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 two comic roles were both in operas by Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il turco in Italia. She first played the capricious and flirtatious Fiorilla - a married Neapolitan woman who takes up with a visiting Turk - in Rome in 1950. Five years later, a tLa Scala, she appeared in a production by Franco Zeffirelli, also, famously, the director of her Covent Garden Tosca and Paris Norma. Gramophone wrote: 'Mme Callas acts vividly, chiding, boasting,melting, and when in typical Rossinian style she is given a "key" figure, each repetition of it carries,so one thinks, a slightly different meaning. I found myself teased by memories of these little phrases for hours afterwards.'Notes & Reviews:
Personnel: Maria Callas (vocals); Mariano Stabile, Piero de Palma , Franco Calabrese, Jolanda Gardino, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, Nicolai Gedda (vocals).
Recording information: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (08/31/1954-09/08/1954).
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Works DetailsRossini, Gioachino : Il turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), opera
- Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
- Ensemble: Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
- Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (08/31/1954-09/08/1954)
- Running Time: 87 min. 5 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1814