Acoustic Opera Sets

Introduction

This compilation of complete or nearly complete recordings of operas and of complete or nearly complete single acts initially appeared on Mike Richter's CD-ROM AE301 : From which came- The first opera sets.

The period covered is from the earliest acoustic sets, approximately 1907, until the introduction and almost immediate dominance of electrical recordings in 1925.

The recordings are ordered alphabetically by composer and title, then by recording date. Note that 'completeness' is difficult to define and the recordings so identified below are often abridged by modern standards. Of course, even in contemporary performance and recording, truly complete realizations are rare. In some cases, they may not even be possible due to differences in editions. Nevertheless, in earlier days, substantial cuts and even multiple casts did not preclude the set being identified as complete when issued and here.

The following data are given for each recording:

  1. Completeness
  2. Date and venue of recording
  3. Conductor
  4. Cast
  5. Recording company and record numbers of early issue
  6. Language of the recording
  7. Recent availability
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Bizet: Carmen

Complete -1908 - Berlin Court Opera and Orchestra - Bruno Seidler-Winkler
Emmy Destinn (Carmen), Karl Jörn (Don Jose), Minnie Nast (Micaela), Hermann Bachmann (Escamillo), Felix Dahn, Marie Dietrich, Grete Parbs, Julius Lieban, Rudolf Krasa

Grammophon 2-40829/31, 4-42180/82, 043109, 43199/201, 2-44464/74, 044093/104, 044405/06, 44690 (36 sides)

Sung in German

Available on AE301

Complete - 1911 - Opera Comique, Paris - Francois Ruhlmann
Marguerite Merentie (Carmen), Agustarello Affre (Don Jos), Alline Vallandri (Micaela), Henri Albers (Escamillo), Pierre Dupré, Marie Ganteri, Paul Dumontier

Pathé Opera Series 1650/76 (27 sides)

Sung in French, with spoken dialogue

Available on CDs from Marston Records

Complete - 1920 - Italy - Conductor and venue unknown
Fanny Anitua (Carmen), Luigi Bolis (Don José), Ines-Maria Ferraris (Micaela), Cesare Formichi (Escamillo), ...

Columbia D 4620/43 (24 sides, 78rpm)

Sung in Italian

Availability unknown

Donizetti: La Favorite

Complete - 1912 - Opera Comique, Paris - Francois Ruhlmann
Robert Marvini (Balthazar), Robert Lasalle (Fernand), Henri Albers (Alphonse XI), Marie Ganteri (Ines), George de Poumayrac (Don Gaspard), Ketty Lapeyrette (Leonor de Gusman)

Pathé Opera Series, (21 sides)

Sung in French

Available on CDs from Marston Records

German: Merrie England

Complete - 1918 - Chorus and Orchestra - Edward German
Bessie Jones, Edna Thornton, Georg Baker, Charles Mott, Edward Halland, Ernest Pike, John Harrison

HMV D 18-28 (78rpm records)

Sung in English

Available as CDs from Chris Webster "Sounds on CD".

Giordano: Andrea Chenier

Complete - June/July 1920 - La Scala Chorus, Gramophone Symphony Orchestra - Carlo Sabajno
Luigi Lupato (Andrea Chenier), Valentina Bartolomasi (Maddalena), Adolfo Pacini (Carlo Gérard), Nelda Garrone (Bersi),

La Voce del Padrone S 5220/52 (even numbers only; 17 discs)

Sung in Italian

Availability unknown

Gounod: Faust

Complete - 1908 - Berlin Court Opera and Grammophon Orchestra - Bruno Seidler-Winkler
Karl Jörn (Faust), Emmy Destinn (Marguerite), Paul Knüpfer (Mephistofeles), Ida von Scheele-Müller (Marthe), Marie Götze (Siebel), Desider Zador (Valentin), Artur Neuendahn (Wagner)

Grammophon 42075/79, 43059/96, 040521/23, 042163/64, 043101/02, 44366/80, 044081/85 (34 sides)

Sung in German

Available as LPs from Discophilia and on AE301

Complete - 1912 - Opera Comique, Paris - Francois Ruhlmann
Leon Beyle (Faust), Jeanne Campredon (Marguerite), Ardré Gresse (Mephistofeles), Jeanne Goulancourt (Marthe), Marguérite D'Elty (Siebel), Jean Noté (Valentin), Pierre Dupré (Wagner)

Pathé Opera Series 1622/49 (56 sides)

Sung in French

Availability unknown

Complete - 1918 - La Scala, Milano - Carlo Sabajno
Giuliano Romagnoli (Faust), Gemma Bosini (Marguerite), Fernando Autori (Mephistopheles), Nelda Garrone (Marthe), Gilda Timitz (Siebel), Adolfo Pacini (Valentin), Napoleone Limonta (Wagner)

HMV S5260/98 (40 sides, 78rpm)

Sung in Italian

Available on AE301.

Gounod: Romeo et Juliette

Complete - 1912 - Opera Comique, Paris - Francois Ruhlmann
Yvonne Gall (Juliette), Agustarello Affre (Romeo), Marcel Journet (Frère Laurent), Henri Albers (Capulet), Champell (Stephano), Goulancourt (Gertrude)

Pathe Opera Series (54 sides)

Sung in French

Available from VAI

Lehár: Die lustige Witwe

Complete - 1907 - Berlin Court Opera Chorus, Gramophone Orchestra - Bruno Seidler-Winkler
Marie Ottmann (Hanna Glawari), Gustav Matzner (Graf Danilo), Louise Obermaier (Valencienne), Fred Carlo (Camille), Edmund Körner, Max Obal, Poldi Deutsch, Alfred Walters

G & T, 15 10" discs, 2-40579, 41491/2, 41983/91, 3-42853, 43924/5, 43928/9, 2-44243/53, 2-44263 & 1 12" disc, 044072/3

Sung in German

Availability unknown

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci

Complete - 1907 - La Scala, Milano - Carlo Sabajno (supervised by Leoncavallo)
Antonio Paoli (Canio), Josefina Huguet (Nedda), Francesco Cigada (Tonio), Gaetano Pini-Corsi (Beppe), Ernesto Badini (Silvio)

G&T, HMV, 11 records (78rpm)

Sung in Italian

Available as CD from Bongiovanni and on AE301.

Abridged - 1909 - Berlin Court Opera, Odeon Orchestra - F. Kark (?)
Ottokar Marak (Canio), Marie Dietrich (Nedda), Cornelis Bronsgeest (Tonio), Robert Philipp (Beppe), Carel van Hulst (Silvio)

Odeon Opernserie A (78rpm)

Sung in German

Availability unknown

Complete - 1918 - La Scala, Milano - Carlo Sabajno
Luigi Bolis (Canio), Annita Conti (Nedda), Giuseppe Montanelli (Tonio), A. Prat (Beppe), Ernesto Badini (Silvio)

HMV (78rpm)

Sung in Italian

Available on AE301.

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana

Abridged - 1909 - Berlin Court Opera, Odeon Orchestra - Friedrich Kark
Franz Naval (Turridu), Frances Rose (Santuzza), Frieda Hempel (Lola), Cornelis Bronsgeest (Alfio), Ida von Scheel-Mueller (Lucia)

Odeon Opernserie A

X 99243, 50604, 99234/35, 99240, 50607, 99237, 99236, 99242, 99241, 50601, 50608, 50602, 50609/10, 99244, 99238, 50605/06, 50603, 99239-2

Sung in German

Available as CD from Truesound Transfers TT-1815 and on AE301.

Complete - 1916 - La Scala, Milano - Carlo Sabajno
Franco Tumminello (Turridu), Giorgina Ermolli (Santuzza), Eugenio Perna (Alfio), Elvira Ravelli (Lola/Lucia)

HMV (78rpm)

Sung in Italian

Available on AE301.

Massé: Galathée

Complete - 1911 - Opera Comique, Paris - Archainbaud
Jane Morlet (Galathée), André Gresse (Pygmalion), M. Jouvin (Midas), Albert Vaguet (Ganymède)

Pathé Opera Series

Sung in French

Available on Bourg LP

Massé: Les Noces de Jeanette

Complete - 1921 - Chorus and Orchestra - Laurent Halet
Ninon Vallin (Jeanette), Léon Ponzio (Jean)

Pathé Opera Series

Sung in French

Available on Bourg LP

Massenet: Manon

Complete - 1923 - Opera Comique, Paris - Henri Buesser
Fanny Heldy (Manon Lescaut), Jean Marny (Des Grieux), Léon Ponzio (Lescaut), Pierre Dupré (Le Comte des Grieux)

Pathé Opera Series, 24 records (78rpm)

Sung in French

Available as CDs from Marston Records

Nogué: Les Frères Danilo

Complete - 1912 - Opera Comique, Paris - Jean Nogué
Henri Albers (L'Auguste), Edmond Tirmont (Nino), Alfred Maguenat (Tiarko), Pierre Dupré Le Docteur), Marguerite Mérentié (Myria), Mme. Delrys (La Teigne)

Pathé Opera Series 1528/35 (work commissioned by Pathé Frères)

Sung in French

Availability unknown

Puccini: La Boheme

Complete - 1918 - La Scala, Milano - Carlo Sabajno
Gemma Bosini (Mimi), Remo Andreini (Rodolfo), Adalgisa Giana (Musetta), Ernesto Badini (Marcello), Vicenzo Bottone (Colline), Baracchi (Schaunard)

HMV 78rpm records

Sung in Italian

Available on AE301.

