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Eugene Conley - A Chronology
Part 1: 1940-1949
By Charles A. Hooey

DEBUT IN OPERA
POPULAR PRICE OPERA COMPANY operated by Alfredo Salmaggi, Brooklyn Academy of Music
1940 Rigoletto as the Duke of Mantua
also in Faust, Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, Cavalleria Rusticana, La Traviata
 
NEW OPERA COMPANY, Forty-Fourth Street Theatre, New York
14 October, 1941 Cosi Fan Tutte as Ferrando w. Ina Souez (Fiordiligi), Pauline Pierce (Dorabella), Andzia Kuzak (Despina), Waldemar Schroeder (Guglielmo); cond. Fritz Busch.
Verdi’s Macbeth and Tschaikovsky’s Pique Dame were also performed.  
SAN CARLO OPERA IN NEW ORLEANS, Municipal Auditorium
15 February, 1942 MAT La Traviata as Alfredo w. Lucille Meusel (Violetta), Ivan Petroff (Germont); cond. Carlo Peroni.  
SAN CARLO OPERA IN LOS ANGELES
27 February, 1942 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Lucille Meusel (Violetta), Carlo Morelli (Germont)
Tales of Hoffmann as Hoffmann w. Grace Panvini (Olympia)
Rigoletto as the Duke of Mantua  
SAN CARLO OPERA IN SAN FRANCISCO
10 March, 1942 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Grace Panvini (Gilda), Carlo Morelli (Rigoletto)
 
14 March, 1942 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Lucille Meusel (Violetta), Carlo Morelli (Germont)
San Carlo also gave performances in Portland, Seattle and Chicago.  
SAN CARLO OPERA/CENTRE THEATRE/NYC
8 May, 1942 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Grace Panvini (Gilda), Ivan Petroff (Rigoletto), Charlotte Bruno (Maddalena), Richard Wentworth (Monterone); cond. Carlo Peroni.
 
Martha as Lionel w. Lucille Meusel (Lady Harriet), Charlotte Bruno (Nancy), Stefan Kozakevich (Plunkett); cond. Carlo Peroni.
 
La Traviata as Alfredo w. Lucille Meusel (Violetta), Ivan Petroff (Germont)
 
15 May, 1942 Faust as Faust w. Leola Turner (Marguérite), Harold Kravitt (Méphistophélès), Ivan Petroff (Valentin)
 
Tales of Hoffmann as Hoffmann w. Grace Panvini (Olympia), Leola Turner (Giulietta), Lucille Meusel (Antonia), Stefan Kozakevich (Spalanzani/Dapertutto)

CINCINNATI SUMMER OPERA
22, 25 July, 1942 Faust as Faust w. Jarmila Novotna (Marguérite), Nicola Moscona (Méphistophélès), Igor Gorin (Valentin); cond. Fausto Cleva.
 
SECOND WORLD WAR SERVICE IN US AIR FORCE (2½ years)  
CHICAGO OPERA COMPANY, CIVIC OPERA HOUSE
11 December, 1942 The Tales of Hoffmann as Hoffmann w. Josephine Antoine (Olympia & Antonia), Mobley Lushanya (Giulietta), Herbert Beattie (Coppelius & Miracle), Margery Mayer (Nicklausse); cond. Carlo Peroni.
 
MEXICO CITY, PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES
March, 1943 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Irma González (Mimi), Daniel Duno (Marcello), Eugenia Rocabruna (Musetta), Roberto Silva (Colline); cond. Carl Alwin.
 
SAN CARLO OPERA, CENTRE THEATRE, NEW YORK
April, 1943 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Dorothy Kirsten (Mimi), Sheila Vogelle (Musetta-debut), Mario Valle (Marcello), Harold Kravitt (Colline), Stefan Kozakevich (Schaunard); cond. George Schick.
 
30 May, 1943 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Amelita Galli-Curci (Gilda), Carlo Morelli (Rigoletto), Margery Mayer (Maddalena), Harold Kravitt (Sparafucile), Richard Wentworth (Monterone); cond George Schick.  
4 June, 1943 MAT Faust as Faust w. Dorothy Kirsten (Marguérite), Mario Valle (Valentin), Harold Kravitt (Méphistophélès), Margery Mayer (Siébel); cond. George Schick.

