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Alfredo Catalani

Alfredo Catalani (19 June 1854 – 7 August 1893) was an Italian operatic composer. He is best remembered for his operas Loreley (1890) and La Wally (1892). La Wally was composed to a libretto by Luigi Illica, and features Catalani's most famous aria "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana." This aria, sung by American soprano Wilhelmenia Fernandez, was at the heart of Jean-Jacques Beineix's 1981 film Diva. Catalani's other operas were much less successful.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 19, 1854 (Lucca), Died August 7, 1893 (Milan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-11150 12-in. 10/30/1911 Ah, dunque ei m'amera Frances Alda Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23402 10-in. 10/10/1919 T'amo ben io! Renato Zanelli Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24120 10-in. 5/17/1920 Ebben? Ne andrò lontana Frances Alda Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27533 10-in. 2/8/1923 Nel verde maggio Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with piano and orchestra composer  
Victor K-2102 12-in. 6/24/1917 Romanza Cristina Soro Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1924-06-24-14] 10-in. 6/24/1924 Il forestiere Caterina Gobbi Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Edison 176 12-in. approximately Aug. 1910 Ebben? Ne andro lontana Carolina White Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 364 Not documented approximately Oct. 1910 Duetto Bianca Lenzi ; Aldo Stanzani Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Edison 434 Not documented Dec. 1910 Ebben, ne andro lontano Maria Farneti Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 588 10-in. 3/31/1911 Ebben ne andro lontana Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 883 10-in. Nov.-Dec. 1911 Ebben, ne andro lontano Lucrezia Bori Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 1134 10-in. July 1912 Da che tutta mi Adelina Agostinelli Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 2190 10-in. 3/20/1913 Ebben? Ne andro lontana Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7645 10-in. 11/22/1920 Ebben? Ne andrò lontana Claudia Muzio Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7933 10-in. 4/22/1921 Dove son? Claudia Muzio Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 216aj 12-in. 11/24/1910 Ebben, andrò solà e lontano Ebe Boccolini Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone CF1627 12-in. 4/3/1928 Ebben? Ne andrò lontana Carlo Sabajno ; Hina Spani ; Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) A1880 10-in. between May 1923 and October 1925 T'amo ben io Riccardo Stracciari Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WBX173 12-in. between August and November 1927 Dance of the waves Lorenzo Molajoli ; Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) B191 10-in. between June 1923 and June 1924 Non fui da un padre mai benedetta Lina Scavizzi Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) B192 10-in. between June 1923 and June 1924 O forze recondite Lina Scavizzi Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WB1740 10-in. November 1927 Ebben ne andrò lontano Lina Scavizzi Soprano vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WB1781 10-in. between January and June 1928 Ebben, ne andrò lontano Bianca Scacciati Soprano vocal solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Catalani, Alfredo," accessed July 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104134.

Catalani, Alfredo. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104134.

"Catalani, Alfredo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104134

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