TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO 27 AUG 1954
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
3CD 0825646340002 – DIGITAL

Verdi: La forza del destino

ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO
TULLIO SERAFIN

Relentlessly pursued by Fate, Leonora in La forza del destino is a haunted heroine whose passions and fears are expressed on a grand scale. Callas’s stage experience of Forza was limited
to her early career in Italy – in fact, Leonora was her first Verdi role – but, as Lord Harewood,
founder of Opera magazine, observed, her recorded assumption exhibited ‘an unparalleled
musical sensibility and imagination and a grasp of the musico-dramatic picture which is unique’.
She took her place in a powerful cast conducted by her mentor Tullio Serafin.


DONNA LEONORA: MARIA CALLAS


DON ALVARO: RICHARD TUCKER


DON CARLO DI VARGAS: CARLO TAGLIABUE


PADRE GUARDIANO: NICOLA ROSSI-LEMENI


PREIOZILLA: ELENA NICOLAI


FRA MELITONE: RENATO CAPECCHI


IL MARCHESE DI CALATRAVA: PLINIO CLABASSI


CURRA: RINA CAVALLARI


MASTRO TRABUCO: GINO DEL SIGNORE


UN ALCADE/UN CHIRURGO: DARIO CASELLI


SOLDATI/GIOCATORI: GIULIO SCARINCI, OTTORINO BAGALLI