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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Opera, Vocal and Choral

Hochstes vertrauen - Lohengrin
Performed by: Heinrich Knote - tenor
Composed by: Richard Wagner
Record format: Edison Gold Moulded cylinder
Release number: B-1 (3)
Release date: February 1906
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 38238

Sono un poeta - La Boheme
Performed by: Florencio Constantino - tenor
Composed by: Giacomo Puccini
Record format: Edison Gold Moulded cylinder
Release number: B-67 (5)
Release date: July 1908
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 38051

Ah! fors' e lui - La traviata
Performed by: Lucrezia Bori - soprano
Composed by: Giuseppe Verdi
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc wax master record, 12 inch diameter.
Matrix number: 180-1
Recording date: c. August 1910
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 87690-a

La Gioconda
Performed by: Paola Koraleck and Preste Benedetti
Composed by: A. Ponchielli
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc test pressing, 12 inch diameter.
Matrix number: 760-S-D
Recording date: c. July 1911
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 83615

M'appari - Martha
Performed by: Allesandro Bonci - tenor
Composed by: Friedrich von Flotow
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc test pressing
Matrix number: 2275-A-1-1
Recording date: 1914
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 75936

Gloria - The twelfth mass
Performed by: Gregorian Choir
Composed by: W.A. Mozart
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix number: 4254-G-4-6
Recording date: 1915
Release number: 80292-L
Release date: May 1916
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 43552

Hallelujah chorus - Messiah
Performed by: Oratorio Chorus
Composed by: G.F. Handel
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix number: 4433-A-1-1 (6-1)
Recording date: 1916
Release number: 80292-R
Release date: May 1916
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 43552

Sei forse l'angelo fedele - Eugene Onégin
Performed by: Claudia Muzio - soprano
Composed by: Tschaikowsky
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix number: 7614-C-3-3
Recording date: 1920
Release number: 82224-R
Release date: May 1921
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 44126

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Did You Know?

Charles Edison taken in 1945.

Charles Edison, Thomas Edison's son from his second marriage to Mina Miller, was Governor of the State of New Jersey from 1941 to 1944.