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Recordings by The Opera Orchestra Of New York include many first commercial recordings of operas with CBS/Sony and BIS records. Eve Queler has also conducted the only studio recordings of Strauss' Guntram and Boito's Nerone on the Hungaroton label.

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Aroldo
(CBS/Sony)
By Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Length: 125:19
Recorded in Italian at Carnegie Hall, New York City 4/1979
Written 1857 Italy
Performed by Opera Orchestra of New York with Montserrat Caballe (Mina), Gianfranco Cecchele (Aroldo), Juan Pons (Egberto), Louis Lebherz (Briano), Vincenzo Manno (Godvino), Paul Ragers (Enrico), Marianna Busching (Elena), Oratorio Society of New York, Westchester Choral Society (Lyndon Woodside, Director)
Conducted by Eve Queler
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Le Cid
(CBS/Sony) World Premiere Recording
By Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Recorded live in French at Carnegie Hall, New York City 3/8/1976
Written 1885 France
Performed by Opera Orchestra of New York with Grace Bumbry (Chimene), Placido Domingo (Rodrigo), Paul Plishka (Don Diego), Clinton Ingram (Don Arias), Theodre Hodges (Don Alonzo), Arnold Voketaitis (The Count de Gormas), Eleanor Bergquist (The Infanta), Jake Gardner (The King), Peter Lightfoot (The Moorish Envoy), John Adams (St. James), Byrne Camp Chorale (Bryne Camp, Director)
Conducted by Eve Queler
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Gemma di Vergy
(CBS/Sony) World Premiere Recording
By Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Length: 126:41
Recorded live in Italian at Carnegie Hall, New York City 3/14/1976
Written 1834

Performed by Opera Orchestra of New York with Montserrat Caballé (Gemma di Vergy), Paul Plishka (Guido), Luis Lima (Tamas), Louis Quilico (Count di Vergy), Natalya Chudy (Ida), Mark Munkittrick (Rolando), Schola Cantorum (Hugh Ross, Director)
Conducted by Eve Queler
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Edgar
(CBS/Sony) World Premiere Recording
Composed by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Length: 94:46
Recorded in Italian at Carnegie Hall, New York City 4/1977
Written 1889
Performed by Opera Orchestra of New York with Renata Scotto (Fidelia), Carlo Bergonzi (Edgar), Gwendolyn Killebrew (Tigrana), Vincente Sardinero (Frank), Mark Munkittrick (Gualtiero), Schola Cantorum of New York (Hugh Ross, Director), New York City Opera Children Chorus (Mildred Hohner, Director)
Conducted by Eve Queler
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Jenufa
(Bis)
By Leos Janacek (1854 - 1928)
Length: 146:53 (Total Music 123:33)
Recorded live in Czech at Carnegie Hall, New York City 3/30/1988
Written 1894-1903 Czech Republic
Performed by Opera Orchestra of New York with Gabriela Beňačkova (Jenůfa) Leonie Rysanek (Kostelnička), Wiesław Ochman (Laca), Peter Kazaras (Števa), Barbara Schramm (Grandmother Buryja), Katherine Johnson (Jano), Kenneth Shaw (Stárek), Ariel Rubstein (Barena), Maro Partamian (Pastuchyňa), Frank Barr (Mayor), Nikki Li Hartliep (Mayor’s Wife), Kathryn Cowdrick (Karolka), Maro Partamian (Kostelnička Aunt), Schola Cantorum of New York (Hugh Ross, Director)
Conducted by Eve Queler
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Tristan und Isolde
(OONY) Complete & Uncut
Composed by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Length: 227:09
Recorded live in German at Carnegie Hall, New York City 2/9/1997
Written 1859
Performed by Opera Orchestra of New York with Elizabeth Connell (Isolde), Heikki Siukola (Tristan), Petra Lang (Brangäne), Clayton Brainerd (Kurwenal), Joel Sorensen (Melot), Greg Ryerson (Marke), Robert Breault (A Young Sailor), Frank Barr (The Steersman), The New York Choral Society (John Daly Goodwin, Music Director)
Conducted by Eve Queler
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