Maria Callas Remastered: The Complete Studio Recordings (1949-1969) (69CD)

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Maria Callas

69CD super-deluxe box set containing 26 complete operas and 13 recital albums in original jackets.

Libretti and Sung Texts on CD-ROM.

132 Page Hardback Book.

Although Maria Callas died, aged just 53, as long ago as September 1977, she remains an icon: as a supreme singing actress; as a celebrity, and as a woman of great style and elegance. The epitome of the operatic diva, the American-born Greek soprano is recognised as a singer who defined, and even redefined, opera in the 20th century and she has never lost her place among the world’s top-selling classical artists. With the release of CALLAS REMASTERED: The Complete Studio Recordings, opera lovers will now be able to hear her as never before.

Warner Classics is now the guardian of Maria Callas’s official recorded catalogue, and this 69-CD deluxe box set contains all the studio recordings that she made for both EMI/Columbia and the Italian label Cetra between 1949 and 1969. Each recording has been painstakingly remastered in 24-bit/96kHz sound at Abbey Road Studios, using the original tapes, and the entire collection has been curated with the greatest of care. The 26 complete operas and 13 recital albums contained in the box will also be made available as separate releases.

Conceived as a true collector’s edition, CALLAS REMASTERED presents each individual opera or recital CD in its original artwork. It also contains a 132-page hardback book with essays, a biography and chronology, rarely-seen photos and reproductions of revealing letters written by Maria Callas, Walter Legge and other EMI executives. The opera librettos and aria texts are provided on a CD-ROM.

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Tracklisting:

Bellini: I Puritani

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Maria Callas (Elvira), Giuseppe di Stefano (Arturo), Rolando Panerai (Riccardo), Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Giorgio), Angelo Mercuriali (Bruno), Carlo Forti (Gualtiero Valton), Aurora Cattelani (Enrichetta), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1953

Bellini: La Sonnambula

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Antonino Votto
  • Maria Callas (Amina), Nicola Monti (Elvino), Eugenia Ratti (Lisa), Fiorenza Cossotto (Teresa), Nicola Zaccaria (Rodolfo), Giuseppe Morresi (Alessio), Franco Ricciardi (Notaro), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1957

Bellini: Norma

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Maria Callas (Norma), Mario Filippeschi (Pollione), Ebe Stignani (Adalgisa), Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Oroveso), Paolo Caroli (Flavio), Rina Cavallari (Clotilde), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1954

Bizet: Carmen

  • Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris, Chœurs René Duclos & Chœurs d’enfants Jean Pesneaud
  • Georges Prêtre
  • Maria Callas (Carmen), Nicolai Gedda (Don José), Andréa Guiot (Micaëla), Robert Massard (Escamillo), Nadine Sautereau (Frasquita), Jane Berbié (Mercédès), Jean-Paul Vauquelin (Le Dancaïre), Jacques Pruvost (Le Remendado), Claude Cales (Moralès), Jacques Mars (Zuniga), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1964

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

  • Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Maria Callas (Lucia), Nicolai Gedda (Edgardo), Robert Massard (Enrico), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1953

Ponchielli: La Gioconda

  • RAI Chorus & Orchestra Turin
  • Antonino Votto
  • Maria Callas (La Gioconda), Gianni Poggi (Enzo), Paolo Silveri (Barnaba), Fedora Barbieri (Laura), Giulio Neri (Alvise), Maria Amadini (La Cieca), Piero Poldi (Zuàne), Armando Benzi (Isèpo), Piero Poldi (Un Pilota), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1952

Puccini: La Bohème

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Antonino Votto
  • Maria Callas (Mimi), Giuseppe di Stefano (Rodolfo), Rolando Panerai (Marcello), Anna Moffo (Musetta), Nicola Zaccaria (Colline), Manuel Spatafora (Schaunard), Franco Ricciardi (Parpignol), Carlo Badioli (Alcindoro/Benoit), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1956

Puccini: Tosca

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Victor de Sabata
  • Maria Callas (Tosca), Giuseppe di Stefano (Cavaradossi), Tito Gobbi (Scarpia), Franco Calabrese (Angelotti), Melchiorre Luise (Il Sagristano), Angelo Mercuriali (Spoletta), Dario Caselli (Sciarrone), Alvaro Cordova (Un pastore), Dario Caselli (Un carceriere), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1953

Puccini: Turandot

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Maria Callas (Turandot), Eugenio Fernandi (Calaf), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Liù), Mario Borriello (Ping), Renato Ercolani (Pang), Piero De Palma (Pong), Nicola Zaccaria (Timur), Giuseppe Nessi (L'imperatore Altoum), Giulio Mauri (Un mandarino), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1957

Puccini: Madama Butterfly

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Herbert von Karajan
  • Maria Callas (Butterfly), Nicolai Gedda (Pinkerton), Mario Borriello (Sharpless), Lucia Danieli (Suzuki), Renato Ercolani (Goro), Mario Carlin (Yamadori), Plinio Clabassi (Lo zio Bonzo), Enrico Campi (Il commissario imperiale), Luisa Villa (Kate Pinkerton), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1955