Puccini: - Madama Butterfly

Complete - 16 May/13 June 1921 - Italy - La Scala, Milano (?) - Carlo Sabajno (?)
Ottavia Giordani (Cio-Cio San), Santo Santonocito (Pinkerton), Ginerva Amato (Suzuki), Adolfo Pacini (Sharpless), Carlo Gislon (Goro), Ceccarelii (Il Bonzo/Yamadori/Registrario), Vittoria Polastri (Kate Pinkerton)

HMV S 5410-5434 (13x12") and R 5411-5419 (5x10") 78rpm records

Sung in Italian

Availability unknown.

Complete - March/April 1924 - England - Eugene Goosens
Rosina Buckman (Cio-Cio San), Tudor Davies (Pinkerton), Nellie Walker/Gladys Peel (Suzuki), Frederick Ranalow (Sharpless), Sydney Coltham (Goro), Edward Halland (Il Bonzo/Yamadori), Bessie Jones (Kate Pinkerton)

HMV 78rpm records (Black Label)

Sung in English

Available as Claremont LPs, on 2CDs (SLC96/97) from Kiwi Pacific Records International, Ltd. and on AE301

Puccini: Tosca

Complete - June & November 1918 - La Scala Chorus, Gramophone Symphony Orchestra - Carlo Sabajno
Lya Remondini (Tosca), Carlo Broccardi (Cavaradossi), Dario Zani/Giulio Fregosi (Scarpia), Davide Carnevali (sacristan), Vincenzo Bettoni/F. Rizzo (Angelotti), Vincenzo Bettoni (jailer)

La Voce del Padrone, 12 12" discs, S 5584/5606 (even numbers only), & 4, 10" discs, R 5583, 5591, 5595, 5603,

Sung in Italian

Availability unknown

Complete - October/November 1919 - La Scala Chorus, Gramophone Symphony Orchestra - Carlo Sabajno
Valentina Bartolomasi (Tosca), Attilio Salvaneschi (Cavaradossi), Adolfo-Pacini (Scarpia)

La Voce del Padrone, 12 12"discs, S 5702/24 (even numbers only), & 4 10", R 5701, 5709, 5713, 5721

Sung in Italian

Availability unknown

Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Complete - 1919 - Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milano - Carlo Sabajno
Ernesto Badini (Figaro), Malvina Pereira (Rosina), Edoardo Taliani (Almaviva), Davide Varnevali (Bartolo), Umberto di Lelio (Basilio), Agnese Monetti (Berta)

La Voce dal Padrone S5110/38 (78rpm records)

Sung in Italian

Available on AE301.

Complete - 1918-20 - Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro San Carlo, Napoli - Salvatore Sassano
Novelli/Franci (Figaro), Fernando de Lucia (Almaviva), Giorgio Schottler (Bartolo), S. Valentino/Muñoz (Basilio), Resemba/Ottein (Rosina), Sabantano (Berta)

Phonotype (78rpm records)

Sung in Italian

Available as CD from Rubini

Straus (Oscar): Ein Walzertraum

Collected excerpts - 1907 - Berlin/Vienna - Chorus of the Gärtnerpaltz-Theatre, Munich, Grammophon Orchestra -Bruno Seidler-Winkler

Hermine Hoffmann, Louise Obermaier, Vali Paak, Rudolph Seibold, Anton Matscheg, Heinrich Peer, Georg Braun, Max Rohr

G&T 240736/41, 242109/10, 243011, 243013, 244198/206, 249270 (20 sides)

Sung in German

Availability unknown

Strauss: Die Fledermaus

Complete - 1907 - Berlin - Bruno Seidler-Winkler
Robert Philipp, Emilie Herzog, Julius Lieban, Marie Dietrich, Ida von Scheele-Mueller, Hermann Valentin

