SALLE WAGRAM, PARIS 1964 – 1969
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
CD 0825646340019 – DIGITAL

Verdi Arias II

ORCHESTRE DE LA SOCIÉTÉ DES CONCERTS DU CONSERVATOIRE – *ORCHESTRE DU THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DE L’OPÉRA
NICOLA RESCIGNO

This third Verdi collection was the last recital that Callas recorded, over an extended period between 1964 and 1969. Arias from operas in her stage repertoire – Aida, Un ballo in
maschera, I vespri siciliani and Il trovatore – were complemented by numbers from more rarely- heard works from Verdi’s ‘galley years’: When five of the tracks from this recital were originally released as Callas by Request, Gramophone admired the way: ‘Callas revealed her matchless command of line, verbal declamation and musical insight.’


VERDI


I LOMBARDI
1. O MADRE, DAL CIELO SOCCORRI (ACT II)


ATTILA
2. LIBERAMENTE OR PIANGI…OH! NEL FUGGENTE NUVOLO (ACT I)


IL CORSARO
3. EGLI NON RIEDE ANCORA…NON SO LE TETRE IMMAGINI (ACT I)*
4. NE SULLA TERRA…VOLA TALOR DAL CARCERE (ACT II)*


IL TROVATORE
5. TACEA LA NOTTE PLACIDA…DI TALE AMOR (ACT I)


I VESPRI SICILIANI
6. ARRIGO! AH, PARLI A UN CORE (ACT IV)


UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
7. ECCO L’ORRIDO CAMPO…MA DELL’ARIDO STELO DIVULSA (ACT II)
8. MORRO, MA PRIMA IN GRAZIE (ACT III)


AIDA
9. RITORNA VINCITOR! (ACT I)


MARIA CALLAS SOPRANO