Puccini: Manon Lescaut

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Maria Callas (Manon Lescaut), Giuseppe di Stefano (Des Grieux), Giulio Fioravanti (Lescaut), Franco Calabrese (Geronte), Dino Formichini (Edmondo), Fiorenza Cossotto (Madrigal singer), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1957

Verdi: Aida

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Maria Callas (Aida), Richard Tucker (Radamès), Fedora Barbieri (Amneris), Tito Gobbi (Amonasro), Giuseppe Modesti (Ramfis), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1955

Verdi: Rigoletto

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Maria Callas (Gilda), Tito Gobbi (Rigoletto), Giuseppe di Stefano (Il Duca), Nicola Zaccaria (Sparafucile), Adriana Lazzarini (Maddalena), Plinio Clabassi (Monterone), William Dickie (Marullo), Renato Ercolani (Borsa), Giuse Gerbino (Giovanna), Carlo Forti (Il Conte di Ceprano), Elvira Galassi (La Contessa di Ceprano), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1955

Verdi: Il Trovatore

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Herbert von Karajan
  • Maria Callas (Leonora), Giuseppe di Stefano (Manrico), Giuseppe di Stefano (Azucena), Rolando Panerai (Il Conte di Luna), Nicola Zaccaria (Ferrando), Luisa Villa (Ines), Renato Ercolani (Ruiz), Giulio Mauri (Un vecchio zingaro), Renato Ercolani (Un messo), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1956

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Maria Callas (Nedda), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Canio), Tito Gobbi (Tonio), Rolando Panerai (Silvio), Nicola Monti (Beppe), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1954

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Maria Callas (Santuzza), Giuseppe di Stefano (Turiddu), Rolando Panerai (Alfio), Anna Maria Canali (Lola), Ebe Ticozzi (Lucia), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1953

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia

  • Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus
  • Alceo Galliera
  • Maria Callas (Rosina), Tito Gobbi (Figaro), Luigi Alva (Almaviva), Fritz Ollendorf (Bartolo), Nicola Zaccaria (Basilio), Gabriella Carturan (Berta), Mario Carlin (Fiorello), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1957

Rossini: Il Turco in Italia

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Maria Callas (Donna Fiorilla), Nicolai Gedda (Don Narciso), Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Selim), Jolanda Gardino (Zaida), Franco Calabrese (Don Geronio), Mariano Stabile (Il poeta Prosdocimo), Piero De Palma (Albazar), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1954

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Antonino Votto
  • Maria Callas (Amelia), Giuseppe di Stefano (Riccardo), Tito Gobbi (Renato), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1956

Verdi: La Traviata

  • RAI Chorus and Orchestra Turin
  • Gabriele Santini
  • Maria Callas (Violetta), Francesco Albanese (Alfredo), Ugo Savarese (Germont), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1953

Bellini: Norma

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Maria Callas (Norma), Christa Ludwig (Adalgisa), Franco Corelli (Pollione), Nicola Zaccaria (Oroveso), Edda Vincenzi (Clotilde), Piero De Palma (Flavio), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1960

Cherubini: Medea

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Maria Callas (Medea), Renata Scotto (Glauce), Mirto Picchi (Giasone), Miriam Pirazzini (Neris), Giuseppe Modesti (Creonte), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1957

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

  • Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Maria Callas (Lucia), Ferruccio Tagliavini (Edgardo), Piero Cappuccilli (Enrico), Bernard Ladysz (Raimondo), Leonard Del Ferro (Arturo), Margreta Elkins (Alisa), Renzo Casellato (Normanno), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1959

Ponchielli: La Gioconda

  • Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
  • Antonino Votto
  • Maria Callas (La Gioconda), Pier Miranda Ferraro (Enzo), Piero Cappuccilli (Barnaba), Fiorenza Cossotto (Laura), Ivo Vinco (Alvise), Irene Companeez (La Cieca), Leonardo Monreale (Zuàne), Carlo Forti (Un Cantore), Renato Ercolani (Isèpo), Carlo Forti (Un Pilota), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1959

Puccini: Tosca

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Paris Opera Chorus
  • Georges Prêtre
  • Maria Callas (Tosca), Carlo Bergonzi (Cavaradossi), Tito Gobbi (Scarpia), Giorgio Tadeo (Il Sagristano), Leonardo Monreale (Angelotti), Renato Ercolani (Spoletta), Ugo Trama (Sciarrone), David Sellar (Un pastore), Leonardo Monreale (Un carceriere), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1964/5

Verdi: La forza del destino

  • Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala Milan
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Maria Callas (Leonora), Richard Tucker (Don Alvaro), Carlo Tagliabue (Don Carlo), Plinio Clabassi (Il Marchese di Calatrava), Elena Nicolai (Preziosilla), Renato Capecchi (Fra Melitone), Rina Cavallari (Curra), Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Padre Guardiano), Gino Del Signore (Mastro Trabuco), Dario Caselli (Un Chirurgo/Un Alcalde), Maria Callas (soprano)
  • 1954