The Golden Age Of Opera

The Golden Age Of Opera

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US private classical label issued by Edward J. Smith (EJS) and active from 1956 to 1971. These were "Private" recordings sold by subscription, which were a series of long-playing recordings devoted to documenting historical operatic performances. These recordings which are entire performances unedited, only appear on this label. Smith had two successive labels, Unique Opera Records which operated from 1972 to 1977, and A.N.N.A. Record Company which operated from 1978 to 1982.

For a description and comprehensive discography, see the publications "EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings: The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-1971" and "More EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings: Unique Opera Records Corporation (1972-1977), A.N.N.A. Record Company (1978-1982)"
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
EJS-107 Traviata (January 5, 1935)  album cover Rosa Ponselle, Lawrence Tibbett, Frederick Jagel, Elda Vettori, Philine Falco, Angelo Bada, Alfredo Gandolfi, Millo Picco, Paolo Ananian, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra* And Chorus*, Ettore Panizza, Geraldine Farrar Rosa Ponselle, Lawrence Tibbett, Frederick Jagel, Elda Vettori, Philine Falco, Angelo Bada, Alfredo Gandolfi, Millo Picco, Paolo Ananian, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra* And Chorus*, Ettore Panizza, Geraldine Farrar - Traviata (January 5, 1935)(3xLP, Album) The Golden Age of Opera EJS-107 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-108 The Golden Age of Opera - Simon Boccanegra (January 21, 1939)  album cover Various, Lawrence Tibbett, Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Ezio Pinza, Leonard Warren, Louis D'Angelo, Giordano Paltrinieri, Pearl Besuner, Ettore Panizza, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra* And Chorus* Various, Lawrence Tibbett, Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Ezio Pinza, Leonard Warren, Louis D'Angelo, Giordano Paltrinieri, Pearl Besuner, Ettore Panizza, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra* And Chorus* - The Golden Age of Opera - Simon Boccanegra (January 21, 1939)(LP, Album) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-108 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-112 L'Amore Dei Tre Re (15 February 1941)  album cover Grace Moore, Charles Kullman, Ezio Pinza, Richard Bonelli, Alessio De Paolis, Anna Kaskas, Nicholas Massue, Lucielle Browning, Maxine Stellman, Reno Mabilli, Italo Montemezzi, Chorus* And Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association* Grace Moore, Charles Kullman, Ezio Pinza, Richard Bonelli, Alessio De Paolis, Anna Kaskas, Nicholas Massue, Lucielle Browning, Maxine Stellman, Reno Mabilli, Italo Montemezzi, Chorus* And Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association* - L'Amore Dei Tre Re (15 February 1941)(2xLP, Album) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-112 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-113 Norma  album cover Vincenzo Bellini Norma(3xLP, Album, Unofficial, Pri) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-113 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-125 Giovanna D'arco  album cover Verdi* Giovanna D'arco EJS-125 US 1958 Sell This Version
EJS 125 The Golden Age of Opera: Giovanna D'Arco (Joan of Arc) - Verdi  album cover Alfredo Simonetto, Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Rolando Panerai, Vito Susca, Guilio Scarenci, Chorus And Orchestra Of The Venice Festival Alfredo Simonetto, Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Rolando Panerai, Vito Susca, Guilio Scarenci, Chorus And Orchestra Of The Venice Festival - The Golden Age of Opera: Giovanna D'Arco (Joan of Arc) - Verdi(LP, Album) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS 125 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-126 Fidelio (22 February 1941)  album cover Bruno Walter With Kirsten Flagstad, René Maison, Alexander Kipnis, Herbert Janssen (2), Julius Huehn, Marita Farell, Karl Laufkötter, Emery Darcy, John Gurney (3), The Chorus* And Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association* Bruno Walter With Kirsten Flagstad, René Maison, Alexander Kipnis, Herbert Janssen (2), Julius Huehn, Marita Farell, Karl Laufkötter, Emery Darcy, John Gurney (3), The Chorus* And Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association* - Fidelio (22 February 1941)(2xLP + Box) Not On Label EJS-126 US 1951 Sell This Version
