Maria Callas portrays Verdi Heroines
15 Sep 2017
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.'
|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|