TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO 15 JUL 1957
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
2CD 0825646341009 – DIGITAL

Puccini: Turandot

ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO
TULLIO SERAFIN

Callas sang the role of Turandot 24 times on stage, in the late 1940s. It was the role originally planned for her US debut, but the opera company went bankrupt and the performances (scheduled for Chicago in 1947) never took place. She brings unusual subtlety to Puccini’s icy princess, while Elisabeth Schwarzkopf – more readily identified with Fiordiligi and the Marschallin – is surprise casting as the self-sacrificing Liù.


LA PRINCIPESSA TURANDOT: MARIA CALLAS


CALAF (IL PRINCIPE IGNOTO): EUGENIO FERNANDI


LIÙ: ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF


L’IMPERATORE ALTOUM: GIUSEPPE NESSI


TIMUR: NICOLA ZACCARIA


PING: MARIO BORRIELLO


PANG: RENATO ERCOLANI


PONG/IL PRINCIPE DI PERSIA: PIERO DE PALMA


UN MANDARINO: GIULIO MAURI


PRIMA VOCE: ELISABETTA FUSCO


SECONDA VOCE: PINUCCIA PEROTTI