Maria Callas - Sings Great Arias from French Operas - 180g LP


Maria Callas - Sings Great Arias from French Operas - 180g LP

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Maria Callas - Sings Great Arias from French Operas - 180g LP
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Testament has revived these classic titles from the EMI catalog using only the original EMI master tapes,cut onto lacquer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.

Great Arias from French Operas: Gluck, Bizet, Saint-Saëns, Gounod, Thomas, Massenet, Charpentier

Maria Callas
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
Georges Prêtre

Callas never sang a role in French on stage, though she had studied French repertoire as a student and one of her most famous roles, Cherubini’s Medea, had originally been written in French as Médée. From the early 1960s she made her home in Paris, where in 1961she recorded this recital of French-language arias for both soprano and mezzo-soprano, composed in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

‘The recital … is a tour de force of sympathetic interpretation,’ wrote Gramophone after her death. ‘The range is astounding, so much so that hearing the record is both an inspiring and upsetting experience; not merely because of the sense of the early loss of so great an artist [as Callas], but because the plights of these great human archetypes – Orpheus, Alceste, Carmen, Dalila, Chimène and Juliet – are themselves so uplifting and disturbing as Callas presents them to us… Records like this change people’s lives.’

as Maria Kalogeropoulos it would be a mortal man, as Maria Callas she is immortal - one of the greatest opera singers ever. The Greek soprano, born in New York in 1923 and deceased in Paris in 1977, has sung on all the great stages of the world, in all the great roles. . Unvergänglich are - the record thank - not only their incomparably expressive, technically perfect voice, but also some of the operas in this country hardly set   the record "Maria Callas sings great arias from French operas" united both: evergreens from Georges Bizet's "Carmen "With hardly any more sung from Jules Massenet's" Le Cid ". C as Callas, Carmen, Cid or high C: Prima Donna C. makes with her body all the timeless event. 

Speaking French operas - another attribute, apart from the immortal voice of Callas and some hardly-heard Master arias for this record The classical operatic language is Italian, and Christoph Willibald Gluck, the great innovator of the sung drama in the 18th century, was by no means a French composer. Whether German, French or Italian: Callas thanks, you understand it one way or another.
 
Maria Callas
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
Georges Prêtre
 
MARIA CALLAS Great Arias from French Operas
 

Gluck - "Orphée Et Eurydice" J'ai Perdu Mon Eurydice

Gluck - "Alceste" Divinités du Styx

Bizet - "Carmen" L'Amour Est un Oiseau Rebelle - Près Des Remparts De Séville

Saint-Saëns - "Samson Et Dalila" Printemps Qui Commence - Amour! Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse!

Gounod - "Roméo Et Juliette" Valse-Je Veux Vivre

Thomas - "Mignon" Polonaise-Je Suis Titania - Massenet - "Le Cid" Pleurez, Mes Yeux (Air de Chimène)

Charpentier - "Louise" depuis Le Jour

Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise / Georges Pretre

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Maria Meneghini Callas (Soprano) - The French National Radio Orchestra - Georges Prêtre
 
Maria Callas - Sings Great Arias from French Operas - 180g LP
 
 
Testament Records

Testament has revived these classic titles from the EMI catalog using only the original EMI master tapes, cut onto lacquer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.

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