Callas, Maria

Donizetti: Anna Bolena

15 Sep 2017

Barcode: 0190295844592

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Other participants: Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Gianni Raimondi, Nicola Rossi Lemeni, Giulietta Simionato

Callas’s Anna Bolena at La Scala in 1957 was one of the absolute highlights of her extraordinary career. The performances brought new life to a bel canto opera that had long fallen out of favour. The central role was ideally suited to her talents and she once again had Luchino Visconti as her director. Anna’s rival, Giovanna Seymour, was sung by one Callas’s most trusted colleagues, the superb mezzo-soprano Giulietta Simionato. The conductor, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, described the production as “a complete revelation of what I have always felt should be the ideal collaboration between stage and music”.

14 April 1957 · Milano, Teatro alla Scala

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
24 Donizetti: Anna Bolena, Act 1: "Bada, bada, tropp'oltre vai" (Anna, Rochefort)  - Maria Callas 
30 Donizetti: Anna Bolena, Act 1: "In separato carcere tutti costor sian tratti" (Anna, Enrico, Rochefort, Giovanna, Smeton, Percy)  - Maria Callas 

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