TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO 21 AUG 1953
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
DELUXE VERSION 2CD 0190295989378 – 2CD 0825646341030 – DIGITAL

Puccini: Tosca

CORO E ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO
VICTOR DE SABATA

This Tosca, made in 1953 with the forces of La Scala, is a landmark in recording history. Conducted with searing intensity by Victor de Sabata, it teams Callas with two of her closest colleagues, the tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano and the baritone Tito Gobbi – a performer who could rival Callas in dramatic finesse and power. Tosca’s aria ‘Vissi d’arte’ (I lived for art) has come to be seen as Callas’s personal manifesto.


FLORIA TOSCA: MARIA CALLAS


MARIO CARAVADOSSI: GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO


SCARPIA: TITO GOBBI


CESARE ANGELOTTI: FRANCO CALABRESE


SPOLETTA: ANGELO MERCURIALI


IL SAGRESTANO: MELCHIORRE LUISE


SCIARRONE/UN CARCERIERE – A JAILER: DARIO CASELLI


UN PASTORE – A SHEPERD: ALVARO CORDOVA