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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…
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
Giuseppe di Stefano (Riccardo), Tito Gobbi (Renato), Maria Callas (Amelia), Fedora Barbieri (Ulrica), Eugenia Ratti (Oscar), Silvio Maionica (Samuele), Nicola Zaccaria (Tom), Ezio Giordano (Silvano)
Orhcestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala, Antonino Votto
Gobbi's chocolate-smooth tones almost steal the show, but Callas gives a touching Amelia, and di Stefano is dashing and irresponsible. There is a strong cast and theatrical conducting from Votto. — More…
Maria Callas, Fedora Barbieri, Maria Amadini, Gianni Poggi, Paolo Silveri, Giulio Neri, Armando Benzi, Piero Poldi
Cetra Chorus, Turin Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antonino Votto
Eric Fennell (Tony Caruso), Jacquelyn Familant (Intern), Henry Fogel (Announcer), Vicki Doney (Marketer 1), Val Hawk (Marketer 2), Nancy Reed (Marketer 3), Dísella Làrusdóttir (Nun), Keith Phares (Priest), Rory Lipkis (Young Tony), Alison Tupay (Tony’s Mother), Phoebe Fennell (Maria Callas) &...
Maria Callas (Violetta), Ugo Savarese (Giorgio Germont), Ines Marietti (Annina), Ede Marietti Gandolfo (Flora), Francesco Albanese (Alfredo), Mariano Caruso (Gastone), Alberto Albertini (Barone Douphol), Mario Zorgniotti (Dottore Grenvil/Marchese d'Obigny)
Turin RAI Orchestra, Gabriele Santini
the only realistic choice if you wish to add her superb portrayal to your collection to go alongside whatever other versions you have — More…
Giuseppe di Stefano, Maria Callas, Rolano Panerai, Anna Moffo, Nicola Zaccaria & Manuel Spatafora
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, Antonino Votto
Despite Callas this isn’t the most exciting Bohème with Di Stefano lyrical but laid-back, but still worth hearing. — More…