Maria Callas

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 - 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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

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 - 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 - 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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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 - 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)

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.
The Greatest Years of Maria Callas - Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor (2CD, 1997)

The Greatest Years of Maria Callas - Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor (2CD, 1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 26 | ~ 606 Mb | 2:27:21 | Full Scans (Artwork & Libretto)
Label: Sakkaris Records | 5% recovery record | Genre: Classical, opera

The next rare recording of Maria Callas I share with you, is a great performance of Donizetti's opera, held at Rome on 26/6/1957 with Orchestra and Chorus of Rome (della RAI) and conductor the famous Tullio Serafin. A digitally remastered recording from the original LP with the whole libretto scanned. A collectors' item in lossless.
The Greatest Years of Maria Callas - Vincenzo Bellini: La Sonnambula (2CD, 1997)

The Greatest Years of Maria Callas - Vincenzo Bellini: La Sonnambula (2CD, 1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 14 | ~ 474 Mb | 2:01:36 | Full Scans (Artwork & Libretto)
Label: Sakkaris Records | 5% recovery record | Genre: Classical, opera

Another historical role for Maria Callas. Rare live recording effected at Koln on 4/7/1957. Orchestra and Chorus of the "Scala Di Milano" theater under the direction of Antonino Votto. As all recordings in these series, it is digitally remastered and you can enjoy it at the best possible quality.
Maria Callas: The Complete Studio Recordings (1949-1969) - CD 70 of 70

Maria Callas: The Complete Studio Recordings (1949-1969) - CD 70 of 70
Classical, Opera | CD70 | NGR | 8 MB | RS |
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

Medea (1969) Maria Callas, Pier Paolo Pasolini  

Posted by veteandy at July 17, 2009
Medea (1969) Maria Callas, Pier Paolo Pasolini

Medea (1969) Maria Callas, Pier Paolo Pasolini
DVDrip | Italian | Subtitle: english | 1h58 | 640 x 480 | PAL (25fps) | XviD | MP3 @ 128kbps | 720mb
Genre: Drama

Maria Callas in a rare acting performance

In 1969 the world's greatest opera diva Maria Callas made her first and only venture into the world of film when she played the lead role in Marxist director Pier Paolo Pasolini's Medea.

Together Pasolini and Callas created a hypnotic cinematic experience and a powerful ideological tale of the clash of two cultures.