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MARIA CALLAS SINGS BEL CANTO

MARIA CALLAS SINGS BEL CANTO
MARIA CALLAS SINGS BEL CANTO

MARIA CALLAS SINGS BEL CANTO

Maria Callas

Catalogue Number: ALC 1028
Number of Discs: 1
Runtime/Format: 74 mins AAD




“Mention the words bel canto (literally ‘beautiful singing’) to most opera lovers and they will think of the works of Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini ….when Callas was asked by Serafin to sing Elvira Puritani, her career achieved some stability as it led to a period of coaching in bel canto roles, and she made house debuts as Norma in London, Chicago, New York Met and in concert in Paris. For her debuts in Berlin and Vienna Callas performed Lucia.” (James Murray)

  • [1] O rendetemi la speme..Qui la voce..Vien, diletto 7.07
    (I Puritani: Bellini:Pepoli)
    Orchestra of RAI, Turin / Arturo Basile Rec.1949
  • [2] Casta Diva…Ah! Bello a me ritorna 8.57
    (Norma:Bellini:Romani)
    Orchestra of RAI, Turin / Arturo Basile Rec.1949
  • [3] Mad Scene:Il dolce suono…Ardon gli incensi 12.29
    (Lucia di Lammermoor:Donizetti:Cammarano)
    Orchestra of RAI, Rome / Oliviero De Fabritiis Rec.1952
  • [4] Bel raggio lusinghier (Semiramide:Rossini:Rossi) Rec.1956 6.14
    Chorus and Orchestra of RAI, Milan / Alfredo Simonetto
  • [5] D’amore al dolce impero (Armida:Rossini:Schmidt) 6.43
    Orchestra of RAI, Milan / Alfredo Simonetto Rec.1954
  • [6] Tu che invoco (La Vestale:Spontini:Jouy) 11.12
    Orchestra of RAI, Milan / Alfredo Simonetto Rec.1956
  • [7] Finale: Piangete voi?…Al dolce guidami…Coppia iniqua 20.50
    (Anna Bolena::Donizetti:Romani) with Gabriella Carturan,
    Gianni Raimondi, Plinio Clabassi and the Chorus &
    Orchestra of La Scala, Milan / Gianandrea Gavazzeni (1957)