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MARIA CALLAS - Enhanced CDs & DVDs

Enhanced CDs & DVDs of performances, etc by (1923-1977), the great Greek-American soprano. All items are in stock.

Maria Callas: Enhanced CDs and DVDs

(Item #: N2315-DVN-18)

2-CD Album, recording remastered from the original BJR master tape. Best sound available. Includes a twelve-page booklet with extensive liner notes and nine photographs. The present CD release of the 1957 La Scala Anna Bolena is the first performance to be released using sound sources from the BJR collection. The CD edition is based on reel-to-reel master tapes used for the BJR LP release, as well as on the original (unprocessed) reel-to-reel tape BJR had received from Italy.

The CD set will be sent by post. A DIGITAL BOOKLET will be ready for instant download after purchase. It includes: an interactive PDF file with 479 pages with: Liner notes in English - Full libretto with stage action in Italian and English - 355 photographs - 11 newspaper reviews (scans) - Hand program (scans).

CAST: Anna Bolena: Maria Callas; Lord Riccardo Percy:Gianni Raimondi; Enrico VIII:Nicola Rossi Lemeni;Giovanna Seymour: Giulietta Simionato; Lord Rochefort:Plinio Clabassi; Sir Hervey:Luigi Rumbo; Smeton:Gabriella Carturan - Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala: Gianandrea Gavazzeni -TEATRO ALLA SCALA - MILAN

PRICE: $32.00 USD

(Item #: N2316-DVN-16)

2-CD Album - First ever release of complete performance. Includes a twenty-page booklet with extensive liner notes and previously unreleased photographs. This new edition of a historical performance of a neglected Rossini masterpiece is unique in several respects.

Not only is it the first ever enhanced CD edition of the famous 1952 Maggio Musicale Fiorentino performance, but it also contains more than twelve minutes of music never before released* in any format (often erroneously considered lost). This includes a significant portion of Act III where Callas' voice can be heard in the third Armida-Rinaldo duet as well as in the recitative that follows it. Also, a section of the Act I Finale, including a solo line by Callas (previously published on LP only), can now be heard for the first time on CD. In addition to being the absolutely first commercial edition to include every note of Rossini's Armida performed in Florence on April 26, 1952, the Divina Records version benefits from a clearer, less filtered sound than any known CD version, as well as a corrected pitch. 

Unfortunately, a male speaker voice in low pitch was dubbed over these portions of the recording, which possibly explains their absence from all previous commercial editions. However, Divina Records strongly feel that the performance should be heard complete, and that Callas’ only recorded assumption of Armida should be offered to listeners in its entirety. CD-ROM includes: 38 high-quality photographs Full libretto with stage action in Italian Extensive liner notes and synopsis in English 4 newspaper reviews (scans) Hand program (scans) 21 sketches of the sets and costumes (scans).

CAST: Armida: Maria Callas;Rinaldo: Francesco Albanese;Gernando: Mario Filippeschi;Goffredo: Alessandro Ziliani;Eustazio: Gianni Raimondi;Ubaldo: Antonio Salvarezza;Carlo: Gianni Raimondi;Astarotte: Marco Stefanoni;Idraote: Mario Frosini.Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino:TULLIO SERAFIN -TEATRO COMUNALE - FIRENZE

PRICE: $32.00 USD

(Item #: N2318-DVN-5)

CD-album with Giuseppe Di Stefano, live recording at Royal Festival Hall, London, 1973. Callas sings arias from Don Carlo, Le Roi D´Ys, La Gioconda, Carmen, I Vespri, Cavalleria, Gianni Schicchi and napolitan songs, 11 tracks. Concert recording never before released, includes a 16-page booklet with liner notes and photos.

CD-ROM portion contains 7 videos (43.01 min.), 35 photographs, 17 newspaper and magazine reviews (scans), Original hand program (scan), Callas' Performance Annals and Discographies, 5 articles on Callas recordings.

PRICE: $16.00 USD

(Item #: N2319-DVN-1)

1 CD, contains never before released live concerts and interviews, years 1935 through 1959. Digitally remastered ADD, mono sound. Includes 16-page booklet with reviews and photos.

CD-ROM portion includes 5 videos (14.10 min), 26 high-quality photographs, 22 newspaper reviews (scans), hand program (scan). Callas sings arias from Madama Butterfly, Un Ballo, Mignon, Norma, Macbeth - 7 interviews, only 1 is entirely in English.


PRICE: $16.00 USD

(Item #: N2320-DVN-4)

1 CD, includes live concert recordings, rarities and interviews with the diva never before released, years 1959 through 1977.

CD-ROM part includes 5 videos (4.29 min.), 40 high-quality photographs, 9 newspaper reviews (scans), and Hand program (scan). Callas sings arias from Carmen, Semiramide, Nabucco, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Norma, La Forza - 8 Interviews (only 2 are in English) from 1959 through 1973.

PRICE: $16.00 USD

(Item #: N2322-DVN-3)

2-CD album, first ever release of complete surviving material, digitally remastered ADD- mono sound. Includes 12-page booklet with complete reviews and photos.

CD-ROM portion includes 7 high-quality photographs, 2 newspaper reviews (scans).

CAST: Norma: Maria Callas; Pollione: Franco Corelli; Adalgisa: Elena Nicolai; Oroveso: Boris Christoff; Clotilde: Bruna Ronchini; Flavio: Raimondo Botteghelli. Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi, conductor: Antonino Votto. Teatro G Verdi, Trieste. Hand program (scans)

PRICE: $32.00 USD