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The Callas Effect [Standard Edition]

Callas,Maria
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 84362   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino RossiniGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniLéo Delibes,   ... 
Performer:  Maria CallasRenato ErcolaniCarlo Forti
Conductor:  Tullio SerafinFranco GhioneGeorges PrêtreNicola Rescigno,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraLisbon San Carlos National Theater Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Maria Callas is the ultimate and original diva. Widely regarded as the greatest Opera singer and performer of all time whose life, voice and performances have intrigued, thrilled and inspired all others.

This wonderfully constructed 2CD collection of opera arias highlights Callas’s spectacular climb to fame tracking her move from innocent young woman to the tragic heroine in her later years through the opera arias she recorded.

Featuring the most special and exquisitely interpreted arias of her output this collection brings together such opera favourites as O mio babbino caro, Vissi d’arte and Casta diva.
Maria Callas is the ultimate and original diva. Widely regarded as the greatest Opera singer and performer of all time whose life, voice and performances have intrigued, thrilled and inspired all others.

This wonderfully constructed 2CD collection of opera arias highlights Callas’s spectacular climb to fame tracking her move from innocent young woman to the tragic heroine in her later years through the opera arias she recorded.

Featuring the most special and exquisitely interpreted arias of her output this collection brings together such opera favourites as O mio babbino caro, Vissi d’arte and Casta diva.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
2.
I vespri siciliani: Mercè, dilette amiche "Bolero" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
3.
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 
4.
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 
5.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Renato Ercolani (Tenor), Carlo Forti (Bass)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
6.
La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franco Ghione
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lisbon San Carlos National Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
7.
Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue? "Bell Song" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
8.
Faust: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle "Jewel Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
9.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
10.
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
11.
Mignon: Je suis Titania la blonde by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
12.
Alceste: Divinités du Styx by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
14.
Macbeth: La luce langue by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
15.
Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
16.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Victor De Sabata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
17.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
18.
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 
19.
La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
20.
Il trovatore: D'amor sull' ali rosee by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
21.
Andrea Chénier: La mamma morta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
22.
Il pirata: Col sorriso d'innocenza by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Italy 
23.
Ernani: Surta è la notte by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
24.
Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
25.
Carmen: Carreau, pique...la mort! by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra,  French National Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
26.
Don Giovanni, K 527: In quali eccessi...Mi tradì quell' alma ingrata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
27.
Don Carlos: Tu, che la vanitá conoscesti del mondo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
28.
La Gioconda: Suicidio! by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
29.
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 

Sound Samples

Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa
I vespri Siciliani, '(The) Sicilian Vespers' (1997 Digital Remaster): Mercè, dilette amiche (Bolero)
Gianni Schicchi (1997 Digital Remaster): O mio babbino caro
La Bohème, Act I: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
Rigoletto (1997 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scene 2: Gualtier Maldè ...Caro nome (Gilda/Borsa/Ceprano/Marullo)
La Traviata (1997 Digital Remaster): Ah, fors'è lui
Lakmé (1997 - Remaster): Où va la jeune indoue (Bell Song)
Faust (1997 Digital Remaster): Un bouquet!...Ah! je ris (Jewel song)
Samson et Dalila (1997 Digital Remaster): Samson, recherchant ma présence...Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse!
Carmen (1997 Digital Remaster), Act I: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
Mignon (1997 - Remaster): Ah, pour ce soir...Je suis Titania (Polonaise)
Alceste (1997 Digital Remaster): Divinités du Styx
Norma (1997 Digital Remaster): Casta Diva
Macbeth: La luce langue
Turandot, Act II: In questa Reggia
Tosca (2002 Digital Remaster), Act II: Vissi d'arte (Tosca)
Madama Butterfly (1997 Digital Remaster), Act II: Un bel di vedremo
Suor Angelica, 'Sister Angelica' (1997 Digital Remaster): Senza mamma, O bimbo
La Wally (1997 Digital Remaster): Ebben?...Ne andrò lontana
Andrea Chenier (1997 Digital Remaster): La mamma morta
Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene One: D'amor sull'ali rosee (Leonora)
Il Pirata: ... Col sorriso d'innocenza (Act 2)
Ernani (1993 - Remaster): Surta è la notte .... Ernani! Ernani, involami
Aida (1997 - Remaster): Ritorna vincitor (Act I)
Carmen (1997 Digital Remaster): Carreau! Pique! (Card Scene)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1997 - Remaster): In quali eccessi, O Numi!...Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata
Don Carlo (1997 - Remaster): Tu che le vanità
La Gioconda (1997 Digital Remaster), Act 4: Suicidio!
Manon Lescaut (1999 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: Sola, perduta, abbandonata

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