Callas, Maria

Maria Callas Remastered: Rossini & Donizetti Arias [1963-4]

CD 5-inch
20 Oct 2014

Barcode: 0825646340095

Other participants: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Nicola Rescigno

Although the bel canto repertoire was crucial to Callas’s career, and she played a significant part in reviving its fortunes, she never sang any of the roles – from both serious and comic operas – that are represented in this recital. Gramophone said: ‘It is extraordinary how the whole quality and colour of Callas’ voice changes as she moves from one character to another – for example, from the grand manner appropriate to the Babylonian queen [Semiramide] to the passion of the spoilt Italian duchess [Lucrezia Borgia] and thence to the simple charm of the countrywoman Adina [L’elisir d’amore].’

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 La cenerentola, Act 2: "Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto.....Non più mesta" (Angelina)  - Maria Callas, Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire, Nicola Rescigno 
02 Guglielmo Tell, Act 2: "S'allontanano alfin..." (Matilde)  - Maria Callas, Nicola Rescigno, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire 
03 La figlia del reggimento, Act 1: "Convien partir" (Maria)  - Maria Callas, Nicola Rescigno, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire 
04 Semiramide, Act 1: "Bel raggio lusinghier" (Semiramide)  - Maria Callas, Nicola Rescigno, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire 
05 Lucrezia Borgia, Act 1: "Tranquillo di posa...Com'è bello" (Lucrezia Borgia)  - Maria Callas, Nicola Rescigno, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire 
06 L'Elisir d'amore, Act 2: "Prendi, per me sei libero" (Adina)  - Maria Callas, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Nicola Rescigno 


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