BASILICA DI SANT’EUFEMIA, MILANO 30 MAR 1953
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
2CD 0825646341184 – DIGITAL

Bellini: I puritani

CORO E ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO
TULLIO SERAFIN

Until she achieved a triumph in the delicate coloratura role of Elvira in I puritani – in Venice in 1949 under the tutelage of maestro Tullio Serafin – Maria Callas had been making her name in dramatic roles, such as the epically- scaled title role in Die Walküre, which she had been singing just days before. Her success in Bellini’s final opera set her firmly on the path to bel canto supremacy. Joining her as Arturo in this 1953 recording is one of her best-loved colleagues, the tenor Giuseppe di Stefano.


ELVIRA: MARIA CALLAS


ARTURO: GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO


RICCARDO: ROLANDO PANERAI


GIORGIO: NICOLA ROSSI-LEMENI


BRUNO: ANGELO MERCURIALI


GUALTIERO VALTON: CARLO FORTI


ENRICHETTA: AURORA CATTELANI