(Last updated 21 November, 2006)
In writing this biography we continue to welcome any support regarding materials and research.
Should you have materials of the kind we are looking for, we would appreciate it if you could share them with us. Naturally, any contributions will be accepted, but we have no problem buying materials of interest at fair prices.
Original photographs, articles, memorabilia
We seek/ will buy original photographs, newspaper reviews, articles, letters, paychecks, recordings and other memorabilia regarding Franco Corelli or performances that he participated in. (Should you have such items and you do not want to contribute or to sell them, we will be happy to study any sort of reproduction you can provide us with.)
A) Official recordings
We are primarily interested in his 78rpm recordings and his early Cetra 45rpm song releases. Some of the covers that we know to be missing from our collection are shown here. But there are also a number of foreign releases, most notably from Japan, that we would like to obtain.
B) Private recordings
in order to establish whether our current discography of private recordings is accurate, we are looking for copies of the following performances, whose existence we have been, as yet, unable to verify:
* La fanciulla del West | Trieste | December 3, 1955
* Andrea Chénier | Naples | March 3, 1957
* Tosca | London | June 27, 1957 (not the one from July 1, that was published on cd by Legato, Living Stage and recently also on Covent Garden's Heritage Series)
If you have any memorabilia of the kind described above, you may email us by clicking on Franco: