Maria Callas Norma 1955

Maria Callas - Remastered (The Complete Studio Recordings 1949 - 1969): Box Set 70CDs (2014)

Maria Callas - Remastered (The Complete Studio Recordings 1949 - 1969): Box Set 70CDs (2014)
Classical, Opera & Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 9,77 Gb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2014

This is a deluxe box set including: Each individual item (complete opera or recital CD) presented in its original artwork, 136 pages hard-back book containing essays, a biography and chronology, rarely-seen photos and also reproductions of revealing correspondence between Maria Callas, Walter Legge and other EMI executives.
Maria Callas - Live & Alive: The Ultimate Live Collection Remastered (2017)

Maria Callas - Live & Alive: The Ultimate Live Collection Remastered (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:12:08 | 302 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Warner Classics, Parlophone

It is 40 years since Maria Callas died (16th September 1977), but she lives on as the epitome of the operatic diva. She has never lost her place among the top-selling classical artists. To mark this anniversary alongside the luxury boxset – 0190295844707 Maria Callas Live - Warner Classics also releases two compilations: 2CD Digipak 1LP Standard 180gr. These two collections benefit from the superb new remastering and convey thus Callas’ compelling genius as a singing actress with a new truthfulness and immediacy: Maria Callas Live and Alive! ü The passion and charisma of Maria Callas, performing live on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls, can now be experienced as never before – thanks to new audio remastering from the best available sources. These are performances that played a crucial part in creating the legend of Callas, La Divina, and which keep her thrilling art very much alive.
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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

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.
The Greatest Years of Maria Callas - Vincenzo Bellini: Norma (2CD, 1997)

The Greatest Years of Maria Callas - Vincenzo Bellini: Norma (2CD, 1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 37 | ~ 491 Mb | 2:29:05 | Full Scans (Artwork & Libretto)
Label: Sakkaris Records | 5% recovery record | Genre: Classical, opera

Maria Callas was a fantastic "Norma". Maybe the best role for her. The superb cavatina of Norma (Casta Diva or Pure Godess) is regarded as one of the most beautiful arias ever. This live recording was effected at London on 8/11/1952, from a performance held at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. As all recordings in these series, it is digitally remastered and you can enjoy it at the best possible quality.
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 - 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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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 - 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 - 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.

Bellini: Norma - Callas, Filippeschi - Scala, Serafin (1954)  Music

Posted by fredoking at Feb. 14, 2010
Bellini: Norma - Callas, Filippeschi - Scala, Serafin (1954)

Vincenzo Bellini: Norma - Callas, Filippeschi - Scala, Serafin (1954)
XLD Rip | FLAC, CUE, LOG | HQ Covers + Booklet | 3 CD | 487 MB
Classical | EMI | Catalog Number: 5 56241 2 | 1997

With two official EMI versions and five complete live recordings, Norma is at the top of the Callas hit parade, but choosing a single version is a nightmare as each has its virtues, based on the state of the soprano's voice or the surrounding cast. My first choice lies with the first 1954 studio recording where the balance between vocal health and emotive quality is as good as one can get for this artist.
This was Maria Callas' first studio-recorded Norma, and it remains a formidable performance. If it doesn't quite have the emotional shadings of her 1960 EMI re-make, it is certainly vocally more secure and in its way just as authoritative. The grandeur of the voice itself is always in evidence; her seeming spontaneity to dramatic situations makes the drama real. Mario Filippeschi's Pollione is impressive–he was a finer tenor than he's given credit for–and Ebe Stignani's Adalgisa is warm and blends superbly with Callas in the duets. Nicola Rossi-Lemeni's Oroveso is a mass of wobbles. Tullio Serafin leads masterfully but observes all the cuts that were standard for the '50s. Most people prefer the 1960 performance, with its clearer delineation between Norma-the-warrior and Norma-the-woman (and for Corelli and Ludwig in the two supporting roles, not to mention the stereo sound), but by 1960 Callas' vocal problems were pretty overt, so you'll have to take the good with the bad. My preference is for the 1955 recording (on Opera d'Oro) with del Monaco under Serafin; its minute-by-minute potency and glorious singing are unmatchable.
Robert Levine