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EUGENE CONLEY CHRONOLOGY

1940-1950 • 1951-1975

Tour - fourteen performances, twelve in Los Angeles, one each in Sacramento & Fresno

METROPOLITAN OPERA

4, 13 January, 24 March, 1951 DIE FLEDERMAUS as Alfred w. Marguerite Piazza (Rosalinda), Jarmila Novotna (Prince Orlofsky), Set Svanholm (Eisenstein), Patrice Munsel (Adele), John Brownlee (Dr. Falke), Hugh Thompson (Frank), Paul Franke (Dr. Blind), Jack Guilford (Frosch); cond. Tibor Kozma.
25 January, 1951 same as 4 January exc Ljuba Welitsch (Rosalinda), Charles Kullman (Eisenstein)
5 April, 1951 same as 4 January exc Regina Resnik (Rosalinda), Charles Kullman (Eisenstein)
7 April, 1951 same as 4 January, 1951 exc. Charles Kullman (Eisenstein)
7 January, 1951 AGM Maintenance and Welfare Fund Concert w. Conley, Kirsten, Munsel, Merrill, Votipka and others.

MET/NEW YORK

18 January, 1951 IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA as Almaviva w. Erna Berger (Rosina), Lawrence Davidson (Dr. Bartolo), Giuseppe Valdengo (Figaro), Cesare Siepi (Don Basilio), George Cehanovsky (Fiorella), Herta Glaz (Berta), Alessio De Paolis (Official), Ludwig Burgstaller (Ambrogio); cond. Alberto Erede.
7 April, 1951 MAT same as 18 January exc Frank Guarrera (Figaro), Jean Madeira (Berta)

17 March, 1951 Faust as Faust w. Victoria de los Angeles (Marguérite), Jerome Hines (Méphistophélès), Frank Guarrera (Valentin), Osie Hawkins (Wagner), Margaret Roggero (Siébel), Thelma Votipka (Marthe); cond. Fausta Cleva.

20 March, 1951 MADAMA BUTTERFLY as Pinkerton w. Victoria de los Angeles (Cio- Cio-San), Margaret Roggero (Suzuki), Giuseppe Valdengo (Sharpless), Alessio de Paolis (Goro), George Cehanovsky (Yamaguchi), Osie Hawkins (Bonze), Clifford Harvuot (Imperial Commissioner); cond Alberto Erede.

MET/BOSTON

11 April, 1951 Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Almaviva w. Lily Pons (Rosina), Giuseppe Valdengo (Figaro), Salvatore Baccaloni (Dr. Bartolo); Cesare Siepi (Don Basilio), Jean Madeira (Berta), Clifford Harvuot (Fiorello), Alessio de Paolis (Sergeant), Ludwig Burgstaller (Ambrogio); cond. Alberto Erede.

14 April, 1951 MAT Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Dorothy Kirsten (Cio-Cio-San), Giuseppe Valdengo (Sharpless), Lucielle Browning (Suzuki), Alessio De Paolis (Goro), George Cehanovsky (Yamadori), Lorenzo Alvary (Bonze), Clifford Harvuot (Imperial Commissioner); cond. Alberto Erede.

MET/CLEVELAND

17 April, 1951 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Dorothy Kirsten (Violetta), Leonard Warren (Germont), Thelma Votipka (Flora), Margaret Roggero (Annina), Alessio De Paolis (Gastone), George Cehanovsky (Baron Douphol), Lawrence Davidson (Marquis d’Obigny), Clifford Harvuot (Dr. Grenvil); cond. Alberto Erede.

19 April, 1951 Il Barbiere di Siviglia same as 11 April exc Herta Glaz (Berta), George Cehanovsky (Fiorello)

MET/ATLANTA

25 April, 1951 Il Barbiere di Siviglia same as 11 April exc Roberta Peters (Rosina), John Brownlee (Figaro), Jerome Hines (Don Basilio) George Cehanovsky (Fiorello)

MET/DALLAS

28 April, 1951 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Victoria de los Angeles (Cio-Cio-San), Frank Valentino (Sharpless), Herta Glaz (Suzuki), George Cehanovsky, Lorenzo Alvary, Lawrence Davidson; cond Alberto Erede.

MET/MINNEAPOLIS

4 May, 1951 Die Fledermaus as Alfred w. Regina Resnik (Rosalinda), Lois Hunt (Adele), Brian Sullivan (Eisenstein), Jarmila Novotna (Prince Orlofsky), John Brownlee (Dr. Falke), Hugh Thompson (Frank), Paul Franke (Dr. Blind), Jack Gilford (Frosch); cond. Eugene Ormandy.

MET/CHICAGO

12 May, 1951 Die Fledermaus as Alfred same as 4 May exc Charles Kullman (Eisenstein), Patrice Munsel (Adele); cond Tibor Kozma.

MET/ROCHESTER

14 May, 1951 Die Fledermaus - same as 12 May

May, 1951 Faust Columbia recording w. Eleanor Steber, Cesare Siepi, Frank Guarrera

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

25 September, 1951 Der Rosenkavalier as The Tenor w. Stella Roman (Marschallin), Lorenzo Alvary (Baron Ochs), Blanche Thebom (Octavian), Uta Graf (Sophie), Herta Glaz (Annina), Yvonne Chauveau (Marianne), Alessio de Paolis (Valzacchi), Ralph Herbert (von Faninal), Desire Ligeti (Commissioner); cond. Erich Leinsdorf.

29 September, 1951 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Dorothy Kirsten (Cio-Cio-San), Francesco Valentino (Sharpless), Herta Glaz (Suzuki), Alessio de Paolis (Goro), George Cehanovsky (Yamadori), Yi Kwei Sze (Bonze), Demy Trevor (Imperial Commissioner), Colin Harvey (Official Registrar); cond. Nicolo Rescigno.
27 (or 29) October, 1951 In Los Angeles - ditto exc Alice Ostrowsky (Suzuki)

11 October, 1951 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Lily Pons (Violetta), Giuseppe Valdengo (Germont), Alessio De Paolis (Gaston), George Cehanovsky (Baron Douphol), Yi-Kwei Sze (Marquis d’Obigny), Max Lorenzini (Major-domo), Desire Ligeti (Dr. Grenvil), Yvonne Chauveau (Flora), Eileen Baldwin (Annina); cond Gaetano Merola.

