Callas, Maria

Spontini: La Vestale

2CD
15 Sep 2017

Barcode: 0190295844523

Composer: Gaspare Spontini
Other participants: Antonino Votto, Franco Corelli, Enzo Sordello, Nicola Rossi, Lemeni

The central character in La Vestale, as in Norma, is a priestess who transgresses her holy vows for love. Spontini’s nobly-conceived opera, composed for Paris in the Napoleonic era, brought Callas’ first collaboration on a new production with the great director Luchino Visconti, who described her as “the greatest tragedienne since Duse” (Eleonora Duse, 1858–1924,the legendary Italian actress). Callas was joined in the cast by Franco Corelli and Ebe Stignani, and Arturo Toscanini was a member of the audience that witnessed her triumph in the role of Giulia at the first night at La Scala.

7 December 1954 · Milano, Teatro alla Scala

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Spontini: La Vestale: Overture to Act 1  - Maria Callas 
02 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 1: "Presso il sublime tempio" (Licinius, Cinna)  - Maria Callas 
03 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 1: "Alma Vesta del ciel pura figlia" (Great Vestal, Julia, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
04 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 1: "Che si vuole da me?" (Julia, Great Vestal)  - Maria Callas 
05 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 1: "Oh! di funesta possa" (Julia)  - Maria Callas 
06 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 1: "Di Lauri il suol spargiamo" (Chorus, Licinius, Great Vestal, Cinna, Julia, Chief Priest)  - Maria Callas 
07 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 1: Ballet  - Maria Callas 
08 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 1: "Ormai cessi il tripudio" (Chief Priest, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
Disc 2 
01 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 2: "Divin foco" (Great Vestal, Chorus, Julia)  - Maria Callas 
02 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 2: "Tu che invoco" (Julia)  - Maria Callas 
03 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 2: "Giulia! È la voce sua ... " (Licinius, Julia)  - Maria Callas 
04 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 2: "Licinio!" (Cinna, Julia, Licinius, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
05 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 2: "Oh delitto! oh sventura!" (Chief Priest, Julia, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
06 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 2: "O Nume tutelar" (Julia, Chief Priest, Chorus, Great Vestal)  - Maria Callas 
07 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 3: "Ohimè! quale apparato! ... " (Licinius)  - Maria Callas 
08 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 3: "Cinna, l'arme che fan? (Licinius, Cinna, Chief Priest, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
09 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 3: "La vestale infida mora" (Lucinius, Cinna, Chief Priest, Chorus, Julia)  - Maria Callas 
10 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 3: "Sul profanato altar" (Chief Priest, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
11 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 3: "Caro oggetto" (Julia)  - Maria Callas 
12 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 3: "Fermate, Satelliti di morte!" (Licinius, Cinna, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
13 Spontini: La Vestale, Act 3: "Lieti concenti" (Chorus, Licinius, Julia)  - Maria Callas 


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