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Richard Bonelli - Opera Broadcasts & Roles
by Charles A. Hooey

CHICAGO BROADCASTS (one hour segments)
1. 28 January, 1927 Il Trovatore (Act IV) RB as Di Luna with Claudia Muzio, Forrest Lamont, Cyrena van Gordon (or Augusta Lenska); cond. Henry Weber.

2. 3 November, 1927 La Traviata with Bonelli as Germont with Claudia Muzio, Tito Schipa, José Mojica, Désire Défrère; cond. Polacco

3. 8 December, 1927 Tannhäuser RB as Wolfram with Leone Kruse, Forrest Lamont, Cyrena van Gordon, Alexander Kipnis; cond. Henry Weber

4. 5 January, 1928 Il Trovatore RB as Di Luna with Claudia Muzio, Charles Marshall, Cyrena van Gordon, Virgilio Lazzari, José Mojica; cond. Henry Weber

5. 17 November, 1928 Un Ballo in Maschera RB as Renato with Eva Turner, Charles Marshall, Alice Mock, Cyrena van Gordon, José Mojica; cond. Henry Weber

6. 9 January, 1929 The Marriage of Figaro as the Count with Edith Mason, Eva Turner, Marion Claire, Virgilio Lazzari, José Mojica, cond. Roberto Moranzoni (or Weber)

7. 23 January, 1929 Aida RB as Amonasro with Rosa Raisa, Charles Marshall, Cyrena van Gordon, Virgilio Lazzari, Chase Baromeo, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Polaco (or Moranzoni)

27 November, 1939 Tannhäuser RB as Wolfram with KIrsten Flagstad, Paul Althouse
(Finale on private tape)

METROPOLITAN OPERA BROADCASTS  
1. 24 December, 1932 La Bohème RB as Marcello with Maria Müller, Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, Nina Morgana, Ezio Pinza, Claudio Frigiero, Paolo Ananian; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza

2. 29 December, 1934 Lucia di Lammermoor RB as Enrico with Lily Pons, Nino Martini, Virgilio Lazzari, Vettori, Tedesco; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza

3. 12 January, 1935 Tannhäuser RB as Wolfram with Maria Müller, Lauritz Melchior, Inge Manski, Arnold Gabor, Josef Hofmann. Clark; cond. Artur Bodanzky
(Acts II & III abbrev. On private tap)e
4. 15 February, 1936 Il Trovatore RB as Di Luna with Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Kathryn Meisle, Virgilio Lazzari, Thelma Votipka, Giordano Paltrinieri; cond. Gennaro Papi Act IV Scene 2 GAO EJS 121 (1/2 LP)

5. 29 February, 1936 Pagliacci RB as Tonio with Queena Mario, Giovanni Martinelli, Giordano Paltrinieri, George Cehanovsky; Gennari Papi GAO EJS 121 1 & 1/2 LPs

6. 13 February, 1937 Manon RB as Lescaut with Bidù Sayão, Sydney Rayner, Chase Baromeo, Angelo Bada, George Cehanovsky; cond. Maurice de Abravanel CD: Naxos 8.110003-5

7. 20 March, 1937 Faust RB as Valentin with Helen Jepson, Richard Crooks, Ezio Pinza, Helen Olheim, Ina Bourskaya, Wilfred Engelman; cond. Wilfred Pelletier

8. 8 January, 1938 Il Trovatore RB as Di Luna with Zinka Milanov, Giovanni Martinelli, Bruna Castagna, Virgilio Lazzari; cond. Gennaro Papi

9. 4 March, 1939 Il Trovatore RB as Di Luna with Zinka Milanov, Giovanni Martinelli, Bruna Castagna, Virgilio Lazzari; cond. Gennaro Papi

10. 3 February, 1940 Lucia di Lammermoor RB as Enrico with Lily Pons, Frederick Jagel, Virgilio Lazzari, Thelma Votipka, Nicholas Massue, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. G. Papi
(Private tape)

