Maria Callas: The Live Recordings - 40th Anniversary of Death (Boxset)

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Commemorating the 40th anniversary of her death in Paris, Warner Classics presents the Maria Callas Live Remastered Edition: a deluxe 42-CD box set (also available as a digital download and on streaming platforms) drawing together the great soprano’s live opera and recital recordings, with the invaluable inclusion of 12 roles she never recorded in the studio. These 20 complete operas and five filmed recitals on Blu-ray have been newly remastered from the highest quality source material, with the cutting-edge technology of Studio Art et Son in Paris.

CONTENTS

This lavishly-presented boxset comprises 42 CDs (20 complete operas) and 3 Blu-ray (5 recitals).

12 of the operas were never recorded by Callas in the studio:

  • Verdi: Nabucco
  • Verdi: I vespri siciliani
  • Verdi: Macbeth
  • Wagner: Parsifal
  • Donizetti: Anna Bolena
  • Donizetti: Poliuto
  • Rossini: Armida
  • Bellini: Il pirata
  • Gluck: Alceste
  • Gluck: Ifigenia in Tauride
  • Spontini: La vestale
  • Giordano: Andrea Chénier

The 8 other operas in the box capture performances which have made the legend of Callas on stage:

The historic 1951 performance of Verdi’s Aida (when she sang an interpolated high E flat at the end of the Triumphal Scene to ecstatic applause); her signature role La traviata (Lisbon 1958, conducted

TRACKLISTING

Verdi:

Nabucco (2CD)

Vittorio Gui (Gino Bechi, Amalia Pini, Gino Sinimberghi)

20/12/1949 Napoli, Teatro San Carlo

Wagner: Parsifal (3CD)

Sung in Italian

Vittorio Gui (Rolando Panerai, Africo Baldelli, Boris Christoff) 

20-21/11/1950  · Rome, Auditorium della Rai

Verdi: 

I vespri siciliani (3CD)

Erich Kleiber (Giórgios Kokoliós-Bardi, Enzo Mascherini, Boris Christoff)

26/05/1951 · Firenze, Comunale

Verdi:

Aida (2CD)

Oliviero de Fabritiis (Mario del Monaco, Oralia Domínguez, Giuseppe Taddei)

03/07/1951 Mexico, Palacio de Bellas Artes

Rossini:

Armida (2CD)

Tullio Serafin (Francesco Albanese, Mario Filippeschi, Alessandro Ziliani) 26/04/1952 · Firenze, Comunale

Verdi:

Rigoletto (2CD)

Umberto Mugnai (Giuseppe di Stefano, Piero Campolonghi, Ignacio Ruffino) 17/06/1952 · México, Palacio de Bellas Artes

Bellini:

Norma  (2CD)

Vittorio Gui (Mirto Picchi, Ebe Stignani, Giacomo Vaghi)

18/11/1952 · London, Royal Opera House

Verdi:

Macbeth (2CD)

Victor de Sabata (Enzo Mascherini, Italo Tajo, Gino Penno)

07/12/1952 Milano, Teatro alla Scala

Cherubini: Medea(2CD) 

Leonard Bernstein (Gino Penno, Maria Luisa Nache, Giuseppe Modesti) 10/12/1953 · Milano, Teatro alla Scala

Gluck:

Alceste (2CD)

Carlo Maria Giulini  (Renato Gavarini, Paolo Silveri, Rolando Panerai)

04/04/1954 Milano, Teatro alla Scala

Spontini:

La vestale (2CD)

Antonino Votto (Franco Corelli, Enzo Sordello, Nicola Rossi, Lemeni)

07/12/1954 · Milano, Teatro alla Scala

Giordano: Andrea Chénier (2CD)

Antonino Votto (Mario del Monaco, Aldo Protti, Maria Amadini)

08/01/1955 · Milano, Teatro alla Scala

Bellini:

La Sonnambula(2CD)

Leonard Bernstein (Cesare Valletti, Giuseppe Modesti, Gabriella Carturan) 05/03/1955 · Milano, Teatro alla Scala

Donizetti:

Lucia di Lammermoor(2CD)

Herbert von Karajan (Giuseppe di Stefano, Rolando Panerai, Nicola Zaccaria) 

29/09/1955 · Berlin, Städtische Oper

Donizetti:

Anna Bolena (2CD)

Gianandrea Gavazzeni (Gianni Raimondi, Nicola Rossi Lemeni, Giulietta Simionato)

14/04/1957 · Milano, Teatro alla Scala

Gluck:

Ifigenia in Tauride (2CD)

Nino Sanzogno (Francesco Albanese, Anselmo Colzani, Fiorenza Cossotto) 01/06/1957 · Milano, Teatro alla Scala

Verdi:

La traviata (2CD)

(Franco Ghione, Alfredo Kraus, Mario Sereni, Laura Zannini)

27/03/1958 · Lisboa, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

Bellini:

Il pirata  (2CD)

Nicola Rescigno (Pier Miranda Ferraro, Costantino Ego, Glade Peterson) 27/01/1959 · New York, Carnegie Hall

Donizetti: Poliuto (2CD)

Antonino Votto (Franco Corelli, Ettore Bastianini, Nicola Zaccaria)

07/12/1960 Milano, Teatro alla Scala

Puccini:

Tosca (2CD)

Carlo Felice Cillario (Tito Gobbi)

24/01/1964 · London, Royal Opera House

 

 

Callas on video  (3 Blu-ray)

Callas at Covent Garden (London 1962 & 1964)

Callas in Concert (Hamburg 1959 & 1962)

Toujours (Paris 1958)

 

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