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Bellini: Norma / Serafin, Callas, Fillipeschi, Stignani

Release Date: 10/07/2003 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 62642   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Maria CallasMario FilippeschiEbe StignaniNicola Rossi-Lemeni,   ... 
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 40 Mins. 

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Recorded April 23 - May 3, 1954.
Had Maria Callas lived in any other century, her voice, her demeanor, and her star quality would still be the stuff of legend. Luckily, we have more than folklore--we have these digitally remastered performances released on EMI Classics.
The title role in Vincenzo Bellini's 'Norma' requires extraordinary talents of a dramatic soprano. In 1954, Callas's voice was at its peak. Although critics considered her dramatic skills improved in 1960 when a second recording was made, it is this performance that shows her in her true glory.
The story of 'Norma' may have been lost if not for great sopranos like Callas. Talent rescued the opera from anonymity after an unspectacular premiere in 1831. In Callas's
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Works on This Recording

Norma by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Mario Filippeschi (Tenor), Ebe Stignani (Mezzo Soprano),
Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Bass), Paolo Caroli (Tenor), Rina Cavallari (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Language: Italian 

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