Callas at la Scala
15 Sep 2017
Callas first sang at Milan’s legendary La Scala for the opening of the 1951-52 season (in Verdi’s I vespri siciliani) and she became closely identified with the theatre, notably in productions directed by Luchino Visconti and his protégé Franco Zeffirelli. Spontini’s La vestale was staged for her there in 1954, Bellini’s La sonnambula in 1955, and her final La Scala performances came in 1962 with Cherubini’s Medea.
'Callas at her most spell-binding and enthralling,' wrote Gramophone, 'Callas at La Scala (…) shows the diva at her most exciting and most beautiful.'
|01||Cherubini: Medea, Act 1: "Dei tuoi figli la madre from Medea" (Medea) - Maria Callas, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin|
|02||Bellini: La sonnambula, Act 3: "Oh, se una volta sola ....Ah! non credea mirarti" (Amina) - Maria Callas, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin|
|03||Spontini: La Vestale, Act 2: "O nome tutelar" (Julia) - Maria Callas, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin|
|04||Spontini: La Vestale, Act 3: "Caro oggetto" (Julia) - Maria Callas, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin|