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Maria Callas (soprano)
Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin
The Callas wobble appears in these 1954 recitals; in Butterfly her voice is clearly ill-suited to the role, and her Liù and Mimi are inclined to sound stagey and shrill. — More…
Recorded at the Palais Garnier on 19th December 1958
Maria Callas (soprano), Jacques Mars (Oroveso), Albert Lance (Manrico), Tito Gobbi (Scarpia), Albert Lance (Cavaradossi), Louis Rialland (Spoletta), Jean-Pierre Hurteau (Sciarrone)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Opera National de Paris, Georges Sebastian
Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Tito Gobbi, Raffaele Arié, Valiano Natali, Anna Maria Canali, Gino Sarri
Chorus and Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Tullio Serafin
Today, for a very modest price, all lovers of bel canto operas and their performance on record can listen and make their own judgement on what was, without doubt, a seminal recording of the genre.... — More…
Maria Callas, Aurora Cattelani, Carlo Forti, Angelo Mercuriali, Rolando Panerai, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, Giuseppe di Stefano
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, Tullio Serafin