Maria Callas
Salle Wagram, Paris 19 Jan 1965
Studio Remastered 2014
2CD 0825646340798 - DIGITAL

Puccini: Tosca

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Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire

Georges Prêtre

Tosca was the role in which – in 1965, the year this recording was made – Callas gave her last complete performances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera and the Paris Opéra. This was her final complete recording of an opera, and, 12 years after her first version of Tosca, it reunited her with the Scarpia of Tito Gobbi. They were joined by Carlo Bergonzi as Cavaradossi. Gramophone praised ‘a thrilling and very complete interpretation, with scene after scene, bar after bar, brought to life by sheer intelligence and dramatic insight’.

Puccini: Tosca

Floria Tosca: Maria Callas
Mario Caravadossi: Carlo Bergonzi
Scarpia: Tito Gobbi
Cesare Angelotti: Leonardo Monreale
Spoletta: Renato Ercolano
Il sagrestano: Giorgio Tadeo
Sciarrone: Ugo Trama
Un carceriere - A Jailer: Leonardo Monreale
Un pastore - A Sheperd: David Sellar