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Richard Bonelli - Discography
by Larry Lustig

Vocalion Records: USA, Vertically cut, 1918-19 w. Vocalion Orchestra
As “Riccardo Bonelli”  
1. Hamlet(Thomas): Brindisi
2. Little Irish Girl (Löhr)
3. Viking Song (Taylor)
4. Tommy, Lad! (Teschemacher-Margetson)
5. When the Boys Come Home (Speaks)
6. Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Largo al factotum
44001 CD: IRC 811

Brunswick-Balke-Collender, New York, Acoustic w. Orch.  
7. Tommy, Lad! (Teschemacher-Margetson)
3911 c. July 1920 13009

8. Calling Me Home to You (Teschemacher-Dorel)
3952 c. July 1920 13009

9. Smilin’ Through (Penn)
4065 c. Aug. 1920 13015 5100

10. The Bohemian Girl (Balfe): A heart bow’d down
4291 c. Oct. 1920 13o20

11. Mother o’ mine (Tours)
4735 c. Dec. 1920 13015 5100
4736 c. Dec. 1920 unissued

12. Funiculì, funiculà (Turco-Denza) w. male trio
4975 c. Jan. 1921 13019 5104

13. La Paloma (Yradier)
4979 c. Jan. 1921 13019 5104

14. For all eternity (Macheroni)
5233 c. Mar. 1921 13020

15. Pale Moon (Logan)
6155 c. Aug. 1921

16. Ma Lindy Lou (Bernard)
6160 c. Aug. 1921

17. Song of the ‘mush on’ (Herbert)
7161 c. Jan. 1922 5085

18. Rolling down to Rio (German)
7164 c. Jan. 1922 5085

19. The Palms (Les Rameaux) (Faure)
8049 c. May 1922 5181

20. The Fortune Teller (Herbert): Slumber on, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart
8133 c. May 1922 5141
8134 c. May 1922

21. Bedouin Love Song (Pinsuti)
8217 c. Jun 1922 5141
8218 c. Jun 1922 5141

22. The Clang of the Forge (Vaughan & Rodney)
8219 c. Jun 1922 unissued
8220 c. Jun 1922 5166

23. Danny Deever (Damrosch)
8221 c. Jun 1922 5166
8222 c. Jun 1922 unissued

24. The Holy City (Adams)
9669 c. Jan 1923 10127 5181

25. Dream Faces (Hutchinson)
11026 5 July 1923 unissued
11027 5 July 1923 unissued (with harpsichord)
11028 5 July 1923 unissued

Brunswick-Balke-Collender, New York, Electric, w. orch.  
26. The Fortune Teller (Herbert): Slumber on, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart
E19680 7 July 1926 unissued
E19681 7 July 1926 10264 10264b

27) The Holy City (Adams)
E19682 7 July 1926 10263
E19683 7 July 1926 unissued

28) The Palms (Les Rameaux) (Faure)
E19684 7 July 1926 unissued
E19685 7 July 1926 10263

29) Bedouin Love Song (Pinsuti)
E19741 12 July 1926 unissued
E19742 12 July 1926 10264 10264b

30) Indian Dawn (Zemecnik)
E19743 12 July 1926 10265
E19744 12 July 1926 unissued
E19745 12 July 1926 unissued

31) Because of You (Fiorito) w. violins, organ & bells
E19746 12 July 1926 unissued
E19747 12 July 1926 10265

32. Sweet Little Woman o’ Mine (Bartle)
E19805 19 July 1926 unissued
E19805 19 July 1926 unissued
E19806 19 July 1926 (!0266)
(N.B. 10266 was the catalogue number originally allocated to E19807 but this
was later replaced by E24698)

33. Calling Me Home to You (Teschemacher-Dorel)
E19808 19 July 1926 unissued
E19809 19 July 1926 unissued
E19810 19 July 1926 10266

34. On the Road to Mandalay (Speaks)
XE24695 11 Oct 1927 unissued
XE24696 11 Oct. 1927 50122
XE29697 11 Oct. 1927 unissued

