Callas, Maria

Maria Callas Remastered - Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci [1954]

CD 5-inch
20 Oct 2014

Barcode: 0825646340910

Composer: Leoncavalli
Other participants: Giuseppe di Stefano / Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala Milan, Tullio Serafin

While Pagliacci’s regular companion piece, Cavalleria rusticana, figured prominently in Callas’s early career, Leoncavallo’s one-acter had no place in her stage repertoire. But as Gramophone wrote of this recording: ‘When Callas [as Nedda] and Gobbi [as Tonio] are on the stage the drama is strikingly unfolded …There has been [no Nedda] more urgently orpressingly feminine than Callas … the only one to create real tension at the idea of Canio reading her thoughts; the only one to give meaning … to her mood as the birds fly overhead; and … the only one to greet her lover with delight.’


I pagliacci, Act 2: "Suvvia, cosi terribile" (Cannio, Chorus, Silvio, Nedda)  - Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Rolando Panerai, Tito Gobbi/Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin 
Disc 1 
07 I pagliacci, Act 1: "Sei la! Credea che te ne fossi andato" (Nedda, Tonio)  - Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin 

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