BASILICA DI SANT’EUFEMIA, MILANO 04 AUG 1953
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
CD 0825646340903 – DIGITAL

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana

CORO E ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO
TULLIO SERAFIN

In 1939, as a 15-year-old student in Athens, Maria Callas made her stage debut in the demanding role of Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana. Five years later she sang it professionally with the Greek National Opera Company. In 1953, when she was already a star shortly to record Tosca – Tullio Serafin enlisted her as the last-minute replacement for an indisposed colleague at the sessions for Mascagni’s one-acter at La Scala. The result was a recording in which full-blooded verismo was raised to new interpretative heights.


SANTUZZA: MARIA CALLAS


TURIDDU: GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO


ALFIO: ROLANDO PANERAI


LOLA: ANNA MARIA CANALI


MAMMA LUCIA: EBE TICOZZI