Pure Maria Callas | Warner 2564633994

Pure Maria Callas

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564633994

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 22nd September 2014

Contents

Works

Bellini, Vincenzo

Norma
» Casta diva

Bizet, Georges

Carmen
» L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
» Les tringles des sistres tintaient

Catalani, Alfredo

La Wally
» Ebben? Ne andro lontana

Cilea, Francesco

Adriana Lecouvreur
» Ecco: respiro appena. Io son l'umile ancella

Donizetti, Gaetano

Lucia di Lammermoor
» Il dolce suono

Giordano, Umberto

Andrea Chenier
» La mamma morta

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice)
» J'ai perdu mon Euridice

Puccini, Giacomo

Gianni Schicchi
» O mio babbino caro
La Boheme
» Donde lieta usci
Madama Butterfly
» Un bel di vedremo (Act 2)
Tosca
» Vissi d'arte (Act 2)

Rossini, Gioacchino

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Una voce poco fa

Saint-Saens, Camille

Samson et Dalila, op.47
» Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Act 2)

Verdi, Giuseppe

Il trovatore
» D'amor sull'ali rosee
La Traviata
» Ah! Fors'e lui
» Sempre libera
Otello
» Ave Maria

Artists

Maria Callas (soprano)
Francesco Albanese (tenor)
Nadine Sauterau (soprano)
Jane Berbie (mezzo-soprano)
Choeurs Rene Duclos
Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI
Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise

Conductors

Gabriele Santini
Victor de Sabata
Antonino Votto
Tullio Serafin
Herbert von Karajan
Nicola Rescigno
Alceo Galliera
Georges Pretre

Works

Bellini, Vincenzo

Norma
» Casta diva

Bizet, Georges

Carmen
» L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
» Les tringles des sistres tintaient

Catalani, Alfredo

La Wally
» Ebben? Ne andro lontana

Cilea, Francesco

Adriana Lecouvreur
» Ecco: respiro appena. Io son l'umile ancella

Donizetti, Gaetano

Lucia di Lammermoor
» Il dolce suono

Giordano, Umberto

Andrea Chenier
» La mamma morta

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice)
» J'ai perdu mon Euridice

Puccini, Giacomo

Gianni Schicchi
» O mio babbino caro
La Boheme
» Donde lieta usci
Madama Butterfly
» Un bel di vedremo (Act 2)
Tosca
» Vissi d'arte (Act 2)

Rossini, Gioacchino

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Una voce poco fa

Saint-Saens, Camille

Samson et Dalila, op.47
» Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Act 2)

Verdi, Giuseppe

Il trovatore
» D'amor sull'ali rosee
La Traviata
» Ah! Fors'e lui
» Sempre libera
Otello
» Ave Maria

Artists

Maria Callas (soprano)
Francesco Albanese (tenor)
Nadine Sauterau (soprano)
Jane Berbie (mezzo-soprano)
Choeurs Rene Duclos
Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI
Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise

Conductors

Gabriele Santini
Victor de Sabata
Antonino Votto
Tullio Serafin
Herbert von Karajan
Nicola Rescigno
Alceo Galliera
Georges Pretre

About

One of the 20th century’s most legendary and enduring icons, Maria Callas was both a glamorous diva and a global superstar who captivated audiences worldwide with her vivid and passionate performances. This disc features Callas in a glittering selection of opera favourites that showcase her unique voice and her heart-breaking portrayal of tragic heroines.

Opera singers come and go, but just a few – the legends – live on. And Maria Callas was the greatest legend of them all, though not just for the wonder of her voice. She changed the way people thought about opera, but she also became famous as the glamorous celebrity who fell in love with Aristotle Onassis, leaving her elderly husband to live with him on his yacht Christina, and enjoying the high life with the international jet set. Of course it ended badly.

She lived her life like one of her own tragic heroines who (as women tend to do in opera) sing, suffer and die. And her own death came at just 53, after a dazzling but short career that took in heavy roles alongside decorative, nightingale-like ones – ignoring the established rules of vocal health and probably explaining why her voice finally gave out as it did.

But in that time she did extraordinary things, using the muscle of those heavy heroines to empower the nightingales with strength and depth of feeling nobody had thought to offer them before. She gave them credibility as drama. Her performances were absolute and self-exposing: she held nothing back. And she was even tougher on herself than she could be on others – which is why her voice was never quite the flawless instrument singers are meant to cultivate.

Her personality was far too volatile and too self-sacrificing in its love affair with risk. In the mythology of opera, though, that’s what the audience demands. We want the diva to be both a goddess and a slave: to give her life for art. We thrill to the dimension of that sacrifice. And Callas dutifully obliged.

Contents:
1. L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) (Bizet: Carmen) 
Choeurs René Duclos, Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris / Georges Prêtre

2. Casta Diva (Bellini: Norma) 
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Tullio Serafin

3. O mio babbino caro (Puccini: Gianni Schicchi) 
Philharmonia Orchestra / Tullio Serafin

4. Ebben? ne andrò lontana (Catalani: La Wally) 
Philharmonia Orchestra / Tullio Serafin

5. Ah, fors’è lui (Verdi: La traviata) 
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI / Gabriele Santini

6. Sempre libera (Verdi: La traviata) 
Francesco Albanese (tenor), Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI / Gabriele Santini

7. Vissi d’arte (Puccini: Tosca) 
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Victor de Sabata

8. Un bel dì vedremo (Puccini: Madama Butterfly) 
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Herbert von Karajan

9. La mamma morta (Giordano: Andrea Chénier) 
Philharmonia Orchestra / Tullio Serafin

10. Donde lieta uscì (Puccini: La bohème) 
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Antonino Votto

11. Ecco: respiro appena. Io son l’umile ancella (Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur) 
Philharmonia Orchestra / Tullio Serafin

12. Il dolce suono (Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor) 
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino / Tullio Serafin

13. D’amor sull’ali rosee (Verdi: Il trovatore) 
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Herbert von Karajan

14. Ave Maria (Verdi: Otello) 
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire / Nicola Rescigno

15. Una voce poco fa (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia) 
Philharmonia Orchestra / Alceo Galliera

16. J’ai perdu mon Eurydice (Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice) 
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française / Georges Prêtre

17. Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix (Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila) 
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française / Georges Prêtre

18. Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Chanson bohème) (Bizet: Carmen) 
Nadine Sauterau (soprano) • Jane Berbié (mezzo-soprano)
Choeurs René Duclos, Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris / Georges Prêtre

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