PHILADELPHIA CIVIC GRAND OPERA COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA, ACADEMY OF MUSIC

18 October 1951 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Graciela Rivera (Gilda), Cesare Bardelli (Rigoletto), John Lawler (Sparafucile), Elinor Warren (Giovanna), David Aiken (Monterone). John Rossi (Borsa), Susan Yager (Contessa Ceprano), Maria Pasca (Giovanna), William van Zandt (Marullo), Howard Hoskins (Ceprano); cond. Giuseppe Bamboschek.

LA SCALA, MILAN (OPENING OF SEASON)

7 December, 1951 I Vespri Siciliani as Arrigo w. Maria Callas (Elena), Enzo Mascherini (Monforte) Boris Christoff (Giovanni da Procida) Giovanni Fabbri (Bethune), Louis Sgarro (Vaudemont), Mafalda Masini (Ninetta), Luciano della Pergola (Danieli), Vittorio Pandano (Tebaldo), Enrico Campi (Roberto), Gino del Signore (Manfedo); cond. Victor de Sabata.
9, 12, 16, 19 December 1951 - ditto
27 December 1951 - ditto exc Argeo Quadri, cond.
3 January 1952 - ditto exc Giuseppe Modesti (Procida), Argeo Quadri, cond.

TEATRO COMUNALE, FLORENCE

January, 1952 Don Giovanni as Don Ottavio w. Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Don Giovanni), Birgit Nilsson (Donna Anna), Gladys Kuchta (Donna Elvira), Rosanna Carteri (Zerlina), Enzo Viaro, Silvio Maionica; cond. Tullio Serafin. + ?

9, 11 January, 1952 I Puritani as Arturo w. Maria Callas (Elena), Carlo Tagliabue (Riccardo), Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Giorgio), Silvio Maionica (Gualtiero), Alberto Lotti- Camici (Bruno), Grace Hoffmann (Enrichetta); cond. Tullio Serafin.

PHILADELPHIA CIVIC GRAND OPERA COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA, ACADEMY OF MUSIC

7 February, 1952 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Ann Ayars (Mimì), Cesare Bardelli (Marcello), Edwin Dunning (Schaunard), John Lawler (Colline), Vanna d’Oglio (Musetta), Andrew Canaile (Parpignol), Tom Brown (Un ragazzo); cond. Giuseppe Bamboschek.

MET/NEW YORK

19 February, 1952 MAT (Opera Guild student performance) La Traviata as Alfredo w. Delia Rigal (Violetta), Renato Capecchi (Germont), Paula Lenchner (Flora), Jean Madeira (Annina), Gabor Carelli (Gastone), Lawrence Davidson (Baron Douphol), Algerd Brazis (Marqus d’Obigny), Osie Hawkins (Dr. Grenvil); cond Fausta Cleva.

26 February, 1952 LA BOHEME as Rodolfo w. Bidu Sayão (Mimì), Giuseppe Valdengo (Marcello), George Cehanovsky (Schaunard), Brenda Lewis (Musetta), Cesare Siepi (Colline), Gerhard Pechner (Benoit), Alessio De Paolis (Alcindoro), Paul Franke (Parpignol); cond. Alberto Erede.

4 March, 1952 MAT CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA as Turiddu w. Regina Resnik (Santuzza), Mildred Miller (Lola), Clifford Harvuot (Alfio), Thelma Votipka (Mamma Lucia); cond. Ernesto Barbini /I Pagliacci.

14 March, 1952 Lucia di Lammermoor as Edgardo w. Graciella Rivera (Lucia), Thomas Hayward (Arturo), Giuseppe Valdengo (Ashton), Norman Scott (Raimondo), Paul Franke (Normanno), Thelma Votipka (Alisa); cond. Fausta Cleva.

MIAMI OPERA GUILD

Two performances of Die Fledermaus as Alfred

NEW ORLEANS OPERA

3, *5 April, 1952 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Leonard Warren (Rigoletto), Hilde Gueden (Gilda), William Wildermann (Sparafucile), Norman Treigle (Monterone), Marietta Muhs (Maddalena), John Patterson (Borsa), Warren Gadpaille (Marullo), Ernest Barnum (Count Ceprano), Elaine Weber (Countess Ceprano), Frances Vella (Page); cond. Walter Herbert. CDs: VAIA 1174-2

MET/ATLANTA

3 May, 1952 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Dorothy Kirsten (Mimì), Frank Guarrera (Marcello), Hilde Gueden (Musetta), Clifford Harvuot (Schaunard), Cesare Siepi (Colline), Lawrence Davidson (Benoit), Paul Franke (Parpignol), Lorenzo Alvary (Alcindoro), Carlo Tomanelli (Sergeant); cond. Alberto Erede.

TEATRO COLON, BUENOS AIRES

20 May, 21 July 1952 Manon (Massenet) as Des Grieux w. Victoria de los Angeles (Manon), Felipe Romito (Lescaut), Danton; cond. Albert Wolff.

June-July 1952 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Victoria de los Angeles (Cio-Cio- San), Victor Damiani (Sharpless); cond. Ettore Panizza.

June -July, 1952 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Helena Arizmendi (Mimì), Renato Cesari (Marcello), Juan Zanin

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

21 September, 1952 MAT Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Dorothy Kirsten (Tosca), Robert Weede (Scarpia), Alessio De Paolis (Spoletta), Salvatore Baccaloni (Sacristan), Desire Ligeti (Angelotti), George Cehanovsky (Sciarrone), Winther Andersen (Jailer), Dorothy Throndsen (Shepherd); cond. Fausto Cleva.

