TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO 08 JAN 1955
LIVE REMASTERED 2017
2 CD 0190295844561 – DIGITAL

Giordano: Andrea Chénier

ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO
ANTONINO VOTTO

While Puccini’s Tosca became closely identified with Callas, she appeared only rarely in other post-Verdi operas once she had risen to fame. She learned the role of Maddalena in Andrea Chénier
at short notice for a production at La Scala: Verdi’s Il trovatore had been planned, but the star tenor Mario Del Monaco engineered a change to Giordano’s red-blooded drama of the French Revolution. This recording captures the thrill of a first night at Italy’s most famous opera house, and Callas traces her character’s development – from a spoiled young aristocrat to a self-sacrificing woman in love – in gripping and moving detail.


ANDREA CHENIER: MARIO DEL MONACO


MADDALENA DI COIGNY: MARIA CALLAS


CARLO GERARD: ALDO PROTTI


LA MULATTA BERSI: SILVANA ZANOLLI


LA CONTESSA DI COIGNY: MARIA AMADINI


MADELON: LUCIA DANIELI


ROUCHER: ENRICO CAMPI


FLEVILLE: ENZO SORDELLO


FOUQUIER-TINVILLE: VITTORIO TATOZZI


IL SANCULOTTO MATHIEU: MICHELE CAZZATO


L’INCREDIBILE: MARIANO CARUSO


L’ABATE -THE ABBE: MARIO CARLIN


IL MAESTRO DI CASA -THE MAJORDOMO: CARLO FORTI


SCHMIDT: ERALDO CODA


DUMAS: GIUSEPPE MORRESI