Ponchielli: La Gioconda, Op. 9 | Warner Classics
Ponchielli: La Gioconda, Op. 9

Ponchielli: La Gioconda, Op. 9

Maria Callas

Amilcare Ponchielli

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The eponymous role of Ponchielli’s masterwork has held a predominant place in Maria Callas’ career: her Italian debut dates from 1947 as Gioconda in Verona, where she made the decisive encounter of her mentors Tullio Serafin and Giovanni Battista Meneghini. She would then embody this tragic

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