TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO 03 MAY 1954
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
3CD 0825646341115 – DIGITAL

Bellini: Norma

ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO
TULLIO SERAFIN

This is the first of Callas’s two complete recordings of her signature role, the druid priestess Norma, in which she has remained unrivalled for 50 years. It captures her voice in its imposing early prime, while in the two famous duets for Norma and Adalgisa she is partnered by Ebe Stignani, generally considered the greatest Italian mezzo-soprano of her era. The conductor is Callas’s mentor Tullio Serafin.


NORMA: MARIA CALLAS


POLLIONE: MARIO FILIPPESCHI


ADALGISA: EBE STIGNANI


OROVESO: NICOLA ROSSI-LEMENI


FLAVIO: PAOLO CAROLI


CLOTILDE: RINA CAVALLARI