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Callas Edition - Puccini Arias / Serafin


Release Date: 01/20/1998 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 66463   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniCésar Franck
Performer:  Maria Callas
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Maria Callas tears at the heartstrings in this "to-die-for" collection from 1954.

September 1954 saw Callas in the different setting of Watford Town Hall and embarking on two - her first - recital discs titled Puccini Arias (CD 23) and Lyric and Coloratura Arias (CD 24). Her trusted mentor, Serafin, was on the rostrum. On the Puccini disc her rendering of Donde lieta usci from La Boheme is to die for... As well as her Butterfly arias, of note also is her singing of Liu’s two poignant arias from Turandot that tear at the heartstrings...

-- Robert J. Farr, MusicWeb International [reviewing Callas's Complete Studio Recordings, Read more href="http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=175066">EMI 95918]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall 
Language: Italian 
2.
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall 
Language: Italian 
3.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall 
Language: Italian 
4.
Madama Butterfly: Con onor muore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall 
Language: Italian 
5.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall 
Language: Italian 
6.
La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall 
Language: Italian 
7.
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall 
Language: Italian 
8.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall 
Language: Italian 
9.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall 
Language: Italian 
10.
Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall 
11.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Manon Lescaut (1997 Digital Remaster): In quelle trine morbide
Manon Lescaut (1997 Digital Remaster): Sola, perduta, abbandonata
Madama Butterfly Lib. Giacosa and Illica (1997 Digital Remaster): Un bel dì vedremo
Madama Butterfly Lib. Giacosa and Illica (1997 Digital Remaster): Con onor muore
La Bohème (1997 Digital Remaster): Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
La Bohème (1997 Digital Remaster): Donde lieta uscì (Mimì's Farewell)
Suor Angelica, 'Sister Angelica' (1997 Digital Remaster): Senza mamma, O bimbo
Gianni Schicchi (1997 Digital Remaster): O mio babbino caro
Turandot (1997 Digital Remaster): Signore, ascolta!
Turandot (1997 Digital Remaster): In questa Reggia
Turandot (1997 Digital Remaster): Tu, che di gel sei cinta

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