Callas, Maria

Wagner: Parsifal

3CD
15 Sep 2017

Barcode: 0190295844455

Composer: Richard Wagner
Other participants: Vittorio Gui, Rolando Panerai, Africo Baldelli, Boris Christoff

In her early years as a dramatic soprano, Callas sang three Wagner roles: Isolde, Brünnhilde (Die Walküre) and Kundry in Parsifal. This performance of Wagner’s final opera, recorded for Italian state radio late in 1950, became her farewell to the composer. Although only 26 at the time, she showed a deep understanding of the complex and tortured character of Kundry, a mythical woman who is hundreds of years old. The previous year, while singing Isolde in Venice, Callas had been encouraged by the conductor Tullio Serafin to take on the coloratura role of Elvira in I puritani at very short notice; it set a new and decisive direction for her career.

20-21 November 1950 · Rome, Auditorium della Rai

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111: Preludio to Act 1  - Maria Callas 
02 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Eh! Oh! Guardia così fate voi dormendo?" (Gurnemanz, Knights, Esquires, Kundry)  - Maria Callas 
03 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Sì qui! ... Sta ben! ... Possiamo un po'" (Amfortas, Knight, Gurnemanz)  - Maria Callas 
04 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Non dir! Ah, ah ... E se non giova?" (Kundry, Esquires, Gurnemanz)  - Maria Callas 
05 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Oh, santa lascia, prodigioso acciar!" (Gurnemanz, Esquires)  - Maria Callas 
06 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Titurel, il pio campion" (Gurnemanz, Esquires)  - Maria Callas 
07 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Ah! Chi fu quell'empio?" (Esquires, Gurnemanz, Knights, Parsifal)  - Maria Callas 
08 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Or di'. Sinor a nulla hai risposto" (Gurnemanz, Parsifal, Kundry)  - Maria Callas 
09 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Dal bagno già ritorna il Re" (Gurnemanz, Parsifal)  - Maria Callas 
10 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Il tempo qui, figliuolo, diventa spazio" (Gurnemanz)  - Maria Callas 
11 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Tu bada ben - or si vedrà" (Gurnemanz, Knights, Flowermaidens)  - Maria Callas 
12 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Mio figlio Amfortas, sei pronto al rito?" (Titurel, Amfortas)  - Maria Callas 
13 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Pietà fa saggio" (Voice from Above, Knights, Titurel)  - Maria Callas 
Disc 2 
01 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Il mio sangue sia vin" (Voice from Above)  - Maria Callas 
02 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "O giubilo santo!" (Titurel, Flowermaidens, Knights, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
03 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: "Che fai tu qui?" (Gurnemanz, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
04 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: "È giunto il di" (Klingsor, Kundry)  - Maria Callas 
05 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: "Il più forte convien quest'oggi domar" (Klingsor, Kundry)  - Maria Callas 
06 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: "Qui fu il clamore - armi, fiere grida!" (Flowermaidens, Parsifal)  - Maria Callas 
07 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: "Vien, vien, mio bel damo" (Flowermaidens, Parsifal)  - Maria Callas 
08 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: "Parsifal, resta!" (Kundry, Parsifal, Flowermaidens)  - Maria Callas 
09 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: "Un sogno tutto ciò non è? (Parsifal, Kundry)  - Maria Callas 
10 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: "Ho visto, il figlio sul materno sen" (Kundry)  - Maria Callas 
11 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: "Ahimè! Ahimè! Che feci?" (Parsifal, Kundry)  - Maria Callas 
12 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: "Amfortas! La piaga! la piaga!" (Parsifal, Kundry)  - Maria Callas 
13 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: "Ah crudel! Gli altrui dolori atroci nel cor tu senti" (Kundry, Parsifal)  - Maria Callas 
14 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: "Va via, o femmina vil!" (Parsifal, Kundry, Klingsor)  - Maria Callas 
Disc 3 
01 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111: Preludio to Act 3  - Maria Callas 
02 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: "Di là venuto è il grido ... " (Gurnemanz, Kundry)  - Maria Callas 
03 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: "Salve, frate! smarrito qui" (Gurnemanz)  - Maria Callas 
04 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: "Dio mi la ritrovarti!" (Parsifal, Gurnemanz)  - Maria Callas 
05 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: "Signor, se un reo poter ti deviò dal tuo cammin" (Gurnemanz, Parsifal )  - Maria Callas 
06 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: "No! no! la sacra fonte sia vital lavacro al pellegrin ... " (Gurnemanz, Parsifal)  - Maria Callas 
07 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: "Con l'onda pura sii tu" (Gurnemanz, Parsifal, Kundry)  - Maria Callas 
08 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: "Ma pur non è cosi" (Gurnemanz, Kundry, Parsifal)  - Maria Callas 
09 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: "Mezzodi ... è questa l'ora" (Gurnemanz)  - Maria Callas 
10 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: "Nell'arca qui rinchiuso scortiam il Gral pel mistico rito" (Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
11 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: "Si, onta, onta su di me!" (Amfortas, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
12 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: "Soltanto un'arma val ... " (Parsifal)  - Maria Callas 
13 Wagner: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: "O divin prodigo" (Chorus)  - Maria Callas 


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