G&T 044059/62, 2-44210/22, 44624, 2-40563, 41971/74, 043074/75, 41489/90, 3-42789 (28 sides)

Sung in German

Available as CDs from Preiser

Strauss: Der Zigeunerbaron

Complete - 1909 - Berlin - Chorus of the Royal Court Opera and Grammophon-Orchestra, Cond. unknown
Louise Obermaier, Ilse Lorenz, Mizzi Wirth, Julius Speilmann, Josef Conradi, Alfred Walters, Julius Donat, Desider Zador

G&T 040563, 044117/27, 3-44019/27, 3-44029, 2-41088, 2-41090/93, 2-40919, 44695/96 (30 sides)

Sung in German

Availability unknown

Sullivan: The Gondoliers

Complete - 1919 - venue unknown - Arthur Wood
John Harrison, Violet Essex, Robert Radford, Edna Thornton, George Baker

HMV D 36/46 (11x12" 78rpm)

Sung in English

Availability unknown

Sullivan: Iolanthe

Complete - 1921-22 - Light Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Harry Norris, George W. Byng
Peter Dawson, George Baker, Violet Essex, Robert Radford, Edna Thornton, Derek Oldham, Syndney Granville, Darrell Fancourt

HMV D 632/41 (10x12" 78rpm)

Sung in English

Available on CD from J. C. Lockwood 78s 2 CD

Sullivan: The Mikado

Complete - 1906 - London - Sullivan Operatic Party with Orchestra, cond. unknown
Ernest Pike, Peter Dawson, John Harrison, Stanley Kirkby, Denise Orme, Eleanor Jones-Hudson, Amy Augarde

G&T (1x12" and 16x10" 78rpm single-sided)

Sung in English

Availability unknown

Complete - 1908 - London - Chorus and Orchestra, cond. unknown
Walter Passmore, Harry Dearth, Walter Hyde, Harry Thornton, Ada Florence, Elsa Sinclair, Maude Perry.

Odeon 66035/56, 66058/59 (24x10-3/4" 78rpm single-sided)

Sung in English

Available as LP GEMM 198 from Pearl

Complete - 1912 - Chorus and orchestra, cond. unknown
Wilfred Virgo, Robert Carr, Stanley Kirkby, Elda May, Amy Augarde

Edison-Bell 1135/37, 1145/47 (6x10" 78rpm double-sided discs)

Sung in English

Availability unknown

Complete - 1917 - George W. Byng, Arthur Wood
Robert Radford, John Harrison, Edna Thornton, George Baker, Violet Essex, ...

HMV D 2/12 (11x12" 78rpm)

Sung in English

Available on this AE301.

Sullivan: Patience

Complete - 1921 - Light Opera Chorus and Orchestra - George W. Byng
Peter Dawson, Edna Thornton, George Baker, Violet Essex

HMV D 563/71 (9x12" 78rpm)

Sung in English

Available on CD from Sounds on Cd and J. C. Lockwood 78s 2 CD

Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore

Complete - 1907 - London - Chorus and Orchestra, cond. unknown
William Rouse, Harry Dearth, Walter Hyde, Harry Thornton, Alfred Cunningham, W. Anderson, Elsa Sinclair, ...

Odeon (20x10-3/4" 78rpm single-sided)

Sung in English

Availability unknown

Complete - 1908 - London - The Sullivan Operatic Party with Orchestra, cond. unkown
Ernest Pike, Alan Turner, Thorpe Bates, Peter Dawson, Eleanor Jones-Hudson, Amy Augarde

G&T 4469/81, (13x10" 78rpm single-sided), 04032/35 (4x12" 78rpm single-sided)

Sung in English

Availability unknown

Complete - 1922 - London - Harry Norris, George W. Byng
Frederick Ranalow, Sydney Granville, Edward Halland, Bertha Lewis, Violet Essex, Darrell Fancourt

HMV D 724/31 (8x12" 78rpm)

Sung in English

Available on CD from Sounds on CD and on this disc

Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance

Complete - 1920 - Light Opera Chorus and Orchestra - George W. Byng
Peter Dawson, Edna Thornton, Robert Radford, George Baker, Derek Oldham, Violet Essex

HMV D 504/14 (11x12" 78rpm)

Sung in English

Availability unknown

Sullivan: Princess Ida

Complete - 1924 - The Light Opera Orchestra - Harry Norris, George W. Byng
Leo Sheffield, Derek Oldham, Leo Darnton, Sydney Granville, Henry Lytton, Darrell Fancourt

HMV D 977/86 (10x12" 78rpm)

Sung in English

Available on CD from Sounds on CD and on AE301.

