Maria Callas remains the epitome of the operatic diva and is recognized as one of the 20th century’s most legendary and enduring icons. She was both a glamorous diva and a global superstar who captivated audiences worldwide with her vivid and passionate performances. This Record Store Day special-edition LP features Callas in a glittering selection of opera favorites that showcases her unique voice and her heartbreaking portrayal of tragic heroines.
Maria Callas is very much alive in the hearts of opera lovers – her official Facebook page has over 600,000 ‘likes’ now.
Recordings remastered from original tapes in 2014 by Abbey Road Studios.
Georges Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Habanera)
Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, Act 1: "Casta diva"
Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, Act 1: "O mio babbino caro"
Alfredo Catalani: La Wally, Act 1: "Ebben? ... Ne andrò lontana"
Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata, Act 1: "Ah, fors'è lui" - "Sempre libera"
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca, Act 2: "Vissi d'arte"
Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly, Act 2: "Un bel di vedremo"
Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier, Act 3: "La mamma morta"
Giacomo Puccini: La bohème, Act 3: "Donde lieta uscì al tuo grido d'amore"
Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor, Act 3: "Il dolce suono ... Ardon gli incensi"
Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act 1: "Una voce poco fa"