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Maria Callas - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1955) [2014] [HDTracks]

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Maria Callas - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1955) [2014] [HDTracks]
Artist: Maria Callas, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Herbert von Karajan
Title Of Album: Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Callas Remastered)
Year Of Release: 2014 (1955)
Label (Catalog#): Warner Classics
Country: USA/Greece
Genre: Classical, Opera
Quality: FLAC (tracks, d.booklet)
Bitrate: Lossless [24Bit/96kHz]
Time: 02:19:02
Full Size: 1,36 GB

Recorded August 1-6, 1955, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy.

A famous backstage photo was taken in Chicago after one of just three performances that Callas gave of Madama Butterfly; it shows the soprano in her Japanese costume, snarling furiously at a bailiff who had served a writ on her - the very image of the tempestuous diva. By contrast, in her recording of the role, 'it is, miraculously,' as the critic John Osborne observed, 'the 15-year old girl and not the great Callas who stands before us.' Her genius for vocal characterization finds an apt complement in Herbert von Karajan's conducting: 'a wholly sympathetic rendering [that]brings out more of the detail of the score than I have ever heard before', wrote Gramophone.

Tracklist:

01 - Act 1: "E soffitto…e pareti" (Pinkerton, Goro)
02 - Act 1: "Questa ? la cameriera" (Goro, Pinkerton, Suzuki, Sharpless)
03 - Act 1: "Dovunque al mondo" (Sharpless, Pinkerton, Chorus)
04 - Act 1: "Quale amania vi prende!" (Pinkerton, Sharpless, Goro, Chorus)
05 - Act 1: "Ah! Ah! quanto cielo!…Ancora un passo or via" (Butterfly, Sharpless, Chorus)
06 - Act 1: "Gran ventura" (Butterfly, Pinkerton, Sharpless, Goro, Chorus)
07 - Act 1: "L'imperial Commissario" (Butterfly, Pinkerton, Sharpless, Goro, Chorus)
08 - Act 1: "Vieni, amor mio!" (Butterfly, Pinkerton, Goro)
09 - Act 1: "Ieri son salita tutta sola" (Butterfly, Goro, Comissario, Sharpless, Official Registrar, Chorus)
10 - Act 1: "Ed eccoci in famigila" (Butterfly, Suzuki, Pinkerton, Goro, Bonzo, Chorus)
11 - Act 1: "Viene la sera" (Butterfly, Pinkerton, Suzuki)
12 - Act 1: "Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia" (Butterfly, Pinkerton)
13 - Act 1: "Vogliatemi bene, un bene piccolino" (Pinkerton, Butterfly)
14 - Act 2: "E izaghi e Izanami" (Suzuki, Butterfly)
15 - Act 2: "Un bel di vedremo" (Butterfly)
16 - Act 2: "C'? Entrate" (Butterfly, Sharpless, Butterfly)
17 - Act 2: "Non lo sapete insomma" (Butterfly, Sharpless, Goro, Yamadori)
18 - Act 2: "A voi per? giurerei fede costante" (Butterfly, Sharpless, Goro, Yamadori)
19 - Act 2: "Or a noi" (Butterfly, Sharpless)
20 - Act 2: "E questo? e questo?" (Butterfly, Sharpless)
21 - Act 2: "Che tua madre dovr?" (Butterfly)
22 - Act 2: "Io scendo al piano" (Butterfly, Sharpless)
23 - Act 2: "Vespa! Rospo maledetto!" (Butterfly, Suzuki, Goro)
24 - Act 2: "Una nave da guerra" (Butterfly, Suzuki)
25 - Act 2: "Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio" (Suzuki, Butterfly)
26 - Act 2: "Or vienmi ad adornar" (Suzuki, Butterfly)
27 - Act 2: Coro a bocca chiusa (Humming Chorus)
28 - Act 2: "Oh eh! Oh eh! Oh eh!" (Chorus)
29 - Act 2: "Gi? il sole!" (Butterfly, Suzuki)
30 - Act 2: "Povera Butterfly!" (Suzuki, Sharpless, Pinkerton)
31 - Act 2: "Io so che alle sue …Oh! l'amara fragranza" (Pinkerton, Sharpless)
32 - Act 2: "Addio, fiorito" (Pinkerton, Sharpless)
33 - Act 2: "Gllielo dirai?…Premetto" (Kate, Suzuki, Butterfly)
34 - Act 2: "Che vuol da me?" (Butterfly, Suzuki, Sharpless, Kate)
35 - Act 2: "Come una mosca prigioniera" (Butterfly, Suzuki)
36 - Act 2: "Con onor muore" (Butterfly, Pinkerton)

Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica.
Recorded August 1-6, 1955, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy.
Newly Remastered from the Original Master tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London, U.K.

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Maria Callas, soprano (Butterfly)
Nicolai Gedda, tenor (Pinkerton)
Mario Borriello, baritone (Sharpless)
Lucia Danieli, mezzo soprano (Suzuki)
Renato Ercolani, tenor (Goro)
Mario Carlin, tenor (Yamadori)
Plinio Clabassi, bass (Lo zio Bonzo)
Enrico Campi, bass (Il commissario imperiale)
Luisa Villa, mezzo soprano (Kate Pinkerton)

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano. Conducted by Herbert von Karajan. Chorus master: Norberto Mola.







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