BASILICA DI SANT’EUFEMIA, MILANO 09 MAR 1957
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
2CD 0825646341146 – DIGITAL

Bellini: La sonnambula

ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO
ANTONINO VOTTO

Like Lucia di Lammermoor and Elvira (I puritani), Amina, the gentle heroine of La sonnambula, was a role that had become associated with light-voiced coloratura sopranos. Callas brought both a new substance and subtlety to the role when Luchino Visconti staged it for her at La Scala in 1955. This recording was made two years later, when the production was revived.


AMINA: MARIA CALLAS


TERESA: FIORENZA COSSOTTO


IL CONTE RODOLFO: NICOLA ZACCARIA


ELVINO: NICOLA MONTI


LISA: EUGENIA RATTI


ALESSIO: GIUSEPPE MORRESI


UN NOTARO: FRANCO RICCIARDI