Callas, Maria

Verdi: Aida

2CD
15 Sep 2017

Barcode: 0190295844509

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Other participants: Oliviero de Fabritiis, Mario del Monaco, Oralia Domínguez, Giuseppe Taddei

Aida held an important place in the earlier years of Callas’s career, and in 1950 it brought her debut at La Scala, Milan, the theatre where she soon became reigning diva. That same year, she sang the role of the Ethiopian princess in Mexico City, arousing near-hysteria among the audience (and anger in the competitive tenor singing Radamès) by interpolating a stupendous top E flat at the end of the Triumphal Scene, which closes Act II of the opera. She repeated the feat on her return to Mexico the following year, when this live recording was made. This time, the Radamès was the celebrated, heroic-voiced Italian, Mario del Monaco, while the Mexican mezzo-soprano Oralia Domínguez made an opulent Amneris and Giuseppe Taddei, one of the leading Italian baritones of his time, sang a powerful Amonasro.

3 July 1951 Mexico, Palacio de Bellas Artes

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Verdi: Aida: Preludio to Act 1  - Maria Callas 
02 Verdi: Aida, Act 1: "Sì, corre voce che l'Etiope ardisca" (Ramfis, Radamès)  - Maria Callas 
03 Verdi: Aida, Act 1: "Se quel guerriero io fossi!" (Radamès)  - Maria Callas 
04 Verdi: Aida, Act 1: "Celeste Aida" (Radamès)  - Maria Callas 
05 Verdi: Aida, Act 1: "Quale insolita gioia nel tuo sguardo!" (Amneris, Radamès)  - Maria Callas 
06 Verdi: Aida, Act 1: "Vieni, o diletta, appressati" (Amneris, Aida, Radamès)  - Maria Callas 
07 Verdi: Aida, Act 1: "Alta cagion v'aduna" (King, Messenger, Aida, Radamès, Amneris, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
08 Verdi: Aida, Act 1: "Su! del Nilo al sacro lido" (King, Ramfis, Chorus, Aida, Radamès, Amneris, Messenger)  - Maria Callas 
09 Verdi: Aida, Act 1: "Ritorna vincitor!" (Aida)  - Maria Callas 
10 Verdi: Aida, Act 1: "Possente Fthà ... Tu che dal nulla hai tratto" (Prietess, Ramfis, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
11 Verdi: Aida, Act 1: "Immenso Fthà! ... Mortal, diletto ai numi" (Chorus, Ramfis)  - Maria Callas 
12 Verdi: Aida, Act 1: "Nume, custode e vindice" (Ramfis, Radamès, Chorus, Prietess)  - Maria Callas 
13 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: "Chi mai fra gl'inni e i plausi" (Chorus, Amneris)  - Maria Callas 
14 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: Dance of the Moorish slaves  - Maria Callas 
15 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: "Vieni, sul crin ti piovano" (Chorus, Amneris)  - Maria Callas 
16 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: "Fu la sorte dell'armi a' tuoi funesta" (Amneris, Aida)  - Maria Callas 
17 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: "Pietà ti prenda del mio dolor" (Chorus, Aida, Amneris)  - Maria Callas 
18 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: "Su! del Nilo al sacro lido ... Numi, pietà" (Chorus, Aida, Amneris)  - Maria Callas 
19 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: "Gloria all'Egitto, ad Iside" (Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
20 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: Triumphal march  - Maria Callas 
21 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: Ballet  - Maria Callas 
22 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: "Vieni, o guerriero vindice" (Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
23 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: "Salvator della patria" (King, Radamès, Ramfis, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
24 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: "Che veggo! Egli? Mio padre! ... Anch'io pugnai ... Ma tu, Re, tu signore possente" (Aida, Amneris, Amonasro, King, Chorus, Ramfis)  - Maria Callas 
25 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: "Il dolor che in quel volto favella" (Radamès, Amneris, Amonasro, King, Aida, Chorus, Ramfis)  - Maria Callas 
26 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: "O Re, pei sacri numi ... Gloria all'Egitto" (Radamès, Amneris, Amonasro, King, Aida, Chorus, Ramfis)  - Maria Callas 
Disc 2 
01 Verdi: Aida, Act 3: "O tu che sei d'Osiride" (Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
02 Verdi: Aida, Act 3: "Vieni d'Iside al tempio" (Chorus, Ramfis, Amneris)  - Maria Callas 
03 Verdi: Aida, Act 3: "Qui Radamès verrà!" (Aida)  - Maria Callas 
04 Verdi: Aida, Act 3 "O patria mia" (Aida)  - Maria Callas 
05 Verdi: Aida, Act 3 "Ciel! mio padre!" (Aida, Amonasro)  - Maria Callas 
06 Verdi: Aida, Act 3: "Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate" (Aida, Amonasro)  - Maria Callas 
07 Verdi: Aida, Act 3: "Pur ti riveggo, mia dolce Aida" (Radamès, Aida)  - Maria Callas 
08 Verdi: Aida, Act 3: "Nel fiero anelito di nuova guerra" (Radamès, Aida)  - Maria Callas 
09 Verdi: Aida, Act 3: "Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti ... Là, tra foreste vergini" (Radamès, Aida)  - Maria Callas 
10 Verdi: Aida, Act 3: "Ma dimmi - per qual via" (Aida, Radamès, Amonasro, Amneris, Ramfis)  - Maria Callas 
11 Verdi: Aida, Act 4: "L'aborrita rivale a me sfuggia" (Amneris)  - Maria Callas 
12 Verdi: Aida, Act 4: "Già i sacerdoti adunansi" (Amneris, Radamès)  - Maria Callas 
13 Verdi: Aida, Act 4: "Ohimè! morir mi sento!" (Amneris, Ramfis, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
14 Verdi: Aida, Act 4: "Spirto del nume" (Amneris, Ramfis, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
15 Verdi: Aida, Act 4: "A lui vivo, la tomba! ... Sacerdoti - compiste un delitto!" (Amneris, Ramfis, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
16 Verdi: Aida, Act 4: "La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse" (Radamès, Aida)  - Maria Callas 
17 Verdi: Aida, Act 4: "Vedi? Di morte l'angelo ... Immenso Fthà" (Radamès, Aida, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
18 Verdi: Aida, Act 4: "O terra, addio" (Aida, Radamès, Chorus, Amneris)  - Maria Callas 


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