, Renato Bruson, Bonaldo Giaotti Carlo Felice Cillario
14-Sep-73 J. Strauss Der Fledermaus Joan Sutherland, Ragnar Ulfung, Judith Blegen, Nolan van Way Richard Bonynge
28-Sep-73 Verdi Rigoletto Sherrill Milnes, Giacomo Aragall, Isabella Nawe, Clifford Grant Kazimierz Kord
05-Oct-73 Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte Evelyn Lear, Frederika von Stade, Ryland Davies, Geraint Evans John Pritchard
12-Oct-73 Wagner Tannhäuser Jess Thomas, Marita Napier, Thomas Stewart, Leonie Rysanek Otmar Suitner
19-Oct-73 Mussorgsky Boris Godunov Martti Talvela, Ragnar Ulfung, Evelyn Lear, Alberto Remedios Kazimierz Kord
26-Oct-73 Strauss Elektra Ingrid Steger, Marita Napier, Irene Dalis, Thomas Stewart, Ragnar Ulfung Otmar Suitner
02-Nov-73 Verdi La Traviata Beverley Sills, Wieslaw Ochman, Gian Pietro Mastromei Kurt Herbert Adler
09-Nov-73 Britten Peter Grimes Jess Thomas, Ava June, Geraint Evans, Michael Langdon John Pritchard
16-Nov-73 Puccini La Boheme Jose Carreras, Teresa Stratas, Ariel bybee, Bruce Yarnell Jean Perisson
23-Nov-73 Verdi Don Carlo Alberto Remedios, Gwyneth Jones, Norman Mittelmann, Martti Talvela Silvio Varviso
13-Sep-74 Puccini Manon Lescaut Leontyne Price, Giorgio Merighi, Julian Patrick, Renato Capecchi Reynald Giovaninetti
20-Sep-74 Wagner Parsifal Kurt Moll, Jess Thomas, Thomas Stewart, Eva Randova, Peter van Ginkel Otmar Suitner
04-Oct-74 Strauss Salome Leonie Rysanek, Hans Hopf, Siegmund Nimsgern Otmar Suitner
11-Oct-74 Wagner Tristan und Isolde Birgit Nilsson, Jess Thomas, Yvonne Minton, Jef Vermeersch, Kurt Moll Silvio Varviso
18-Oct-74 Puccini Madame Butterfly Renata Scotto, Jose Carreras Kurt Herbert Adler
01-Nov-74 Rossini Cenerentola Frederika von Stade, Ugo Benelli, Renato Capecchi, Paolo Montarsolo John Pritchard
08-Nov-74 Massenet Esclarmonde Joan Sutherland, Giacomo Aragall Richard Bonynge
15-Nov-74 Verdi Otello James King, Pilar Lorengar, Wassili Janulako, Clifford Grant Jesus Lopez-Cobos
22-Nov-74 Mozart Don Giovanni Roger Soyer, Anna Tomova-Sintov, Gösta Winberg, Rachel Yakar John Pritchard
26-Nov-74 Donizetti Fille du Regiment Beverly Sills, William Harness, Spiro Malas Anton Guadagno
29-Nov-74 Verdi Luisa Miller Luciano Pavarotti, Katia Ricciarelli, Louis Quilico Jesus Lopez-Cobos
19-Sep-75 Monteverdi L'Incoronazione di Poppea Tatiana Troyanos, Eric Tappy, Maureen Forrester, Peter Meven Raymond Leppard
26-Sep-75 Wagner Der Fliegende Holländer Theo Adam, Marita Napier, William Lewis Marius Rinzler Kenneth Schermerhorn
03-Oct-75 Verdi Il Trovatore Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Elena Obratzova, Ingvar Wixell, Richard Bonynge
10-Oct-75 Donizetti L'Elisir D'Amore Jose Carreras, Judith Blegen, Ingvar Wixell Carlo Felice Cillario
24-Oct-75 Tchaikovsky Pique Dame Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Gougaloff, Regina Resnik, Anita Terzian Mstislav Rostropovich
31-Oct-75 Bellini Norma Christina Deutekom, Tatiana Troyanos, Robletto Merolla, Clifford Grant Carlo Felice Cillario
07-Nov-75 Massenet Werther Giacomo Aragall, Heather Harper Elyakum Shapirra
14-Nov-75 Verdi Simon Boccanegra Ingvar Wixell, Martti Talvela, Giorgio Merighi, Kiri te Kanawa Paolo Peloso
21-Nov-75 Giordano Andrea Chenier Placido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Josella Ligi Emmerson Buckley
25-Nov-75 Mozart The Magic Flute William Harness, Pamela South, Allen Titus, Zdzislawa Donat Kurt Herbert Adler