26 September, 1952 (Il Tabarro)/(Suor Angelica)/Gianni Schicchi as Rinuccio w. Italo Tajo (Gianni Schicchi), Dorothy Warenskjold (Lauretta), Claramae Turner (La Vecchia), Lorenzo Alvary (Simon), Alessio De Paolis (Gherardo), Yvonne Chauveau (Nella), Carmen Andreatta (Gherardino), George Cehanovsky (Betto), Jan Gbur (Marco), Thelma Votipka (La Ciesca), Allan Louw (Spinelloccio), Desire Ligeti (Amantio di Nicolao), Colin Harvey (Pinellino), Winther Andersen (Guccio) cond. Karl Kritz.
1 October, 1952 - ditto exc Naida Scarsella (Nella), Michael Kersnar (Gherardino)

4 October, 1952 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Lily Pons (Violetta), Robert Weede (Germont), Alessio de Paolis (Gastone), George Cehanovsky (Baron Douphol), Jan Gbur (Marquis D’Obigny), Desire Ligetti (Dr. Grenvil), Yvonne Chauveau (Flora), Eileen Baldwin (Annina), Max Lorenzini (Major-domo); cond. Pietro Cimara.

8 October 1952 MAT Cavalleria Rusticana as Turiddu w. Fedora Barbieri (Santuzza), Ralph Herbert (Alfio), Yvonne Chauveau (Lola), Thelma Votipka (Mamma Lucia); cond. Kurt Adler (followed by I Pagliacci).
15 October 1952 MAT - ditto exc Margaret Roggero (Lola)

19 October, 1952 MAT Don Giovanni as Don Ottavio w. Mary Curtis (later Curtis- Verna) (Donna Anna), Brenda Lewis (Donna Elvira), Bidu Sayão (Zerlina), Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Don Giovanni), Italo Tajo (Leporello), Desire Ligeti (Commendatore), Ralph Herbert (Masetto); cond. Paul Breisach.

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA IN LOS ANGELES

26 October, 1952 MAT in Los Angeles La Traviata same as 4 October exc Francesco Valentino for Weede

26 October, 1952 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Lily Pons (Violetta), Frank Valentino (Germont), Yvonne Chauveau, Alessio de Paolis, Jan Gbur, Desire Ligeti; cond. Pietro Cimara.

31 October, 1952 Gianni Schicchi same as 1 October

1 November, 1952 MAT Rigoletto as the Duke w. Lily Pons (Gilda), Robert Weede (Rigoletto), Lorenzo Alvary (Sparafucile), Claramae Turner (Maddalena), Jan Gbur (Monterone), Alessio De Paolis (Borsa), George Cehanovsky (Marullo) Colin Harvey (Ceprano), Yvonne Chauveau (Contessa), Eileen Baldwin (Annina); cond. Pietro Cimara.

PHILADELPHIA CIVIC GRAND OPERA COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA, ACADEMY OF MUSIC

4 December, 1952 Cavallera Rusticana as Turiddu w. Maria Gasi (Santuzza), Charles Lancaster (Alfio), Jean Schneck (Lola), Alice Engram ((Lucia); cond. Vernon Hammond.

PITTSBURGH OPERA

January, 1953 Manon as Des Grieux w. Licia Albanese (Manon)

CIVIC GRAND OPERA AT PHILDELPHIA ACADEMY

January, 1953 Cavalleria Rusticana as Turiddu w. Maria Gasi (Santuzza)/Leoni’s L’Oracolo.

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY, GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA

January, 1953 Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Willa Stewart (Tosca), Martial Singher (Scarpia); cond. Dr. Karl Keefer, Dean of the School of Fine Arts.

28 January, 1953 Town Hall discussion of The Rake’s Progress with Conley, Gueden and Mack Harrell singing excerpts.

METROPOLITAN OPERA

7 January, 1953 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Hilde Gueden (Mimì), Frank Guarrera (Marcello), Nicola Moscona (Colline), Regina Resnik (Musetta), Clifford Harvuot (Schaunard), Lawrence Davidson (Benoit), Paul Franke (Parpignol), Alessio de Paolis (Alcindoro, Algerd Brazis (Sergeant); cond. Alberto Erede.
24 January, 1953 ditto exc Licia Albanese (Mimì), Brenda Lewis (Musetta), Renato Capecchi (Marcello), George Cehanovsky (Schaunard)

*17 January, 1953 Madama Butterfly MAT as Pinkerton w. Licia Albanese (Cio-Cio- San), Frank Valentino (Sharpless), Margaret Roggero (Suzuki), Alessio de Paolis (Goro), George Cehanovsky (Yamadori), Osie Hawkins (Bonze), Algerd Brazis (Imperial Commissioner); cond. Fausto Cleva.

**14, 19 February, 14, 16 March 1953 THE RAKE’S PROGRESS (Stravinsky) as Tom Rakewell w. Hilde Gueden (Anne), Mack Harrell (Nick Shadow), Martha Lipton (Mother Goose), Blanche Thebom (Baba the Turk), Norman Scott (Trulove), Paul Franke (Sellem), Lawrence Davidson (Keeper of the Madhouse). cond. Fritz Reiner.

