Callas, Maria

Maria Callas Remastered - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia [1957]

2 CD 5-inch
20 Oct 2014

Barcode: 0825646340897

Composer: Rossini
Other participants: Luigi Alva, Tito Gobbi / Philharmonia Orchestra, Alceo Galliera

As she demonstrated in both Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il turco in Italia, Callas, the great tragedienne, could also turn her skills to comedy. As it happened, the 1956 La Scala production of Rossini’s most popular opera did not prove a great success with audiences, but its stars – Callas, Tito Gobbi and Luigi Alva – reassembled in London the following year for this recording. Callas sang the role of Rosina at its original mezzo-soprano pitch and her version of ‘Una voce poco fa’ – punctuated by an unforgettable ‘ma’ (‘but’) in the cabaletta – is a miracle of both elegance and wit.

Tracklisting

Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act 2: "Buona sera, mio signore" (Rosina, Count Almaviva, Figaro, Bartolo, Basilio)  - Maria Callas, Luigi Alva, Tito Gobbi, Fritz Ollendorff, Nicola Zaccaria, Alceo Galliera, Philharmonia Orchestra 
Disc 2 
07 Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act 2: "Pace e gioia sia con voi" (Count Almaviva, Bartolo)  - Luigi Alva, Fritz Ollendorff, Philharmonia Orchestra 
14 Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act 2: "Don Basilio!...Cosa veggo!" (Rosina, Count Almaviva, Figaro, Bartolo, Basilio)  - Maria Callas, Luigi Alva, Tito Gobbi, Fritz Ollendorff, Nicola Zaccaria, Philharmonia Orchestra, Alceo Galliera 
15 Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act 2: "Buona sera, mio signore" (Rosina, Count Almaviva, Figaro, Bartolo, Basilio)  - Maria Callas, Luigi Alva, Tito Gobbi, Fritz Ollendorff, Nicola Zaccaria, Alceo Galliera, Philharmonia Orchestra 


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