Maria Callas Norma 1955

Maria Callas - Bellini: Norma (1961/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Bellini: Norma (1961) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 161:32 minutes | 3,38 GB
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Callas first sang Bellini's Norma in 1948, when she was just 25. She went on to perform the role of the heroic, but vulnerable Druid priestess -the ultimate embodiment of bel canto - more frequently than any other. In this second studio recording her conductor was again Tullio Serafin (he originally tutored her in the role in 1948), and the venue was again La Scala - where the opera was premiered in 1831. By 1960, Callas brought a wealth of new nuance to her interpretation, and she is aptly partnered by the creamy-voiced Christa Ludwig (in a rare recording of an Italian role) and the towering Franco Corelli.
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 - Rossini: Il Turco In Italia (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Rossini: Il Turco In Italia (1955) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 112:50 minutes | 1,23 GB
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Callas's two comic roles were both in operas by Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il turco in Italia. She first played the capricious and flirtatious Fiorilla - a married Neapolitan woman who takes up with a visiting Turk - in Rome in 1950. Five years later, at La Scala, she appeared in a production by Franco Zeffirelli, also, famously, the director of her Covent Garden Tosca and Paris Norma. Gramophone wrote: 'Callas acts vividly, chiding, boasting, melting, and when in typical Rossinian style she is given a 'key' figure, each repetition of it carries, so one thinks, a slightly different meaning. I found myself teased by memories of these little phrases for hours afterwards'.

Maria Callas - Her Greatest Operas: Box Set 10 CD (2010)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 29, 2015
Maria Callas - Her Greatest Operas: Box Set 10 CD (2010)

Maria Callas - Her Greatest Operas: Box Set 10 CD (2010)
Classical/Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,30 Gb | Covers 5,5 Mb
Label: Membrane | Release Year: 2010

Although Maria Callas died over three decades ago, she remains an icon: as a supreme singing-actress; as a celebrity, and as a woman of great style and elegance. The epitome of the operatic diva, the American-born Greek soprano is recognised as a singer who defined, and even redefined opera in the 20th century and she has never lost her place among the world’s top-selling classical artists.

Maria Callas - The New Sound of Maria Callas (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Oct. 30, 2016
Maria Callas - The New Sound of Maria Callas (2016)

Maria Callas - The New Sound of Maria Callas (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 03:33:48 | 492 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Warner Classics

The New Sound of Maria Callas 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 - 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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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 - Puccini: La Boheme (1958/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Puccini: La Bohème (1958) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 105:55 minutes | 1,11 GB
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Callas never sang the role of Mimì on stage, but this did not prevent her recorded interpretation from being, as described by Philip Hope-Wallacein Gramophone, 'brilliantly realised… This Mimì comes alive and later haunts you in the most extraordinary way … one of the most moving I have ever heard.' Giuseppe di Stefano is anardent Rodolfo and the young Anna Moffomakes a delectable Musetta.
Maria Callas - The First Recordings (1950/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - The First Recordings (1950) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 24:01 minutes | 263 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded in 1949 when Maria Callas was just 25, this debut recital encapsulates the young soprano's astonishing maturity, versatility and technical finesse. She had already sung all three roles showcased here - Wagner's Isolde and Bellini's Norma and Elvira (I puritani) - in the theatre. As Gramophone, which described the recital as 'incandescent and spellbinding', wrote: 'The Liebestod is a beautiful example of sustained interpretation, with a long line running through the whole piece, each phrase finding part-fulfilment in the next until the climax is reached,' concluding overall that: 'The eloquence of phrase and the technical control put at the service of a discerning heart and mind are obvious to hear'.
Maria Callas - Mad Scenes from Anna Bolena, Hamlet & Il Pirata (1959/2014) [24/96]

Maria Callas - Mad Scenes from Anna Bolena, Hamlet & Il Pirata (1959) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:30 minutes | 993 MB
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Callas did not make complete recordings of Donizetti's Anna Bolena and Bellini's Il pirata, though, as the queen of La Scala, she enjoyed triumphs in both roles in 1957-1958. The vocally and dramatically demanding final scenes of both operas feature in this recital with Ophélie's mad scene from Ambroise Thomas's Hamlet, another coloratura extravaganza. When this recital first appeared in 1959, Gramophone wrote: 'This is a most remarkable record, not only for its material… but for its astonishing vividness and dramatic poetry… It has been a thing of much wonder for me'.
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'.