EJS-129 The Golden Age Of Opera: Tosca, Act 1  album cover Giacomo Puccini - Claudia Muzio, Dino Borgioli, Alfredo Gandolfi, Louis D'Angelo, Orchestra Of The San Francisco Opera House*, Gaetano Merola Giacomo Puccini - Claudia Muzio, Dino Borgioli, Alfredo Gandolfi, Louis D'Angelo, Orchestra Of The San Francisco Opera House*, Gaetano Merola - The Golden Age Of Opera: Tosca, Act 1(LP, Album, Mono, Pri) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-129 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-131 Rigoletto  album cover Lily Pons, Jan Kiepura, Lawrence Tibbett, Virgilio Lazzari, Helen Olheim, Norman Cordon, Thelma Votipka, George Cehanovsky, Giordano Paltrinieri, Wilfred Engelman, Lucielle Browning Lily Pons, Jan Kiepura, Lawrence Tibbett, Virgilio Lazzari, Helen Olheim, Norman Cordon, Thelma Votipka, George Cehanovsky, Giordano Paltrinieri, Wilfred Engelman, Lucielle Browning - Rigoletto(2xLP, Pri) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-131 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-132 Attila  album cover Verdi* Attila(2xLP) Not On Label EJS-132 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-146 Oberto, Conte Di San Bonifacio  album cover Verdi*, Alfredo Simonetto Verdi*, Alfredo Simonetto - Oberto, Conte Di San Bonifacio EJS-146 US 1951 Sell This Version
EJS-150 Mignon  album cover Thomas*, Gladys Swarthout, Josephine Antoine, Charles Hackett, Ezio Pinza, Angelo Bada, Norman Cordon, Helen Olheim, Chorus* & Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association* Directed By Wilfrid Pelletier Thomas*, Gladys Swarthout, Josephine Antoine, Charles Hackett, Ezio Pinza, Angelo Bada, Norman Cordon, Helen Olheim, Chorus* & Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association* Directed By Wilfrid Pelletier - Mignon(2xLP, Album, Mono, Pri) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-150 US 1951 Sell This Version
EJS-154 Romeo Et Juliette  album cover Gounod*, Bidú Sayão, Mimi Benzell, Claramae Turner, Jussi Björling, Thomas Hayward, Anthony Marlowe, John Brownlee, George Cehanovsky, Philip Kinsman, Kenneth Shon, Nicholas Moscona*, William Hargrave With Chorus* & Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association* Directed By Emil Cooper Gounod*, Bidú Sayão, Mimi Benzell, Claramae Turner, Jussi Björling, Thomas Hayward, Anthony Marlowe, John Brownlee, George Cehanovsky, Philip Kinsman, Kenneth Shon, Nicholas Moscona*, William Hargrave With Chorus* & Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association* Directed By Emil Cooper - Romeo Et Juliette(2xLP, Album, Pri) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-154 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-155 I Due Foscari  album cover Verdi* I Due Foscari EJS-155 US 1959 Sell This Version
EJS-164 Louise (Complete)  album cover Gustave Charpentier, Chorus And Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association*, Sir Thomas Beecham Gustave Charpentier, Chorus And Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association*, Sir Thomas Beecham - Louise (Complete)(3xLP, Mono + Box) Not On Label EJS-164 US 1959 Sell This Version
EJS-166 Anna Bolena  album cover Donizetti*, Clinio Clabassi*, Leyla Gencer, Giulietta Simionato, Silvio Maionica, Aldo Bertocci, Anna Maria Rota, Mario Carlin, Chorus* And Orchestra Of RAI (Milano)*, Gianandrea Gavazzeni Donizetti*, Clinio Clabassi*, Leyla Gencer, Giulietta Simionato, Silvio Maionica, Aldo Bertocci, Anna Maria Rota, Mario Carlin, Chorus* And Orchestra Of RAI (Milano)*, Gianandrea Gavazzeni - Anna Bolena(2xLP + Box) Not On Label EJS-166 US 1959 Sell This Version
