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Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano - Italian Opera Duets


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Emi Studio Catalog #: 69543   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Vincenzo BelliniGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di StefanoMaria CallasCarlo FortiRenato Ercolani,   ... 
Conductor:  Tullio SerafinHerbert von KarajanAntonino VottoVictor De Sabata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As ever, the first sound of her voice brings a thrill of recognition—not simply of the sound but of the art and the soul within it.

Of the duets by Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano (0 0 CDM7 69543-2: 75 minutes: ADD), much could be written in praise of Callas's part in them. As ever, the first sound of her voice brings a thrill of recognition—not simply of the sound but of the art and the soul within it. We sample her Gilda in Rigoletto and Mimi in La boheme, both special voice creations: not disguises, which might fall off in an accident, but through-and-through identities. Di Stefano is best suited in the Puccini excerpts, least well in the Bellini (I puritani), but one must always be grateful for his
Read more responsiveness, never inert or merely nominal.

-- Gramophone [10/1988]
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Works on This Recording

1.
I puritani: Fini...Me lassa by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1953 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
I puritani: Nel mirarti un solo istante by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1953 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
I puritani: Vieni fra queste braccia by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1953 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Rigoletto: E' il sol dell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Carlo Forti (Bass),
Renato Ercolani (Tenor), Giuse Gerbino (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1955 
Length: 8 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection starts with "Giovanna, ho dei rimorsi...." 
5.
Il trovatore: Quel suon...Ah! che la morte "Miserere" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1956 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Un ballo in maschera: T'eco io sto...Non sai tu by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1956 
Length: 10 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Manon Lescaut: Tu, tu, amore, tu? by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1957 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Manon Lescaut: O, tentatrice! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1957 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
La Bohème: Non sono in vena! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Victor De Sabata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1953 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Tosca: Ah! Franchigia a Floria Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Victor De Sabata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1953 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Tosca: O dolci mani by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Victor De Sabata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1953 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Tosca: Amaro sol per te m'era il morire by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor), Dario Caselli (Bass), Maria Callas (Soprano),
Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Victor De Sabata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1953 
Length: 7 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

I Puritani (1988 Digital Remaster): Finì! Me lassa!
I Puritani (1988 Digital Remaster): Nel mirarti un solo istante
I Puritani (1988 Digital Remaster): Vieni, fra queste braccia
Rigoletto (1988 Digital Remaster): Giovanna, ho dei rimorsi
Rigoletto (1988 Digital Remaster): Eil sol dell'amina
Rigoletto (1988 Digital Remaster): Addio, addio....Speranza
Il Trovatore (1988 Digital Remaster): Miserere...Ah, che la morte ognora
Un ballo in maschera (1988 Digital Remaster): Teco io sto
Un ballo in maschera (1988 Digital Remaster): Non sai tu che se I'anima mia
Un ballo in maschera (1988 Digital Remaster): Oh, qual soave brivido
Manon Lescaut (1988 Digital Remaster): Tu, tu, amore? Tu?
Manon Lescaut (1988 Digital Remaster): O tentatrice!
La Bohème (1988 Digital Remaster): Non sono in vena
La Bohème (1988 Digital Remaster): Che gelida manina
La Bohème (1988 Digital Remaster): Si, mi chiamano Mimi
La Bohème (1988 Digital Remaster): O soave fanciulla
Tosca (1988 Digital Remaster): E lucevan le stelle
Tosca (1988 Digital Remaster): Ah! Franchigia a Floria Tosca
Tosca (1988 Digital Remaster): O dolci mani
Tosca (1988 Digital Remaster): Amaro sol per te

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