TEATRO COMUNALE, FIRENZE 06 FEB 1953
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
2CD 0825646341092 – DIGITAL

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

CORO E ORCHESTRA DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO
TULLIO SERAFIN

This Lucia di Lammermoor was the first complete recording that Callas made under the aegis of Walter Legge for EMI/Columbia – and also her first recording with Giuseppe di Stefano, Tito Gobbi and her mentor Tullio Serafin. She had made her role debut as Lucia the previous year (1952), bringing tragic stature to the archetypal fragile bel canto heroine. Gramophone described her recorded performance as ‘certainly some of the finest singing of our time’.


LUCIA: MARIA CALLAS


EDGARDO: GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO


ENRICO: TITO GOBBI


RAIMONDO: RAFFAELE ARIÉ


ARTURO: VALIANO NATALI


ALISA: ANNA MARIA CANALI


NORMANNO: GINO SARRI