Maria Callas Callas Sings Verdi Arias

Maria Callas - Callas Portrays Verdi Heroines (1959/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Callas Portrays Verdi Heroines (1959) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:27 minutes | 1020 MB
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Maria Callas’s recital discs occupy a central place in her recorded legacy, alongside her complete opera recordings. The Verdi featured three roles she had sung in the opera house: Abigaille, brimming with youthful and impressive vocal grandeur at the San Carlo in Naples in 1949 (her earliest complete live opera recording to have survived); Lady Macbeth at the opening of the 1952–3 La Scala season, one of her greatest triumphs (the live recording was reissued by EMI); and Elisabetta (Élisabeth de Valois) at La Scala in 1954 (of which we have no recording), a character whose aria ‘Tu che le vanità’ would become a central feature of the concerts she gave between 1959 and 1962.
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 - 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 - Sings Rossini & Donizetti Arias (1965/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Sings Rossini & Donizetti Arias (1965) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:51 minutes | 850 MB
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Although the bel canto repertoire was crucial to Callas’s career, and she played a significant part in reviving its fortunes, she never sang any of the roles – from both serious and comic operas – that are represented in this recital. Gramophone said: ‘It is extraordinary how the whole quality and color of Callas’ voice changes as she moves from one character to another – for example, from the grand manner appropriate to the Babylonian queen [Semiramide] to the passion of the spoiled Italian duchess [Lucrezia Borgia] and thence to the simple charm of the countrywoman Adina [L’elisir d’amore]’.
Maria Callas - Callas at La Scala (1958/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Callas at La Scala (1958) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:51 minutes | 436 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Callas first sang at Milan's legendary La Scala for the opening of the 1951-1952 season (in Verdi's I vespri siciliani) and she became closely identified with the theatre, notably in productions directed by Luchino Visconti and his protégé Franco Zeffirelli. Spontini's La vestale was staged for her there in 1954, Bellini's Lasonnambula in 1955, and her final La Scala performances came in 1962 with Cherubini's Medea. 'This wonderful record gives us… Callas at her most spell-binding and enthralling,' wrote Gramophone. 'Callas at La Scala… shows the diva at her most exciting and most beautiful'.

Maria Callas - Callas a Paris I (1961) (Remastered 2014)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 2, 2014
Maria Callas - Callas a Paris I (1961) (Remastered 2014)

Maria Callas - Callas a Paris I (1961) (Remastered 2014)
Classical Music, Opera, Romantic | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:49:47 | 115 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2014

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. 'The recital…is a tour de force of sympathetic interpretation,' wrote Gramophone after her death. 'The range is astounding, so much so that hearing the record is both an inspiring and upsetting experience; not merely because of the sense of the early loss of so great an artist [as Callas], but because the plights of these great human archetypes - Orpheus, Alceste, Carmen, Dalila, Chimène and Juliet - are themselves so uplifting and disturbing as Callas presents them to us…Records like this change people's lives.

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
Maria Callas - Sings Verdi Arias (1964/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Sings Verdi Arias (1964) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:56 minutes | 827 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Only one of the roles represented in this Verdi recital figured in Callas’s stage repertoire: Elisabetta in Don Carlo, which she performed at La Scala in 1954. From the same opera she also sings Eboli’s mezzo-soprano showpiece “O don fatale”, a feature of her recitals in the early 1960s. An adventurous choice are Mina’s arias from the rarely-heard Aroldo (Verdi’s reworking of Stiffelio): ‘The vivid pronunciation of the words, the burning emotion conveyed by tone-color, and the powerful and eloquent sense of rhythm, are all memorable. So is the fearless quality of Callas’s singing,’ said Gramophone. When it came to Desdemona’s scene from Act IV of Otello, the critic wrote: ‘Verdi’s music is brought to life as by no other artist. Her voice is in fine state: very beautiful, and drawing a full glorious line’.

VA - Viva Verdi! - Radio Classique (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 23, 2017
VA - Viva Verdi! - Radio Classique (2017)

VA - Viva Verdi! - Radio Classique (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:03:42 | 284 MB
Label: Warner Classics

After the success of its concert Offenbach en Fête in 2016, Radio Classique brings to life the most beautiful emotions of the opera with one of the undisputed masters of the genre. From Nabucco to La Traviata, from Rigoletto to Aida, come listen to Verdi's most beautiful and popular operatic arias performed by today's and tomorrow's stars under the direction of maestro Giampaolo Bisanti, a great specialist Of the Verdian repertoire! Like Victor Hugo in France, Verdi is THE emblematic and federating figure of 19th century Italy. Each of his operas, now deeply rooted in Italian popular culture, ended with the acclamations of the audience: "Viva Verdi! ", Also the rallying cry of patriots for Italian unification. An ideal title for this great lyrical and festive concert, which promises to make the hearts beat in unison … Viva the opera! Viva Verdi!
Maria Callas - La Renaissance d'une Voix (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - La Renaissance d'une Voix (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 213:49 minutes | 3,33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet