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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 cult movie Diva. Catalani's other operas were much less successful.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Catalani, Alfredo," accessed August 15, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104134.

Catalani, Alfredo. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 15, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104134.

"Catalani, Alfredo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 15 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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