5 MAT, 6, 7 June, 1943 Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Almaviva w. Lucille Meusel (Rosina), Carlo Morelli (Figaro), Flora Shennon (Berta), Harold Kravitt (Don Basilio), Pompilio Malatesta (Dr. Bartolo); cond. Emerson Buckley.
 
CINCINNATI SUMMER OPERA AT THE ZOO
29 June, 1943 Faust as Faust w. Marjorie Hess (Marguérite), Nicola Moscona (Méphistophélès), Alexander Sved (Valentin), Winifred Heidt (Marthe), Mildred Ippolito (Siébel); cond. Fausto Cleva.
18 July, 1943 - ditto exc Richard Bonelli as Valentin
 
2 July, 4 August 1943 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Lawrence Tibbett (Rigoletto), Josephine Antoine (Gilda), Virgilio Lazzari (Sparafucile), Winifred Heidt (Maddalena), Lorenzo Alvary (Monterone); cond, Fausto Cleva.
6, 23 July 1943 - ditto exc Robert Weede (Rigoletto)

10 July, 1943 Martha (Von Flotow) (in English) as Lionel w. Josephine Antoine (Lady Harriet), Winifred Heidt (Nancy), Stefan Kozakevich (Lord Tristan), Lorenzo Alvary (Plunkett), Wilfred Engelman; cond. Karl Kritz.
 
SAN CARLO OPERA, SAN FRANCISCO
January, 1944 Rigoletto, La Traviata, La Bohème

SAN CARLO OPERA, CENTRE THEATRE, NEW YORK
28 April, 1944 La Traviata Pvt. Eugene Conley as Alfredo w. Stella Andreva (Violetta), Carlo Morelli (Germont).  
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NEW ORLEANS OPERA ASSOCIATION
25, 26 November, 1944 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Nancy Garrotto (Mimi), Eloise MacDonald (Musetta), Rocco Pandiscio (Marcello), Charles Goodwin; cond. Walter Herbert.
 
5, 6 January, 1945 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Vivian della Chiesa (Violetta), Jess Walters (Germont); cond. Walter Herbert.

26, 27 January, 1945 Martha as Lionel w. Marguerite Luft Piazza (Harriet), Betty Baker (Nancy), Robert Brink (Plunkett); cond. Walter Herbert.  
NEW YORK CITY OPERA, 1945 - 1947
14 April, 1945 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Irma González (Mimi), Andzia Kuzak (Musetta), John De Surra (Marcello), Ralph Telasko (Colline), Arthur Newman (Schaunard), Hamilton Benz (Benoit), Hubert Norville (Alcindoro), Mario Leonetti (Parpignol); cond. Laszlo Halasz.
19 April, 1945 ditto exc Roberto Silva (Colline), Hubert Norville (Benoit), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Alcindoro/Parpignol); cond. Thomas P. Martin.
 
SAN CARLO OPERA, CENTRE THEATRE, NEW YORK
17 May, 1945 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Grace Panvini (Gilda), Stefan Ballerini (Rigoletto), Harold Kravitt (Sparafucile), William Wilderman (Monterone), Olympia di Napoli (Maddalena); cond. George Schick.
 
MEXICO CITY, PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES
21 July, 1945 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Irma González (Mimi), Francesco Valentino (Marcello), Ruby Mercer (Musetta), Cerda; cond. Gaetano Merola.
 
Aug 1945 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Irma González (Cio-Cio-San), Concha de los Santos (Suzuki), Carlo Morelli/Ivan Petroff (Sharpless); cond. Guido Picco.
 
Aug 1945 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Dorothy Kirsten (Violetta), Ivan Petroff/Carlo Morelli (Germont); cond. Umberto Mugnai.
 
4 September, 1945 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Dorothy Kirsten (Mimi), Ruby Mercer (Musetta), Roberto Silva (Colline), Cerda; cond. Gaetano Merola.
 
