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Licia Albanese

voc, 1909-2014 IT, Bari
Singer of Classical
A.k.a. Felicia Albanese

Licia Albanese (July 22, 1909 – August 15, 2014) was an Italian-born American operatic soprano. Noted especially for her portrayals of the lyric heroines of Verdi and Puccini, Albanese was a leading artist with the Metropolitan Opera from 1940 to 1966. She also made many recordings and was chairwoman of The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting young artists and singers.

        
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
One More Kiss on Follies) by New York Philharmonic Concert Cast of Follies (1985)
Carmen: Act I: Habanera: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Cigarette Girls) on Bizet: Carmen, WD 31 by Georges Bizet, Rise Stevens, Jan Peerce, Fritz Reiner & Licia Albanese
La traviata*: Act III: Coro di Zingarelle - Finale II on Verdi, G.: Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi & Arturo Toscanini
La traviata, Act I: Act I: Introduction on Verdi: La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Alberto Erede, Carlo Maria Giulini, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano
La traviata*: Act I: Prelude on Verdi, G.: Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi & Arturo Toscanini
La traviata, Act I: Act I: Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Alfredo, Violetta, Chorus) on Verdi: La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Alberto Erede, Carlo Maria Giulini, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano
La Bohème: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì on Puccini: La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi
La Bohème: Chi è là? - Scusi - Una donna! on Puccini: La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi
Carmen: Act I: Sur la place, Chacun passe (Soldiers) on Bizet: Carmen, WD 31 by Georges Bizet, Rise Stevens, Jan Peerce, Fritz Reiner & Licia Albanese
La traviata, Act I: Act I: Un di, felice, eterea (Alfredo, Violetta) on Verdi: La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Alberto Erede, Carlo Maria Giulini, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
La Traviata (Complete Opera)Giuseppe Verdi, Arturo Toscanini, Licia Albanese, Jan Peerce, Robert Merrill, NBC Symphony Orchestra2005Album
CarmenGeorges Bizet, Gladys Swarthout, Licia Albanese, Helen Olheim, Charles Kullman, The Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra & Metropolitan Opera Chorus Direction: Wilfrid Pelletier2001Album
La BohèmeGiacomo Puccini, Beniamino Gigli, Licia Albanese, Tatiana Menotti, Duilio Baronti, Afro Poli, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala Direction: Umberto Berrettoni2001Album
Operatic AriasLicia Albanese2000Single
OtelloGiuseppe Verdi, Ramón Vinay, Licia Albanese, Leonard Warren1998Album
FaustCharles Gounod, Raoul Jobin, Licia Albanese, Ezio Pinza, Sir Thomas Beecham1995Album
La Bohème Acts 1 & 2Beniamino Gigli With Licia Albanese1992Album
Licia AlbaneseLicia Albanese1990Compil.
The Pearl Fishers Duet - Les Pecheurs De Perles Duo (Plus Duets And Scenes By Puccini And Verdi)Jussi Björling, Robert Merrill, Zinka Milanov, Licia Albanese, Renata Tebaldi1988Compil.
Parnassus Recordings Presents The Renowned Soprano Licia AlbaneseLicia Albanese1979Album
Albanese Sings PucciniLicia Albanese / Giacomo Puccini1974Compil.
Traviata HighlightsGiuseppe Verdi ; Licia Albanese, Jan Peerce1972Single
La Bohème Acts 3 & 4 - The Classic 1938 La Scala RecordingBeniamino Gigli And Licia Albanese With Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Conducted By Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala Conducted By Umberto Berrettoni1967Album
Licia Albanese Sings Songs Of Verdi And Italian Folk SongsLicia Albanese1964Album
Songs Of Verdi And Italian Folk SongsLicia Albanese1964Compil.
Operatic AriasLicia Albanese1959Album
Puccini: Madama Butterfly, Suor Angelica Manon LescautLicia Albanese1958Single
Great Moments In Opera - Verdi-PucciniLicia Albanese, Jussi Björling, Victoria De Los Angeles, Robert Merrill, Zinka Milanov, Jan Peerce, Roberta Peters, Giorgio Tozzi, Cesare Valletti, Leonard Warren1958Compil.
Madame Butterfly AbridgedGiacomo Puccini, Licia Albanese, Jan Peerce1956Album
Manon Lescaut (Abridged)Giacomo Puccini, Licia Albanese, Jussi Björling, Robert Merrill1956Album
Albanese Sings PucciniLicia Albanese, Giacomo Puccini1956Album
Licia Albanese In Highlights From Puccini's Madame Butterfly With James Melton And Other Operatic AriasGiacomo Puccini, Licia Albanese, James Melton1954Album
