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Callas Edition - Verdi: La Forza Del Destino / Serafin, Etc


Release Date: 08/19/1997 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 56323   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo TagliabueNicola Rossi-LemeniElena NicolaiMaria Callas,   ... 
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The two essential reasons for owning this performance of La forza del destino – in preference to all rivals, in spite of a few small cuts – are the incomparable artistry of Maria Callas and the incisive, completely authoritative conducting of Tullio Serafin. For one small example of Serafin’s superb direction, listen to the conclusion of the Alvaro/Carlo scene in Act 3 – marked Allegro agitato e presto. Here he achieves an electric intensity where the first violins accompany with piano triplets which really bristle. Serafin is never frenetic, yet he creates maximum drama. A further example encapsulating all his finest qualities would be the very final scene of the opera. It must be emphasised that his near-ideal conducting contributes Read more enormously to the desirability of this set."

-- Philip Borg-Wheeler, MusicWeb International [11/2008]
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Works on This Recording

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La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Tagliabue (Baritone), Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Bass), Elena Nicolai (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Callas (Soprano), Renato Capecchi (Baritone), Plinio Clabassi (Bass),
Rina Cavallari (Mezzo Soprano), Dario Caselli (Bass), Richard Tucker (Tenor),
Gino Del Signore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1954 
Venue:  La Scala Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 164 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1862).
Composition revised: 1869. 

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