Callas, Maria

Maria Callas 2014 - Recital: Puccini Arias [1954]

CD 5-inch
22 Sep 2014

Barcode: 0825646340170

Composer: Puccini
Other participants: Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin

Callas came to be closely identified with Tosca,and it was the only Puccini role she sang with any frequency during her reign as a prima donna. Turandot had figured prominently in her early career, and she performed Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly) three times in Chicago in 1955, but all the other characters in this recital did not figure in her stage repertoire. Yet, as Gramophone said when this album was first released: ‘To each and every aria she brings the stamp of an individual artistry, something of character acting, and a concern for the dramatic and musical shaping of the aria which is very unlike the sort of Puccini singing we usually hear today.’

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Madama Butterfly, Act 2: "Con onor muore" (Madama Butterfly)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
Disc 1 
01 Manon Lescaut, Act 2: "In quelle trine morbide" (Manon Lescaut)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
02 Manon Lescaut, Act 4: "Sola, perduta, abbandonata" (Manon Lescaut)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
03 Madama Butterfly, Act 2: "Un bel dì vedremo" (Madama Butterfly)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
04 Madama Butterfly, Act 2: "Con onor muore" (Madama Butterfly)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
05 La bohème, Act 1: "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì" (Mimi)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
06 La bohème, Act 3: "Donde lieta uscì" (Mimì)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
07 Suor Angelica, 'Sister Angelica': "Senza mamma, O bimbo" (Sister Angelica)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
08 Gianni Schicchi, Act 1: "O mio babbino caro" (Lauretta)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
09 Turandot, Act 1: "Signore, ascolta!" (Turandot)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
10 Turandot, Act 2: "In questa Reggia" (Turandot)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
11 Adriana Lecouvreur, Act 1: "Ecco: respiro appena...Io son l'umile ancella" (Adriana Lecouvreur)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 


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