** CD: Bensar OL21453 MET/PHILADELPHIA, ACADEMY OF MUSIC

24 February, 1953 The Rake’s Progress - ditto

MET/NEW YORK (Continued)

27 February, 1953 The Rake’s Progress same as 14 February exc Jean Madeira (Mother Goose & Baba)
4 March, 1953 ditto exc Jean Madeira (Baba)

22 February, 1953 RIGOLETTO as the Duke w. Paolo Silveri (Rigoletto), Conleyvieve Warner (Gilda), Jean Madeira (Maddalena), George Cehanovsky (Marullo), Gabor Carelli (Borsa), Jerome Hines Sparafucile), Thelma Votipka (Giovanna), Norman Scott (Monterone), Lawrence Davidson (Ceprano), Lucine Amara (Countess Ceprano), Paula Lenchner (Page), Carlo Tomanelli (Guard); cond. Alberto Erede.
*7 March, 1953 MAT ditto exc Leonard Warren (Rigoletto), Hilde Gueden (Gilda), Nicola Moscona (Sparafucile), Paulo Lenchner (Countess Ceprano)

13 March, 1953 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Licia Albanese (Violetta), Leonard Warren (Germont), Paula Lenchner (Flora), Margaret Roggero (Annina), Gabor Carelli (Gastone), George Cehanovsky (Douphol), Algerd Brazis (d’Obigny), Clifford Harvuot (Dr. Grenvil); cond. Alberto Erede.
18 March, 1953 ditto exc Osie Hawkins (Dr. Grenvil)
28 March, 1953 same as 13 March exc Osie Hawkins (Dr. Grenvil), Alessio De Paolis (Gastone) Salvatore Baccaloni (Benoit)
9 April, 1953 same as 13 March exc Lawrence Davidson (d’Obigny), Osie Hawkins (Dr. Grenvil)

14 March, 1953 Don Giovanni as Don Ottavio w. George London (Don Giovanni), Margaret Harshaw (Donna Anna), Regina Resnik (Donna Elvira), Roberta Peters (Zerlina), Salvatore Baccaloni (Leporello), Lawrence Davidson (Masetto), Deszo Ernster (Il Commendatore); cond. Fritz Reiner.

MET/BALTIMORE

25 March, 1953 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Nadine Conner (Mimì), Robert Merrill (Marcello), Clifford Harvuot (Schaunard), Regina Resnik (Musetta), Lawrence Davidson (Benoit), Jerome Hines (Colline), Alessio de Paolis (Alcindoro), Paul Franke (Parpignol), Algerd Brazis (Sergeant); cond. Alberto Erede.

CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK

*28 March, 1953 Mass in D major, Op.123 (Missa Solemnis) (Beethoven) w. EC, Lois Marshall, Nan Merriman, Jerome Hines; cond. Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra and Robert Shaw Chorale. CD: RCA VICTOR 60272-2-RC

MET/NEW YORK

4 April, 1953 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Licia Albanese (Mimì), Frank Guarrera (Marcello), Brenda Lewis (Musetta), George Cehanovsky (Schaunard), Cesare Siepi (Colline), Salvatore Baccaloni (Benoit), (Paul Franke (Parpignol), Alessio de Paolis (Alcindoro), Algerd Brazis (Sergeant); cond. Alberto Erede.

MET/CLEVELAND

13 April, 1953 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Lily Pons (Gilda), Robert Merrill (Rigoletto), Jerome Hines (Sparafucile), Jean Madeira (Maddalena), Clifford Harvuot (Marullo), Thelma Votipka (Giovanna), Norman Scott (Monterone), Paul Franke (Borsa), Lawrence Davidson (Ceprano), Paula Lenchner (Countess Ceprano), Margaret Roggero (Page), Algerd Brazis (Guard); cond. Alberto Erede.

17 April, 1953 TOSCA as Cavaradossi w. Dorothy Kirsten (Tosca), Robert Weede (Scarpia), Clifford Harvuot (Angelotti), Lawrence Davidson (Sacristan), Alessio de Paolis (Spoletta), George Cehanovsky (Sciarrone), Algerd Brazis (Jailer), Margaret Roggero (Shepherd); cond. Fausto Cleva.

MET/BOSTON

22 April, 1953 Tosca same as 17 April exc George London (Scarpia), Salvatore Baccaloni (Sacristan)

25 April, 1953 MAT Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Dorothy Kirsten (Cio-Cio-San), Frank Valentino (Sharpless), Mildred Miller (Suzuki), Alessio de Paolis (Goro), George Cehanovsky (Yamadori), Osie Hawkins (Bonze), Algerd Brazis (Imperial Commissioner); cond. Fausta Cleva.

MET/WASHINGTON

*27 April, 1953 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Hilde Gueden (Mimì), Frank Guarrera (Marcello), Regina Resnik (Musetta), Cesare Siepi (Colline), Clifford Harvuot (Schaunard), Lawrence Davidson (Benoit), Paul Franke (Parpignol), Alessio De Paolis (Alcindoro)) Algerd Brazis (Sergeant); cond. Alberto Erede.

MET/DALLAS

8 May, 1953 Don Giovanni as Don Ottavio w. Cesare Siepi (Don Giovanni), Regina Resnik (Donna Anna), Delia Rigal (Donna Elvira), Norman Scott (Il Commendatore), Conleyvieve Warner (Zerlina); cond. Fritz Reiner.

MET/OKLAHOMA CITY

13 May, 1953 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Nadine Conner (Mimì), Robert Merrill (Marcello), Norman Scott (Colline), Regina Resnik (Musetta), Lorenzo Alvary (Alcindoro), Lawrence Davidson (Benoit), Paul Franke (Parpignol), Algerd Brazis (Sergeant); cond. Alberto Erede.

MET/MINNEAPOLIS

17 May, 1953 Don Giovanni as Don Ottavio w. George London (Don Giovanni), Margaret Harshaw (Donna Anna), Regina Resnik (Donna Elvira), Roberta Peters (Zerlina), Deszo Ernster (Il Commendatore), Salvatore Baccaloni (Leporello), Lawrence Davidson (Masetto); cond. Fritz Reiner.

MET/TORONTO

29 May, 1953 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Hilde Gueden (Gilda), Leonard Warren (Rigoletto), Ljubomir Vichegonov (Sparafucile), Martha Lipton (Maddalena), Thelma Votipka, Paula Lenchner, Norman Scott (Monterone), Margaret Roggero, Clifford Harvuot, Paul Franke, Lawrence Davidson, Algerd Brazis; cond. Alberto Erede.

