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Operatic arias (Lyric & coloratura) Limited 180gram Vinyl LP

Maria Callas

Label: Warner Classics
Release Date: 09 March 2018
Format: LP Vinyl

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Maria Callas Operatic arias (Lyric & coloratura) Limited 180gram Vinyl LP

Overview:
As this recital amply demonstrates, Maria Callas encompassed an extraordinary range of roles. She is as convincing in the pinpoint coloratura of Lakmé’s ‘Bell Song’ (‘Her chromatic scale is beautifully done and she sails up to the region known as in alt with the greatest ease,’ said Gramophone) as in the sweeping, richly-coloured lines of Maddalena’s ‘La mamma morta’ from Andrea Chénier, famously and movingly featured on the soundtrack of the 1993 Hollywood film Philadelphia. ‘There is great tenderness and simplicity, deep emotion, and the most lovely moulding of the vocal phrases,’ wrote Gramophone, ‘Madame Callas’s characterisations … are nothing less than superb, and altogether there is some of her finest singing yet recorded.’

Featured Tracks:
SIDE A

Francesco Cilea 1866–1950
Adriana Lecouvreur (Colautti)
1. Ecco: respiro appena. Io son l’umile ancella (Act I) 3.51
2. Poveri fiori (Act IV) 3.12

Umberto Giordano 1867–1948
Andrea Chénier (Illica)
3. La mamma morta (Act III) 4.53

Alfredo Catalani 1854–1893
La Wally (Illica)
4. Ebben? ne andrò lontana (Act I) 4.51

Arrigo Boito 1842–1918
Mefistofele (Boito)
5. L’altra notte in fondo al mare (Act III) 7.27

SIDE B

Gioachino Rossini 1792–1868
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Sterbini)
1. Una voce poco fa (Act I) 6.52

Giacomo Meyerbeer 1791–1864
Dinorah (Barbier, Carré & De Lauzières)
2. Ombra leggera (Aria dell’ombra) (Act II) 5.41

Léo Delibes 1836–1891
Lakmé (Gondinet, Gille & Zanardini)
3. Dov’è l’indiana bruna? 8.05
(Aria delle campanelle) (Act II)

Giuseppe Verdi 1813–1901
I vespri siciliani (Scribe & Duveyrier)
4. Mercé, dilette amiche (Act V) 4.02
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