Alfredo Catalani

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Alfredo Catalani (19 June 1854 – 7 August 1893) was an Italian operatic composer. He is best remembered for his operas Loreley (1890) and La Wally (1892). La Wally was composed to a libretto by Luigi Illica, and features Catalani's most famous aria "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana." This aria, sung by American soprano Wilhelmenia Fernandez, was at the heart of Jean-Jacques Beineix’s 1981 cult movie Diva. Catalani's other operas were less successful, partly hampered by inferior libretti.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1969 La Wally Alfredo Catalani; Renata Tebaldi, Mario del Monaco, Piero Cappuccilli, Justino Díaz, Fausto Cleva 1
1997 La Wally (Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Roma della Radiotelevisione Italiana feat. conductor: Arturo Basile) Alfredo Catalani 1
1998 La Wally Alfredo Catalani 1
La Wally Alfredo Catalani feat. Alan Titus, Eva Marton, Francisco Araiza, Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Pinchas Steinberg 1

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