SALLE WAGRAM, PARIS 19 JAN 1965
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
2CD 0825646340798 – DIGITAL

Puccini: Tosca

ORCHESTRE DE LA SOCIÉTÉ DES CONCERTS DU CONSERVATOIRE
GEORGES PRÊTRE

Tosca was the role in which – in 1965, the year this recording was made – Callas gave her last complete performances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera and the Paris Opéra. This was her final complete recording of an opera, and, 12 years after her first version of Tosca, it reunited her with the Scarpia of Tito Gobbi. They were joined by Carlo Bergonzi as Cavaradossi. Gramophone praised ‘a thrilling and very complete interpretation, with scene after scene, bar after bar, brought to life by sheer intelligence and dramatic insight’.


FLORIA TOSCA: MARIA CALLAS


MARIO CARAVADOSSI: CARLO BERGONZI


SCARPIA: TITO GOBBI


CESARE ANGELOTTI: LEONARDO MONREALE


SPOLETTA: RENATO ERCOLANO


IL SAGRESTANO: GIORGIO TADEO


SCIARRONE: UGO TRAMA


UN CARCERIERE – A JAILER : LEONARDO MONREALE


UN PASTORE – A SHEPERD: DAVID SELLAR