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RICHARD BONELLI CHRONOLOGY – 1940-1952

1916-19291930-1939 • 1940-1952

This chronology was part of Volume 51 no 3, but lack of space precluded it being presented in-toto. It is given here complete

* Indicates a broadcast

SAN FRANCISCO

4 January, 1940 L’Amore dei Tre Re as Manfredo, with Helen Jepson, Armand Tokatyan, Ezio Pinza, Alessio de Paolis; cond. Papi

*3 February, 1940 Lucia di Lammermoor RB as Enrico, with Lily Pons, Frederick Jagel, Virgilio Lazzari, Thelma Votipka, Nicholas Massue, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Papi

9 February, 1940 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Licia Albanese, Charles Kullman, Lucielle Browning, Alessio de Paolis; cond. Gennaro Papi

NBC TELEVISION STUDIOS

10 March, 1940 Met at excpts of Act 1 of Pagliacci as Tonio, with Hilda Burke, Tokatyan; St. Leger

SEATTLE OPERA

1940 La Traviata as Germont, with Jarmila Novotna, Mario Chamlee

SAN FRANCISCO

23 October, 1940 Un Ballo in Maschera as Renato, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Jussi Björling, Suzanne Sten, Margit Bokor, Lorenzo Alvary, George Cehanovsky; cond. Gennaro Papi

METROPOLITAN OPERA/NY

10 January, 1941 Mat Manon as Lescaut, with Jarmila Novotna, Richard Crooks, Ezio Pinza, Maxine Stellman, Helen Olheim, Alessio De Paolis, Louis D’Angelo; cond. Wilfred Pelletier 

18 January, 1941 Faust as Valentin, with Helen Jepson, Charles Kullman, Ezio Pinza, Helen Olheim, Thelma Votipka, Wilfred Engelmann, Annamary Dickey; cond. Wilfred Pelletier

27 January, 1941 - ditto exc Norman Cordon for Pinza 

7, *15 Mat, 24 February, 1941 L’Amore dei Tre Re as Manfredo, w. Grace Moore (Fiora), Charles Kullman (Avito), Ezio Pinza (Archibaldo), Alessio De Paolis (Flaminio), Maxine Stellman (Young Woman), Anna Kaskas (Old Woman), Lucielle Browning (Maid), Nicholas Massue (Youth); c. Montemezzi

CD: EKR CD9

21 February, 1941 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Norina Greco, Giovanni Martinelli, Frank Valentino, Alessio De Paolis; cond. Ferruccio Calusio

15 March, 1941 - ditto exc John Dudley for De Paolis

MET/HARTFORD

11 March, 1941 Carmen as Escamillo, with Bruna Castagna, Giovanni Martinelli, Licia Albanese, Norman Cordon; cond. Wilfred Pelletier

MET/BOSTON

3 April, 1941 L’Amore dei Tre Re as Manfredo, with Grace Moore, Charles Kullman, Ezio Pinza; cond. Italo Montemezzi

MET/CLEVELAND

18 April, 1941 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Hilda Burke, Giovanni Martinelli, Frank Valentino, Alessio De Paolis; cond. Gennaro Papi

19 April, 1941 MAT Faust as Valentin with Helen Jepson, Charles Kullman, Ezio Pinza; cond. Wilfred Pelletier 

MET/NEW ORLEANS

21 April, 1941 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Licia Albanese, Charles Kullman, Irra Petina; c. Ettore Panizza

MET/DALLAS

24 April, 1941 Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Stella Roman, Bruna Castagna, Arthur Carron (or Charles Kullman), Norman Cordon; cond. Ettore Panizza

MET/ATLANTA

29 April, 1941 Faust as Valentin, with Helen Jepson, Charles Kullman, Ezio Pinza; cond. Wilfred Pelletier

MET/RICHMOMD

1 May, 1941 La Bohème as Marcello, with Grace Moore, Annamary Dickey, Charles Kullman, Norman Cordon; cond. Gennaro Papi

MET/ROCHESTER

5 May, 1941 Carmen as Escamillo, with Gladys Swarthout, Giovanni Martinelli, Licia Albanese, Louis D’Angelo; cond. Wilfred Pelletier 

MET/ALBANY

6 May, 1941 La Bohème as Marcello, with Jarmila Novotna, Annamary Dickey, Charles Kullman, Nicola Moscona; c. Papi

PARAMOUNT STUDIOS

Summer, 1941 filming of There’s Magic in Music, with Susanna Foster and Allan Jones