EJS-170 The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri (5)  album cover Various, Ezio Pinza, Gertrud Pålson-Wettergren, Richard Crooks (2), Richard Bonelli, Lily Pons, Giovanni Martinelli, Cesare Formichi, Rosa Ponselle, Marjorie Lawrence, Kirsten Flagstad, Frida Leider, Kerstin Thorborg, Karl Kamann Various, Ezio Pinza, Gertrud Pålson-Wettergren, Richard Crooks (2), Richard Bonelli, Lily Pons, Giovanni Martinelli, Cesare Formichi, Rosa Ponselle, Marjorie Lawrence, Kirsten Flagstad, Frida Leider, Kerstin Thorborg, Karl Kamann - The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri (5)(LP, Album, Comp) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-170 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-175 Dinorah  album cover Giacomo Meyerbeer, Orchestra And Chorus Of The Teatre De Monnaie, Brussels*, Maurice Bastin Giacomo Meyerbeer, Orchestra And Chorus Of The Teatre De Monnaie, Brussels*, Maurice Bastin - Dinorah(2xLP + Box) Not On Label EJS-175 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-176 Don Pasquale  album cover Gaetano Donizetti With Salvatore Baccaloni, Bidu Sayao*, Nino Martini, Frank Valentino*, Alessio de Paolis*, Chorus And Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association*, Gennaro Papi Gaetano Donizetti With Salvatore Baccaloni, Bidu Sayao*, Nino Martini, Frank Valentino*, Alessio de Paolis*, Chorus And Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association*, Gennaro Papi - Don Pasquale(2xLP + Box) Not On Label EJS-176 US 1960 Sell This Version
EJS-177 Simon Boccanegra (16 February, 1935)  album cover Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Lawrence Tibbett, Ezio Pinza, Alfredo Gandolfi, Louis D'Angelo, Giordano Paltrinieri, Pearl Besuner, The Chorus* And Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association* directed by Ettore Panizza Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Lawrence Tibbett, Ezio Pinza, Alfredo Gandolfi, Louis D'Angelo, Giordano Paltrinieri, Pearl Besuner, The Chorus* And Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association* directed by Ettore Panizza - Simon Boccanegra (16 February, 1935)(2xLP, Album) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-177 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-185 The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri No. 9  album cover Various, Francesco Tamagno, Nellie Melba, Mattia Battistini, Miguel Fleta, Jose Mardones, Anna Fitzu*, Giuseppe De Luca (3), Adelina Patti Various, Francesco Tamagno, Nellie Melba, Mattia Battistini, Miguel Fleta, Jose Mardones, Anna Fitzu*, Giuseppe De Luca (3), Adelina Patti - The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri No. 9(LP, Album, Comp) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-185 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-186 The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri No. 10  album cover Various, Ezio Pinza, Frederick Jagel, Margaret Matzenauer, Giovanni Martinelli, Charles Kullman, Grace Moore, Joseph Schmidt, Virgilio Lazzari Various, Ezio Pinza, Frederick Jagel, Margaret Matzenauer, Giovanni Martinelli, Charles Kullman, Grace Moore, Joseph Schmidt, Virgilio Lazzari - The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri No. 10(LP, Album) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-186 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-190 The Golden Age of Opera - Rosa Ponselle in Opera (1934-37)  album cover Rosa Ponselle The Golden Age of Opera - Rosa Ponselle in Opera (1934-37)(LP, Album) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-190 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS - 191 The Golden Age of Opera - Rosa Ponselle in Songs by French, German, Italian and Spanish Composers (1925; 1934-37)  album cover Rosa Ponselle The Golden Age of Opera - Rosa Ponselle in Songs by French, German, Italian and Spanish Composers (1925; 1934-37)(LP, Album) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS - 191 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS 192 The Golden Age of Opera - Rosa Ponselle in English Songs (1925; 1934-37)  album cover Rosa Ponselle The Golden Age of Opera - Rosa Ponselle in English Songs (1925; 1934-37)(LP, Album) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS 192 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-202 La Wally  album cover Catalani*, Chorus Of RAI (Rome)*, Orchestra Of RAI (Rome)*, Arturo Basile Catalani*, Chorus Of RAI (Rome)*, Orchestra Of RAI (Rome)*, Arturo Basile - La Wally(2xLP + Box) Not On Label EJS-202 US 1961 Sell This Version
