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Maria Callas Remastered - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera / Giuseppe di Stefano, Tito Gobbi, Maria Callas, Fedora Barbierri, Eugenia Ratti, Ezio Giordano. Mola (1956)

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

CALLAS REMASTERED: The Complete Studio Recordings: Maria Callas's complete discography (for the first time joining her EMI Classics and Warner Classics recordings), painstakingly re-mastered using the original tapes, includes a deluxe complete box set of her complete opera and recital recordings, individual recordings, a compilation and two vinyl releases. Callas's first stage appearances in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera came at La Scala in1957, a year in which Milan also saw her in La sonnambula and Anna Bolena. As in this recording, made the year before, she shared Verdi's most spectacular soprano-tenor duet (inAct II) with Giuseppe di Stefano. This was the last time Callas and Di Stefano appeared together in opera, though they reunited in the 1970s to direct I vespri siciliani in Turin and to give a series of joint concerts in Europe, the USA, Canada,South Korea and Japan. Gramophone judged this recording of Ballo to be 'one of Callas's mostcompelling assumptions'.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Maria Callas (vocals); Giuseppe di Stefano , Eugenia Ratti, Nicola Zaccaria , Ezio Giordano, Tito Gobbi, Fedora Barbieri, Silvio Maionica , Renato Ercolani (vocals).

Recording information: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (09/04/1956-09/09/1956).


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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
  • Conductor: Antonino Votto
  • Ensemble: Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
  • Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milano (09/04/1956-09/09/1956)
  • Running Time: 95 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859