35. Tommy, Lad! (Teschemacher - Margetson)
E24698 19 July 1926 10266
E24699 11 Oct. 1927 unissued
E24700 11 Oct. 1927 unissued

36) Danny Deever (Damrosch)
XE24701 11 Oct, 1927 50122
XE24702 11 Oct. 1927 unissued

37) La Forza del Destino (Verdi): Solenne in quest'oro w. Mario Chamlee
XE27552-A 15 May 1928 50142 50112b
CDs: IRCC 811, Preiser 89531
XE27552-B 15 May 1928 unissued)

38. Martha (Von Flotow): Solo Profugo with Mario Chamlee
XE27553-A 15 May 1928 50142 50112b
CDs; IRCC 811, Preiser 89531
XE27533-B 15 May 1928

39. *Luna d'estate (Tosti)
E27560-A, B 16 May 1928 15198 A8276 CD: IRCC 811

40. *Visione Veneziana (Brogi) w. orchestra, mandolin & guitar
E27561-A, B 16 May 1928 15198 A8276 CD: IRCC 811

41. *Bird Songs at Eventide (Coates)
E27563-A,-B 16 May 1928 15138 1538b

42. *Love Was With Me Yesterday (Goode-Hanson)
E27564-A,-B 16 May 1928 15138 1538b
* (or the above four titles the published take is unknown and no matrix
number is visible on the records)

Untraced Brunswick recording  
Matrix recording dates are missing for the following titles, hence they cannot be inserted chronologically in this sequence.

43. On the road to Mandalay (Speaks)
11925 35000 250009

44. Tim Rooney's at the Fightin' (Flynn)
11955 35000 25009

U.S. Columbia, Los Angeles, c. 1940

45. Would God I were the Tender Apple Blossom (Hinkson)
LA2266 17248-D

46. La Basoche (Messager):Je suis aimé de la plus belle (Chanson ancienne)
LA2267 17287-D

47. Annie Laurie (Scott)
LA2268 17248-D

48. Serse (Handel): Ombra mai fu
LA2269 17287-D

U.S. Columbia, New York, 1940, with Ernesto Lopez (piano)
49. Come to the Fair (Taylor- Martin)
WCO26643 18 Mar. 1940 ? 17277-D

50. Time to go (Sanderson)
WCO26640 18 Mar. 1940 ? 17277-D

51. Non vidi fronde in ramo (Donaudy)
WCO26645 18 Mar. 1940 unissued

MGM 1949/1950 (no matrix numbers visible)

52. The Prayer Perfect (Speaks-Riley)
30327 Set 77

53. Star-Eyes (Speaks-DeLeouw)*
30327 Set 77

54. On the Road to Mandalay (Speaks-Kipling)*
30329 Set 77

55. The Lane to Ballybree (Speaks-Edelman)*
30329 Set 77

* Both of these discs were in a four record set (MGM Set 77) entitled Songs of Oley Speaks, the other two discs (30026 and 30028(are by soprano Margaret Speaks (niece of Oley Speaks, who also recorded for Victor around 1940) They may have been issued separately as well.

LP Recordings 
56. Fedora (Giordano): La donna russa
57. Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi): Eri tu
58. La Traviata (Verdi): Di provenza il mar
59. Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Nemico della patria
60. Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Largo al factotum
61. Otello (Verdi): Credo in un dio credel
62. Zazà (Leoncavallo): Zazà, piccolo zingara
63. Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Si puo
64. Hamlet (Thomas): O vin, dissipe la tristesse
65. Die Tote Stadt (Korngold): Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen
Sparton 1639

MGM E550: the contents of MGM Set 77 (see 52-55)
OASI 540: includes Don Carlos: Sei tu, bell’adorata w. Stignani & Borgioli
(Standard Hour 1938) (also on Eclipse CD 28)
OASI 563: Richard Bonelli, 6, 26, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41. 49

Delos DE 5502: Opera arias Encore (1934 -1946) & Town Hall Recital 5 February, 1947 - 2 CDs, all live material.