28-Nov-75 Puccini Il Tabarro Guillermo Sarabia, Brenda Roberts, Robleto Merolla Elyakum Shapirra
28-Nov-75 Puccini Gianni Schicchi Donald Gramm, Irem Poventud, Edoardo Giminez Elyakum Shapirra
10-Sep-76 Massenet Thais Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Claes H Ahnsjö John Pritchard
17-Sep-76 Wagner Die Walküre Jon Vickers, Leonie Rysanek, Hans Sotin, Roberta Knie, Clifford Grant Otmar Suitner
24-Sep-76 Verdi La Forza del Destino Anna Tomova-Sintov, Barry Morell, Renato Bruson, Paul Plishka Kurt Herbert Adler
08-Oct-76 Puccini Tosca Janis Martin, Giacomo Aragall, Ingvar Wixell, James Johnston Paolo Peloso
15-Oct-76 Strauss Die Frau Ohne Schatten Leonie Rysanek, Matti Kastu, Ruth Hesse, Walter Berry, Ursula Schröder-Feinen Karl Böhm
22-Oct-76 Britten Peter Grimes Jon Vickers, Heather Harper, Geraint Evans, Paul Crook John Pritchard
29-Oct-76 Janacek The Macropoulos Case Anja Silja, Geraint Evans, William Lewis Christoph von Dohnanyi
05-Nov-76 Leoncavallo Pagliacci Bruno Prevedi, Raina Kabaivanska, Peter Glossop, Brent Ellis Kenneth Schermerhorn
05-Nov-76 Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana Tatiana Troyanos, Placido Domingo Kenneth Schermerhorn
12-Nov-76 Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia Timothy Nolan, John Brecknock, Frederica von Stade Silvio Varviso
16-Sep-77 Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur Renata Scotto, Giacomo Aragall, Giuseppe Taddei, Elena Obratzova Gianandrea Gavazzeni
23-Sep-77 Mozart Idomeneo Christiane Eda-Pierre, Carol Neblett, Maria Ewing, Eric Tappy John Pritchard
30-Sep-77 Janacek Katya Kabanova Elizabeth Söderström, Beverly Wolff, William Cochran, Barry McCauley Rafael Kubelik
07-Oct-77 Wagner Das Rheingold Franz-Ferdinand Nentwig, Joszef Dene, Hanna Schwarz, Ragnar Ulfung Heinrich Hollreiser
14-Oct-77 Gounod Faust Giacomo Aragall, Nancy Shade, Giorgio Tozzi, Giorio Zancanaro Jean Perisson
21-Oct-77 Verdi Aida Maria Parazzini, James McCracken, Fiorenza Cossotto, William Wildermann Gianandrea Gavazzeni
28-Oct-77 Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos Leontyne Price, Alan Cathcart, Patricia Welting, Tatiana Troyanos Janos Ferencsik
04-Nov-77 Puccini Turandot Montserrat Caballe, Luciano Pavarotti, Leona Mitchell, Giorgio Tozzi Riccardo Chailly
11-Nov-77 Bellini I Puritani Beverley Sills, Carol Vaness, Giorgio Zancanaro, Cesar Antonio Surez Paolo Peloso
25-Nov-77 Verdi Un Ballo in Maschera Jose Carreras, Katia Ricciarelli, Yuri Mazurok, Kathleen Battle, Pat. Payne Kurt Herbert Adler
15-Sep-78 Bellini Norma Shirley Verrett, Alexandrina Milcheva, Nunzio Todisco, Clifford Grant Paolo Peloso
22-Sep-78 Verdi Otello Placido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli, Guillermo Sarabia Giuseppe Patane
29-Sep-78 Britten Billy Budd Dale Duesing, Richard Lewis, Forbes Robinson, Raimund Herincx David Atherton
06-Oct-78 Wagner Lohengrin Guy Chauvet, Anne Evans, Raimund Herincx, Janis Martin, Gwynne Howell Kurt Herbert Adler
13-Oct-78 Mozart Don Giovanni Justino Diaz, Olivia Stapp, Elllen Schade, David Rendall Hans Drewanz
20-Oct-78 Puccini Tosca Montserrat Caballe, Luciano Pavarotti, Giuseppe Taddei Paolo Peloso
03-Nov-78 Massenet Werther Jose Carreras, Maria Ewing, Kathleen Battle, Allan Monk Antonio de Almeida
10-Nov-78 Puccini La Boheme Giacomo Aragall, Illiana Cotrubas, Brent Ellis, Julia Migenes Silvio Varviso
