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VERDI: Traviata (La) (Di Stefano, Stella) (1955)

Having already recorded La Traviata for CETRA (Naxos 8.110300-01), Maria Callas was contractually barred from taking part in this 1955 recording of the opera, which featured, instead, the emerging Italian soprano Antonietta Stella, who went on to become an acclaimed interpreter of Verdi’s and Puccini’s romantic heroines and to record extensively for a variety of labels.When the recording was released in Britain in 1956, The Gramophone reviewer thought “Stella sings with a good deal of fine intention… Di Stefano is much better [than his rivals] …Gobbi is a really impressive vocal actor”. Hugely admired by singers, the conductor Tullio Serafin embodies all the finest qualities of the Italian maestro.



Disc 1

Verdi, Giuseppe
Piave, Francesco Maria, lyricist(s)

  La traviata
1.   Play with flash player Act I: Prelude 00:04:25
2.   Play with flash player Act I: Dell'invito trascorsa e gia l'ora (Chorus, Violetta, Flora, Marquis, Gastone, Alfredo) 00:05:05
3.   Play with flash player Act I: Brindisi: Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Alfredo, Chorus, Violetta) 00:03:02
4.   Play with flash player Act I: Che e cio (Chorus, Alfredo, Violetta) 00:02:29
5.   Play with flash player Act I: Un di, felice, eterea (Alfredo, Violetta) 00:03:39
6.   Play with flash player Act I: Ebben Che diavol fate (Gastone, Violetta, Alfredo) 00:01:30
7.   Play with flash player Act I: Si ridesta in ciel l'aurora (Chorus) 00:01:42
8.   Play with flash player Act I: E strano! E strano! (Violetta) 00:01:27
9.   Play with flash player Act I: Ah, fors' e lui (Violetta) 00:02:53
10.   Play with flash player Act I: Follie! Follie! (Violetta) 00:01:00
11.   Play with flash player Act I: Sempre libera (Violetta, Alfredo) 00:03:49
12.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Lunge da lei (Alfredo) 00:01:56
13.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: De' miei bollenti spiriti (Alfredo) 00:01:57
14.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Annina, donde vieni (Alfredo, Annina) 00:00:46
15.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Alfredo... Per Parigi or or partiva (Violetta, Annina, Giuseppe, Germont) 00:03:45
16.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Pura siccome un angelo (Germont, Violetta) 00:02:00
17.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Non sapete quale affetto (Violetta, Germont) 00:02:09
18.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Un di, quando le veneri (Germont, Violetta) 00:02:51
19.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Ah! Dite alla giovine (Violetta, Germont) 00:04:29
20.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Imponete... Non amarlo ditegli (Violetta, Germont) 00:01:04
21.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Morro! La mia memoria (Violetta, Germont) 00:03:33
22.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Dammi tu forza, o cielo! (Violetta, Annina) 00:01:42
23.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Che fai (Alfredo, Violetta) 00:02:18
24.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Ah, vive sol quel core all' amor mio! (Alfredo, Giuseppe, Messenger, Germont) 00:02:06
25.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Di Provenza (Germont, Alfredo) 00:05:34


Disc 2

Verdi, Giuseppe
Piave, Francesco Maria, lyricist(s)

  La traviata
1.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Avrem lieta maschere la notte (Flora, Marquis, Doctor, Chorus) 00:01:13
2.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Noi siamo zingarelle (Gypsies, Chorus, Flora, Marquis) 00:02:54
3.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Di Madride noi siami mattadori (Gastone, Matadors, Chorus) 00:02:55
4.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Alfredo! Voi! (Chorus, Alfredo, Flora, Violetta, Barone, Gastone) 00:04:20
5.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Invitato a qui seguirmi (Violetta, Alfredo, Chorus) 00:02:35
6.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Ogni suo aver tal femmina (Alfredo, Chorus) 00:01:36
7.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Di sprezzo degno se stesso rende (Germont, Alfredo, Chorus, Baron) 00:01:59
8.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Alfredo, Alfredo, di questo core (Violetta, Chorus, Alfredo, Baron, Germont) 00:04:13
9.   Play with flash player Act III: Prelude 00:04:02
10.   Play with flash player Act III: Annina... Commandate (Violetta, Annina, Doctor) 00:04:33
11.   Play with flash player Act III: Teneste la promessa (Violetta) 00:01:39
12.   Play with flash player Act III: Addio, del passato (Violetta) 00:03:14
13.   Play with flash player Act III: Largo al quadrupede (Coro di Maschere) 00:00:53
14.   Play with flash player Act III: Signora!... Che t'accadde (Annina, Violetta, Alfredo) 00:01:47
15.   Play with flash player Act III: Parigi, o cara (Annina, Violetta, Alfredo) 00:04:48
16.   Play with flash player Act III: Ah, non più (Violetta, Annina) 00:01:51
17.   Play with flash player Act III: Ah! Gran Dio! (Violetta, Alfredo) 00:01:49
18.   Play with flash player Act III: Ah, Violetta (Germont, Violetta, Alfredo) 00:01:37
19.   Play with flash player Act III: Prendi, quest' e l'immagine (Germont, Violetta, Alfredo) 00:00:54
20.   Play with flash player Act III: Se una pudica vergine (Violetta, Germont, Alfredo, Doctor, Annina) 00:03:27

Total Playing Time: 01:59:30






Composer(s):
Verdi, Giuseppe

Lyricist(s):
Piave, Francesco Maria

Conductor(s):
Serafin, Tullio

Orchestra(s):
Milan La Scala Orchestra

Choir(s):
Milan La Scala Chorus

Artist(s):
Di Stefano, Giuseppe; Dickie, William; Forti, Carlo; Galassi, Elvira; Gobbi, Tito; Maionica, Silvio; Mandelli, Luisa; Ricciardi, Franco; Stella, Antonietta; Tatozzi, Vittorio; Zaccaria, Nicola; Zampieri, Giuseppe

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111272-73

Barcode: 0747313327225

Distribution Note(s):

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Release Date: 11/2007

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