Maria Callas Callas Sings Verdi Arias

VA - Verdi at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera (2013) (20 CD Box Set)

VA - Verdi at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera (2013) (20 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks, log) | Covers included | 3,53 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 20 CDs, 21:27:47 min | 2,87 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera & Classical Vocal / Label: Sony Classical

Verdi at the Met captures the drama of Verdi's greatest operas as they were performed live at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. These ten recordings cover four decades starting with La Traviata in 1935 and feature some of the best-loved voices and conductors of the twentieth century. The famous pairing of tenor Richard Tucker and baritone Leonard Warren can be heard in Simon Boccanegra and La Forza del Destino.
Maria Callas - Bellini: I Puritani (1953/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Bellini: I Puritani (1953) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 142:05 minutes | 1,41 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

Until she achieved a triumph in the delicate coloratura role of Elvira in I puritani - in Venice in 1949 under the tutelage of maestro Tullio Serafin - Maria Callas had been making her name in dramatic roles, such as the epically scaled title role in Die Walküre, which she had been singing just days before. Her success in Bellini's final opera set her firmly on the path to bel canto supremacy. Joining her as Arturo in this 1953 recording is one of her best-loved colleagues, the tenor Giuseppe di Stefano.
Maria Callas - Bellini: Norma (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Bellini: Norma (1954) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 160:26 minutes | 1,65 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

This is the first of Callas's two complete recordings of her signature role, the druid priestess Norma, in which she has remained unrivaled for 50 years. It captures her voice inits imposing early prime, while in the two famous duets for Norma and Adalgisa she is partnered by Ebe Stignani, generally considered the greatest Italian mezzo-soprano of her era. The conductor is Callas's mentor Tullio Serafin.
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.
Maria Callas - Bizet: Carmen (1964/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Bizet: Carmen (1964) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 146:52 minutes | 2,93 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

‘Callas is Carmen’ proclaimed the publicity when this recording first appeared on LP in elaborate red and gold faux- leather luxury packaging with three separate booklets. It was a major coup for the record company to get Callas to record this most intriguing of all operatic roles, and its release was eagerly awaited…
Maria Callas: The Complete Studio Recordings (1949-1969) - CD 4 of 70

Maria Callas - The Complete Studio Recordings (1949-1969) [70CD Box]
Classical, Opera | CD04 | FLAC, separate | RS | 1:15:18 | 157,4 MB | 1952
EMI Classics (3959182) | Release Date: Sep 25, 2007

A true Callas cornucopia, this 70-CD set gathers together everything Maria Callas ever recorded in the studio. That's 26 complete operas (four of which are studio repeats), plus the complete studio recitals made during the legendary soprano's recording career, which lasted from 1949-69. The bonus CD-ROM contains libretti and translations in English, French and German, plus a Callas photo library, while remastered treats include Callas's first recital recording, originally made for the Fonit-Cetra label and featuring arias by Wagner and Bellini. –Barnes & Noble
CD 4: Maria Callas - Amilcare Ponchielli_La Gioconda Disc 3
Fedora Barbieri, Gianni Poggi, Paolo Silveri
RAI Turin Chorus & Orchestra / Antonino Votto
(Recorded September 1952, Turin)
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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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
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 - 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.