HAVANA, CUBA 1-12 June, 1953

Faust as Faust w. Ann Ayars (Marguérite), Cesare Siepi (Méphistophélès), Dora Carrall (Siébel); cond. Thomas Mayer

Lucia di Lammermoor as Edgardo w. Roberta Peters (Lucia), Cesare Bardelli (Enrico) Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Lydia Ibarrondo, Alessio de Paolis (Goro)

CINCINNATI SUMMER OPERA

30 June, 1953 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Robert Weede (Rigoletto), Barbara Gibson (Gilda), William Wildermann (Sparafucile); cond. Fausto Cleva.

14, 18 July, 1953 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Tomiko Kanazawa (Cio-Cio-San), Richard Torigi (Sharpless); Cond. Fausto Cleva.

MET/NEW YORK

21 November, *19 December 1953 MAT La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Hilde Gueden (Mimì), Robert Merrill (Marcello), Clifford Harvuot (Schaunard), Norman Scott (Colline), Jean Fenn (Musetta), Lawrence Davidson Benoit), James McCracken (Parpignol), Alessio de Paolis (Alcindoro), Algerd Brazis (Sergeant); cond. A. Erede.
25 November, 1953 ditto exc Frank Guarrera (Marcello)
30 November, 1953 same as 21 November exc Lucine Amara (Mimì), Frank Guarrera (Marcello)

28 November, 1953 MAT Rigoletto as the Duke w. Hilde Gueden (Gilda), Robert Merrill (Rigoletto), Ljubomir Vichegonov (Sparafucile), Jean Madeira (Maddalena), Thelma Votipka (Giovanna), Norman Scott (Monterone), Clifford Harvuot (Marullo), Paul Franke (Borsa), George Cehanovsky (Ceprano), Marie Leone (Countess Ceprano), Sandra Warfield (Page), Algerd Brazis (Guard); cond. Alberto Erede.
21 December, 1953 ditto exc Lawrence Davidson (Ceprano)
20 January, 1954 same as 28 November exc Leonard Warren (Rigoletto), Martha Lipton (Maddalena), George Cehanovsky (Marullo), Lawrence Davidson (Ceprano)

*5 December, 1953 MAT Faust as Faust w. Victoria de los Angeles (Marguérite), Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Méphistophélès), Robert Merrill (Valentin), Mildred Miller (Siébel), Thelma Votipka (Marthe), Lawrence Davidson (Wagner); cond. Pierre Monteux.
9 December, 1953 ditto exc Jerome Hines (Méphistophélès), Frank Guarrera (Valentin) 28 December, 1953 same as 5 December exc Frank Guarrera (Valentin)
24 February, 1954 same as 5 December exc Nadine Conner (Marguérite), Jerome Hines (Méphistophélès), Frank Guarrera (Valentin)

11 December, 1953 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Licia Albanese (Violetta), Ettore Bastianini (Germont), Margaret Roggero (Flora), Maria Leone (Annina), Gabor Carelli (Gastone), George Cehanovsky (Douphol), Algerd Brazis (d’Obigny), Osie Hawkins (Dr. Grenvil); cond. Fausta Cleva.

MET/PHILADELPHIA, ACADEMY OF MUSIC

15 December 1953 Faust as Faust w. Victoria de los Angeles (Marguérite), Nicola Rossi- Lemeni (Méphistophélès), Robert Merrill (Valentin), Margaret Roggero (Siébel), Thelma Votipka (Marthe), Lawrence Davidson (Wagner); cond. Pierre Monteux.

MET/NEW YORK

24 December, 1953 La Bohème same as 21 November exc Nadine Conner (Mimì), Frank Valentino (Marcello)
15 January, 1954 same as 21 November exc Nadine Conner (Mimì), Nicola Moscona (Colline), Gerhard Pechner (Benoit)

26 January, 5 February, 1954 The Rake’s Progress as Tom Rakewell w. Hilde Gueden (Anne), Norman Scott (Trulove), Mack Harrell (Nick Shadow), Martha Lipton (Mother Goose), Blanche Thebom (Baba the Turk), Paul Franke (Sellem), Osie Hawkins (Keeper of the Madhouse); cond. Alberto Erede.

11 February 1954 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Licia Albanese (Violetta), Renato Capecchi (Germont), Margaret Roggero (Flora), Maria Leone (Annina), Gabor Carelli (Gastone), George Cehanovsky (Douphol), Algerd Brazis (d’Obigny), Osie Hawkins (Dr. Grenvil); cond. Fausto Cleva.

2 March, 1954 Don Giovanni as Don Ottavio w. George London (Don Giovanni), Margaret Harshaw (Donna Anna), Eleanor Steber (Donna Elvira), Hilde Gueden (Zerlina), Ljubomir Vichegonov (Il Commendatore), Fernando Corena (Leporello), Lawrence Davidson (Masetto); cond. Max Rudolf.
*13 March, 1954 MAT ditto exc Nadine Conner for Gueden CD: Walhall WLCD 0237

MET/CLEVELAND, Public Auditorium

21 April, 1954 Faust as Faust w. Victoria de los Angeles (Marguérite), Cesare Siepi (Méphistophélès), Robert Merrill (Valentin), Mildred Miller (Siébel), Thelma Votipka (Marthe), Lawrence Davidson (Wagner); cond. Kurt Adler.

MET/BOSTON, Boston Opera House

27 April, 1954 Faust same as 21 April exc. Jerome Hines for Siepi

MET/ATLANTA, Fox Theatre

4 May, 1954 Faust same as 21 April exc Hines for Siepi, Guarrera for Merrill

MET/BIRMINGHAM

6 May, 1954 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Victoria de los Angeles (Mimì), Frank Guarrera (Marcello), Clifford Harvuot (Schaunard), Jerome Hines (Colline), Jean Fenn (Musetta), Lawrence Davidson (Benoit), Alessio de Paolis (Alcindoro), Frank d’Elia (Parpignol), Algerd Brazis (Sergeant); cond. Kurt Adler.