17-Nov-78 Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Leonie Rysanek, Hanna Schwarz, Carol Malone, Walter Berry, F Edgerton Janos Ferencsik
19-Nov-78   Kurt Adler Gala    
24-Nov-78 Beethoven Fidelio Gwyneth Jones, Spas Wenkoff, Marius Rintzler Gunther Wich
21-Sep-79 Ponchielli La Gioconda Luciano Pavarotti, Renata Scotto, Norman Mittelmann, Feruccio Furlanetto Bruno Bartoletti
23-Sep-79 Debussy Pelleas et Melisande Dale Duesing, Maria Ewing Julius Rudel
28-Sep-79 Strauss Elektra Danica Mastilovic, Leonie Rysanek, Anny Schlemm, Franz Mazura Berislav Klobucar
05-Oct-79 Verdi Don Carlo Giacomo Aragall, Wolfgang Brendel, Anna Tomova-Sintov, Evgeny Nesterenko Silvio Varviso
12-Oct-79 Wagner Der Fliegende Holländer Simon Estes, Marita Napier, William Lewis, Marius Rinzler Christof Perick
19-Oct-79 Dallapiccola Il Prigioniero Janis Martin, Michael Devlin, Werner Götz, Francis Egerton Reynald Giovaninetti
19-Oct-79 Poulenc La Voix Humane Magda Olivera Reynald Giovaninetti
19-Oct-79 Puccini Gianni Schicchi Giuseppe Taddei, Fedora Barbieri, Yordi Ramiro, Sheri Greenawald Reynald Giovaninetti
26-Oct-79 Donizetti Roberto Devereux Montserrat Caballe, Carlo Bini, Juan Pons Gianfranco Masini
02-Nov-79 Puccini Fanciulla Del West Carol Neblett, Placido Domingo, Benito Di Bella Giuseppe Patane
09-Nov-79 Verdi La Forza del Destino Leontyne Price, Veriano Luchetti, Renato Bruson, Martti Talvela, Giuseppe Taddei Kurt Herbert Adler
16-Nov-79 Mozart Cosi fan Tutte Pilar Lorengar, Anne Howells, Michael Collins, Dale Duesing John Pritchard
23-Nov-79 Rossini Tancredi Marilyn Horne, Nicole Zaccaria Henry Lewis
26-Sep-80 Verdi Simon Boccanegra Renato Bruson, Margaret Price, Giorgio Lamberti, Cesare Siepi Lamberto Gardelli
03-Oct-80 Donizetti Don Pasquale Geraint Evans, Ruth Welting, David Rendall, Timothy Nolan Uwe Mund
10-Oct-80 Janacek Jenufa Elizabeth Söderström, Sena Jurinac, William Lewis, Allan Cathcart Albert Rosen
17-Oct-80 Verdi La Traviata Valerie Masterson, Beniamino Prior, Lorenzo Saccomani Antonio de Almeida
24-Oct-80 Saint-Saens Samson et Dalila Placido Domingo, Shirley Verrett Julius Rudel
31-Oct-80 Mozart The Magic Flute Perry Price, Sheri Greenawald, Rita Shane, Dale Duesing Ulrich Weder
07-Nov-80 Strauss Die Frau Ohne Schatten Leonie Rysanek, James King, Gerd Feldhoff, Birgit Nilsson Berislav Klobucar
14-Nov-80 Strauss Arabella Kiri te Kanawa, Ingwar Wixell, Barbara Daniels, Alexander Malta Wolfgang Rennert
21-Nov-80 Wagner Tristan und Isolde Spas Wenkoff, Gwyneth Jones (1st) Ruza Baldani, Thomas Stewart, Simon Estes Kurt Herbert Adler
28-Nov-80 Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana Olivia Stapp, Mikhael Svetlev, Benito di Bello Niksa Bareza
28-Nov-80 Leoncavallo Pagliacci James King, Benito di Bella, Emily Rawlins Niksa Bareza
05-Dec-80 Puccini Madame Butterfly Yasuko Hayashi, Luis Lima, Judith Forst, Allan Monk Myung-Wha Chung
12-Sep-81 Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Karl Ridderbusch, William Johns, Hannelore Bode, Gottfried Hornik Kurt Herbert Adler
19-Sep-81 Verdi Rigoletto Matteo Manuguerra, Patricia Wise, Peter Dvorsky, Kurt Rydl Niksa Bareza
26-Sep-81 Reimann Lear Thomas Stewart, Helga Dernesch, Rita Shane, Robert Lloyd, William Lewis Gerd Albrecht
03-Oct-81 Rossini Semiramide Montserrat Caballe, Marilyn Horne, James Morris, Dalmacio Gonzalez Richard Bonynge
