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Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (born July 4, 1911 Bologna, died July 8, 1996 Bologna) was a prominent Italian opera conductor. He studied piano and composition at Bologna, and graduated from the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome in 1938. He made his debut at La Scala in 1946 and his Covent Garden debut in 1956. His account of Puccini's Turandot with Birgit Nilsson and Franco Corelli is commonly regarded as one of the greatest recordings of that work.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 Tosca (1959 studio cast) Giacomo Puccini; Renata Tebaldi, Mario del Monaco, George London, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli 2
1988 Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi; Nicolai Gedda, Cornell MacNeil, Reri Grist, Agostino Ferrin, Anna di Stasio, Orchestra and Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli 5 1
1990 Puccini: La Rondine Giacomo Puccini; Anna Moffo, Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli 1
1991 Manon Lescaut (1954 studio cast, conductor: Molinari‐Pradelli) Giacomo Puccini; Renata Tebaldi, Mario del Monaco, Mario Borriello, Fernando Corena, Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli 2
2006 Werther Jules Massenet; Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli 1
Der Liebestrank Gaetano Donizetti; Hilde Güden, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Fernando Corena, Chor & Orchester der Accademia di Santa Cecilia. Rom, Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli 1
Highlights From Turandot Giacomo Puccini; Franco Corelli, Birgit Nilsson, Renata Scotto, Orchestra of the Opera House, Rome, Chorus of the Opera House, Rome, Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Lucia di Lammermoor (1967 radio broadcast) Gaetano Donizetti; Luciano Pavarotti, Renata Scotto, Piero Cappuccilli, Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli 4

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