Turiddu - Beniamino Gigli
Santuzza - Lina Bruna Rasa
Lola - Maria Marcucci
Alfio - Gino Bechi
Mamma Lucia - Giuletta Simionato
The Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
Conducted by the composer Pietro Mascagni who gives a spoken introduction at the beginning of the recording.
78 recordings from 1940 restored and recorded by Nimbus Records.
Pagliacci premiered at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan on May 21, 1892, conducted by Arturo Toscanini, with Adelina Stehle as Nedda, Fiorello Giraud as Canio, Victor Maurel as Tonio, and Mario Ancona as Silvio. Nellie Melba played Nedda in London in 1893, soon after the Italian premiere, and it was given in New York on June 15, 1893 with Agostino Montegriffo as Canio.
Canio - Beniamino Gigli
Nedda - Iva Pacetti
Tonio - Mario Basiola
Peppe - Giuseppe Nessi
Silvio - Leone Paci
The Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
Franco Ghione - conductor
78 recordings from 1934 restored and recorded by Nimbus Records.