Il Turco In Italia

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Label: Warner Classics
Catalog: 2564634088
Format: CD

Maria Callas

Composed by: Rossini, Gioachino

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.’

Price: $26.98