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HD-Vinyl(Mono) 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana/Leoncavallo – I Pagliacci (Callas, Di Stefano, Gobbi, Serafin)

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Leoncavallo’s and Mascagni’s short operas belong among the most popular works of the verismo . A great example of love, disappointment, betrayal, and death. Mascagni s beautiful music was made popular among opera novices through the Hollywood masterpiece “The Godfather III” . Leoncavallo’s sad and touching aria of Canio “Recitar, mentre preso dal delirio…” is one of the most beautiful arias in operatics. On this set, Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi and Giuseppe Di Stefano, led by Tullio Serafin, deliver a breathtaking performance. Stunning!

# Composer: Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni
# Performer: Maria Meneghini-Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Rolando Panerai, Tito Gobbi
# Orchestra: Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala
# Conductor: Tullio Serafin
# Vinyl (1954)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI/Angel
# DR-Analysis: DR: 12
# Size: 1.62 GB
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Mono HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Mercury) Luigi Cherubini – Medea (Callas)

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This is one of Callas’ most famous roles. Callas was born to play monumentally tragic, misunderstood characters such as the mythical Medea who was driven to such depths of despair by her husband’s betrayal that she killed their joint children just to punish him. I do not imply any naive emotional parallels to Callas’ own tragic and misunderstood life, but the strength of Callas’ characterization of Medea in this opera is certainly remarkable.

# Composer: Luigi Cherubini
# Performer: Maria Meneghini Callas, Alfredo Giacommotti, Elvira Galassi, Giuseppe Modesti, Lidia Marimpietri, Miriam Pirazzini, Mirto Picchi, Renata Scotto
# Orchestra: Orchestra of the Teatro Alla Scala di Milano
# Conductor: Tullio Serafin
# Vinyls (1957)
# Format: Flac
# Number of discs: 3
# Label: Mercury
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B00000630T
# Size: 1.26 GB
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