TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO 09 AUG 1956
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
2CD 0825646340941 – DIGITAL

Verdi: Il trovatore

ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO
HERBERT VON KARAJAN

Like Norma, the role of Leonora in Il trovatore demands both bel canto finesse and considerable vocal and dramatic weight, but Callas sang it only some 20 times. This recording – in which she, Fedora Barbieri, Giuseppe di Stefano and Roland Panerai constitute a suitably impressive quartet of principals – marked her farewell to the complete role and also her final collaboration with Herbert von Karajan.


LEONORA: MARIA CALLAS


IL CONTE DI LUNA: ROLANDO PANERAI


AZUCENA: FEDORA BARBIERI


MANRICO: GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO


FERRANDO: NICOLA ZACCARIA


INES: LUISA VILLA


RUIZ/UN MESSO: RENATO ERCOLANI


UNO ZINGARO: GIULIO MAURI