Maria Callas sings Verdi Arias | Warner 2564634007

Maria Callas sings Verdi Arias

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564634007

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 20th October 2014

Contents

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aroldo
» Ciel, ch'io respiri! ...Salvami, salvami tu gran dio (Act 1)
» O, cielo! Dove son io? (Act 2)
Don Carlo
» Non pianger mia compagna (Act 2)
» O don fatale (Act 3)
Otello
» Ave Maria
» Mia madre aveva una povera ancella (Act 4) 'Willow Song'
» Piangea cantando nell'erma landa ...Salce, salce (Willow song)

Artists

Maria Callas (soprano)
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

Conductor

Nicola Rescigno

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aroldo
» Ciel, ch'io respiri! ...Salvami, salvami tu gran dio (Act 1)
» O, cielo! Dove son io? (Act 2)
Don Carlo
» Non pianger mia compagna (Act 2)
» O don fatale (Act 3)
Otello
» Ave Maria
» Mia madre aveva una povera ancella (Act 4) 'Willow Song'
» Piangea cantando nell'erma landa ...Salce, salce (Willow song)

Artists

Maria Callas (soprano)
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

Conductor

Nicola Rescigno

About

Only one of the roles represented in this Verdi recital figured in Maria Callasís stage repertoire: Elisabetta in Don Carlo, which she performed at La Scala in 1954. From the same opera she also sings Eboliís mezzo-soprano showpiece 'O don fatale', a feature of her recitals in the early 1960s.

An adventurous choice are Minaís arias from the rarely-heard Aroldo (Verdiís reworking of Stiffelio): ĎThe vivid pronunciation of the words, the burning emotion conveyed by tone-colour, and the powerful and eloquent sense of rhythm, are all memorable. So is the fearless quality of Callasís singingí, said Gramophone.

When it came to Desdemonaís scene from Act IV of Otello, the critic wrote: ĎVerdiís music is brought to life as by no other artist. Her voice is in fine state: very beautiful, and drawing a full glorious line

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