50 Maria Callas

Maria Callas - Ponchielli: La Gioconda (1960/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Ponchielli: La Gioconda (1960) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 166:31 minutes | 3,43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

Callas's second studio recording of La Gioconda was made in 1959, six years after her last stage performances of the role, which in 1947 has been the vehicle for her Italian debut (at the Arena di Verona).The recording came at a turning point in Callas's life - when her relationship with Aristotle Onassis led to her separation from her husband, Giovanni Battista Meneghini. Writing in Gramophone in 1960, Philip Hope-Wallace said: 'I simply cannot imagine anyone getting more out of the role than she does this time…the total effect is riveting.' Joining Callas were two young Italian singers destined for great careers: the mezzo-soprano Fiorenza Cossotto as her rival, Laura, and, as the sinister Barnaba, baritone Piero Cappuccilli.
Maria Callas - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (1957) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 131:22 minutes | 1,36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Callas’s first stage appearances in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera came at La Scala in 1957, a year in which Milan also saw her in La sonnambula and Anna Bolena. As in this recording, made the year before, she shared Verdi’s most spectacular soprano-tenor duet (in Act II) with Giuseppe di Stefano. This was the last time Callas and Di Stefano appeared together in opera, though they reunited in the 1970s to direct I vespri siciliani in Turin and to give a series of joint concerts in Europe, the USA, Canada,South Korea and Japan. Gramophone judged this recording of Ballo to be ‘one of Callas’s most compelling assumptions’.
Maria Callas - Verdi: Il Trovatore (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Verdi: Il Trovatore (1957) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 129:39 minutes | 1,37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

The role of Leonora in Verdi's Il trovatore was one that Maria Callas performed some 20 times in the theatre, and this recording was her leave-taking of it. Callas's Leonora was praised by the critics for its vocal and dramatic artistry. Cecil Smith in Opera magazine said: "For once we heard the trills fully executed, the scales and arpeggios tonally full-bodied but rhythmically bouncing and alert, the portamentos and long-breathed phrases fully supported and exquisitely inflected".
Maria Callas - Verdi: La Forza Del Destino (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Verdi: La Forza Del Destino (1955) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 165:32 minutes | 1,79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

Relentlessly pursued by Fate, Leonora in La forza del destino is a haunted heroine whose passions and fears are expressed on a grand scale. Callas’s stage experience of Forza was limited to her early career in Italy – in fact, Leonora was her first Verdi role – but, as Lord Harewood, founder of Opera magazine, observed, her recorded assumption exhibited ‘an unparalleled musical sensibility and imagination and a grasp of the musico-dramatic picture which is unique’. She took her place in a powerful cast conducted by her mentor Tullio Serafin.

Maria Callas - The Complete Studio Recordings: Box Set 70CDs (2007)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 11, 2015
Maria Callas - The Complete Studio Recordings: Box Set 70CDs (2007)

Maria Callas - The Complete Studio Recordings: Box Set 70CDs (2007)
Classical, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 9,12 Gb
Label: EMI Classics | Release Year: 2007

It's pretty simple-this boxed set contains EVERYTHING La Divina recorded in the studio, including newly-licensed and newly-remastered material! That's the first 69 CDs; the 70th CD is a CD-ROM containing the tracklists and photos. And the set comes inside a hardcover slipcase containing a color booklet packed with even more photos of this most photogenic of opera singers. As for the contents, well, again, it's EVERYTHING she did in the studio.
Maria Callas - Pure (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Maria Callas - Pure (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:54 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet

Opera singers come and go, but just a few – the legends – live on. And Maria Callas was the greatest legend of them all, though not just for the wonder of her voice. She changed the way people thought about opera, but she also became famous as the glamorous celebrity who fell in love with Aristotle Onassis, leaving her elderly husband to live with him on his yacht Christina and enjoy the high life with the international jet set.

Wagner - Parsifal (Vittorio Gui, Maria Callas) (2001)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at May 29, 2014
Wagner - Parsifal  (Vittorio Gui, Maria Callas) (2001)

Wagner - Parsifal (Vittorio Gui, Maria Callas) (2001)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 699 MB
Label: Fono Enterprise| Catalog N.: FONO 1035.37| TT: 208:10

This is a most unusual 'Parsifal,' a live Rome performance, abridged and sung in Italian, originally broadcast in September of 1950. As dark a horse as it may appear to be, several factors make it compelling listening. One is the leadership of Vittorio Gui, an excellent opera conductor now best remembered for several fine Mozart recordings he made for EMI. While the music does seem to have a somewhat Latinate thrust, it works on its own terms, reminding one that despite the aura of spirituality and philosophy that hangs over the proceedings, this is still drama. Then there is the matter of the singers, with the great Russian bass Boris Christoff, firm and profound as Gurnemanz and soprano Maria Callas, here in her early prime, strong, sharp Read more and electrifying, as Kundry, each adding their spectacular (though not typically "Wagnerian") gifts to the mix. It's quite a stew.
Maria Callas - The Incomparable Maria Callas. Favourite Arias (1989)

Maria Callas - The Incomparable Maria Callas. Favourite Arias
EAC secure mode FLAC (image+cue+log) + mp3 (320 kbps) | 336.62 Mb + 164.39 Mb | 67:13 minutes | Info & covers.
classical, opera | EMI Records (ADD), Published on 1985

Born in New York City and raised by an overbearing mother, she received her musical education in Greece and established her career in Italy. Forced to deal with the exigencies of wartime poverty and with myopia that left her nearly blind onstage....
Maria Callas: Bellini - Il Pirata; Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Re-Up)

Maria Callas: Bellini - Il Pirata; Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor
Classical | EAC | Flac, Img+Cue, Logs, Scans | EMI

The Eternal Maria Callas (DVD)  Music

Posted by fredoking at Oct. 14, 2010
The Eternal Maria Callas (DVD)

The Eternal Maria Callas (DVD)
DVD9 | 720 x 480 | NTSC | 4:3 | 29.97fps | MPEG-2 | LPCM 48 kHz | 6.5GB

Drawn in all but one instance from material issued previously on DVD by EMI, this video tribute to Maria Callas, marking the 30th anniversary of her death in September 1977, does its job for the most part strikingly well. In fact, there’s one item—a film of Callas singing “Casta diva” from an RAI-Rome New Year’s Eve telecast at 9 p.m. on December 31, 1957—that may in itself warrant your purchase of this DVD. Missing from the chronology of filmed performances in the final edition of John Ardoin’s The Callas Legacy (4th edition; Amadeus Press, 1995), and missing also from some of the “complete” performance chronologies elsewhere in the Callas literature, it appears here, “for the first time on DVD,” as a “special bonus feature”. This is a historic document.