Maria Callas
No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 24 Sep 1958
Studio Remastered 2014
CD 0825646340156 - LP VINYL 0190295844431 - DIGITAL

Verdi Heroines

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Philharmonia Orchestra

Nicola Rescigno

This recital brings together three operas from the earlier years of Verdi’s career (Nabucco, Ernani and Macbeth) and one of his greatest mature masterpieces (Don Carlo). Callas sang all of them on stage apart from Ernani, and Lady Macbeth proved a triumph for her when she opened the La Scala season in December 1952. Gramophone greeted this recital by saying:  ‘Mme Callas has seldom had such a field day and her dramatic instinct is well nigh perfect in interpreting these wonderful pages, each characterised convincingly – and differently.’

Verdi Heroines

1. Nel dì della vittoria…Vieni t’affretta (Act I)
2. La luce langue (Act III)
3. Una macchia è qui tuttora (Act IV)
4. Ben io t’invenni…Anch’io dischiuso un giorno (Act II)
5. Surta è la note…Ernani, Ernani, involami (Act I)
Don Carlo
6. Tu che la vanità
Maria Callas soprano