Maria Callas Complete Remastered Edition
CD (Number of discs: 69)
22 Sep 2014
Warner Classics is now the guardian of Maria Callas’ official recorded catalogue, and this 69-CD deluxe box set contains all the studio recordings that she made for both EMI/Columbia and the Italian label Cetra between 1949 and 1969. Each recording has been painstakingly remastered in 24-bit/96kHz sound at Abbey Road Studios using the original tapes, and the entire collection has been curated with the greatest of care.
A true collector’s edition, CALLAS REMASTERED presents each individual opera or recital CD in its original artwork. It also contains a 136-page hard-back book with essays, a biography and chronology, rarely-seen photos and reproductions of revealing letters written by Maria Callas, Walter Legge and other EMI executives. The opera librettos and aria texts are provided on a CD-ROM.
"You couldn't ask for better than what Warner Classics has done with Maria Callas – Remastered. For longtime believers, this project rekindles the sacred fire; for new converts, this set is a beacon illuminating the mysterious but indispensable art of Maria Callas." -The New York Observer
"The recording now sounds like a million dollars...restoring to us the sound of the voice as it would have been heard in the studio...There has barely been a morning since Maria Callas Remastered arrived when I haven't begun the day by playing Callas's performance of the Tristan Liebestod.
If that isn't what opera is all about, I don't know what is." - Gramophone