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VERDI: Trovatore (Il) (Callas, di Stefano, Karajan) (1956)

Before Maria Callas made this August 1956 recording of Il Trovatore, at La Scala, Milan, she had been singing it often since 1950 and with notable success. Her 1953 Covent Garden performances earned golden opinions. The Times critic considered the opera should have been styled Leonora:‘[she] sang and acted everyone off the stage’… The beauty of her line, its plasticity, and its strength, and the easy richness with which she unfolds long phrases, was memorably shown in Tacea la notte’.Throughout this recording Callas’s singing of Leonora’s music is superlative. In, for example, D’amor sull’ali rosee her delivery is so musically authoritative she shapes the long phrases with subtle use of rubato and perfectly drawn portamenti, each differently weighted according to the dynamics, the interval accomplished, and the speed of the music.



Disc 1

Verdi, Giuseppe
Cammarano, Salvadore, lyricist(s)

  Il trovatore
1.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: All'erta, all'erta! (Ferrando, Retainers, Soldiers) 00:03:03
2.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Di due figli vivea (Ferrando, Retainers, Soldiers) 00:06:18
3.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Sull'orlo dei tetti alcun l'ha veduta! (Ferrando, Retainers, Soldiers) 00:01:20
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Che più t'arresti (Inez, Leonora) 00:02:17
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Tacea la notte placida (Leonora, Inez) 00:04:24
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Di tale amo che dirsi (Leonora, Inez) 00:01:40
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: Tace la notte! (Count) 00:02:04
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: Deserto sulla terra (Manrico, Count, Leonora) 00:03:30
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: Di geloso amor sprezzato (Count, Manrico, Leonora) 00:02:35
10.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Vedi! Le fosche notturne spoglie, "Anvil Chorus" (Gypsies) 00:03:01
11.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Stride la vampa (Azucena, Gypsies, Manrico, an old Gypsy) 00:04:45
12.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Soli or siamo (Manrico, Azucena) 00:01:01
13.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Condotto ell'era in ceppi (Azucena, Manrico) 00:04:53
14.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Non son tuo figlio (Manrico, Azucena) 00:02:29
15.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Mal reggendo (Manrico, Azucena, Messenger) 00:04:37
16.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Perigliarti ancor languente (Azucena, Manrico) 00:02:28
17.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Tutto e deserto (Count, Ferrando) 00:01:35
18.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Il balen del suo sorriso (Count) 00:03:16
19.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Quel suono! Oh, ciel! … Per me ora fatale (Count, Ferrando, Retainers) 00:03:41
20.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Ah! Se l'error t'ingombra (Nuns, Count, Ferrando, Retainers) 00:02:00
21.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Perche piangete (Leonora, Inez, Count, Nuns) 00:02:18
22.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: E deggio e posso crederlo (Leonora, Manrico, Count, Inez, Nuns, Ferrando, Retainers, Ruiz, Soldiers) 00:04:48


Disc 2

Verdi, Giuseppe
Cammarano, Salvadore, lyricist(s)

  Il trovatore
1.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Or co' dadi (Soldiers, Ferrando) 00:02:00
2.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Squilli, echeggi la tromba guerriera (Soldiers) 00:02:29
3.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: In braccio al mio rival! (Count, Ferrando, Soldiers, Azucena) 00:02:12
4.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Giorni poveri vivea (Azucena, Ferrando, Count, Soldiers) 00:05:13
5.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Quale d'armi fragor poc'anzi intesi (Leonora, Manrico) 00:01:50
6.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Ah, si, ben mio (Manrico) 00:03:07
7.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: L'onda de' suoni mistici (Manrico, Leonora, Ruiz) 00:01:23
8.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Di quella pira (Manrico, Leonora, Ruiz, Soldiers) 00:03:23
9.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 1: Siam giunti (Ruiz, Leonora) 00:03:07
10.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 1: D'amor sull'ali rosee (Leonora) 00:04:09
11.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 1: Miserere d'un alma gia vicina (Monks, Leonora, Manrico) 00:04:56
12.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 1: Di te, di te scordarmi! … Tu vedrai che amore in terra (Leonora) 00:02:34
13.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 1: Udiste (Count, Leonora) 00:01:47
14.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 1: Mira, di acerbe lagrime (Leonora, Count) 00:03:35
15.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 1: Vivra! Contende il giubilo (Leonora, Count) 00:02:23
16.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 2: Madre, non dormi (Manrico, Azucena) 00:06:50
17.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 2: Ai nostri monti (Azucena, Manrico) 00:02:06
18.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 2: Che! Non m'inganno! (Manrico, Leonora, Azucena) 00:04:11
19.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 2: Ti scosta (Manrico, Leonora, Count, Azucena) 00:04:47

Total Playing Time: 02:10:05






Composer(s):
Verdi, Giuseppe

Lyricist(s):
Cammarano, Salvadore

Conductor(s):
Karajan, Herbert von

Orchestra(s):
Milan La Scala Orchestra

Choir(s):
Milan La Scala Chorus

Artist(s):
Barbieri, Fedora; Callas, Maria; Di Stefano, Giuseppe; Ercolani, Renato; Mauri, Giulio; Panerai, Rolando; Villa, Luisa; Zaccaria, Nicola

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111280-81

Barcode: 0747313328024

Distribution Note(s):

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Release Date: 01/2008

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