AUDITORIUM DELLA RAI, TORINO 10 SEP 1952
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
3CD 0825646341085 – DIGITAL

Ponchielli: La Gioconda

ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DELLA RAI DI TORINO, CORO CETRA
ANTONINO VOTTO

It was as Ponchielli’s long-suffering ballad singer, La Gioconda, that Callas made her Italian debut, in 1947 at the Arena di Verona, and it proved crucial to her career. Five years later, La Gioconda became her first studio recording of a complete opera. It showcases both the dark-hued splendour of her voice at this period – she was still in her twenties – and her inimitable intensity and insight.


LA GIOCONDA: MARIA CALLAS


LAURA ADORNO: FEDORA BARBIERI


LA CIECA: MARIA AMADINI


ALVISE BADOERO: GIULIO NERI


ENZO GRIMALDO: GIANNI POGGI


BARNABA: PAOLO SILVERI


ZUÀNE: PIERO POLDI


ISÈPO: ARMANDO BENZI