Callas, Maria

Rossini: Armida

2CD
15 Sep 2017

Barcode: 0190295844530

Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Other participants: Tullio Serafin, Francesco Albanese, Mario Filippeschi, Alessandro Ziliani

Rossini is a pillar of bel canto opera, but he was less central to Callas’s art and career than Bellini and Donizetti. She performed two of his comic works – Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il turco in Italia – and in 1952, with her mentor Tullio Serafin conducting, took the title role in the dramatic Armida. The opera had not been seen for many years and even today remains a rare visitor to the world’s opera houses. It is notable both for the virtuosity and stamina required of the star soprano and for the presence of no fewer than five tenors. Callas’ achievement as the enchantress is nothing less than spectacular, particularly in the mesmerising rondo aria ‘D’amore al dolce impero’.

26 April 1952 · Firenze, Comunale

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Rossini: Armida: Sinfonia to Act 1 (Live)  - Maria Callas 
02 Rossini: Armida, Act 1: "Lieto, ridente" (Chorus, Goffredo) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
03 Rossini: Armida, Act 1: "Sì, guerrieri, fian sacre" (Goffredo, Eustazio, Chorus) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
04 Rossini: Armida, Act 1: "Signor, tanto il tuo nome" (Armida, Goffredo, Idraote, Eustazio) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
05 Rossini: Armida, Act 1: "Sventurata! Or che mi resta" (Armida, Goffredo, Idraote, Eustazio, Chorus) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
06 Rossini: Armida, Act 1: "Or che farò?" (Goffredo, Armida, Eustazio, Idraote, Chorus) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
07 Rossini: Armida, Act 1: "Cedei, guerrieri è ver" (Goffredo, Eustazio, Gernando, Armida, Idraote) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
08 Rossini: Armida, Act 1: "Non soffrirò l'offesa" (Gernando, Chorus, Idraote, Armida, Rinaldo) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
09 Rossini: Armida, Act 1: "Grata quest'alma!" (Rinaldo, Armida) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
10 Rossini: Armida, Act 1: "Vacilla a quegli accenti" (Rinaldo, Armida) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
11 Rossini: Armida, Act 1: "Ecco il guerriero, il duce" (Gernando, Chorus, Rinaldo) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
12 Rossini: Armida, Act 1: "Se pari agli accenti" (Rinaldo, Gernando, Chorus, Armida) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
13 Rossini: Armida, Act 1: "Deh! Se cara a te son io" (Armida, Rinaldo, Chorus, Goffredo) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
Disc 2 
01 Rossini: Armida, Act 2: "Alla voce d'Armida possente" (Chorus, Astarotte) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
02 Rossini: Armida, Act 2: "Sovrumano potere" (Astarotte, Chorus) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
03 Rossini: Armida, Act 2: "Dove son io?" (Rinaldo, Armida) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
04 Rossini: Armida, Act 2: "Mio ben, questa che premi" (Armida, Rinaldo, Chorus) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
05 Rossini: Armida, Act 2: "Canzoni amorose" (Chorus) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
06 Rossini: Armida, Act 2: "D'amore al dolce impero" (Armida, Chorus) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
07 Rossini: Armida, Act 2: Ballet (Live)  - Maria Callas 
08 Rossini: Armida, Act 3: "Come l'aurette placide" (Ubaldo, Carlo) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
09 Rossini: Armida, Act 3 "Oh quanto, amico, d'Ascalona al saggio" (Ubaldo, Carlo, Chorus, Armida, Rinaldo) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
10 Rossini: Armida, Act 3: "S'hai cor bastante in petto" (Carlo, Rinaldo, Ubaldo, Armida) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
11 Rossini: Armida, Act 3: March (Live)  - Maria Callas 
12 Rossini: Armida, Act 3: "Sia lode al ciel!' (Ubaldo, Carlo, Rinaldo, Armida) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
13 Rossini: Armida, Act 3: "Se al mio crudel tormento" (Armida, Rinaldo, Ubaldo, Carlo) [Live]  - Maria Callas 
14 Rossini: Armida, Act 3: "Dove son io?" (Armida, Chorus) [Live]  - Maria Callas 


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