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
27 September, 1945 Tosca as Cavaradossi, Dorothy Sarnoff (Tosca), George Doubrovsky (Scarpia), Grant Garnell (Angelotti), Hubert Norville (Spoletta), George Lipton (Sciarrone), Alan Winston (Jailer), Elsa Rozner (Shepherd); cond. Laszlo Halasz.
7, 20 October, 4 November 1945 - ditto exc Doris Doree (Tosca).
 
30 September, 1945 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Rosemarie Brancato (Violetta), Gordon Dilworth (Germont), Susan Griska (Flora), Blanche Archimbault (Annina), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Gaston), Grant Garnell (Douphol), Gil Gallagher (d’Obigny), Arthur Newman (Dr. Grenvil); cond. Jean Morel.
 
5 October, 1945 Faust as Faust w. Brenda Lewis (or Dorothy Sarnoff) (Marguérite), George Doubrovsky) (Méphistophélès), Daniel Duno (Valentin), Arthur Newman (Wagner), Louise Bernhardt (Siébel), Enid Szantho (Marthe); cond. Jean Morel.
13 October 1945 ditto exc Lucille Manners (Marguerite), Carlton Gauld (Méphistophélès)
 
17 October, 2 November 1945 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Lucille Manners (Mimi), Nadine Ray (Musetta), Daniel Duno (or John De Surra) (Marcello), Arthur Newman (Schaunard), Gean Greenwell (Colline), Hubert Norville (Alcindoro), George Lipton (Benoit), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Parpignol), cond. Thomas P. Martin.
27 October, 1945 ditto exc Natalie Bodanya (Mimi)
 
NEW ORLEANS OPERA
8, 10 November, 1945 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Licia Albanese (Violetta), John Schafer (Germont); cond. Walter Herbert.

21, 23, 24 November, 1945 Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Almaviva w. Graciela Rivera (Rosina), John Schafer (Figaro), Emile Renan (Bartolo), Charles Goodwin (Basilio); cond. Walter Herbert.
 
6, 8 December, 1945 Rigoletto as the Duke of Mantua w. Hilde Reggiani (Gilda), Ivan Petroff (Rigoletto); cond, Walter Herbert.  
NEW ORLEANS OPERA
8, 10 March 1946 Faust as Faust w. Dorothy Sarnoff (Marguérite), Jerome Hines (Méphistophélès), Jess Walters (Valentin); cond. Walter Herbert.
 
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
9 May, 1946 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Rosemarie Brancato (Gilda), Ivan Petrov (Rigoletto), James Pease (Sparafucile), Grant Garnell (Monterone), Emile Renan (Ceprano), Arthur Newman (Marullo), Rosalind Nadell (Maddalena), Mary Kreste (Giovanna), Susan Griska (Countess Ceprano), Lenore Parker (Page); cond. Laszlo Halasz.
17 May, 1946 ditto exc Gean Greenwell (Sparafucile)
 
15 May, 1946 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Camilla Williams (Cio-Cio-San), Ivan Petroff (Sharpless), Margery Mayer (Suzuki), Hubert Norville (Goro), Emile Renan (Yamadori), Gean Greenwell (Bonze), Grant Newman (Imperial Commissioner); cond. Laszlo Halasz.
 
19 May, 1946 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Rosemarie Brancato (Violetta), Enzo Mascherini (Germont), Susan Griska (Flora), Mary Kreste (Annina), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Gaston), Grant Garnell (Douphol), Hubert Norville (D’Obigny), Arthur Newman (Dr. Grenvil); cond. Jean Morel.
25 May, 1946 ditto exc Lenore Parker (Flora)
29 May, 1946 ditto exc Dorothy Kirsten (Violetta), Lenore Parker (Flora)
 
PHILADELPHIA LA SCALA COMPANY, ACADEMY OF MUSIC
21 May 1946 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Hilde Reggiani (Gilda), Giuseppe De Luca (Rigoletto), Nino Ruisi (Sparafucile), Lillian Marchetto (Maddalena), Beatrice Altieri (Giovanna), Ralph Telasko (Monterone), Wilfred Engelman (Marullo), Francesco Curci (Borsa), Warren Holland (Ceprano), Mildred Ippolito (Contessa Ceprano); cond. Giuseppe Bamboschek.  
 
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
26 May, 1946 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Lucille Manners (Mimi), Lillian Fawcett (Musetta), Gean Greenwell (Colline), Enzo Mascheroni (Marcello), Arthur Newman (Schaunard), Emile Renan (Benoit), Hubert Norville (Alcindoro), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Parpignol); cond. Thomas P. Martin.
 
MEXICO CITY
11 June, 1946 Faust as Faust w. Christina Carroll (Marguérite), Ezio Pinza (Méphistophélès), Carl Morelli (Valentin); cond. Jean Morel.
 
13 June, 1946 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Dorothy Kirsten (Cio-Cio-San), Concha de los Santos (Suzuki), Ivan Petroff (Sharpless); cond. Umberto Mugnai.
 
18 June, 1946 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Stella Roman (Mimi), Carlo Morelli (Marcello), Ezio Pinza (Colline), Christina Carroll (Musetta); cond. Umberto Mugnai.
 
22 June, 1946 Don Giovanni as Don Ottavio w. Ezio Pinza (Don Giovanni), Norina Greco (Donna Elvira), Stella Roman (Donna Anna), Virgilio Lazzari (Leporello), Carlo Morelli (Masetto), Christina Carroll (Zerlina); cond. Richard Lert.
 
**9 July, 1946 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Dorothy Kirsten (Violetta), Enzo Mascherini (Germont); cond. Richard Lert. **Act I excerpt on CD VAI 1087.
 
CHICAGO, GRANT PARK OUTDOORS CONCERT
10, 11 August, 1946 with Dorothy Sarnoff - EC: Naughty Marietta; Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life & I’m Falling in Love with Someone.
 
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
26 September, 1946 Faust as Faust w. Dorothy Sarnoff (or Hilde Reggiani) (Marguérite),
James Pease (Méphistophélès), Giuseppe Valdengo (Valentin), Rosalind Nadell (Siébel), Mary Kreste (Marthe), Arthur Newman (Wagner); cond. Jean Morel.
6 October, 1946 ditto exc Hilde Reggiani (Marguérite), George Doubrovsky (Méphistophélès), Grant Garnell (Valentin)
27 October, 1946 ditto exc Lucille Manners (Marguérite), Norman Young (Valentin), Lydia Edwards (Siébel)
8 November same as 26 September exc Young (Valentin), Lydia Edwards (Siébel)
 
28 September, 1946 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Dorothy Sarnoff (Mimi), Virginia MacWatters (Musetta), Enzo Mascherini (Marcello), Arthur Newman (Schaunard), James Pease (Colline), Emile Renan (Benoit), Hubert Norville (Alcindoro), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Parpignol); cond. Jean Morel.
 
PHILADELPHIA LA SCALA OPERA in DETROIT, MASONIC AUDITORIUM
3 October, 1946 Faust as Faust w. Dorothy Sarnoff (Marguérite), Ugo Novelli (Méphistophélès), Donald Dickson (Valentin), Lillian Marchetto (Siébel), Mildred Ippolito (Marthe), Lester Englander (Wagner); cond. Gabriele Simeoni.
 
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
4 October, 1946 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Hilde Reggiani (Violetta), Enzo Mascherini
(Germont), Lenore Portnoy (Flora), Mary Kreste (Annina), Allen Stewart (Gaston), Lawrence Harwood (D’Obigny), Grant Garnell (Douphol), Arthur Newman (Dr.
Grenvil); cond. Jean Morel.
2 November, 1946 ditto exc Lucia Evangelista (Violetta), Nathaniel Sprinzeni (Gastone), Emile Renan (D’Obigny), Paul Dennis (Dr. Grenvil); cond. Thomas P. Martin.
 
13 October, 1946 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Hilde Reggiani (Gilda), Enzo Mascherini (Rigoletto), James Pease (Sparafucile), Grant Garnell (Monterone), Paul Dennis (Ceprano), Arthur Newman (Marullo), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Borsa), Rosalind Nadell (Maddalena), Mary Kreste (Giovanna) Susan Griska (Countess Ceprano); cond. Thomas P. Martin.
24 October, 1946 ditto exc Lydia Edwards (Countess Ceprano)
30 November, 1946 same as 13 October exc Giuseppe Valdengo (Rigoletto), Margery Mayer (Maddalena), Lenore Portnoy (Countess Ceprano)
 
19 October, 1946 Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Ella Flesch (Tosca), Ralph Herbert (Scarpia), Allen Stewart (Spoletta), Grant Garnell (Angelotti), Paul Dennis (Sacristan), Arthur Newman (Sciarrone), Lydia Edwards (Shepherd); cond. Laszlo Halasz.
10 November, 1946 exc Emile Renan (Sacristan), Paul Dennis (Spoletta)
 
PHILADELPHIA LA SCALA OPERA, PHILADELPHIA ACADEMY OF MUSIC
31 October 1946 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Elena Danese (Gilda), Enzo Mascherini (Rigoletto), Nino Ruisi (Sparafucile), Lillian Marchetto (Maddalena), Beatrice Altieri (Giovanna), Lester Englander (Monterone), Lloyd Harris (Marullo), John Rossi (Borsa), Warren Holland (Ceprano), Mildred Ippolito (Contessa Ceprano); cond. Giuseppe Bamboschek.  
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
1 November, 1946 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Lucia Evangelista (Cio-Cio-San), Ivan Petroff (Sharpless), Margery Mayer (Suzuki), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Goro), Grant Garnell (Bonze), Paul Dennis (Imperial Commissioner), Emile Renan (Yamadori); cond. Laszlo Halasz.
 
NEW ORLEANS OPERA
21, 23 November, 1946 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Dorothy Sarnoff (Mimi), Rita Caprino (Musetta), Jess Walters (Marcello), Valfrido Patacchi (Colline); cond. Walter Herbert.
 
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
25 November, 1946 La Traviata (in English) as Alfredo w. Eloise MacDonald (Violetta), Melvin Dacus (Germont); cond. Walter Herbert.

PHILADELPHIA LA SCALA OPERA, PHILADELPHIA ACADEMY OF MUSIC
28 November 1946 Faust as Faust w. Dorothy Sarnoff (Marguérite), Ugo Novelli (Méphistophélès), Giuseppe Valdengo/Donald Dickson (Valentin), Lillian Marchetto (Siébel), Mildred Ippolito (Marthe), Lester Englander (Wagner); cond. Giuseppe Bamboschek.
 
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
December, 1946 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Stella Roman (Cio-Cio-San); cond. Pietro Cimara.
 
PHILADELPHIA LA SCALA OPERA, PHILADELPHIA ACADEMY OF MUSIC
23 January, 1947 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Claudia Pinza (Violetta), Donald Dickson (Germont), Lester Englander (Douphol), John Lawler (Dr. Grenvil), Beatrice Altieri (Annina), John Rossi (Gastone), Francesco Curci (d’Obigny); cond. Giuseppe Bamboschek.
 
February, 1947 Carmen as Don José w. Winifred Heidt (Carmen), Beverly Sills in the chorus.

AMERICAN LYRIC THEATRE (new Group), Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY Early 1947 - roles?
 
OPERA COMIQUE, PARIS
12 March, 1947 La Bohème as Rodolfo
14 March, 1947 La Traviata as Alfredo
 
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
17 April, 1947 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Margit Bokor (Violetta), Enzo Mascherini (Germont), Lenore Portnoy (Flora), Mary Kreste (Annina), Allen Stewart (Gaston), Grant Garnell (Douphol), Edwin Dunning (D’Obigny), Arthur Newman (Dr. Grenvil); cond Jean Morel.
27 April, 1947 ditto exc Norman Young (Germont), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Gaston)
 
POPS CONCERT, CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK
20 May, 1947 EC: Puccini: Tosca: Recondita armonia; La Bohème: Che gelida manina; Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene w. Violeta de Freitas.  
POPS CONCERT, CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK
14 June, 1947 EC: Donizetti: L’Elisir d’Amore: Una furtiva lagrima; Verdi: Rigoletto: La donna è mobile; cond. Valter Poole / Songs: Marshall: I Hear You Calling Me; Folk song: Finnegan’s Wake; Rubinstein: Beloved (based on Romance); piano Marcel Frank.  
GRACE MOORE MEMORIAL CONCERT, LEWISOHN STADIUM, NEW YORK
22 June 1947 w. Eugene Conley & Dorothy Kirsten; cond. Alexander Smallens.
 
