Maria Callas Arias From Verdi Operas

Maria Callas - Arias from Verdi Operas (1972/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Arias from Verdi Operas (1972) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:13 minutes | 1023 MB
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This third Verdi collection was the last recital that Callas recorded, over an extended period between 1964 and 1969. Arias from operas in her stage repertoire – Aida, Un ballo in maschera, I vespri siciliani and Il trovatore – were complemented by numbers from more rarely heard works from Verdi’s ‘galley years’: When five of the tracks from this recital were originally released as Callas by Request, Gramophone admired the way: ‘Callas revealed her matchless command of line, verbal declamation and musical insight’.
Maria Callas - Sings Great Arias From French Operas (1961/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Sings Great Arias From French Operas (1961) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:44 minutes | 1,06 GB
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Callas never sang a role in French on stage, though she had studied French repertoire as a student and one of her most famous roles, Cherubini’s Medea, had originally been written in French as Médée. From the early 1960s she made her home in Paris, where in 1961 she recorded this recital of French-language arias for both soprano and mezzo-soprano, composed in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Maria Callas - La traviata - Verdi  

Posted by Ibiza at Feb. 1, 2009
Maria Callas - La traviata  - Verdi

Maria Callas - La traviata  - Verdi

Maria Callas - La traviata - Verdi
Opera | MP3 320 Kbps | 261 MB | 2 CD
EMI 2007

Marily Horne:Arias from French Operas  

Posted by mounitis at May 26, 2008
Marily Horne:Arias from French Operas

Marilyn Horne:Arias from French Operas
Classical | APE | 1 CDs | Covers | 225 Mb | DECCA | Rapidshare
Anna Moffo - Sings Selected Arias From Her RCA Opera Recordings (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Anna Moffo - Sings Selected Arias From Her RCA Opera Recordings (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 77:55 minutes | 832 MB
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One of the brightest stars in the 20th-century operatic firmament, the Pennsylvania-born soprano Anna Moffo (1932–2006) enjoyed a meteoric rise in the 1950s and 1960s that saw her conquer all the major opera houses in Europe and America. After making her Metropolitan Opera début in 1959 as Violetta in La traviata, she went on to appear with the company in 200 performances of 21 roles over a total of 18 seasons, before finally singing her last complete performance – once again as Verdi’s Violetta – and retiring from the stage in 1976. Specially released to mark the 10th anniversary of Anna Moffo’s death, Sony Classical releases for the first time, newly mastered from the original analogue tapes using 24bit/96kHz technology.
Maria Callas - The Callas Rarities (1997/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - The Callas Rarities (1997) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 116:49 minutes | 2,18 GB
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The tracks on this album were recorded over a period of no less than 16 years. The earliest, the two versions of Donna Anna's 'Non mi dir', date from 1953, and were intended to test microphone placings before Callas made her first commercial recording for EMI: Lucia di Lammermoor. The latest, the Verdi arias recorded with Nicola Rescigno in 1964-1965 and 1969, were never approved for release by the soprano. When Callas Rarities was first released in 1993, Gramophone wrote: 'Each item, each phrase almost, has something to be said about it: the whole collection makes essential listening'.
Maria Callas - Sings Operatic Arias (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Lyric and Coloratura Arias (1955) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:51 minutes | 515 MB
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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 characterizations… are nothing less than superb, and altogether there is some of her finest singing yet recorded'.
Maria Callas - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (1960/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (1960) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 111:18 minutes | 2,32 GB
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In the six years that had passed since 1953, and her first recording of Lucia di Lammermoor, Callas's voice had maybe become less robust, but her singing had become still more perceptive. As Gramophone said: 'Mme Callas has refined her interpretation of the role, and made it more exquisite, more fascinating, musically and dramatically more subtle - in a word, more beautiful'.
Maria Callas - Callas A Paris: More Arias From French Opera (1964/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Callas à Paris: More Arias From French Opera (1964) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:48 minutes | 939 MB
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As in her first Callas à Paris recital, recorded two years previously, the diva performs arias of diverse weight, colour and mood - from the darker tones of Berlioz's Marguerite to the brilliant 'Jewel Song' of Gounod's Marguerite, and from the mezzo-ish melancholy of Massenet's Charlotte to the soprano coquetry of the same composer's Manon. 'Simply as an artist,' wrote Gramophone in its review of the recital, 'in her sense of line, her feeling for a word, her command of colour and her mastery of the whole complex art of interpretation - [Callas] is so far ahead of all other contemporary singers, and of all but the greatest past singers, too, that she almost spoils us for the rest.'
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
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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’.