Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia | Warner 2564634089

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564634089

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 20th October 2014

Contents

Artists

Maria Callas
Luigi Alva
Tito Gobbi
Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra

Conductor

Alceo Galliera

Works

Rossini, Gioacchino

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Artists

Maria Callas
Luigi Alva
Tito Gobbi
Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra

Conductor

Alceo Galliera

About

As she demonstrated in both Il barbiere di Siviglia and 'Il turco in Italia', Maria Callas, the great tragedienne, could also turn her skills to comedy.

As it happened, the 1956 La Scala production of Rossini’s most popular opera did not prove a great success with audiences, but its stars – Callas, Tito Gobbi and Luigi Alva – reassembled in London the following year for this recording.

Callas sang the role of Rosina at its original mezzo-soprano pitch and her version of ‘Una voce poco fa’ – punctuated by an unforgettable ‘ma’ (‘but’) in the cabaletta – is a miracle of both elegance and wit.

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