Callas Sonnambula

Maria Callas - Bellini: La Sonnambula (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Bellini: La Sonnambula (1957) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 120:56 minutes | 1,26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

Like Lucia di Lammermoor and Elvira (I puritani), Amina, the gentle heroine of La sonnambula,was a role that had become associated with light-voiced coloratura sopranos. Callas brought both a new substance and subtlety to the role when Luchino Visconti staged it for her at La Scala in 1955. This recording was made two years later, when the production was revived.
The Greatest Years of Maria Callas - Vincenzo Bellini: La Sonnambula (2CD, 1997)

The Greatest Years of Maria Callas - Vincenzo Bellini: La Sonnambula (2CD, 1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 14 | ~ 474 Mb | 2:01:36 | Full Scans (Artwork & Libretto)
Label: Sakkaris Records | 5% recovery record | Genre: Classical, opera

Another historical role for Maria Callas. Rare live recording effected at Koln on 4/7/1957. Orchestra and Chorus of the "Scala Di Milano" theater under the direction of Antonino Votto. As all recordings in these series, it is digitally remastered and you can enjoy it at the best possible quality.
Maria Callas - La Renaissance d'une Voix (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - La Renaissance d'une Voix (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 213:49 minutes | 3,33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Maria Callas - The New Sound of Maria Callas (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Oct. 30, 2016
Maria Callas - The New Sound of Maria Callas (2016)

Maria Callas - The New Sound of Maria Callas (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 03:33:48 | 492 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Warner Classics

The New Sound of Maria Callas Opera singers come and go, but just a few – the legends – live on. And Maria Callas was the great­est legend of them all, though not just for the wonder of her voice. She changed the way people thought about opera, but she also became famous as the glamorous celebrity who fell in love with Aristotle Onassis, leaving her elderly husband to live with him on his yacht Christina and enjoy the high life with the international jet set.
Maria Callas - Callas at La Scala (1958/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Callas at La Scala (1958) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:51 minutes | 436 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Callas first sang at Milan's legendary La Scala for the opening of the 1951-1952 season (in Verdi's I vespri siciliani) and she became closely identified with the theatre, notably in productions directed by Luchino Visconti and his protégé Franco Zeffirelli. Spontini's La vestale was staged for her there in 1954, Bellini's Lasonnambula in 1955, and her final La Scala performances came in 1962 with Cherubini's Medea. 'This wonderful record gives us… Callas at her most spell-binding and enthralling,' wrote Gramophone. 'Callas at La Scala… shows the diva at her most exciting and most beautiful'.

The Eternal Maria Callas (DVD)  Music

Posted by fredoking at Oct. 14, 2010
The Eternal Maria Callas (DVD)

The Eternal Maria Callas (DVD)
DVD9 | 720 x 480 | NTSC | 4:3 | 29.97fps | MPEG-2 | LPCM 48 kHz | 6.5GB

Drawn in all but one instance from material issued previously on DVD by EMI, this video tribute to Maria Callas, marking the 30th anniversary of her death in September 1977, does its job for the most part strikingly well. In fact, there’s one item—a film of Callas singing “Casta diva” from an RAI-Rome New Year’s Eve telecast at 9 p.m. on December 31, 1957—that may in itself warrant your purchase of this DVD. Missing from the chronology of filmed performances in the final edition of John Ardoin’s The Callas Legacy (4th edition; Amadeus Press, 1995), and missing also from some of the “complete” performance chronologies elsewhere in the Callas literature, it appears here, “for the first time on DVD,” as a “special bonus feature”. This is a historic document.

Callas & De Hidalgo: The Pupil and Her Teacher  Music

Posted by dakszhund at Oct. 8, 2009
Callas & De Hidalgo: The Pupil and Her Teacher

Callas & De Hidalgo: The Pupil and Her Teacher
EAC RIP | FLAC CUE LOG | 254 MB | No COVER
Classical | 1 CD | Label: Fono Enterprise | Catalogue: FONO 1010 | Release Date: 2003 | RAR 1% Recovery | RS.com

Maria Callas (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the twentieth century. She combined an impressive bel canto technique with great dramatic gifts. An extremely versatile singer, her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini, and Rossini; further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, the music dramas of Wagner. Her remarkable musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina.

Elvira de Hidalgo (1892 - 1980), was a Spanish soprano and singing teacher, whose best-known student was Maria Callas. Of all Callas's teachers, de Hidalgo probably had the greatest influence on her technique and career. She was born in Valderrobres, Teruel Province (Spain). She had a significant singing career as a coloratura soprano before becoming a teacher at the Athens Conservatoire. She made several recordings for Columbia and Fonotipia. Her "Una voce poco fa" from Rossini's The Barber of Seville is typical of the singing of the excellently-trained singers of the turn of the century. Her timbre, ease of production and great agility are all hallmarks of the kind of singing technique which such teachers as Mathilde Marchesi taught in the late 19th century. She was not, however, a pupil of Marchesi but of Melchiorre Vidal, who also taught Maria Barrientos, Graziella Pareto, Julián Gayarre, Fernando Valero, Francesco Vignas and Rosina Storchio. She died in Milan, Italy in 1980.
Maria Callas: The Complete Studio Recordings (1949-1969) - CD 41 of 70

Maria Callas: The Complete Studio Recordings (1949-1969) - CD 41 of 70
Classical, Opera | CD41 | FLAC LOG CUE | 140 MB | RS |
EMI Classics (3959182) | Release Date: Sep 25, 2007

A true Callas cornucopia, this 70-CD set gathers together everything Maria Callas ever recorded in the studio. That's 26 complete operas (four of which are studio repeats), plus the complete studio recitals made during the legendary soprano's recording career, which lasted from 1949-69. The bonus CD-ROM contains libretti and translations in English, French and German, plus a Callas photo library, while remastered treats include Callas's first recital recording, originally made for the Fonit-Cetra label and featuring arias by Wagner and Bellini. – Barnes & Noble

Bellini - La Sonnambula - Maria Callas  

Posted by kaufmannh2 at May 20, 2009
Bellini - La Sonnambula - Maria Callas

Bellini: La Sonnambula (complete opera) with Maria Callas, Fiorenza Cossotto, Antonino Votto, Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Classical/Opera | 2 CDs | APE, none LOG | 259+142 MB - MP3 | 320 Kbs | 148+75 MB
Publisher: EMI Classics | RapidShare

Info: http://www.amazon.com/Bellini-Sonnambula-complete-Fiorenza-Orchestra/dp/B000002RXR

Alfonso Signorini, "Troppo fiera, troppo fragile. Il romanzo della Callas"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Jan. 20, 2017
Alfonso Signorini, "Troppo fiera, troppo fragile. Il romanzo della Callas"

Alfonso Signorini, "Troppo fiera, troppo fragile. Il romanzo della Callas"
Mondadori | 2010 | ISBN: 880458579X | Italian | EPUB | 261 pages | 0.3 MB

Il 16 settembre 1977 Maria Callas moriva a Parigi per un collasso cardiocircolatorio. Paranoica e sola, dopo una vita e una carriera sfolgoranti, in cui era diventata in tutto il mondo la Divina, si era ritirata in una triste clausura. A trent'anni esatti dalla sua morte ecco il primo romanzo sulla sua avventurosa e travagliata esistenza firmato da Alfonso Signorini, nelle inedite vesti di appassionato melomane e documentato biografo. …