MET/ST. LOUIS, Kiel Auditorium

12 May, 1954 Faust same as 21 April exc Frank Guarrera for Merrill

MET/MINNEAPOLIS, Northrop Auditorium

16 May, 1954 Faust same as 21 April exc Hines for Siepi, Roggero for Miller

MET/BLOOMINGTON, University Auditorium

18 May, 1954 Faust same as 21 April exc Nadine Conner for De los Angeles, Hines for Siepi, Guarrera for Merrill

MET/CHICAGO

23 May, 1954 MAT Rigoletto as the Duke w. Roberta Peters (Gilda), Leonard Warren (Rigoletto), Ljubomir Vichegonov (Sparafucile), Jean Madeira (Maddalena), Lawrence Davidson (Ceprano), Maria Leone (Countess Ceprano), Thelma Votipka (Giovanna), Norman Scott (Monterone), Clifford Harvuot (Marullo), Paul Franke (Borsa), Sandra Warfield (Page), Algerd Brazis (Guard); cond. Alberto Erede.

MET/TORONTO

26 May, 1954 Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Almaviva w. Roberta Peters (Rosina), Robert Merrill (Figaro), Salvatore Baccaloni (Dr. Bartolo), Jerome Hines (Don Basilio), Jean Madeira (Berta), George Cehanovsky (Fiorello), Alessio De Paolis (Sergeant), cond. Alberto Erede.

28 May, 1954 Faust exc Nadine Conner for De los Angeles, Hines for Siepi, Roggero for Miller

CINCINNATI “ZOO” FESTIVAL

29 June, 4 July, 1954 Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Dorothy Kirsten (Tosca), George Czaplicki (Scarpia), William Wilderman (Angelotti); cond. Fausto Cleva.

15, 17 July, 1954 Faust as Faust w. Nicola Moscona (Mépistophélès), Dorothy Warenskjold (Marguérite), Richard Torigi (Valentin); cond. Coppola

CONCERT AT LEWISOHN STADIUM, NEW YORK

30 July, 1954 Les Pecheurs de Perles (excerpts) as Nadir

NEW ORLEANS OPERA

7, 9 October, 1954 La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Lucine Amara (Mimì), Violetta Russell (Musetta), Cesare Bardelli (Marcello), Norman Scott (Colline); cond. Renato Cellini.

METROPOLITAN OPERA

13 November, 1954 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Licia Albanese (Cio-Cio-San), Frank Guarrera (Sharpless), Mildred Miller (Suzuki), Alessio de Paolis (Goro), George Cehanovsky (Yamadori), Norman Scott (Bonze); Calvin Marsh (Imperial Commissioner); cond. Alberto Erede.
19 November, 1954 ditto exc Lisa Della Casa (Cio-cio-san), Frank Valentino (Sharpless) 27 November, 1954 MAT same as 13 November exc Victoria de los Angeles (Cio-Cio-San), Frank Valentino (Sharpless), Margaret Roggero (Suzuki)
1 December, 1954 same as 13 November exc Dorothy Kirsten (Cio-Cio-San), Paul Franke (Goro), Osie Hawkins (Bonze)

25 December, 1954 Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Licia Albanese (Violetta), George London (Scarpia), Lorenzo Alvary (Angelotti), Salvatore Baccaloni (Sacristan), Alessio de Paolis (Spoletta), Clifford Harvuot (Jailer), Margaret Roggero (Shepherd); cond. Fausta Cleva.

SAN ANTONIO OPERA

6 February, 1955 Lucia as Edgardo w. Lily Pons (Lucia), Ettore Bastianini (Enrico), William Wildermann (Raimondo), Leslie Chabay (Arturo); cond. Victor Alessandro & San Antonio Symphony.

MET/NEW YORK

18 February, 1955 MAT Faust as Faust w. Heidi Krall (Marguerite), Norman Scott (Méphistophélès), Clifford Harvuot (Valentin), Margaret Roggero (Siébel), Osie Hawkins (Wagner); cond. Kurt Adler.

21 February, 1955 MANON (Massenet) as Des Grieux w. Eleanor Steber (Manon), Jerome Hines (Comte des Grieux), Fernando Corena (Lescaut), Shakeh Vartenissian (Poussette), Margaret Roggero (Javotte), Rosalind Elias (Roswette), Alessio de Paolis (Guillot), George Cehanovsky (De Bretigny), Lawrence Davidson (Innkeeper), James McCracken & Calvin Marsh (Guards), May Savage (Servant); cond. Pierre Monteux.

4 March, 1955 Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Almaviva w. Lily Pons (Rosina), Frank Guarrera (Figaro), Nicola Moscona (Don Basilio), Fernando Corena (Dr. Bartolo), Sandra Warfield (Berta), George Cehanovsky (Fiorello), Alessio de Paolis (Sergeant), cond. Alberto Erede.
19 March, 1955 ditto exc Robert Merrill (Figaro)

10 March, 1955 Don Giovanni as Don Ottavio w. Jerome Hines (Don Giovanni), Eleanor Steber (Donna Anna), Lucine Amara (Donna Elvira), Hilde Gueden (Zerlina), Ljubomir Vichey (Il Commendatore) Lorenzo Alvary (Leporello), Lawrence Davidson (Masetto); cond. Max Rudolf.
1 April, 1955 ditto exc Nadine Conner (Zerlina)

PHILADELPHIA CIVIC GRAND OPERA COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA, ACADEMY OF MUSIC

17 March, 1955 Lucia di Lammermoor as Edgardo w. Dolores Wilson (Lucia), Cesare Bardelli (Enrico), Lorenzo Alvary/Giorgio Tozzi (Raimondo), John Rossi/Robert Barry (Arturo), John Rossi (Normanno); cond. Giuseppe Bamboschek.

MET/NEW YORK

26 March, 1955 MAT La Bohème as Rodolfo w. Licia Albanese (Mimì), Frank Guarrera (Marcello), Clifford Harvuot (Schaunard), Nicola Moscona (Colline), Jean Fenn (Musetta), Lawrence Davidson (Benoit), James McCracken (Parpignol), Alessio de Paolis (Alcindoro), Calvin Marsh (Sergeant); cond. Fausta Cleva.

