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Maria Callas: Verdi Heroines & ‘Mad Scenes’

Maria Callas: Verdi Heroines & 'Mad Scenes'
Maria Callas: Verdi Heroines & 'Mad Scenes'

Maria Callas: Verdi Heroines & ‘Mad Scenes’
with the Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra
conducted Nicola Rescigno

including
Lady Macbeth
Elvira (Ernani)
Elisabeth (Don Carlos)
Anna Bolena
Imogene (Il Pirata)

Catalogue Number: ALC 1156
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: 77:30, ADD stereo, 1959



(Verdi): “the great diva at her finest….the vividness of characterisation as well as the musical imagination….sad that Callas did not record MacBeth complete”
(Mad Scenes) “this is the record which more than any other as Desmond Shawe-Taylor suggested, summed up the essence of Callas’ genius” (Penguin Guide 3*)

  • 1. Nel di della vittoria…Vieni! T’affretta 7:44
    (Macbeth:Verdi:Piave & Maffei)
  • 2. La luce langue 4 :11
    (Macbeth:Verdi:Piave & Maffei)
  • 3. Sleepwalking Scene: Una macchia 11:14
    (Macbeth:Verdi:PIave & Maffei)
  • 4. Surta è la notte…Ernani Ernani involami…
    Tutto sprezzo che d’Ernani (Ernani:Verdi:Piave) 6:17
  • 5. Tu che le vanita 10 :42
    (Don Carlo:Verdi:Méry & du Locle)
  • 6. Piangete voi?..Al dolce guidami 20:24
    (Anna Bolena:Donizetti:Romani) with Monica Sinclair,
    John Lanigan, Duncan Robertson and Joseph Rouleau
  • 7. Oh! S’io potessi…Col sorriso d’innocenza 17:31
    (Il Pirata:Bellini:Romani)