11. 15 February, 1941 L'Amore dei Tre Re RB as Manfredo with Grace Moore, Charles Kullman, Ezio Pinza, Alessio De Paolis, Maxine Stellman, Anna Kaskas; cond. Italo Montemezzi
LP: GAO EJS 112 (2 LPs); CD: Eklipse EKR CD 9

12. 28 February, 1942 Un Ballo in Maschera RB as Renato with Stella Roman, Giovanni Martinelli, Josephine Antoine, Bruna Castagna, Norman Cordon, Nicola Moscona; cond Ettore Panizza
GAO EJS 136 (2 LPs)

13. 6 March, 1943 Aida RB as Amonasro with Zinka Milanov, Giovanni Martinelli, Bruna Castagna, Norman Cordon, Lansing Hatfield, John Dudley; c. Wilfred Pelletier
LPs: excerpts EJS 236 & 500; CD: GOP 784

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA BROADCASTS  
1. 7 October, 1938 Andrea Chénier (Act I to end of Improviso) RB as Gérard with Elisabeth Rethberg, Beniamino Gigli; cond. Gaetano Merola

2. 13 October, 1939 Manon (Act II) RB as Lescaut with Bidù Sayão, Tito Schipa, George Cehanovsky; cond. Gaetano Merola

3. 23 October, 1940 Un Ballo in Maschera (Act II) RB with Elisabeth Rethberg, Jussi Bjoerling; cond. Gennaro Papi
(Act II excerpts on private tape)


OPERATIC ROLES 

Catalani: Dejanice - Dardano Modena, Dec. 26, 1923

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - Enrico Aborn/Brooklyn 1917
" Don Pasquale - Dr. Malatesta SF Oct. 17, 1938

Franchetti: Namiko-San Yiro Danyemon Chicago, Dec. 11, 1925

Galeotti: Anton - Gilellius Monte Carlo, March 30, 1924

Giordano: Andrea Chénier - Gérard SF Oct. 7, 1938

Gounod: Faust - Valentin Aborn/Brooklyn, Apr. 21, 1915

Hanson: Merry Mount-Wrestling Bradford Met. Mar. 23, 1934

Lehar: The Merry Widow-Danilo Central City, Colo. Aug 1932

Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci
Silvio Aborn/Brooklyn Apr. 1916
Tonio San Carlo/Boston Nov.14, 1922

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Alfio Hollywood Bowl, 26 July 1938

Massenet
Hérodiade - Herod Chicago, Nov. 30, 1925
Manon - Lescaut Met Jan. 10, 1936

Montemezzi: L'Amore dei Tre Re - Manfredo Met Feb. 27, 1933

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro - Count Chicago, Jan. 9, 1929

Ponchielli: La Gioconda - Barnaba Met Jan. 25, 1945

Puccini
Madama Butterfly - Sharpless San Carlo/Boston Nov. 1922
La Bohème - Marcello SF Oct. 3, 1926
Tosca - Scarpia Cleveland, Jan. 3, 1935

Rimsky Korsakoff: Snegurotchka Misguir Chicago, (Snow Maiden) Nov. 29, 1927

Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia -Figaro San Carlo Nov, 1922

Schumann: Scenes From Goethe's Faust Monte Carlo, Apr. 6 1924

Verdi
Il Trovatore - Di Luna Aborn/Brooklyn 1915
Rigoletto - Rigoletto Aborn/Brooklyn Apr. 3, 1916
Otello - Iago San Carlo/Boston, Nov.15, 1922
La Traviata - Germont Havana May 1923
Aida - Amonasro Modena, Winter 1923
La Forza del Destino-Don Carlo De Feo/Houston 1922(?)
Un Ballo in Maschera-Renato Chic/Baltimore Feb.11,1926

Von Flotow: Martha - Plunkett San Carlo/Phila Nov. 1922

Wagner
Lohengrin - Telramund Ann Arbor, May 22, 1926
Tristan und Isolde -Kurvenal Chicago, Nov. 12, 1926
Tannhäuser - Wolfram Chicago, 26 Nov. 1927
Die Meistersinger (Excerpts) - Sachs, Santa Barbara, Calif. 1947

 

 


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