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Verdi: La Forza Del Destino / Serafin, Callas, Tucker


Release Date: 04/05/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 48191   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria CallasRichard TuckerCarlo TagliabueElena Nicolai,   ... 
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a 3 CD set with a bonus CD-Rom containing a libretto and synopsis.

"Callas, her vocal powers at their height, makes a formidable contribution to this welcome reissue of La forza del destino, dwarfing the other members of the cast. Even those who, like me, are never wholly reconciled to the vocal flaws, must sit in wonder at the sheer magic with which she phrases that curving lyrical tune we know in the Overture (one of Verdi's greatest inspirations)."
-- I.M., Gramophone [11/1978]


"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
Read more 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 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:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor), Carlo Tagliabue (Baritone),
Elena Nicolai (Mezzo Soprano), Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Bass), Renato Capecchi (Bass)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Venue:  Teatro Alla Scala, Milan, Italy 
Length: 164 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Sinfonia
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Buona notte, mia figlia
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Temea restasse qui fino a domani
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Me, pellegrina ed orfana
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act I: M'aiuti, signorina, piu presto andrem
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Ah, per sempre, o mio bell'angiol
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Vil seduttor! Infame figlia!
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Hola, hola, hola! Ben giungi, o mulattier
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: La cena e pronta!
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Che vedo! Mio fratello!
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Viva la guerra!
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Al suon del tamburo
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Padre Eterno Signor
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Viva la buona compagnia!
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Poich'e imberbe l'incognito
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Son Pereda, son ricco d'onore
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Sta bene
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Sono giunta! Grazie o Dio!
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Madre, pietosa Vergine
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Chi siete?
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Chi mi cerca?
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Infelice, delusa, regetta
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Il santo nome di Dio Signore sia benedetto
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act II: La Vergine degli Angeli
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Attenti al gioco, attenti, attenti al gioco
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: La vita e inferno all'infelice
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: O tu che in seno agli angeli
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Al tradimento!
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: All'armi!
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Piano...qui posi...approntisi il mio letto
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Solenne in quest'ora
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Morir! Tremenda cosa!
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Urna fatale del mio destino
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: E s'altra prova rinvenir potessi?
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Compagni, sostiamo
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Ne gustare m'e dato un'ora di quiete
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Lorche pifferi e tamburi par che assordino la terra
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Qua, vivandiere, un sorso
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: A buon mercato chi vuol comprare?
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Pane, pan, per carita!
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Nella guerra e la follia
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Toh! toh! Poffare il mondo!
La Forza del Destino (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Rataplan, rataplan, della gloria

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