Sullivan: Ruddigore

Complete - 1922 - London - Harry Norris
Elsie Griffin, Darrell Fancourt, Derek Oldham, George Baker, Leo Sheffield, Bertha Lewis

HMV D 878/886 (9x12" 78rpm)

Sung in English

Available on this AE301.

Sullivan: The Yeomen of the Guard

Complete - 1907 - Band of the H. M. Scots Guards, cond. unknown
Bantock Pierpoit, Ben Ivor, Francis Ludlow, Amy Evanes, Emily Foxcroft

Pathé (18x10-3/4" 78rpm single-sided discs)

Sung in English

Availability unknown

Complete - 1907 - London - Sullivan Operatic Party and Orchestra, cond. unknown
Ernest Pyke, Peter Dawson, Stanley Kirkby, Eleanor Jones-Hudson, Carrie Tubb, Florence Venning

G&T (19x10" 78rpm single-sided)

Sung in English

Availability unknown

Complete - 1920 - Light Opera Chorus and Orchestra - George W. Byng
Peter Dawson, Edna Thorton, Peter Radford, Derek Oldham, ...

HMV D 481/85, 496/501 (11x12" 78rpm)

Sung in English

Available from J. C. Lockwood 78s 2 CD

Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades

(incomplete) - St.-Petersburg - May 1907 - Gramophone Orchestra - Ivan Arkadyev
Marianna Cherkasskaya (Liza, Prilepa), Alexander Davydov (Herman), Nina Panina (the Countess,
Polina, Milovzor), Vladimir Kastorsky (Tomsky), Anton Yermakov (Yeletzky).

G&T 3-22550 (4975L) 2-23104 (4963L) 24455 (4966L)
3-22554 (4992L) 2-23105 (4965L) 24457 (4981L)
3-22568 (4972L) 2-23106 (4968L) 24460 (4967L)
3-22569 (4973L) 2-23108 (4989L) 24462 (4978L)
3-22570 (4974L) 2-23121 (4964L) 24463 (4980L)
3-22571 (4982L) 2-23122 (4991L) 2-24672 (?)
3-22573 (4984L) 2-20531 (?)

Verdi: Aida

Complete - 1906/07 - venue and conductor unknown
Teresa Chelotti, Elvira Magliulo (Aida), Orazio Cosentino (Radames), Vittoria Colombati (Amneris), Giovanni Novelli (Amonasro), Alfredo Brondi (Ramfis), ...

Green Zonophone (USA) 12664/78, 24017, 24019/25

Sung in Italian

Availability unknown

Extended excerpts - 1912 - venue and conductor unknown
Armanini, Tommasini, Remondini, Beinat, Baldassare, Toninello, Bettoni, Lopez-Nunez, Formichi, Cunego, Anitua, De Perez

Columbia 5558/74, 17x12" (78rpm)

Sung in Italian

Available on AE301.

Complete - 1919 - La Scala Chorus, Gramophone Symphony Orchestra - Carlo Sabajno
Valentina Bartolomasi (Aida/priestess), Enrico Trentini (Radames), Rosita Pagani (Amneris), Adolfo Pacini (Amonasro), Guido Fernandez (Ramfis)

La Voce del Padrone, 26 12" discs, S 5150/80 (even numbers only), & 4 10" discs, R 5153, 5157, 5159, 5169

Sung in Italian

Availability unknown

Verdi: Rigoletto

Complete - 1912 - Opera Comique, Paris - Francois Ruhlmann
Jean Note (Rigoletto), Aline Vallandri (Gilda), Robert Lassalle (Il Duca), Pierre Dupre (Sparafucile/Marcello/Monterone), Ketty Lapeyrette (Maddalena)

Pathe Opera Series,

Sung in French

Available on AE301.

Complete - 1916 - La Scala, Milano - Carlo Sabajno
Cesare Formichi (Rigoletto), Ines Ferraris (Gilda), Giuseppe Taccani (Il Duca), Vincenzo Bettoni (Sparafucile), G. Caiani (Maddalena)

Columbia 16346/62, (17 78rpm records)

Sung in Italian

Available as CDs from Preiser and on AE301.

Complete - 1916/17 - La Scala Chorus, Gramophone Orchestra - Carlo Sabajno
Giuseppe Danise/Ernesto Badini (Rigoletto), Ayres Borghi-Zerni/Olga Simzis (Gilda), Carlo Broccardi (Duke of Mantua), Vincenzo Bettoni/Guido Fernandez (Sparafucile), Vincenzo Bettoni (Count Monterone)

La Voce del Padrone, 9 12" discs, S 5544/8, 5552/4, 5558/64 (even numbers only), & 8 10" discs, R 5543, 5549/57, 5561/3 (odd numbers only) [side 9, Badini/Simzis, "Deh non parlare"; s 21, Badini/Pezzati, "La-ra, la-ra"; s 23, Simzis/Badini, "Mio padre!"; s 29, Broccardi/Pezzati/Badini/Simzis, "Bella figlia dell'amore"; s 33, Badini/Fernandez/Broccardi, "Della vendetta alfin"; s 34, Simzis/Badini, "Lassu in ciel"--all recorded in 1917 to replace rejected takes recorded in 1916 with the first cast]

Sung in Italian

Available on AE301; excerpts issued on on LP: Bongiovanni GB 1024 .

Complete -1918 - Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro San Carlo, Napoli - Salvatore Sassano
Antonio Armentano Anticorona (Rigoletto), Fernando de Lucia (Il Duca), Angela De Angelis (Gilda), Luis Munoz, Vida Ferluga

Phonotype 78rpm records

Sung in Italian

Available on AE301

Verdi: La traviata

Complete - 1912 - Paris - Chors and Orchestra - Emile Archainbaud
Jane Morlet (Violetta), Maurizio Trosselli (Alfredo), Henri Albers (Germont), Marie Ganteri (Flora)

Pathé Opera Series 1587/1602 (32 sides)

Sung in French

Available on AE301.

Complete - 1918 - Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milano - Carlo Sabajno
Margherita Bevignani (Violetta), Franco Tuminello (Alfredo), Ernesto Badini (Germont), Maria Patini (Flora), Giuseppe Sala (Gastone)

La Voce dal Padrone S5620/41 (78rpm records)

Sung in Italian

Available on AE301.

Verdi: Il trovatore

Complete - 1912 - Paris - Chorus and Orchestra - Francois Ruhlman
Charles Fontaine (Manrico), Jane Morlet (Leonore), Ketty Lapeyrette (Azucena), Jean Noté (di Luna), Robert Marvini (Fernando), Marie Gantéri (Ines), Louis Nansen (Ruiz)

Pathé Opera Series 1603/21

Sung in French

Available on AE301.

Wagner: Tannhäuser - Act II

Complete - 1909 - Berlin - Eduard Künnecke
Fritz Vogelstrom (Tannhaeuser), Anny Krull (Elisabeth), Hermann Weil (Wolfram), Leon Rains (Landgraf), Walter Kirchhoff (Walther v. d. Vogelweide), Carl Armster (Biterolf), Joseph Schöffel (Reinmar von Zweter), Arthur Neuendahn (Heinrich der Schreiber)

Brown Odeon 50699/710, 76125/26, 80046/48, 80051/53 (19 sides)

Sung in German

Available as CD from Preiser

Wagner: Die Walküre - Act I

Abridged - 1913 - Blüthner-Orchester, Berlin - Edmund von Strauss
Erna Denera (Sieglinde), Jacques Decker (Siegmund), Gustav Schwegler (Hunding)

Anker E 9958/63 (6x78rpm)

Sung in German

Available as CD from Truesound Transfers TT-1809 and on AE301.


References

Roberto Bauer: The New Catalogue of Historical Records, 1998-1908/09, Sidwick&jackson, London 1972

Kurt Blaukopf: Opern auf Schallplatten 1900-1962, Ein historischer Katalog, Universal Edition, Wien 1974

Roland Gelatt: The Fabulous Phonograph, Cassel, London 1977

Karl Löbl, Robert Werba: Opern auf Schallplatten, Ein Katalog der Gesamtaufnahmen, Hermes Handlexikon, Band I und Band II, ECON Verlag, Duesseldorf 1983

Charles H. Parsons: The Mellen Opera Reference Index, The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston 1990

Hans Schoor: Oper, Operette, Konzert, Bertelsmann, Gütersloh 1955

Sound Archive of Helmut Weber

Material from Francois Nouvion. Mike Richter, Andy Lisowski, Chris Buttery and many other individuals.


Sources

As noted, some Sullivan operas are available from:

Sounds on CD http://www.cris.com/~oakapple/gasdisc/sounds-on-cd.htma
J. C. Lockwood 78s 2 CD http://members.home.net/78s2cd/a




Revised: H. Weber, January 2021