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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (EMI/Seraphim) Giuseppe Verdi – La Forza Del Destino (Callas, Tucker, Serafin)

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If it were not for Maria Callas, we would all think that La Forza del Destino is essentially a prime exercise and showcase for great soprano voices, with a few goodies thrown in for the rest of the cast and the chorus. In this recording, Callas’s voice is not technically great, though it is usually good. She makes most of her points by other means: close attention to the value of words, subtle nuances of tone and phrasing, an uncompromising determination to confront the emotions in the text and convey them honestly and strongly, even when they reach a terrifying intensity. We have here, under the absurdities of plot, a compelling psychological portrait of a woman driven beyond her limits–a woman whose brother wants to kill her lover, who has killed her father. The supporting cast is skilled and Serafin shapes a powerful interpretation. — Joe McLellan

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas, Richard Tucker, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, Renato Capecchi, Plinio Clabassi
Orchestra: Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Vinyl (1954)
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Seraphim
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 1.75 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Giuseppe Verdi – Falstaff (Giuseppe Taddei, Anna Moffo, Fedora Barbieri,Herbert Graf) (1956,Opera,DVD5)

Giuseppe Verdi - Falstaff (Giuseppe Taddei, Anna Moffo, Fedora Barbieri,Herbert Graf) (1956,Opera,DVD5)

Giuseppe Verdi – Falstaff (Giuseppe Taddei, Anna Moffo, Fedora Barbieri,Herbert Graf) (1956,Opera,DVD5)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:Giuseppe Taddei
Orchestra:Orcheatra e Coro di Milano della Radiotelevisione Italiana
Conductor:Tullio Serafin
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:
Format:DVD Video
Size:4.34 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Subtitles – English, French, German
Server: florenfile

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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
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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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
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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