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David Collins Recommendations

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Wiilliam (Guillaume) Tell


Guillaume Tell

by Gioachino Rossini

Here are my recommendations for recordings of William Tell:

  • CD in the original French: Guillaume Tell on EMI Classics - Conducted by Lamberto Gardelli with Montserrat Caballé, Nicolai Gedda, Mady Mesplé, Gabriel Bacquier etc.
  • CD in Italian on Decca: Guillaume Tell conducted by Riccardo Chailly with Luciano Pavarotti; Mirella Freni; Sherrill Milnes; Della Jones etc.
  • DVD in Italian on Opus Arte from La Scala Guillaume Tell conducted by Riccardo Muti with Giorgio Zancanaro; Cheryl Studer; Chris Merritt; Amelia Fell etc.
  • There is a new recording out with Pappano conducting which I do not know and has gotten a fair review on Amazon.


Mr. David Collins, M.Ed.

was Opera Boston’s lecturer for 8 years and has given numerous opera courses at MIT, Regis College, Boston Center for Adult Education, Northeastern University, and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

He graduated from Lesley University with a Master of Education degree, and cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Music Education.


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