TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO 12 JUN 1955

CD 0825646340125 – LP VINYL 0190295844448 – DIGITAL

Callas at La Scala

ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO
TULLIO SERAFIN

Callas first sang at Milan’s legendary La Scala for the opening of the 1951–1952 season (in Verdi’s I vespri siciliani) and she became closely identified with the theatre, notably in productions directed by Luchino Visconti and his protégé Franco Zeffirelli. Spontini’s La vestale was staged for her there in 1954, Bellini’s La sonnambula in 1955, and her final La Scala performances came in 1962 with Cherubini’s Medea. ‘This wonderful record gives us … Callas at her most spell-binding and enthralling,’ wrote Gramophone. ‘Callas at La Scala … shows the diva at her most exciting and most beautiful.’


BELLINI: LA SONNAMBULA
1. COMPAGNE, TENERI AMICI…COME PER ME SERENO (ACT I)*
2. OH! SE UNA VOLTA SOLA…AH! NON CREDEA MIRARTI…AH! NON GIUNGE (ACT III)*


CHERUBINI: MEDEA
3. DEI TUOI FIGLI (ACT I)


SPONTINI: LA VESTALE
4. TU CHE INVOCO (ACT II)
5. O NUME TUTELAR (ACT II)
6. CARO OGGETTO (ACT III)


MARIA CALLAS SOPRANO