EJS-204 I Masnadieri  album cover Verdi*, Chorus* And Orchestra Of RAI, Milano*, Alfredo Simonetto Verdi*, Chorus* And Orchestra Of RAI, Milano*, Alfredo Simonetto - I Masnadieri(2xLP + Box) Not On Label EJS-204 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-212 The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri No. XI  album cover Various, Licia Albanese, Armand Tokatyan, Lucielle Browning, John Brownlee, Stella Roman, Frederick Jagel, Leonard Warren, Angelo Bada, Rose Bampton, Robert Weede, Bruno Landi, Lily Pons, Lawrence Tibbett, Lily Djanel, Nino Martini Various, Licia Albanese, Armand Tokatyan, Lucielle Browning, John Brownlee, Stella Roman, Frederick Jagel, Leonard Warren, Angelo Bada, Rose Bampton, Robert Weede, Bruno Landi, Lily Pons, Lawrence Tibbett, Lily Djanel, Nino Martini - The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri No. XI(LP, Album, Comp) The Golden Age of Opera EJS-212 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-213 The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri No. XII  album cover Various, Richard Bonelli, Lauritz Melchior, Toti Dal Monte, Frederick Jagel, Lily Pons, Helen Olheim, Lawrence Tibbett, René Maison, Gertrude Wettergren, Bidú Sayão, Elisabeth Schumann, Irene Jessner, Queena Mario, Dorothee Manski, Giovanni Martinelli, Maria Caniglia, Friedrich Schorr, Arthur Carron, Stella Roman Various, Richard Bonelli, Lauritz Melchior, Toti Dal Monte, Frederick Jagel, Lily Pons, Helen Olheim, Lawrence Tibbett, René Maison, Gertrude Wettergren, Bidú Sayão, Elisabeth Schumann, Irene Jessner, Queena Mario, Dorothee Manski, Giovanni Martinelli, Maria Caniglia, Friedrich Schorr, Arthur Carron, Stella Roman - The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri No. XII(LP, Album) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-213 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS- 215 Boris Godounoff  album cover Moussorgsky*, Ezio Pinza, Irra Petina, Marita Farell, Anna Kaskas, Alessio De Paolis, George Cehanovsky, Nicola Moscona, Charles Kullman, Kersten Thorborg*, Leonard Warren, Norman Cordon, Giordano Paltrinieri, Doris Doe, Nicholas Massue, John Gurney (3), Wilfred Engelman, Arnold Gabor, The Chorus* And Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association* directed by Ettore Panizza Moussorgsky*, Ezio Pinza, Irra Petina, Marita Farell, Anna Kaskas, Alessio De Paolis, George Cehanovsky, Nicola Moscona, Charles Kullman, Kersten Thorborg*, Leonard Warren, Norman Cordon, Giordano Paltrinieri, Doris Doe, Nicholas Massue, John Gurney (3), Wilfred Engelman, Arnold Gabor, The Chorus* And Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association* directed by Ettore Panizza - Boris Godounoff(3xLP, Album) The Golden Age of Opera EJS- 215 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-215 The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri XIII  album cover Various The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri XIII(LP, Comp) The Golden Age of Opera EJS-215 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-218 The Golden Age of Opera - Beatrice Di Tenda  album cover Bellini*, Joan Sutherland, Dino Dondi, Reina Caverivauska, Giuseppe Campora, Piero De Palma, Walter Gullino, Chorus* And Orchestra Of La Scala*, Antonino Votto Bellini*, Joan Sutherland, Dino Dondi, Reina Caverivauska, Giuseppe Campora, Piero De Palma, Walter Gullino, Chorus* And Orchestra Of La Scala*, Antonino Votto - The Golden Age of Opera - Beatrice Di Tenda(LP, Album) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-218 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-220 Grace Moore Sings Puccini  album cover Grace Moore With Frederick Jagel Grace Moore With Frederick Jagel - Grace Moore Sings Puccini(LP, Mono) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-220 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-223 The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri No. 14  album cover Various, Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, Lauritz Melchior Various, Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, Lauritz Melchior - The Golden Age of Opera - Potpourri No. 14(LP, Comp) The Golden Age of Opera EJS-223 Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-232 Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (Highlights)  album cover Lily Pons, Irra Petina, Bruno Landi, John Charles Thomas, Ezio Pinza, Pompilio Malatesta, Gennaro Papi Lily Pons, Irra Petina, Bruno Landi, John Charles Thomas, Ezio Pinza, Pompilio Malatesta, Gennaro Papi - Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (Highlights)(LP) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-232 US 1962 Sell This Version
