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      Maria Callas ‐ Gone Now For Forty Years Today

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      Gone but hardly forgotten after four decades, La Divina is heard in arias that recall her unique artistry. Besides La Vestale, Norma, and Tosca, we hear Callas accompanying herself in her final recording, “Ah, Perfido!” by Beethoven.

      Playlist:

      Spontini: La Vestale, “O Nume Tutelar”
      Maria Callas with the Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
      Conducted by Tullio Serafin
      Recorded in Milan in 1955
      EMI 7243 5 66457 2 1

      Bellini: Norma, “Casta Diva”
      Maria Callas with the Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
      Conducted by Tullio Serafin
      Recorded in Milan in 1961
      EMI CDM 7 63182 2

      Puccini: Tosca “Mario! Mario! Mario!”
      Maria Callas and Carlo Bergonzi with the Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire Conducted by Georges Pretre
      Recorded in Paris in 1965
      EMI 7243 5 66666 2

      Beethoven: “Ah, Perfido!”
      Maria Callas, self‐accompanied
      Recorded in Paris 1976
      CALA GL 320

       

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