Help finding a recording

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Help finding a recording

I believe that Melodram issued a recording of Salieri's opera "Falstaff" from 1961 with the following cast:

Falstaff - Antonio Salieri
Bruno Rigacci (1961)
Sir John Falstaff Gino Bechi
Mistress Ford Mafalda Micheluzzi
Master Ford Carlo Franzini
Master Slender Gino Orlandini
Mistress Slender Anna Maria Rota
Bardolf Teodoro Rovetta
Betty Valeria Mariconda
Orchestra: Accademia Musicale Chigiana
Live Recording

I have not been able to find this recording on CD (or LP for that matter...) and wondered if anyone knows a retailer / online seller who has this recording up for sale?
Any details would be very much appreciated

Thanks
David

RE: Help finding a recording

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I believe that Melodram issued a recording of Salieri's opera "Falstaff" from 1961

The good news* is that a 2CD reissue as Melodram 474 is listed on the German language 'Operone' site.

* well, 'good' assuming you'd be happy with a CD, rather than an original LP.

Sadly, it's not be listed in the current catalogue of Golden Melodram, a company run by Ina Delcampo, who founded the original Melodram label - but you could always contact her to find out more (there's a 'contact' link at the bottom of the Golden Melodram home page).

CD Universe also lists Melodram CDs - although not the Salieri Falstaff - so it might be worth contacting them.

Also, according to ODE - the OPERA DISCOGRAPHY ENCYCLOPAEDIA as well as Melodram, it was issued by the A.N.N.A. Record Company in the USA as ANNA 1065, if that's any help locating a copy of an original LP. 


"Louder! Louder! I can still hear the singers!"

- Richard Strauss to the orchestra, at a rehearsal.

RE: Help finding a recording

I don't know about the Melodram recording, but I've seen the Hungaroton version on vinyl a couple of times over the years, which I'm sure is readily available, if you don't already have it. 

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