CINCINNATI “ZOO” FESTIVAL
12 July, 1947 Faust as Faust w. Mary Henderson (Marguérite), Nicola Moscona (Méphistophélès), Frank Valentino (Valentin); cond. Fausto Cleva.
23 July 1947 - ditto exc John Brownlee (Valentin)
 
29 July, 1947 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Norina Greco (Mimi), Cora Portaro (Musetta), George Czaplicki (Marcello), Virgilio Lazzari (Colline); cond. Paul Breisach.

GIORGIO d’ANDRIA’S GRAND OPERA TOUR
August/September, 1947, EC w. Christina Carroll, Ramon Vinay, Mafalda Favero, Carlo Tagliabue
Florence, Pergolesi Theatre -Otello, La Bohème, La Traviata 
Genoa, Teatro Augustus
7 September, 1947 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Silvia Paliaga (Gilda), Tito Gobbi (Rigoletto), Maria Anelli (Maddalena), Augusto Romani (Sparafucile), Enrico Campi (Monterone); cond. Enrico Leyde.
 
13 September 1947 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Onelia Fineschi (Violetta), Pietro Guelfi (Germont); cond. Carlo Moresco + Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci 
Turin, Teatro Lyric - seven performances
Bologna, The Duse - four performances
 
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
26 September, 1947 La Bohème as Rodolfo (or Luigi Infantino), Ann Ayars (Mimi), Virginia Haskins (Musetta), Norman Young (or Enzo Mascherini) (Marcello), Edwin Dunning (Schaunard), James Pease (Colline), Richard Wentworth (Alcindoro/Benoit), Frank Murray (Parpignol); cond. Thomas P. Martin.
12 October, 1947 ditto exc Arthur Newman (Schaunard), Gean Greenwell (Colline)
 
2, 10 October, 1947 Werther as Werther w. Winifred Heidt (Charlotte), Virginia Haskins (Sophie), Norman Young (Albert), Gean Greenwell (The Bailiff), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Schmidt), Arthur Newman (Johann), John Bailey (Bruhlmann), Lenore Portnoy (Kaetchen); cond. Jean Morel.
 
5 October MAT, 1947 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Camilla Williams (Cio-Cio-San), Mary Kreste (Suzuki), Giuseppe Valdengo (Sharpless), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Goro), Arthur Newman (Yamadori), Gean Greenwell (Bonze), Edwin Dunning (Imperial Commissioner); cond. Thomas P. Martin.
1 November, 1947 ditto exc Ralph Herbert (Sharpless)
16 November, 1947 same as 5 October exc Dalisay Aldaba (Cio-Cio-San), Rosalind Nadell (Suzuki), Ralph Herbert (Sharpless), Richard Wentworth (Bonze)
 
PHILADELPHIA LA SCALA OPERA, MASSEY HALL, TORONTO
6 October 1947 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Violeta de Freitas (Cio-Cio-San), Lillian Marchetto (Suzuki), Richard Bonelli (Sharpless), Francesco Curci (Goro), Lloyd Harris (Yamadori), John Lawler (Bonze); cond. Giuseppe Bamboschek.
 
PHILADELPHIA LA SCALA OPERA, MASONIC AUDITORIUM, DETROIT
13 October 1947 Madama Butterfly - same as 6 October  
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
18 October, 1947 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Virginia MacWatters (Gilda), Giuseppe Valdengo or Mascherini (Rigoletto), Gean Greenwell (Sparafucile), Richard Wentworth (Monterone), Edwin Dunning (Ceprano), Arthur Newman (Marullo), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Borsa), Rosalind Nadell (Maddalena), Mary Kreste (Giovanna), Lenore Portnoy (Countess Ceprano); cond. Thomas P. Martin.
 
