1949 – 1969
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
0825646339914 – DIGITAL

Maria Callas Remastered – The Complete Studio Recordings

This 69-CD deluxe box set contains all the studio recordings that Maria Callas made for both EMI/Columbia and the Italian label Cetra between 1949 and 1969 (26 complete operas and 13 recital albums). Each recording has been painstakingly remastered in 24-bit/96kHz sound at Abbey Road Studios using the original tapes, on Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond speakers, and the entire collection has been curated with the greatest of care.Conceived as a true collector’s edition, CALLAS REMASTERED presents each individual opera or recital CD in its original artwork. It also contains a 136-page hard-back book with essays, a biography and chronology, rarely-seen photos and reproductions of revealing letters written by Maria Callas, Walter Legge and other EMI executives. The opera librettos and aria texts are provided on a CD-ROM.
“The recording now sounds like a million dollars…Restoring to us the sound of the voice as it would have been heard in the studio,“ -Gramophone
“A beacon illuminating the mysterious but indispensable art of Maria Callas…You couldn’t ask for better than what Warner Classics has done with Maria Callas – The Studio Recordings Remastered.” – The New York Observer


1 THE FIRST RECITAL 8-10 XI.1949 1CD


-4 PONCHIELLI: LA GIOCONDA 6-10 IX.1952 3CD


5-6 DONIZETTI: LUCIA DI LAMERMOOR 29-30 I & 3-4, 6 II.1953 2CD


7-8 BELLINI: I PURITANI 24-30 III.1953 2CD


9 MASCAGNI: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA 16-25 VI & 3-4 VIII.1953 1CD


10-11 PUCCINI: TOSCA 10-21 VIII.1953 2CD


12-13 VERDI: LA TRAVIATA IX.1953 2CD


14-16 BELLINI: NORMA 23 IV & 3 V.1954 3CD


17 LEONCAVALLO: PAGLIACCI 12-17 VI.1954 1CD


18-20 VERDI: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO 17-24 VIII.1954 3CD


21-22 ROSSINI: IL TURCO IN ITALIA 31 VIII & 8 IX.1954 2CD


23 PUCCINI ARIAS 15-18 IX.1954 1CD


24 LYRIC AND COLORATURA ARIAS 17-18 & 20-21 IX.1954 1CD


25 CALLAS AT LA SCALA 9-12 VI.1955 1CD


26-27 PUCCINI: MADAMA BUTTERFLY 1-6 VIII.1955 2CD


28-29 VERDI: AIDA 10-12, 16-20 & 23-24 VIII.1955 2CD


30-31 VERDI: RIGOLETTO 3-16 IX.1955 2CD


32-33 VERDI: IL TROVATORE 3-9 VIII.1956 2CD


34-35 PUCCINI: LA BOHEME 20-25 VIII & 3-4 IX.1956 2CD


36-37 VERDI: UN BALLO IN MASCHERA 4-9 IX.1956 2CD


38-39 ROSSINI: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA 7-14 II.1957 2CD


40-41 BELLINI: LA SONNAMBULA 3-9 III.1957 2CD


42-43 PUCCINI: TURANDOT 9-13 & 15 VII.1957 2CD


44-45 PUCCINI: MANON LESCAUT 18-27 VII.1957 2CD


46-47 CHERUBINI: MEDEA 12-19 IX.1957 2CD


48 VERDI ARIAS (1) 19, 21 & 24 IX.1958 1CD


49 MAD SCENES 24-25 IX.1958 1CD


50-51 DONIZETTI: LUCIA DI LAMERMOOR 16-21 III.1959 2CD


52-54 PONCHIELLI: LA GIOCONDA 4-11 IX.1959 3CD


55-57 BELLINI: NORMA 5-12 IX.1960 3CD


58 CALLAS A PARIS (1) 28-31 III & 4-5 IV.1961 1CD


59 CALLAS A PARIS (2) 2-8 V.1963 1CD


60 MOZART, BEETHOVEN AND WEBER 6-23 XII.1963 & 8 I.1964 1CD


61 VERDI ARIAS (2) 17-21 XII.1963 & 20-21 II.1964 1CD


62 ROSSINI AND DONIZETTI ARIAS 4-23 XII.1963 & 13-24 IV.1964 1CD


63-64 BIZET: CARMEN 6-20 VII.1964 2CD


65-66 PUCCINI: TOSCA 3-4, 7-12, 14 XII.1964 & 19 I.1965 2CD


67 VERDI ARIAS (3) 1964, 1965, 1969 1CD


68-69 THE CALLAS RARITIES 1953-1969 2CD