A CHRIS MERRITT DISCOGRAPHY

Note: This discography will be arranged alphabetically by composer and opera. Individual arias will be listed twice: both in the alphabetical list and under the two recital CDs he made at the end. Only the principal co-interpreters will be included.

BELLINI

I PURITANI

Complete opera with Katia Ricciarelli (sop.); Juan Luque Carmona (ten.), Roberto Scandiuzzi (bass), Gabriele Ferro cond. Fonit Cetra CDC 20 (3 CDs) Recorded live at the Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari (April 10, 1986). This is the stage premiere of the "Malibran version" of I Puritani.

A te o cara in Bongiovanni GB 2508-2

Son salvo.... Corre a valle in Bongiovanni GB 2508-2

DONIZETTI

ANNA BOLENA

Vivi tu...Nel veder la tua costanza in Bongiovanni GB 2508-2

CATERINA CORNARO

Io trar non voglio in Phillips 434 102-2

DON SEBASTIANO

Deserto in terra in Phillips 434 102-2

IL DUCA D’ALBA

Angelo casto e bel in Phillips 434 102-2

L'ELISIR D'AMORE

Complete opera with Adelina Scarabelli (sop.), Angelo Romero (bar.), Sesto Bruscantini (bass), H. Soudant cond. Nuvo Era .... Live performance, Parma , Teatro Regio, March 1988

EMILIA DI LIVERPOOL

Complete opera with Yvonne Kenny (sop.) Geoffrey Dolton (bass), Sesto Bruscantini (bass), David Parry (cond.) Opera Rara Record Club ORC 8

L'EREMITTAGGIO DI LIVERPOOL

Complete opera with Yvonne Kenny (sop.) Geoffrey Dolton (bass), Sesto Bruscantini (bass), David Parry (cond.) Opera Rara Record Club ORC 8

LA FIGLIA DEL REGGIMENTO

Pour mon ame in Bongiovanni GB 2508-2

POLIUTO

Fu macchiato l'onor mio in Phillips 434 102-2

GLINKA

A LIFE FOR THE TSAR

Complete opera with Alexandrina Pendatchanska (sop.), Stefania Toczyska (mez.), Boris Martinovich (bass), Emil Chakarov cond. Sony ....

HALEVY

LA JUIVE

Complete opera (role of Leopold) with Ilona Tokody (sop.), Sona Ghazarian (sop.), Jose Carreras, (ten), Cesare Siepi (bass), Gerd Albrecht cond. Live performance Vienna, Jan. 3, 1981, Legato Classics LCD 224-2

MEYERBEER

LES HUGUENOTS

Bianca al par di neve in Bongiovanni GB 2508-2

ROBERT LE DIABLE

Grand air: Ou me cacher?....Oh! ma mère, ombre si tendre....Ah! venez tous, je vous défie! Opera Orchestra of New York, 1988; Eve Queler cond. in Legato LCD 229-3

ROMILDA E COSTANZA

Trio: Che barbaro tormento with Bronwen Mills and Anne Mason in ORCH 103

ROSSINI

ARMIDA

Complete opera with Cecilia Gasdia (sop.), William Matteuzzi (ten.), Bruce Ford (ten.), Charles Workman (ten.), Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass), Claudio Scimone cond. Europa CD 350-211

BIANCA E FALLIERO

Complete opera with Katia Ricciarelli (sop.), Marilyn Horne (mez.), Giorgio Surjan (bass) Donato Renzetti cond. Ricordi RFCD 2008 live performance from Pesaro Aug. 1986.

CANTATA IN ONORE DEL SOMMO PONTEFICE PIO IX

La sua possente voce in Phillips 434 102-2

LA DONNA DEL LAGO

Complete opera with June Anderson (sop.), Martine Dupuy (mez.), Rockwell Blake (ten), Giorgio Surjan (bass), Riccardo Muti (cond.) Philips 438 211-2 Live performance from Teatro alla Scala, Milan, June 1992

ELISABETTA

Della cieca fortuna in Phillips 434 102-2

ERMIONE

Complete opera (role of Oreste) with Cecilia Gasdia (sop.), Margarita Zimmermann (mez.), Ernesto Palacio (ten.), William Matteuzzi (ten.) Claudio Scimone (cond.) Erato ECD 75336

Complete opera (role of Pirro) with Montserrat Caballé (sop.), Marilyn Horne (mez.), Rockwell Blake (ten.), Giuseppe Morino (ten.) Gustav Kuhn cond. Legato Classics LCD 159-2 Live recording from Pesaro, 1987

Balena in man del figlio in Phillips 434 102-2

GUGLIELMO TELL

Complete opera with Cheryl Studer (sop.) Luciana D'Intino (mez.), Giorgio Zancanaro (bar.), Giorgio Surjan bass, Riccardo Muti cond. Phillips 422 391-2 Live recording from La Scala, Milan Dec. 1988

O muto asil del pianto...Corriam! Voliam! in Bongiovanni GB 2508-2

OTELLO

Ah! si, per voi gia sento in Phillips 434 102-2

STABAT MATER

Complete with Daniela Dessi (sop.), Gloria Scalchi (mez.), and Roberto Scandiuzzi (bass), Gelmetti conducting the Stuttgart Radio orchestra on Serenissima C360155/6

TANCREDI

Oh Dio! Crudel!... Si ti sento.. Perdonate questo pianto in Bongiovanni GB 2508-2

TORVALDO E DORLISKA

Tutto e silenzio...fra un istante a te vicino in A Hundred Years of Italian Opera 1810-1820 Opera Rara Record Club ORC 103

ZELMIRA

Complete opera with Cecilia Gasdia (sop.), Bernarda Fink (mez.), William Matteuzzi (ten.) Jose Garcia (bass) Claudio Scimone cond. Erato 2292-45419-2

SCHOENBERG

MOSES UND ARON

Complete opera with David Pittman-Jennings. Pierre Boulez cond. Polygram 449174

VERDI

I DUE FOSCARI

Brezza del suol natio.. Dal piu remoto eslio.. Si lo sento in Bongiovanni GB 2508-2

REQUIEM

Complete with Daniela Dessi (sop.), Gloria Scalchi (mez.), and Roberto Scandiuzzi (bass), Gelmetti conducting the Stuttgart Radio orchestra on Serenissima C360155/6

I VESPRI SICILIANI

Complete opera with Cheryl Studer (sop.) Giorgio Zancanaro (bar.), Ferruccio Furlanello (bass), Riccardo Muti cond. EMI 754032 Live recording from La Scala, 1990

A review of the Heroic Bel Canto Tenor CD can be found at Review of CD, while a discussion of the reasons for conflicting opinions on this CD can be found at Discussion of Controversy

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