23, 31 October, 1947 Don Giovanni as Don Ottavio w. James Pease (Don Giovanni), Norman Cordon (Leporello), Brenda Lewis (Donna Elvira), Ellen Faull (Donna Anna), Gean Greenwell (Commendatore), Edwin Dunning (Masetto), Virginia Haskins (Zerlina); cond. Laszlo Halasz. 
13 November, 1947 ditto exc Evelyn Keller (Donna Elvira), Norman Scott (Commendatore), Ellen Faull or Gertrude Ribla (Donna Anna)
 
NEW ORLEANS OPERA
6, 8 November, 1947 Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Sara Menkes (Tosca), Alexander Sved (Scarpia); cond. Walter Herbert.
 
27, 29 November, 1947 Rigoletto as the Duke of Mantua w. Graciela Rivera (Gilda), Robert Weede (Rigoletto); cond. Walter Herbert.
 
ROYAL SWEDISH OPERA, STOCKHOLM
24 April, 1948 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Hjördis Schymberg (Mimi), Isa Quensel (Musetta), Hugo Hasslo (Marcello), Arne Wirén (Schaunard), Folke Jonsson (Colline), Folke Cembraeus (Benoit), Sven-Erik Jacobsson (Alcindoro), Nils Björklund (Parpignol); cond. Nils Grevillius.  
26 April, 1948 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Hjördis Schymberg (Gilda), Äke Collett Rigoletto), Leon Björker (Sparafucile), Florence Andersson-Lundberg (Maddalena), Gota Allard (Giovanna), Stina-Britta Melander (Page), Folke Jonsson (Monterone), Erik Sundquist (Marullo), Gösta Björling (Borsa), George Svedenbrant (Ceprano), Lilly Furlin (Contessa), Bertil Alstergärd (An officer); cond. Lamberto Gardelli.
 
28 April, 1948 Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Brita Hertzberg (Tosca), Sigurd Björling (Scarpia), Carl-Axel Hallgren (Angelotti), Sven-Erik Jacobsson (Sacristan), Folke Cembraeus (Spoletta), Bertil Alstergärd (Sciarrone), Margit Sehlmark, Gunnar Kallsing; cond. Nils Grevillius.
 
CINCINNATI “ZOO” FESTIVAL
30 June, 1948 Faust as Faust w. Norina Greco (Marguérite), Ezio Pinza (Méphistophélès), Walter Cassel (Valentin), cond. Fausto Cleva. 
15, 28 July, 1948 Martha as Lionel w. Josephine Antoine (Harriet), Hugh Thompson (Plunkett), Thelma Altman (Nancy); cond. Paul Breisach.
 
25 July, 1948 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Robert Weede (Rigoletto), Hilde Gueden (Gilda), Virgilio Lazzari (Sparafucile), Thelma Altman (Maddalena); cond Fausto Cleva.

NEW ORLEANS OPERA
7, 9 October, 1948 Lucia di Lammermoor as Edgardo w. Graciela Rivera (Lucia), Ivan Petroff (Enrico); cond. Walter Herbert.
 
PHILADELPHIA LYRIC OPERA ASSOCIATION, PHILADELPHIA ACADEMY OF MUSIC
13 October, 1948 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Eva de Luca (Cio-Cio-San), John Brownlee (Sharpless), Evelyn Sachs (Suzuki); cond. Carlo Moresco.
 
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
15 October, 1948 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Ann Ayars (Mimi), Dorothy MacNeil (Musetta), Ralph Herbert (Marcello), Arthur Newman (Schaunard), Norman Scott (Colline), Richard Wentworth (Benoit), Edwin Dunning (Alcindoro), Luigi Vellucci (Parpignol); cond. Joseph Rosenstock.  
31 October, 1948 MAT Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Wilma Spence (Tosca), Walter Cassel (Scarpia), James Pease (Angelotti), Edwin Dunnung (Spoletta), Richard Wentworth (Sacristan), Arthur Newmnan (Sciarrone), Rose Marrone (Shepherd), Walter Brandin (Jailer); cond. Thomas P. Martin.
 
