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Best Opera Album in the World
Best Opera Album in the World

Alliance, 1999


Cherubini: Medea (Dallas, 6 November 1958)
Luigi Cherubini, Vittorio Gui

Gala, 2000

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Maria Callas Remastered - Callas Remastered Vinyl LP
Various, __

Warner Classics, 2014

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 special limited-edition 180-gram vinyl album features Callas in a glittering selection of opera favorites that showcase her unique voice and her heartbreaking portrayal of tragic heroines. This vinyl recording is part of the larger ""Maria ...


Pure - Maria Callas

Warner Classics, 2014

Featuring Callas in a glittering selection of opera favourites by Bizet, Bellini, Donizetti, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and many more, this disc showcases her unique voice and her heartbreaking portrayal of tragic heroines.


Maria Callas - Remastered (The Complete Studio Recordings 1949-1969)

Warner Classics, 2014

This is a deluxe box set including: Each individual item (complete opera or recital CD) presented in its original artwork, 136 pages hard-back book containing essays, a biography and chronology, rarely-seen photos and also reproductions of revealing correspondence between Maria Callas, Walter Legge and other EMI executives. Librettos and texts are included on a CD-ROM, and individual albums carry new notes on the specific recording.


Best Opera Classics 100
100 Best Opera Classics

Warner Classics, 2007

This six CD set contains the most important sections of key Operas through history. 100 Best Opera Classics is the companion to last years 100 Best Classics. From Mozart's 'Les Noces De Figaro' to Verdi's 'La Traviata' this collection has you covered. EMI Classsics. 2005.


Maria Callas Remastered - Puccini Arias (1954)
Giacomo Puccini, Tullio Serafin, ...

Warner Classics, 2014

Callas came to be closely identified with Tosca, and it was the only Puccini role she sang with any frequency during her reign as a prima donna. Turandot had figured prominently in her early career, and she performed Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly) three times in Chicago in 1955, but all the other characters in this recital did not figure in her stage repertoire. Yet, as Gramophone said when this album was first released: 'To each and every aria ...


The Very Best Of Maria Callas
Vincenzo Bellini, Georges Bizet, ...

Alliance, 2002

The crown jewels of the EMI catalog: the cr+¨me de la cr+¨me of Maria Callas's recordings, deeply affecting performances that made her an icon and made an opera lover out of millions! She sings arias from Bizet's Carmen ; Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Turandot and La Boheme ; Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro , plus Verdi, Saint-Saens and more!


Maria Callas Remastered - Puccini: Tosca (1953)
Giacomo Puccini, Victor de Sabata, ...

Warner Classics, 2014

This Tosca, made in 1953 with the forces of La Scala, is a landmark in recording history.Conducted with searing intensity by Victor de Sabata, it teams Callas with two of her closest colleagues, the tenor Giuseppe di Stefano and the baritone Tito Gobbi - a performer who could rival Callas in dramatic finesse and power. Tosca's aria 'Vissi d'arte' (I lived for art) has come to be seen as Callas's personal manifesto.


Maria Callas: 100 Best Classics
Maria Callas

Warner Classics, 2007


Maria Callas

Warner Music, 2009


Maria Callas - La Divina
Giacomo Puccini, Vincenzo Bellini, ...

Warner Classics, 2007

Famous diva of all time, Maria Callas, including Habanera from "Carmen" ; Sempre libera from "La Traviata"; Vissi D'arte, Vissi D'amore from "Tosca"; Un Bel Di, Vedremo from "Madama Butterfly" , and more.


Donizetti: Di Lammermoor
Donizetti, Tullio Serafin

EMI Classics, 1998


Maria Callas Remastered - Verdi Arias II (1963-64)
Giuseppe Verdi, Nicola Rescigno, ...

Warner Classics, 2014

Only one of the roles represented in this Verdi recital figured in Callas's stage repertoire: Elisabetta in Don Carlo, which she performed at La Scala in 1954. From the same opera she also sings Eboli's mezzo-soprano showpiece 'O don fatale', a feature of her recitals in the early 1960s. An adventurous choice are Mina's arias from the rarely-heard Aroldo (Verdi's reworking of Stiffelio): 'The vivid pronunciation of the words, the burning emotion ...


Puccini: Tosca
Giacomo Puccini, Victor De Sabata, ...

EMI Classics, 1990


Maria Callas Remastered - The First Recordings (1949)
Richard Wagner, Vincenzo Bellini, ...

Warner Classics, 2014

Recorded in 1949 when Maria Callas was just 25, this debut recital encapsulates the young soprano's astonishing maturity, versatility and technical finesse. She had already sung all three roles showcased here - Wagner's Isolde and Bellini's Norma and Elvira (I puritani) - in the theatre. As Gramophone, which described the recital as 'incandescent and spellbinding', wrote: 'The Liebestod is a beautiful example of sustained interpretation, with a ...


Maria Callas - Verdi: La Traviata - The Legendary Covent Garden Performance (1958)
Verdi, Nicola Rescigno, ...

International Classical Artist, 2011

Maria Callas (1923-1977) needs no introduction as she was quite simply one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Any recording is of major importance and this Traviata from 1958 given in London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden is no exception. This recording drawn from private tapes has been remastered by Paul Baily using ICA's Ambient Mastering process which has enhanced and widened the sound considerably.


Maria Callas Remastered - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1957)
Gioachino Rossini, Alceo Galliera, ...

Warner Classics, 2014

As she demonstrated in both Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il turco in Italia, 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 ...


Maria Callas Remastered - Bellini: Norma (1960)
Vincenzo Bellini, Tullio Serafin, ...

Warner Classics, 2014

Callas first sang Bellini's Norma in 1948, when she was just 25. She went on to perform the role of the heroic, but vulnerable Druid priestess -the ultimate embodiment of bel canto - more frequently than any other. In this second studio recording her conductor was again Tullio Serafin (he originally tutored her in the role in 1948), and the venue was again La Scala - where the opera was premiered in 1831. By 1960, Callas brought a wealth of new ...


Maria Callas Remastered - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1955)
Giacomo Puccini, Herbert von Karajan, ...

Warner Classics, 2014

A famous backstage photo was taken in Chicago after one of just three performances that Callas gave of Madama Butterfly; it shows the soprano in her Japanese costume, snarling furiously at a bailiff who had served a writ on her - the very image of the tempestuous diva. By contrast, in her recording of the role, 'it is, miraculously,' as the critic John Osborne observed, 'the 15-year old girl and not the great Callas who stands before us.' Her ...



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