TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO 24 AUG 1955
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
2CD 0825646340972 – DIGITAL

Verdi: Aida

ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO
TULLIO SERAFIN

One of the legendary moments in Callas’s career came in 1950 in Mexico City, when she interpolated a stupendous top E flat at the end of the Triumphal Scene in Act II of Aida. In this recording under Serafin she abided by the score, but still prompted Gramophone to speak of her ‘fascinating art and prodigious personality’, observing the way she was ‘rapt in imaginative intensity in the significance of the words’.


AIDA: MARIA CALLAS


RADAMÈS: RICHARD TUCKER


AMNERIS: FEDORA BARBIERI


AMONASRO: TITO GOBBI


RAMFIS: GIUSEPPE MODESTI


IL RE D’EGITTO – THE KING OF EGYPT: NICOLA ZACCARIA


UNA SACERDOTESSA – A PRIESTESS: ELVIRA GALASSI


UN MESSAGGERO – A MESSENGER: FRANCO RICCIARDI