Maria Callas
Teatro alla Scala, Milano 19 Sep 1957
Studio Remastered 2014
2CD 0825646340835 - DIGITAL

Cherubini: Medea

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Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Tullio Serafin

The role of the betrayed and finally murderous Medea became closely associated with Maria Callas. In 1969, several years after her final operatic performance, she even starred as Jason’s spurned wife – as an actress, not as a singer – in a film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. She first appeared in Cherubini’s opera in 1953 in Florence, with Vittorio Gui conducting, and later that year collaborated with Leonard Bernstein in a staging at La Scala; in 1962, the role brought her final appearances at Milan’s great opera house.

Cherubini: Medea

Medea: Maria Callas
Glauce: Renata Scotto
Neris: Miriam Pirazzini
Giasone: Mirto Picchi
Creonte: Giuseppe Modesti
Prima ancella: Lidia Morimpietri
Seconda ancella: Elvira Galassi
Capo delle guardie: Alfredo Giacomotti