Callas, Maria

Maria Callas Remastered - Puccini: Turandot [1957]

2 CD 5-inch
22 Sep 2014

Barcode: 0825646341009

Composer: Puccini
Other participants: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Eugenio Fernandi, Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala Milan, Tullio Serafin

Callas sang the role of Turandot 24 times on stage, in the late 1940s. It was the role originally planned for her US debut, but the opera company went bankrupt and the performances (scheduled for Chicago in 1947) never took place. She brings unusual subtlety to Puccini’s icy princess, while Elisabeth Schwarzkopf – more readily identified with Fiordiligi and the Marschallin – is surprise casting as the self-sacrificing Liù.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Turandot, Act 3: "Diecimilia anni al nostro Imperatore!" (Crowd, Turandot)  - Maria Callas, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin 
Disc 1 
11 Turandot, Act 1: "Guardalo, Pong!" (Ping, Pang, Pong, Timur)  - Nicola Zaccaria, Mario Borriello, Renato Ercolani, Piero de Palma, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin 
17 Turandot, Act 2: "O Cina, o Cina" (Ping, Pang, Pong)  - Mario Borriello, Renato Ercolani, Piero de Palma, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin 
18 Turandot, Act 2: "Ho una casa nell'Honana" (Ping, Pang, Pong)  - Mario Borriello, Renato Ercolani, Piero de Palma, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin 
Disc 2 
08 Turandot, Act 3: "Liu...bonta" (Timur, Ping, Pang, Pong, Crowd)  - Nicola Zaccaria, Mario Borriello, Renato Ercolani, Piero de Palma, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin 


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