CHICAGO 

10 November, 1941 Carmen as Escamillo, with Gladys Swarthout, Licia Albanese, Raoul Jobin, Roberto Silva; cond. Peroni

22 November, 1941 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Eva Turner, Giovanni Martinelli; cond. Angelo Canarutto

29 November, 1941 Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Mobley Lushanya, Giovanni Martinelli, Coe Glade, Virgilio Lazzari; cond. Leo Kopp

5 December, 1941 Faust as Valentin, with Charlotte Symons, Sydney Rayner, Roberto Silva, May Barron, Margery Mayer; cond. Emil Cooper

*8 December, 1941 Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Figaro, with Josephine Antoine, Nino Martini, Vittorio Trevisan, Virgilio Lazzari, Ada Paggi; cond. Emil Cooper

10 December, 1941 Rigoletto as Rigoletto, with Lucille Meusel, Jan Kiepura, Virgilio Lazzari, Margery Mayer; cond. Jerzy Bojanowski 

METROPOLITAN OPERA/NY

22 January, 1942 Aida as Amonasro with Elisabeth Rethberg, Frederick Jagel, Nicola Moscona, Karin Branzell, Lansing Hatfield, Thelma Votipka; cond. Paul Breisach

2 February, 1942 - ditto exc Norina Greco for Rethberg

30 January, 1942 Faust as Valentin, with Licia Albanese, Richard Crooks, Ezio Pinza, Lucielle Browning, Thelma Votipka, Arthur Kent; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham

7 February, 1942 - ditto exc Raoul Jobin for Crooks, Norman Cordon for Pinza

11 February, 1942 La Bohème as Marcello, with Licia Albanese, Nino Martini, Norman Cordon, Salvatore Baccaloni, Natalie Bodanya; cond. Paul Breisach

*28 February, 1942 Mat Un Ballo in Maschera as Renato, with Stella Roman, Giovanni Martinelli, Bruna Castagna, Josephine Antoine, Norman Cordon, Nicola Moscona; cond. Ettore Panizza

MET/BALTIMORE

18 March, 1942 La Traviata as Germont, with Bidú Sayão, Bruno Landi, Thelma Votipka, Alessio De Paolis; cond. Panizza

MET/BIRMINGHAM

20 April, 1942 La Traviata as Germont, with Helen Jepson, Jan Peerce, Thelma Votipka, Alessio De Paolis; c. Ettore Panizza

MET/ATLANTA

21 April, 1942 Carmen as Escamillo, with Lily Djanel, Licia Albanese, Charles Kullman; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

14 October, 1942 La Traviata as Germont, with Bidú Sayão, Jan Peerce, Alessio De Paolis, George Cehanovsky, Lorenzo Alvary, Douglas Beattie, Thelma Votipka; cond. Fausto Cleva

18 October, 1942 Mat Lucia as Enrico, with Lily Pons, Jan Peerce, Lorenzo Alvary, Alessio De Paolis, Thelma Votipka; cond. Pietro Cimara

28 October, 1942 Un Ballo in Maschera as Renato, with Stella Roman, Bruna Castagna, Frederick Jagel, Margit Bokor, Lorenzo Alvary, Douglas Beattie, George Cehanovsky; c. Cleva

CHICAGO OPERA

11 November, 1942 Lucia as Enrico, with Josephine Tuminia, James Melton, Virgilio Lazzari, Anna Kaskas; c Pietro Cimara

21 November, 1942 Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Rose Bampton, Coe Glade, Giovanni Martinelli, Douglas Beattie; c. Bigalli

23 November, 1942 Faust as Valentin, with Grace Moore, Armand Tokatyan, Alexander Kipnis, Margery Mayer; c. Fausto Cleva

METROPOLITAN OPERA/NY

3 February, 1943 Carmen as Escamillo, with Raoul Jobin, Lily Djanel, Licia Albanese, Thelma Votipka, Helen Olheim, Alessio De Paolis, George Cehanovsky, Lorenzo Alvary, Wilfred Engelman; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham

3 March, 1943 Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Stella Roman, Arthur Carron, Bruna Castagna, Nicola Moscona, Maxine Stellman, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Cesare Sodero

*6 March, 1943 Mat Aida as Amonasro, with Zinka Milanov, Giovanni Martinelli, Bruna Castagna, Norman Cordon, Lansing Hatfield, John Dudley; cond. Wilfred Pelletier

