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The Callas Effect / Standard Edition

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>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>     Act 1. Una voce poco fa
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>     Act 5. Mercé, dilette amiche
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>     O mio babbino caro
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     Act 1. Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     Act 1. Gualtier Maldè!...Caro nome
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>     Act 1. Ah, fors'è lui
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme
>     Act 1. Dov'è l'indiana bruna
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Act 3. Un bouquet!...Ah! je ris
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila
>     Act 2. Samson, recherchant ma présence...Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse!
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Act 1. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
>     Act 3. Scene. Carreau! Pique!
>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon
>     Act 2. Ah, pour ce soir...Je suis Titania
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Alceste
>     Act 1. Divinités di Styx
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>     Act 1. Casta Diva
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>     Act 2. La luce langue
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Act 2. In questa reggia
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     Act 2. Vissi d'arte
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Act 2. Un bel di vedremo
>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica
>     Senza mamma, o bimbo
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>     Act 1. Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>     Act 3. La mamma morta
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>     Act 4. D'amor sull'ali rosee
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il Pirata, opera
>     Act 2. Col sorriso d'innocenza
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>     Act 1. Surta è la notte..., , involami
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>     Act 1. Ritorna vincitor!
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>     Act 2. In quali eccessi, O Numi!...Mi tradì quell'alma ingrata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo
>     Act 4. Tu che le vanità
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>     Act 4. Suicidio!
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>     Act 4. Sola, perduta, abbandonata
>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Alceste
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il Pirata, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]
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Notes & Reviews:

Maria Callas is the ultimate and original diva. She is widely regarded as the greatest opera singer and performer of all time whose life, voice and performances have intrigued, thrilled and inspired all who have come after her. Widely regarded for her intense characterizations and unique interpretations, Callas has transcended opera to become a cultural icon whose influence touches all corners of the art world. While next year marks the 35 the anniversary of her death, Maria Callas remains immortal and forever in our lives.

"Her reputation, extremely high when she died, has become ever greater in the years since her death. As a personality she remains controversial, but as an artist hardly at all: her genius is recognized as supreme by virtually all opera lovers, indeed it is often from listening to her many recordings that people discover what an incredibly potent art form opera can be." -BBC Music Magazine

The Independent
She occupies [Callas's] role with aplomb. Gheorghiu animates these arias with such gusto that her interpretations sometimes border on the eccentric, so enthusiastic is her characterisation; but there's always a repository of effortless technique to draw upon...for emotional impact, the honours must go to her interpretation of "Ebben? ne andrò lontana", from La Wally.



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Works Details

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Act 1. Una voce poco fa
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani :: Act 5. Mercé, dilette amiche
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 1. Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 1. Gualtier Maldè!...Caro nome
  • Performers: William Dickie (Baritone); Renato Ercolani (Vocals); Carlo Forte (Bass); Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Ah, fors'è lui
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Franco Ghione
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé :: Act 1. Dov'è l'indiana bruna
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 8 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Act 3. Un bouquet!...Ah! je ris
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila :: Act 2. Samson, recherchant ma présence...Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse!
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 1. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon :: Act 2. Ah, pour ce soir...Je suis Titania
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Alceste :: Act 1. Divinités di Styx
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Notes: Composition written: Germany.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Act 1. Casta Diva
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: Act 2. La luce langue
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Act 2. In questa reggia
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 2. Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Victor De Sabata
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Act 2. Un bel di vedremo
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica :: Senza mamma, o bimbo
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1918

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Act 1. Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: Act 3. La mamma morta
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Act 4. D'amor sull'ali rosee
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il Pirata, opera :: Act 2. Col sorriso d'innocenza
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1827

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani :: Act 1. Surta è la notte..., , involami
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1844

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Act 1. Ritorna vincitor!
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 3. Scene. Carreau! Pique!
  • Performers: Nadine Sautereau (Soprano); Jane Berbié (Voice); Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act 2. In quali eccessi, O Numi!...Mi tradì quell'alma ingrata
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Act 4. Tu che le vanità
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Act 4. Suicidio!
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Act 4. Sola, perduta, abbandonata
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]
  • Period Time: Modern