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Sesto Bruscantini – “Eh! consolatevi: non siete voi, non foste e non sarete né la prima né l’ultima … Madamina, il catalogo è questo” Recitative and Aria of Leporello – “Don Giovanni” (1787) I Act V Scene – Wolgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) by Luca

Sesto Bruscantini – “Eh! consolatevi:non siete voi, non foste e non sarete né la prima né l’ultima … Madamina, il catalogo è questo” Recitative and Aria of Leporello – “Don Giovanni” (1787) I Act V Scene – Wolgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791). Recorded at the Auditorium Conservatorio G. Verdi di Milano – I A […]

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf – “Ah, chi mi dice mai” Cavatina of Donna Elvira – “Don Giovanni” (1787) I Act II Scene – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) by Luca

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf – “Ah, chi mi dice mai” Cavatina of Donna Elvira – “Don Giovanni” (1787) I Act II Scene – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791). With Cesare Siepi as Don Giovanni and Otto Edelmann as Leporello. LIVE in Salzburg – Ö – 1953 Vienna Philharmonic / Wiener Philharmoniker M.° Wilhelm Furtwängler Conductor.

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Elisabeth Grümmer & Anton Dermota – “Fuggi, crudele, fuggi!” Duet Donna Anna-Don Ottavio – “Don Giovanni” (1787) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) by Luca

Elisabeth Grümmer & Anton Dermota – “Fuggi, crudele, fuggi!” Duet Donna Anna-Don Ottavio – “Don Giovanni” (1787) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791). LIVE in Salzburg – Ö – 1953 Wiener Philharmoniker M.° Wilhelm Furtwängler Conductor. ———————————————– “Don Giovanni (complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punished, or Don […]

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M.° Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886 – 1954) – “Don GiovannI” (1787) – Ouverture – Wolfgang Amadeus MozarT (1756 – 1791) by Luca

M.° Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886 – 1954) – “Don GiovannI” (1787) – Ouverture – Wolfgang Amadeus MozarT (1756 – 1791). LIVE in Salzburg – Ö – 1954 Wiener Philharmoniker. “He is considered to be one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th century. Furtwängler was principal conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker between 1922 […]

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Callas is Medea – By Dan Davis by Luca

In his star-making debut with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 14, 1943, Bernstein proved he was able to make magic in a pinch. Something similar happened just over a decade later at La Scala in Milan, when an indisposed Victor de Sabata canceled a 1953 engagement. Cherubini’s “Medea,” a recent success […]

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Maria Callas – “E che … Io son Medea! … Oh, grido di dolor, oh voce dolce al cor! … Trista Glauce fedel! … O Ciel, il vil delitto punir non saprai … T’arresta e affisa ben la tua sposa schernita … Al Sacro Fiume io vo, colà t’aspetta l’Ombra mia” Scene of Medea-Giasone-Neris-Chorus – Finale ultimo – “Medea” in the italian translation by Carlo Zangarini (1909) of a previous German version (1855) by Franz Lachner of the original “Médée” (1797) in French – Luigi Cherubini (1760 – 1842) by Luca

In 1953 Maria Callas performed “Medea” by Luigi Cherubini, first in Firenze, with Carlos Guichandut, the great bass Mario Petri, Fedora Barbieri and Gabriella Tucci in a “wild” version conducted by Vittorio Gui. Then at the Teatro alla Scala conducted by the immense M.° Leonard Bernstein, with Gino Penno, Fedora Barbieri, Giuseppe Modesti and Maria […]

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Maria Callas – “Casta Diva” Aria (“Preghiera”) of Norma – “Norma” (1831) I Act IV Scene – Vincenzo Bellini (1801 – 1835) by Luca

… The famous “Norma” at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, November 18, 1952. Maria Callas – “Casta Diva” Aria (“Preghiera”) of Norma – “Norma” (1831) I Act IV Scene – Vincenzo Bellini (1801 – 1835). LIVE at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden – 1952 Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent […]

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Maria Callas & Giuseppe Di Stefano – “Ah! Queglio occhi! … Qual occhio al mondo può star di paro all’ardente occhio tuo nero” Duet Tosca-Cavaradossi – “La Tosca” (1900) I Act – Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924) by Luca

… This is my favourite “Tosca” in absolute. Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Tito Gobbi and Victor De Sabata, are simply perfect. ————————— “The 1953 EMI recording of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca conducted by Victor de Sabata, with Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano and Tito Gobbi, is considered by many opera critics to be one of […]

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Maria Callas & Ugo Savarese – “Dite alla giovane” Scene and Duet Violetta-Germont – “La traviata” (1853) II Act – Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901) by Luca

Today all the sopranos sing “Dite alla giovine ” with a faint voice, sounding between resigned and desperate, but this way of singing this scene was an invention of Maria Callas. This is to say, all the sopranos today are liable to Maria Callas, some more, some less. Maria Callas & Ugo Savarese – “Dite […]

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Maria Callas & Enzo Mascherini “Regna il sonno su tutti … Fatal mia donna … Follie!” “Duettone” Lady Macbeth-Macbeth – “Macbeth” (1865) Revised version of the 1947 opera, in Italian – I Act – Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901) by Luca

Maria Callas & Enzo Mascherini “Regna il sonno su tutti … Fatal mia donna … Follie!” “Duettone” Lady Macbeth-Macbeth – “Macbeth” (1865) Revised version of the 1947 opera, in Italian – I Act – Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901). LIVE at Teatro alla Scala – 1952 Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala M.° Victor De Sabata […]

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