EJS-305 Il Corsaro  album cover Verdi* Il Corsaro(2xLP) Not On Label EJS-305 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-309 Manon Lescaut (Highlights)  album cover Alfredo Simonetto With Beniamino Gigli, Adrianna Guerrini*, Mario Boriello*, Giorgio Zotti, Nino Pasquale, Orchestra* E Coro Della Radioitaliano* Alfredo Simonetto With Beniamino Gigli, Adrianna Guerrini*, Mario Boriello*, Giorgio Zotti, Nino Pasquale, Orchestra* E Coro Della Radioitaliano* - Manon Lescaut (Highlights)(LP) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-309 Italy 1952 Sell This Version
EJS 337 Faust (Highlights) / Jussi Björling Recital  album cover Gounod*, Jussi Björling Gounod*, Jussi Björling - Faust (Highlights) / Jussi Björling Recital(LP, Comp) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS 337 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-376 Resurrezione (Resurrection)  album cover Alfano* Resurrezione (Resurrection)(2xLP, Mono) Not On Label EJS-376 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-396 Alzira  album cover Verdi* Alzira(2xLP) Not On Label EJS-396 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS 426 Arias And Scenes  album cover Stella Roman Arias And Scenes(LP, Mono) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS 426 US 1968 Sell This Version
EJS 447 Puccini Recital LIVE 1937  album cover Eva Turner, Dino Borgioli Eva Turner, Dino Borgioli - Puccini Recital LIVE 1937(LP) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS 447 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS - 449 Genevieve De Brabant (Complete Without Dialogue)  album cover Jacques Offenbach, Lina Dachary, Huguette Hennetier, Gabrielle Ristori, Germaine Parrat, Emmanuel Jarot, Raymond Amade, Joseph Peyron, Jean-Christophe Benoit, Gaston Rey, Michel Fauchet, René Terrasson, Aimé Doniat, René Lenoty, Pierre Roy, Jean-Paul Creder Jacques Offenbach, Lina Dachary, Huguette Hennetier, Gabrielle Ristori, Germaine Parrat, Emmanuel Jarot, Raymond Amade, Joseph Peyron, Jean-Christophe Benoit, Gaston Rey, Michel Fauchet, René Terrasson, Aimé Doniat, René Lenoty, Pierre Roy, Jean-Paul Creder - Genevieve De Brabant (Complete Without Dialogue)(LP, Album) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS - 449 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EJS 461 Stiffelio  album cover Giuseppe Verdi Stiffelio(2xLP, Mono) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS 461 1968 Sell This Version
EJS-482 Live Arias and Duets 1934-1944  album cover Gladys Swarthout Live Arias and Duets 1934-1944(LP, Comp) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS-482 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-526 Assassinio Nella Cattedrale (Murder In The Cathedral)  album cover Pizzetti* Assassinio Nella Cattedrale (Murder In The Cathedral)(2xLP, Mono) Not On Label EJS-526 US 1958 Sell This Version
EJS 530 Cavalleria Rusticana (Highlights) / Jussi Bjoerling Recital  album cover Pietro Mascagni, Jussi Bjoerling* Pietro Mascagni, Jussi Bjoerling* - Cavalleria Rusticana (Highlights) / Jussi Bjoerling Recital(LP, Comp) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS 530 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS 537 Fierrabras  album cover Schubert* Fierrabras(LP) The Golden Age Of Opera EJS 537 US Unknown Sell This Version
EJS-548-A, EJS-548-B, EJS-548-C, EJS-548-D Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Highlights)   album cover Richard Wagner Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Highlights) (2xLP, Unofficial) Not On Label EJS-548-A, EJS-548-B, EJS-548-C, EJS-548-D 1971 Sell This Version