Callas, Maria

Maria Callas portrays Verdi Heroines

Vinyl
15 Sep 2017

Barcode: 0190295844431

Coinciding with the new Callas Live Remastered Edition, the catalogue’s 2017 priority, Warner Classics re-releases two of Maria Callas’ legendary studio recitals on vinyl, using the state of the art remastering done in 2014.

This recital brings together three operas from the earlier years of Verdi’s career (Nabucco, Ernani and Macbeth) and one of his greatest mature masterpieces (Don Carlo). Callas sang all of them on stage apart from Ernani, and Lady Macbeth proved a triumph for her when she opened La Scala’s season in December 1952.

Gramophone greeted this recital by saying: 'Mme Callas has seldom had such a field day and her dramatic instinct is well-nigh perfect in interpreting these wonderful pages, each characterised convincingly – and differently.'

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Verdi: Nabucco, Act 2: "Ben io t'invenni ... Anch'io dischiuso un giorno" (Abigaille)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Nicola Rescigno 
02 Verdi: Ernani, Act 1: "Surta è la notte .... Ernani! Ernani, involami" (Elvira)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Nicola Rescigno 
03 Verdi: Don Carlo, Act 5: "Tu che le vanità" (Élisabeth)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Nicola Rescigno 


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