Callas, Maria

Verdi: I vespri siciliani

3CD
15 Sep 2017

Barcode: 0190295844516

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Other participants: Erich Kleiber, Giórgios Kokoliós-Bardi, Enzo Mascherini, Boris Christoff

I vespri siciliani, originally conceived as a grand opéra for Paris, is one of Verdi’s most ambitious works, and the multi-faceted central role of Elena is one his most demanding: Callas is one of the few sopranos who have encompassed its vocal and dramatic diversity. This performance – conducted by Erich Kleiber and with Boris Christoff as the Sicilian activist Procida – took place in Florence in Spring 1951. Just over six months later, Callas opened the season at La Scala in the same opera. I vespri siciliani also served for her sole foray into directing opera, for the opening of the new Teatro Regio in Turin in 1973.

26 May 1951 · Firenze, Comunale

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes: Overture to Act 1 (Live)  - Maria Callas 
20 Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes, Act 3: Il ballo delle Quattro Stagioni - L'inverno (Live)  - Maria Callas 
21 Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes, Act 3: Il ballo delle Quattro Stagioni - La primavera (Live)  - Maria Callas 
Disc 2 
06 Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes, Act 3: Il ballo delle Quattro Stagioni - L'inverno (Live)  - Maria Callas 
07 Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes, Act 3: Il ballo delle Quattro Stagioni - La primavera (Live)  - Maria Callas 
08 Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes, Act 3: Il ballo delle Quattro Stagioni - L'estate (Live)  - Maria Callas 
09 Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes, Act 3: Il ballo delle Quattro Stagioni - L'autunno (Live)  - Maria Callas 


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