MET/CLEVELAND

13 April, 1955 MAT Cavalleria Rusticana as Turiddu w. Herva Nelli (Santuzza), Herta Glaz (Lola), Frank Valentino (Alfio), Thelma Votipka (Mamma Lucia); cond. K. Adler.

MET/BOSTON

19 April, 1955 Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Licia Albanese (Tosca), Walter Cassel (Scarpia), Lorenzo Alvary (Angelotti), Fernando Corena (Sacristan), Alessio de Paolis (Spoletta), George Cehanovsky (Sciarrone), Calvin Marsh (Jailer), Rosalind Elias (Shepherd); cond. Fausto Cleva.

21 April, 1955 Faust as Faust w. Dorothy Kirsten (Marguérite), Jerome Hines (Méphistophélès), Frank Guarrera (Valentin), Rosalind Elias (Siébel), Thelma Votipka (Marthe), Lawrence Davidson (Wagner); cond. Kurt Adler.

MET/ATLANTA

30 April, 1955 MAT Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Almaviva w. Roberta Peters (Rosina), Robert Merrill (Rigoletto), Fernando Corena (Dr. Bartolo), Jerome Hines (Don Basilio), Thelma Votipka (Berta), George Cehanovsky (Fiorello), Alessio de Paolis (Sergeant); cond. Pietro Cimara.

MET/MEMPHIS

4 May, 1955 Il Barbiere di Siviglia same as 30 April exc Lily Pons (Rosina), Sandra Warfield (Berta)

MET/DALLAS

7 May, 1955 MAT Il Barbiere di Siviglia same as 30 April

MET/HOUSTON

9 May, 1955 La Traviata Alfredo w. Dorothy Kirsten (Violetta), Leonard Warren (Germont), Heidi Krall (Flora), Maria Leone (Annina), Paul Franke (Gastone), Lawrence Davidson (Douphol), Calvin Marsh (d’Obigny), Osie Hawkins (Dr. Grenvil); cond. Pietro Cimara.

MET/OKLAHOMA CITY

11 May, 1955 Cavalleria Rusticana as Turiddu w. Zinka Milanov (Santuzza), Frank Valentino (Alfio), Thelma Votipka (Mamma Lucia), Margaret Roggero (Lola); cond. Kurt Adler/I Pagliacci.

MET/DES MOINES

12 May, 1955 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Dorothy Kirsten (Cio-Cio-San), Frank Guarrera (Sharpless), Mildred Miller (Suzuki), Alessio de Paolis (Goro), Lawrence Davidson (Imperial Commissioner, Norman Scott (Bonze), George Cehanovsky (Yamadori); cond. Fausta Cleva.

MET/MINNEAPOLIS

14 May, 1955 Il Barbiere di Siviglia same as 30 April, 1955 exc Salvatore Baccaloni (Dr. Bartolo), Sandra Warfield (Berta)

MET/CHICAGO

21 May, 1955 Il Barbiere di Siviglia same as 30 April, 1955 exc Sandra Warfield (Berta)

MET/MONTREAL

1 June, 1955 La Traviata same as 9 May, 1955 exc Licia Albanese (Violetta), George Cehanovsky (Douphol), Clifford Harvuot (Dr. Grenvil)

CINCINNATI “ZOO” FESTIVAL

25 June, 1955 Tosca (Opening Night) as Cavaradossi w. Dorothy Kirsten, Cesare Bardelli (Scarpia), William Wilderman (Angelotti); cond. Fausto Cleva.

20 July, 1955 Faust as Faust w. Nicola Moscona (Méphistophélès), Eva Likova (Marguérite), Frank Guarrera (Valentin); cond. Carlo Moresco.

PUERTO RICO July - ?

SAN FRANCISCO

? La Traviata concert version cond. Arthur Fiedler

PHILADELPHIA GRAND OPERA COMPANY, ACADEMY OF MUSIC, PHILADELPIA

13 October, 1955 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Lisa di Julio (Gilda), Frank Guarrera (Rigoletto), John Lawler (Sparafucile), Sandra Warfield (Maddalena), Betty Wolf (Giovanna/Countess Ceprano), Howard Hoskins (Monterone), Russell Scarfeo (Marullo), John Rossi (Borsa), Lee Cass (Ceprano); cond. Giuseppe Bamboschek.

TULSA OPERA

20, 22 October, 1955 Faust as Faust w. Maria Leone (Marguérite), William Wilderman (Méphistophélès), John Brownlee (Valentin)

MET/NEW YORK

17 November, 1955 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Roberta Peters (Gilda), Leonard Warren (Rigoletto), Giorgio Tozzi (Sparafucile), Rosalind Elias (Maddalena), Thelma Votipka (Giovanna), Norman Scott (Monterone), Clifford Harvuot (Marullo), Gabor Carelli (Borsa), Calvin Marsh (Ceprano), Heidi Krall (Countess Ceprano), Wilma Georgiou (Page), Louis Sgarro (Guard); cond. Fausta Cleva.

VOICE OF FIRESTONE BROADCAST

28 November, 1955 Eugene Conley and Nadine Conner

HOUSTON GRAND OPERA

25, 27 January, 1956 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Nancy Winford Blackburn (Cio-Cio-San), Guy Gardner (Sharpless); cond. Walter Herbert

MET/BIRMINGHAM

8 May, 1956 Rigoletto same as 17 November exc Thelma Votipka and Emilia Cundari for Krall and Georgiou

ROBIN HOOD DELL, PHILADELPHIA

28 June, 1956 Messa da Requiem (Verdi) w. EC, Frances Yeend, Regina Resnik, Nicola Moscona; Robin Hood Dell Orchestra & Singing City Choirs; cond. Erich Leinsdorf.

