July 15, 2014

Warner Classics reveals groundbreaking Maria Callas project

Coming soon: La Divina’s complete recordings remastered in high definition from the original tapes as never before.

Warner Classics unveils the most ambitious and extensive project ever undertaken in the name of the Maria Callas catalogue: a pioneering remastered edition of her complete recordings.

For the first time this century, a team of world-class sound engineers at London’s Abbey Road Studios — where Callas herself recorded Verdi arias in 1958 — returned to her original master tapes to bring previously unimaginable clarity and depth to the legacy of the most iconic opera star of all time. They worked painstakingly for more than a year to bring the project to fruition, and the results will enable listeners to experience the voice of Callas as never before.

The authoritative Maria Callas Edition will comprise a lavish boxed set of her 39 newly remastered studio recordings (totalling 69 discs) from 1949 to 1969 — each with the original sleeve art preserved.

Pre-order and release dates to be confirmed soon.