CD1: Hamlet: O vin; Roi de Lahore: Promesse mon avenir; Hérodiade: Vision fugitive; Faust: Avant de quitter; Andrea Chénier: Nemico della patria; Un Ballo in Maschera: Alla vita & Eri tu; La Traviata: Di Provenza; Il Trovatore: Il balen; Tannhäuser: Blick’ich umber & O du mein holder Abendstern; Die Tote Stadt: Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen; La barcheta (Hahn); Dank sei dir Herr(Ochs); The Two Grenadiers (Schumann); On the Road to Mandalay (Speaks), Danny Deever (Damrosch); Come to the Fair (Martin); Three for Jack (Squire)

CD2: Handel: Brockes-Passion: Chi sprezzando; Floridante: Alma mia; Muzio Scevola: Volate piu dei venti; Auf dem grünen Balkon (Wolf); Und willst du deinen Liebsten (Wolf); Lied vom Winde (Wolf); Ich trage Minne (Strauss); Wie sollten wir geheim (Strauss); Das Huhn (Mattiesen); Die Mainacht (Brahns); La vague et la cloche (Duparc); La Vie antérieure (Duparc); Le pas d’armes (Saint-Saens); Les Berceaux (Fauré); Fleur jetée (Fauré); Les Änes du Caire (Nerini); Beauty, passing beauty (Golde); Songs of Travel (Vaughan Williams); The Vagabond, The Roadside Fire, Bright is the Ring of Words; Gifts (Templeton); The bird of the Wilderness (Horsman); The Donkey (Hageman); The Next Market Day (arr. Hughes); A Ballymere Ballad (arr. Hughes); Old Mother Hubbard (Hely-Hutchinson); Ernst Victor Wolff, piano
Fillers: Border Ballad (Cowen); A Banjo Song (Homer)

TRC5: The Record Collector: ‘A Toast to Tosti’: Luna d‘estate (Tosti) - 40
TRC17: The Record Collector: ’Tosti Ritorna’: Visione veneziana (Brogi) - 41
IRCC CD 811: American Singers - Volume 2, Nos 6, 37, 38, 39, 40 + Roi de Lahore: Aux trompes du Sultan … Promesse de mon avenir, Feb, 23, 1935
IRCC CD 806 A 1940s Radio Hour - Volume 1 -2 Lucia excpts Met 1940

Miscellaneous- Live:

Don Giovanni: "La ci darem" with Gladys Swarthout

RAI 1938
Don Carlo (Verdi): "Sei tu" with Dino Borgioli

Captain Stratton's Fancy
Danse Macabre (Saint Saens)
Swing low, sweet chariot
Die Walküre (Wagner): Wintersturme

Enter Madame (1935) RB as Scorpia [sic]
Director: Elliott Nugent; Writing credits: Gilda Varesi Archibald & Charles Bracket

Cast: Elissa Landi (Lisa Della Robbia); Cary Grant (Gerald Fitzgerald); Lynne Overman (Mr. Farnum); Sharon Lynn (Flora Preston); Michelette Borani (Bice); Paul Porcasi( Archimede); Adrian Rosley (Doctor); Cecilia Parker (Aline Chalmers); Frank Albertson (John Fitzgerald); Wilfred Hart (Tamamoto); Torben Meyer (Carlson); Harold Berquist (Bjorgenson); Diana Lewis (Operator); Ann Sheridan (Bit part as Clara Lou Sheridan.  

There’s Magic in Music (1941) RB as himself
Directed by Andrew L. Stone; Writing credits: Robert Lively & Andrew L. Stone.

Cast: Allan Jones (Michael Maddy); Susanna Foster (Toodles LaVerne); Margaret Lindsay (Sylvia Worth); Lynne Overman (George Thomas); Grace Bradley (Madie Duvalie); William Collier Sr. (Dr. Joseph E. Maddy); Heimo Haitto (Himself); William Chapman (Himself); Kaye Connor (Herself); Dianna Lynn (Herself) (as Dolly Loehr); Patricia Travers (Herself); Richard Hageman ((Himself); Irra Petina (Herself); Tandy MacKenzie (Himself).
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