Callas, Maria

Maria Callas 2014 - Recital: Lyric and coloratura arias [1954]

CD 5-inch
22 Sep 2014

Barcode: 0825646340132

Other participants: Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin

As this recital amply demonstrates, Maria Callas encompassed an extraordinary range of roles. She is as convincing in the pinpoint coloratura of Lakmé’s ‘Bel lSong’ (‘Her chromatic scale is beautifully done and she sails up to the region known as in alt with the greatest ease,’ said Gramophone) as in the sweeping, richly-coloured lines of Maddalena’s ‘La mamma morta’ from Andrea Chénier, famously and movingly featured on the soundtrack of the 1993 Hollywood film Philadelphia.‘There is great tenderness and simplicity, deep emotion,and the most lovely moulding of the vocal phrases,’wrote Gramophone, ‘Madame Callas’s characterisations… are nothing less than superb, and altogether there is some of her finest singing yet recorded.’

Audio sample & Tracklisting

I vespri Siciliani, Act 5: "Mercè, dilette amiche" Elena)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
Disc 1 
01 Adriana Lecouvreur, Act 1: "Ecco: respiro appena...Io son l'umile ancella" (Adriana Lecouvreur)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
02 Adriana Lecouvreur, Act 4: "Poveri fiori" (Adriana Lecouvreur)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
03 Andrea Chénier, Act 3: "La mamma morta" (Maddalena)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
04 La Wally, Act 1: "Ebben?...Ne andrò lontana" (Wally)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
05 Mefistofele, Act 3: L'altra notte (Elena)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
06 Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Act 1: "Una voce poco fa" (Rosina)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra,Tullio Serafin 
07 Dinorah, '(Le) pardon de Ploërmel', Act 2: "Ombre légère" (Dinorah)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
08 Lakmé, Act 2: "Où va la jeune indoue" (Lakmé)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 
09 I vespri Siciliani, Act 5: "Mercè, dilette amiche" Elena)  - Maria Callas, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin 


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