Callas, Maria

Cherubini: Medea

2CD
15 Sep 2017

Barcode: 0190295844608

Composer: Luigi Cherubini
Other participants: Leonard Bernstein, Gino Penno, Maria Luisa Nache, Giuseppe Modesti

The character of Medea became closely associated with Maria Callas. In 1969, several years after she had left the opera stage, she even played the betrayed and finally infanticidal sorceress in a film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Her second run of appearances in Cherubini’s opera was at La Scala in 1953 with Leonard Bernstein conducting. He later described her as “a power station” in the role, and soprano and conductor did indeed strike sparks off each other in the theatre: this performance is incandescent. In 1962, Medea brought Callas’s her final appearances at La Scala, the opera house that in the 1950s had become her artistic home.

10 December 1953 · Milano, Teatro alla Scala

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Cherubini: Medea: Sinfonia to Act 1  - Maria Callas 
02 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "Che? Quando già corona Amor" (Ancelle, Chorus, Glauce)  - Maria Callas 
03 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "O Amore, vieni a me!" (Glauce)  - Maria Callas 
04 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "No, non temer" (Creonte, Glauce, Giasone)  - Maria Callas 
05 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "O bella Glauce" (Chorus, Glauce)  - Maria Callas 
06 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "Colco! Pensier fatal!" (Glauce, Giasone, Creonte)  - Maria Callas 
07 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "Or che più non vedrò" (Giasone)  - Maria Callas 
08 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "Ah, già troppo turbò" (Creonte)  - Maria Callas 
09 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "Pronube dive" (Creonte, Chorus, Glauce, Giasone)  - Maria Callas 
10 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "Signor! Ferma una donna" (Captain of the Guard, Creonte, Medea, Giasone, Glauce, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
11 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "Qui tremar devi tu" (Creonte, Glauce, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
12 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "Taci, Giason" (Medea, Giasone)  - Maria Callas 
13 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "Dei tuoi figli la madre" (Medea)  - Maria Callas 
14 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "Son vane qui minacce" (Giasone)  - Maria Callas 
15 Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "Nemici senza cor" (Medea, Giasone)  - Maria Callas 
Disc 2 
01 Cherubini: Medea, Act 2: Introduzione  - Maria Callas 
02 Cherubini: Medea, Act 2: "Soffrir non posso" (Medea, Neris, Creonte)  - Maria Callas 
03 Cherubini: Medea, Act 2: "Date almen per pietà" (Medea, Creonte, Neris, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
04 Cherubini: Medea, Act 2: "Medea, o Medea!" (Neris)  - Maria Callas 
05 Cherubini: Medea, Act 2: "Solo un pianto con te versare" (Neris)  - Maria Callas 
06 Cherubini: Medea, Act 2: "Creonte a me solo un giorno dà?" (Medea, Neris, Giasone)  - Maria Callas 
07 Cherubini: Medea, Act 2: "Figli miei, miei tesor" (Medea, Giasone)  - Maria Callas 
08 Cherubini: Medea, Act 2: "Hai dato pronto ascolto" (Medea, Neris)  - Maria Callas 
09 Cherubini: Medea, Act 2: "Ah! Triste canto! ... Dio dell'Amor!" (Medea, Chorus, Creonte, Glauce, Giasone)  - Maria Callas 
10 Cherubini: Medea, Act 3: Introduzione  - Maria Callas 
11 Cherubini: Medea, Act 3: "Numi, venite a me" (Medea, Neris)  - Maria Callas 
12 Cherubini: Medea, Act 3: "Del fiero duol che il cor mi frange" (Medea)  - Maria Callas 
13 Cherubini: Medea, Act 3: "Neris, che hai fatto" (Medea, Neris)  - Maria Callas 
14 Cherubini: Medea, Act 3: "E che? Io son Medea!" (Medea, Chorus, Giasone, Neris)  - Maria Callas 


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