Arias Sung And ActedJoseph Cotten, Jussi Björling, Deborah Kerr, Licia Albanese, Dennis King, Leonard Warren, Robert Merrill1954Album
Duets From La TraviataLicia Albanese, Jan Peerce, Robert Merrill1952Single
Eugene Onegin (Letter Scene) & Bachianas Brasileiras (No. 5 For Soprano & 8 Cellos)Licia Albanese, Leopold Stokowski, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Heitor Villa-Lobos1951Album
Highlights From Verdi's La TraviataLicia Albanese / Robert Merrill / Jan Peerce / Giuseppe Verdi1950Album
Mi Chiamano Mimi / Senza Mamma Bimbo Tu Sei MortoLicia Albanese, Victor Trucco1950Single
Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5 For Soprano And 8 'CellosHeitor Villa-Lobos / Licia Albanese, Leopold Stokowski, Frank Miller1950Single
Don Pasquale: Act I / The Marriage Of Figaro: Act IVLicia Albanese1949Album
Il Est Doux, Il Est Bon / Adieu, Notre Petite TableLicia Albanese1948Album
Otello: Act IV: Canzone Del Salce / Ave MariaLicia Albanese - Giuseppe Verdi1948Album
Bizet's CarmenGeorges Bizet, Gladys Swarthout With Licia Albanese, Robert Merrill, Ramón Vinay1946Album
La Traviata: Act I - Recitative: É Strano! (How Wondrous!) Aria: Ah! Fors' É Lui (The One of Whom I Dreamed) / La Traviata: Act I - Recitative: Follie! Follie! (What Folly!) Aria: Sempre Libera (I'll Fill the Round of Pleasure)Licia Albanese1945Album
In Un Coupé? (In A Coupé?) / Dunque È Proprio Finita!Afro Poli, Beniamino Gigli, Licia Albanese & Tatiana Menotti1938Album
"La Boheme" (Act 3)Licia Albanese And Beniamino Gigli1938Album
Vissi D'arte (Love And Music) / O Mio Babbino Caro (O My Beloved Daddy)Licia AlbaneseAlbum
Licia Albanese in Four Operatic AriasLicia AlbaneseSingle
La BohemeBeniamino Gigli, Afro Poli, Aristide Baracchi, Duilio Baronti, Nello Palai ,& Licia AlbaneseAlbum
Le VilliGiacomo Puccini, Licia Albanese, Jussi BjörlingSingle
The Puccini Foundation Presents Licia Albanese In Operetta And SongLicia AlbaneseAlbum
Un Bel Di Vedremo / Si Mi Chiamano MimiLicia AlbaneseSingle
Selections From Madama Butterfly & La TraviataLicia AlbaneseSingle
La BohemeAristide Baracchi, Duilio Baronti, Afro Poli, Beniamino Gigli, Licia Albanese, Tatiana MenottiAlbum
Ah! Dite Alla Giovine / ImponeteGiuseppe Verdi, Licia Albanese, Robert Merrill, Victor Symphony Orchestra, Frieder WeissmannAlbum
La BohemeAfro Poli, Beniamino Gigli, Aristide Baracchi, Duilio Baronti, Carlo Scattola, Tatiana Menotti, Licia AlbaneseAlbum
Operatic arias and duetsMario del Monaco, Giuseppe Verdi, Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Ludovic Halévy, Pietro Mascagni, Licia Albanese, Herva Nelli, Leonard WarrenAlbum
Vissi D'Arte / Un Bel Di VedremoLicia AlbaneseAlbum
La BohemeTatiana Menotti, Afro Poli, Carlo Scattola, Licia Albanese, Beniamino Gigli, Aristide Baracchi, Duilio BarontiAlbum
Four Great Soprano AriasLicia AlbaneseSingle
Si Mi Chiamano Mimi / O Mio Babbino CaroLicia AlbaneseSingle
Ten Sopranos / Ten AriasLicia Albanese / Lucrezia Bori / Victoria De Los Angeles / Kirsten Flagstad / Amelita Galli-Curci / Lotte Lehmann / Zinka Milanov / Rosa Ponselle / Elisabeth Rethberg / Helen TraubelCompil.
CarmenGeorges Bizet - Risë Stevens ❊ Jan Peerce ❊ Licia Albanese ❊ Robert Merrill ❊ Fritz ReinerAlbum
Bizet - Carmen (Highlights)Risë Stevens, Jan Peerce, Licia Albanese, Robert Merrill, Fritz Reiner, The Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert ShawAlbum
Selections From Madama ButterflyLicia AlbaneseSingle
Manon LescautGiacomo Puccini • Licia Albanese • Jussi Björling • Robert Merrill • Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma And Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma • Jonel PerleaAlbum
Verdi La Traviata: Act 1 & 3Licia AlbaneseSingle
Arias Sung And ActedDeborah Kerr, Licia AlbaneseSingle
Highlights From La BohèmeGiuseppe di Stefano, Patrice Munsel, Licia AlbaneseSingle
Puccini Selections From Madama ButterflyLicia AlbaneseSingle
Ballatella: Qual Fiamma Avea Nel Guardo!Licia AlbaneseAlbum
La Boheme Atto I O Soave Fanciulla / Atto IV O Mimì, Tu Piu' Non TorniGiacomo Puccini, Giuseppe di Stefano - Licia Albanese - Leonard WarrenSingle
Addio ! Che ! Vai ? / Aranci, Datteri !Beniamino Gigli & Licia AlbaneseAlbum
Die BohèmeLicia Albanese, Afro Poli, Beniamino GigliAlbum
Madame ButterflyLicia AlbaneseSingle
Ancora Un Passo Or ViaLicia AlbaneseSingle
La Bohème (Complete)Giacomo Puccini, Arturo Toscanini, Licia Albanese, Jan PeerceAlbum
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