10-Oct-81 Massenet Manon Reri Grist, Stuart Burrows, Dale Duesing Alexander Malta Julius Rudel
17-Oct-81 Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Anja Silja, William Lewis, Jacque Trussel Calvin Simmons
24-Oct-81 Lehar The Merry Widow Joan Sutherland, Phil Stark, Judith Forst Richard Bonynge
30-Oct-81 Bizet Carmen Teresa Berganza, Franco Bonisolli, Kurt Herbert Adler
07-Nov-81 Massenet Le Cid William Lewis, Carol Neblett, Feruccio Furlanetto, Timothy Noble Julius Rudel
14-Nov-81 Berg Wozzeck Geraint Evans, Richard Lewis, Janis Martin Wolfgang Rennert
21-Nov-81 Wagner Die Walküre James King, Leonie Rysanek, Manfred Schenk, Birgit Nilsson Otmar Suitner
03-Sep-82 Handel Giulio Cesare Tatiana Troyanos, Valerie Masterson, Sarah Walker, James Bowman Charles Mackerras
10-Sep-82 Verdi Un Ballo in Maschera Luciano Pavarotti, Silvano Carroli, Montserrat Caballe Kurt Herbert Adler
01-Oct-82 Puccini Turandot Linda Kelm, Niccola Martinucci, Barbara Daniels Myung-Wha Chung
08-Oct-82 Verdi Nabucco Matteo Manguerra, Olivia Stan, Paul Plishka Kurt Herbert Adler
15-Oct-82 Mozart Il Nozze di Figaro Hermann Prey, Lucia Popp, Helena Döse, Tom Krause, Faith Esham Silvio Varviso
22-Oct-82 Rossini Cenerentola Marilyn Horne, Francisco Araiza, Sesto Bruscantini, Paolo Montarsolo Mario Bernardi
29-Oct-82 Poulenc The Dialogues of the Carmelites Carol Vaness, Regine Crespin, Virginia Zeani, Leontyne Price Henry Lewis
05-Nov-82 Stravinsky The Rake's Progress Dennis Bailey, Diana Soviero, Donald Gramm, Mignon Dunn David Agler
12-Nov-82 Tchaikovsky Pique Dame Teresa Zylis-Gara, Regina Resnik, Tom Krause, Stephen Dickson David Agler
19-Nov-82 Wagner Lohengrin Peter Hofmann, Pilar Lorengar, Leonie Rysanek, David Ward, Hermann Becht Heinrich Hollreiser
26-Nov-82 Massenet Cendrillon Sheri Greenaway, Delia Wallis, Donald Gramm, Maureen Forrester Mario Bernardi
06-Jul-85 Wagner Das Rheingold James Morris, Walter Berry, William Lewis, Hanna Schwarz, Roland Bracht Edo de Waart
13-Jul-85 Wagner Die Walküre Peter Hofmann, Jeannine Altmeyer, John Tomlinson, James Morris, Gwyneth Jones Edo de Waart
20-Jul-85 Wagner Siegfried Rene Kollo, Helmut Pampuch, Thomas Stewart, Walter Berry, Eva Marton Edo de Waart
27-Jul-85 Wagner Götterdämmerung Eva Marton, Rene Kollo, Michael Devlin, John Tomlinson, Helga Dernesch, Walter Berry Edo de Waart
23-Oct-85 Verdi Falstaff Ingvar Wixell, Pilar Lorengar, Ruth Ann Swenson, Walter McNeil Maurizio Arena
12-Sep-87 Strauss Salome Gwyneth Jones, James King, Helga Dernesch John Pritchard
19-Sep-87 Verdi Otello [from 19 Sep 1983] Placido Domingo, Margaret Price, Silvano Carroli Marek Janowski
26-Sep-87 Mussorgsky Khovanshchina [from Nov 1984] Matti Salminen, Helga Deresch, William Lewis Gerd Albrecht
03-Oct-87 Puccini Manon Lescaut [from 17 Nov 1983] Mirella Freni, Ermanno Mauro, Vincente Sardinero, Renato Capecchi Maurizio Arena
10-Oct-87 Janacek Jenufa [from Sep 1986] Gabriella Beňačková, Leonie Rysanek, Neil Rosenshein Charles Mackerras
17-Oct-87 Verdi Don Carlos [from Sep 1986] Neil Schicoff, Pilar Lorengar, Robert Lloyd John Pritchard
24-Oct-87 Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro [from Sep 1986] Samuel Ramey, Gianna Rolandi, Kiri te Kanawa, Michael Devlin Jeffery Tate
14-Nov-87 Ponchielli La Gioconda [from 30 Nov 1983] Maria Slatinaru, Franco Bonisolli, Matteo Manuguerra, Andrew Meltzer