SAN ANTONIO GRAND OPERA FESTIVAL

Summer, 1956 Faust as Faust w. Dorothy Warenskjold (Marguérite), Nicola Moscona (Méphistophélès), Walter Cassel (Valentin), Frances Bible (Siébel).

CINCINNATI SUMMER OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

26, 29 July, 1956 Faust as Faust w. Eva Likova (Marguérite), Italo Tajo (Méphistophélès), Cesare Bardelli (Valentin); cond. Nicola Rescigno.

PHILADELPHIA GRAND OPERA COMPANY, ACADEMY OF MUSIC, PHILADELPHIA

30 November, 1956 Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Eleanor Steber (Tosca), Cesare Bardelli (Scarpia), John Lawler (Angelotti), Lloyd Harris (Sacristan), Virginio Assandri (Spoletta), Arthur Newman (Sciarrone), Virginia d’Ambrosia (Un pastore); cond. Giuseppe Bamboscheck.

NAPLES, SAN CARLO OPERA

15 December, 1956 Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Almaviva w. Gianna d’Angelo (Rosina), Ettore Bastianini (Figaro), Marco Stefanoni (Basilio), Renato Capecchi (Bartolo), Amelia Pinto (Berta), Renato Ercolani (Officiale); cond. Armando la Rosa Parodi.

COSMOPOLITAN OPERA, SAN FRANCISCO - 22 Feb to 31 March 1957

Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Zinka Milanov (Tosca)

Rigoletto as the Duke w. Graciella Rivera, Giuseppe Valdengo

CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK, BENEFIT CONCERT FOR HAARLEM HOUSE

24 April, 1957 w. Eugene Conley, Leontyne Price & Cesare Siepi. EC: Verdi: Inno delle nazioni; cond Alfredo Antonini w. Collegiate Chorale & New York Philharmonic.

CINCINNATI SUMMER FESTIVAL AT THE ZOO

12, 14 July, 1957 Faust as Faust w. Nadine Conner (Marguérite), William Wilderman (Méphistophélès), Napoleon Bisson (Valentin), Thelma Votipka (Siébel); cond. Carlo Moresco.

19 July, 1957, Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Almaviva w. Maria Giovanni (Rosina), William Wilderman (Don Basilio), Lawrence Davidson (Bartolo), Cesare Bardelli (Figaro); cond. Carlo Moresco.

10th ANNUAL HOLLAND FESTIVAL, AMSTERDAM

15 June, 1957 The Rake’s Progress as Tom Rakewell w. Graziella Sciutti (Anne), Otakar Kraus (Nick Shadow), Mimì Aarden (Baba the Turk), Franz Vroons (Sellem); cond. Erich Leinsdorf.

GRAND OPERA FESTIVAL, SAN ANTONIO

Martha as Lionel w. Dorothy Warenskjold, Frances Bible, William Wilderman, Emile Renan

LOS ANGELES, GREEK THEATRE

21, 23, 24 August, 1957 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Nadine Conner (Violetta), Cesare Bardelli (Germont); cond. Tibor Kozma.

NEW ORLEANS OPERA

14, 16 November, 1957 Tosca as Cavaradossi, Dorothy Kirsten (Tosca), Walter Cassel (Scarpia), Betty Monette; cond Renato Cellini.

PHILADELPHIA GRAND OPERA COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA, ACADEMY OF MUSIC

19 December, 1957 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Eva Likova (Gilda), Cornell MacNeil (Rigoletto), William Wildermann (Sparafucile), Edith Evans (Maddalena), Doris Okerson (Giovanna), Edward Doe (Monterone), Lloyd Harris (Marullo), John Rossi (Borsa), Walter Knetlar (Ceprano), Veronica Petrusky (Contessa Ceprano), Dolorores Sejda (paggio); cond. Giuseppe Bamboschek.

HARTFORD OPERA

8 February, 1958 Faust as Faust w. Eva Likova (Marguérite), George London (Méphistophélès)

CINCINNATI OPERA (Not Zoo Opera)

1 March, 1958 Carmen as Don José w. Nell Rankin (Carmen), Nadine Conner (Miceala), Frank Guarrera (Escamillo); cond. Victor Alessandro.

SAN FRANCISCO COSMOPOLITAN OPERA COMPANY

11 March, 1958 Faust as Faust w. Ellen Faull (Marguérite), Jerome Hines (Méphistophélès), cond. Carlo Moresco.

CINCINNATI “ZOO” FESTIVAL

12 July, 1958 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Eleanor Steber (Violetta), Frank Valentino (Germont); cond. Coppola.

18, 20 July, 1958 Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton w. Dorothy Kirsten (Cio-Cio-San), Richard Torigi (Sharpless); cond. Carlo Moresco.

PHILADELPHIA GRAND OPERA COMPANY

28 November, 1958 La Traviata as Alfredo w. Leyla Gencer (Violetta), Cornell MacNeil (Germont), Veronica Petrusky (Flora), Robert Gregori (Douphol), Edward Doe (Dr. Grenvil), Doris Okerson (Annina), Andrea Velis (Gastone), Walter Knetlar (d’Obigny); cond. Giuseppe Bamboschek.

SAN FRANCISCO COSMOPOLITAN OPERA COMPANY

10 March, 1959 Rigoletto as the Duke w. Gianna d’Angelo (Gilda), Cornell MacNeil (Rigoletto), Margery MacKay (Maddalena), Norman Treigle (Sparafucile); cond. Carlo Moresco.

CHICAGO AUDITIONS OF THE AIR

Judges Eugene Conley and Delia Rigal award top prizes to Seymour Schwartzman and Linda Matousek.

GALA CONCERT “FAREWELL TO THE OLD MET”

16 April, 1966 - EC as an honored guest on stage

CINCINNATI SUMMER OPERA FAREWELL GALA

12 July, 1969 Conley sang ‘Recondita armonia’ from Tosca

ALICE TULLY HALL, NY

19 September, 1975 Recital of songs and lieder by Strauss and Schubert

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