MET/CHICAGO

23 March, 1943 Faust as Valentin, with Eleanor Steber, Raoul Jobin, Norman Cordon, Lucielle Browning, Thelma Votipka, Wilfred Engelmann; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham

1 April, 1943 Aida as Amonasro, with Stella Roman, Bruna Castagna, Frederick Jagel, Nicola Moscona, Lorenzo Alvary, Lodovico Oliviero, Thelma Votipka; cond. Wilfred Pelletier

CINCINATTI “OPERA AT THE ZOO”

29 June, 1943 Faust as Valentin, with Marjorie Hess, Eugene Conley, Nicola Moscona, Winifred Heidt, Mildred Ippolito; cond. Fausto Cleva 

24, 29 July & 7 August, 1943 Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Zinka Milanov, Kurt Baum, Kerstin Thorborg, Virgilio Lazzari, Giuseppe Cavadore; cond. Fausto Cleva

27 July & 1 August, 1943 Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Figaro, with Josephine Tuminia, Franco Perulli, Salvatore Baccaloni; cond. Fausto Cleva

CHICAGO OPERA

20, 28 October, 1944 La Bohème as Marcello, with Marjorie Hess, Christina Carroll, Nino Martini; cond. Fausto Cleva

27 October, 4 November, 1944 Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Zinka Milanov, Kerstin Thorborg, Kurt Baum, Virgilio Lazzari; cond. Giuseppe Bamboschek 

METROPOLITAN OPERA/NY

28 December, 1944 Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Figaro, with Patrice Munsel (Rosina), Bruno Landi Almaviva), Salvatore Baccaloni (Dr. Bartolo), Nicola Moscona (Don Basilio), Mack Harrell (Fiorello), Doris Doe (Berta), Richard Manning (Official); cond. Wilfred Pelletier

13 January, 1945 - ditto exc Ezio Pinza for Moscona, John Baker for Harrell

14 March, 1945 - ditto exc Jennie Tourel for Munsel, Virgilio Lazzari for Moscona, John Baker for Harrell.

(RB’s last performance on Metropolitan Opera stage.)

1 January, 1945 Aida as Amonasro, with Zinka Milanov, Kurt Baum, Bruna Castagna, Ezio Pinza, Osie Hawkins; cond. Emil Cooper

31 January, 1945 - ditto exc Nicola Moscona for Pinza

25 January, 5, 21 February, 1945 La Gioconda as Barnaba, with Stella Roman, Richard Tucker, Nicola Moscona, Margaret Harshaw, Bruna Castagna (Laura); cond. Emil Cooper

10 February, 1945 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Licia Albanese, Frederick Jagel, Frank Valentino; c. Cesare Sodero 

9 March, 1945 La Traviata as Germont, with Eleanor Steber, Charles Kullman, Thelma Votipka, Mona Paulee, Alessio De Paolis, George Cehanovsky, Louis D’Angelo, Lorenzo Alvary; cond. Cesare Sodero

HARTFORD OPERA

11 April, 1945 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Jarmila Novotna, Nino Martini

LOS ANGELES Philharmonic

September, 1945 The Waltz King, with Irra Petina 

KANSAS CITY

5, 6, 7 October 1945 The Waltz King, with Margit Bokor, Anthony Marlowe, Jack Gardner

CHICAGO OPERA

8 October, 1945 Manon (Season Opening) as Lescaut, with Bidù Sayão, Armand Tokatyan, Nicola Moscona, Lodovico Oliviero, Kozakevich; cond. Fausto Cleva

13, 24 October, 1945 Carmen as Escamillo, with Gladys Swarthout, Helal, Giovanni Martinelli; cond. Fausto Cleva 

3 November, 1945 - ditto exc Lily Djanel for Swarthout 

27 October, 1945 Mat Faust as Valentin, with Jeannette MacDonald, Nino Martini, Nicola Moscona, Nadell; cond. Fausto Cleva 

3, 9 November, 1945 La Traviata as Germont, with Bidù Sayão, Mario Berini; cond. Fausto Cleva

14 November, 1945 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Stafford, Giovanni Martinelli; cond. Fausto Cleva 

CHICAGO

November, 1945 The Waltz King RB (?) with Irra Petina

PHILADELPHIA LA SCALA OPERA COMPANY/BUFFALO NY

23 September, 1946 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Dorothy Kirsten, Nino Martini 

PHILADELPHIA LA SCALA OPERA COMPANY/DETROIT

4 October, 1946 Madama Butterfly, as Sharpless with Dorothy Kirsten, Nino Martini, Lillian Marchetto; c. Bamboschek 

CHICAGO OPERA

9, 25 October, 1946 Lucia as Enrico, with Patrice Munsel, Richard Tucker, Virgilio Lazzari, Stafford, Wolski; cond. Nicolo Rescigno

12, 21 October, 2 November 1946 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Dorothy Kirsten, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Sachs; cond. Fausto Cleva

19 October, 1946 Mat La Bohème as Marcello, with Dorothy Kirsten, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Virgilio Lazzari, Wilfred Engelman, Frances Greer; cond. Fausto Cleva

TOWN HALL, NEW YORK

Recital 5 February, 1947 with Ernst Victor Wolff, piano: German lieder and songs

PHILADELPHIA LA SCALA OPERA COMPANY/TORONTO,

Massey Hall 6 October, 1947 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Violetta de Freitas, Eugene Conley, Lillian Marchetto, John Lawler, Francesco Curci; cond. Giuseppe Bamboschek

PHILADELPHIA LA SCALA OPERA COMPANY/PHILADELPHIA

7 January, 1948 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Violetta de Freitas, Nino Martini, Lillian Marchetto; c. Bamboschek

HOLLYWOOD BOWL

3 September, 1948 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Eleanor Steber (Cio-Cio-San), Jan Peerce (Pinkerton), Suzanne Carr‚ (Suzuki), Osie Hawkins (The Bonze), Clifford Harvuot (Prince Yamadori), Martha Larrimore (Kate Pinkerton); cond. Eugene Ormandy 

CD: VAIA 1220-2  

NEW YORK CITY OPERA

17 October, 1948 La Traviata as Germont (Début), with Ann Ayars, Rudolf Petrak; cond. Jean Morel

18 November, 1948 Carmen as Escamillo, with Winifred Heidt, Irwin Dillon, Dorothy MacNeil; cond. Joseph Rosenstock

PHILADELPHIA LA SCALA OPERA COMPANY/MILWAUKEE

3 December, 1948 La Bohème as Marcello, with De Torro, Carron, Nino Martini

NEW YORK CITY OPERA

4 November, 1949, La Traviata as Germont, with Eva Likova, Rudolf Petrak; cond. Lee Shaynen 

6 November, 1949 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Basil Landia, Giulio Gari, Frank Gamboni (Silvio); cond. Joseph Rosenstock

13 November, 1949 Tosca as Scarpia, with Suzy Morris, Rudolf Petrak, James Pease; cond. Jean Morel

19 November, 1949 La Traviata as Germont, with Ann Ayars, Rudolf Petrak; cond. Lee Shaynen

16 March, 1951 La Traviata as Germont, with Ann Ayars, David Poleri (début); cond. Lee Shaynen

1 April, 1951 Mat Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Camilla Williams, Giulio Gari, Mary Kreste; cond. Thomas B. Martin

29 September, 1951 Mat Madama Butterfly, with Camilla Williams, Giulio Gari, Margery Mayer, cond. Laszlo Halasz 

30 September, 1951 La Bohème as MarcelloM with Ann Ayars, David Poleri, Eva Likova, Raffaele Arié; cond. Halasz

7 October, 1951 Mat La Traviata as Germont, with Lucia Evangelista, David Poleri; cond. Lee Shaynen

11 October, 1951 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Camilla Williams, Rudolf Petrak, Frances Bible; cond. Laszlo Halasz

27 October, 1951 Faust as Valentin, with Frances Yeend, Rudolf Petrak, Raffaele Ari‚, Eunice Alberts, Frances Bible; cond. Jean Morel

28 October, 1951 Mat Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Camilla Williams, Wesley Dalton (début), Mary Kreste; cond. Lee Shaynen 

10 November, 1951 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Ellen Faull, David Poleri, Eunice Alberts; cond. Lee Shaynen

22 March, 1952 La Traviata as Germont, with Eva Likova, Rudolf Petrak; cond. Thomas B. Martin

6 April, 1952 Mat La Traviata as Germont, with Ann Ayars, David Poleri; cond. Thomas P. Martin

5 October, 1952 Mat La Traviata as Germont, with Ann Ayars, Jon Crain (début); cond. Jean Morel

12 October, 1952 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Gail Manners, Giulio Gari, Richard Torigi (Silvio); cond. J Rudel 

1916-19291930-1939 • 1940-1952

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