Callas, Maria

Maria Callas Remastered - Verdi: Rigoletto [1955]

2 CD 5-inch
22 Sep 2014

Barcode: 0825646340958

Composer: Verdi
Other participants: Giuseppe di Stefano, Tito Gobbi / Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala Milan, Tullio Serafin

Callas only sang Gilda in Rigoletto in one run of performances, in Mexico City in 1952, and she recorded the role three years later. She moves beyond the girlish tone and sparkling coloratura of the character’s first scenes to create a figure of tragic stature as events unfold. ‘Once heard, this rendering is never likely to be forgotten,’ was Gramophone’s judgement on her interpretation, and the same could apply to Tito Gobbi’s, embodying every aspect of the accursed court jester.


Rigoletto, Act 3: "Chi mai, chi è qui in sua vece?" (Rigoletto, Gilda)  - Tito Gobbi, Maria Callas, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin 

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