Callas, Maria

Pure: Maria Callas Remastered

22 Sep 2014

Barcode: 0825646339945

Although Maria Callas died, aged just 53, as long ago as September 1977, she remains an icon: as a supreme singing-actress; as a celebrity, and as a woman of great style and elegance. The epitome of the operatic diva, the American-born Greek soprano is recognised as a singer who defined, and even redefined opera in the 20th century and she has never lost her place among the world’s top-selling classical artists. This new single-disc collection will draw together highlights of the Maria Callas Remastered Edition, showcasing the previously unattainable quality of sound that can now be experienced in Callas’ most beloved arias, including Bizet's Habanera and Rossini's Una voce poco fa, Bellini's Casta Diva, and the aria that came to be identified as Callas' personal manifesto: Puccini's Vissi d'arte.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Carmen, Chorus) [Habanera]  - Maria Callas 
02 Bellini: Norma, Act 1: "Casta diva" (Norma, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
03 Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, Act 1: "O mio babbino caro" (Lauretta)  - Maria Callas 
04 Catalani: La Wally, Act 1: "Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana" (Wally)  - Maria Callas 
05 Verdi: La traviata, Act 1: "Ah fors'e lui" (Violetta)  - Maria Callas 
06 Verdi: La traviata, Act 1: "Sempre libera" (Violetta, Alfredo)  - Maria Callas 
07 Puccini: Tosca, Act 2: "Vissi d'arte" (Tosca)  - Maria Callas 
08 Puccini: Madama Butterfly, Act 2: "Un bel di vedremo" (Butterfly)  - Maria Callas 
09 Giordano: Andrea Chénier, Act 3: "La mamma morta" (Maddalena)  - Maria Callas 
10 Puccini: La bohème, Act 3: "Donde lieta uscì al tuo grido d'amore" (Mimì)  - Maria Callas, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Antonino Votto 
11 Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur, Act 1: "Ecco - respiro appena...Io son l'umile ancella" (Adriana Lecouvreur)  - Maria Callas 
12 Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor, Act 3: "Il dolce suono ... Ardon gli incensi" (Lucia, Raimondo, Normanno, Chorus)  - Maria Callas, Raffaele Arie, Gino Sarri, Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Tullio Serafin 
13 Verdi: Il trovatore, Act 4: "D'amor sull'ali rosee" (Leonora)  - Maria Callas 
14 Verdi: Otello, Act 4: "Ave Maria" (Desdemona)  - Maria Callas 
15 Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act 1: "Una voce poco fa" (Rosina)  - Maria Callas 
16 Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice, Act 4: "J'ai perdu mon Eurydice" (Orfeo)  - Maria Callas 
17 Saint- Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Act 2: "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix" (Dalila)  - Maria Callas 
18 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Les tringles des sistres tintaient" (Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès)  - Maria Callas 

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