LA SCALA, MILAN
12 April, 1949 + 5 I Puritani as Arturo w. Margherita Carosio (Elvira), Cesare Siepi (Giorgio), Carlo Tagliabue (Riccardo); cond. Franco Capuana.
 
COVENT GARDEN, LONDON
4, 21 May, 1949 Rigoletto as the Duke of Mantua w. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Gilda), Tom Williams (Rigoletto), David Franklin or Marian Nowakowski (Sparafucile), Edith Coates (Maddalena); cond. Gellhorn.
+ 6 - ditto exc Paolo Silveri/Marko Rothmüller/Williams (Rigoletto), Kenneth Neate /Conley (Duke), Erna Berger/Delmas/Bowman/Schwarzkopf (Gilda).

7, 23 May, 1949 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf or Hammond or Russell (Mimi), Paolo Silveri or Jess Walters (Marcello), Ljuba Welitsch or Bowman or B. Turner or Rae (Musetta), Franklin or Nowakowski (Colline), Geraint Evans (Schaunard); conds Rankl or Gellhorn or Braithwaite.
+ 14 ditto exc Rudolf Schock/Kenneth Neate/Conley et al
 
CINCINNATI “ZOO” FESTIVAL
6, 14 July, 1949 Faust as Faust w. Italo Tajo (Méphistophélès), Norina Greco (Marguérite), Frank Valentino (Valentin); cond. Paul Breisach.  
10, 12 July, 1949 Don Giovanni as Don Ottavio w. Italo Tajo (Don Giovanni), Sara Menkes (Donna Anna), Irene Jessner (Donna Elvira), Virgilio Lazzari (Leporello); cond. Paul Breisach.
 
27 July, 1949 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Norina Greco (Mimi), Angelo Pilotto (Marcello), Laura Castellano (Musetta), Virgilio Lazzari (Colline); cond. Fausto Cleva.
 
5 August, 1949La Traviata as Alfredo w. Lucia Evangelista (Violetta), Enzo Mascherini (Germont); cond. Paul Breisach.
 
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
7 October, 1949 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Eva Likova (DEBUT) (Violetta), Norman Young (Germont), Dorothy MacNeil (Flora), Mary Kreste (Annina), Richard Wentworth (Douphol), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Gastomn), Arthur Newman (Dr. Grenvil), Edwin Dunning (D’Obigny); cond. Lee Shaynen.
 
8 October, 1949 Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Suzy Morris (Tosca), Walter Cassel (Scarpia), James Pease (Angelotti), Edwin Dunning (Spoletta), Richard Wentworth (Sacristan), Arthur Newman (Sciarrone), Frances Bible (Shepherd), Walter Brandin (Jailer); cond. Jean Morel.
 
16 October, 1949 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Joan Hammond (Tosca), Mary Kreste (Suzuki), Hubert Norville (Goro), John Tyers (Sharpless), Arthur Newman (Yamadori), Edwin Dunning (Imperial Commissioner), George Jongeyans (The Bonze); cond. Thomas P. Martin.
6 November, 1949 ditto exc Rosalind Nadell (Suzuki), Donald Johnston (Sharpless), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Goro).
 
30 October, 1949 MAT La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Frances Yeend (Mimi), Adelaide Bishop (Musetta), Norman Young (Marcello), Arthur Newman (Schaunard), Oscar Natska (Colline), Richard Wentworth (Benoit), Edwin Dunning (Alcindoro), Luigi Vellucci (Parpignol); cond. Thomas P. Martin.

CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK, BENEFIT CONCERT ON BEHALF OF NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC PENSION FUND
11 December, 1949 EC - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Act I, Sc. i Garden Scene & Finale w. Mariquita Moll, soprano, Virginia Paris, mezzo-soprano; Siegfried: Act I, Sc ii Siegfried’s Ascent of the Mountain w. Mariquita Moll; Bruennhilde’s Awakening w. Mariquita Moll; Act III, Sc. iii w. Mariquita Moll; cond. Leopold Stokowski & New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
 

 


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