Genre: Opera
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Maria Callas Mad Scenes 180g LP

Maria Callas

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State of the Art Remastering!
180g Vinyl LP

Renowned soprano Maria Callas performs Mad Scenes from Anna Bolena, Hamlet and Il Pirata.

A few months after the release of the new Callas Live Remastered Edition, Warner Classics continue to release her legendary studio recitals on vinyl, using the state of the art remastering done in 2014. Mad Scenes (1958) Maria Callas did not make complete studio 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.’

• 180g Vinyl LP
• State of the art remastering in 2014 in 24-bit/96kHz from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios

Maria Callas, soprano
Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus
Nicola Rescigno, conductor

Side A:
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Anna Bolena

1. Piangete voi?...Al dolce guidami castel natio (Act II)
with Monica Sinclair, contralto (Smeton) - John Lanigan, tenor (Percy) - Joseph Rouleau, bass (Rochefort) - Duncan Robertson, tenor (Hervey)
Side B:
Ambroise Thomas (1811-1896)

1. A vos jeux ...Partagez-vous mes fleurs...Et maintenant, ecoutez ma chanson (Act IV)
Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)
Il Pirata

2. Oh! s'io potessi...Col sorriso d'innocenza (Act II)

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