Maria Callas: Gluck: Alceste (milano 04/04/1954)

Maria Callas: Gluck: Alceste (milano 04/04/1954)
Title: Gluck: Alceste (milano 04/04/1954)
Label: Warner Classics
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Maria Callas - Gluck: Alceste (Milano, 04/04/1954)(2CD) Alceste, in 1954, was the first of two Gluck operas that Callas sang at La Scala, followed three years later by an Italian version ofIphigénie en Tauride. It was in the 1953-54 season that she rose to become 'Queen of La Scala', also singing Medea. Elisabetta (Don Carlo) and Giulia (La Vestale) at the Milanese theatre. Her conductor for Alceste was Carlo Maria Giulini. Describing Callas in the role of the Ancient Greek queen who is prepared to sacrifice herself so that her husband may live, he said:"[She] was opera incarnate -absolute harmony between word, music and action... In all my years in the opera house I have never known an artist like Callas. Hers is no fabricated legend: she truly did have something different. "

Tracks:
1.1 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 1: Overture - "Salvate Il Padre" (Chorus) [Live]
1.2 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 1: "Sveglia Il Dolor L'addormentato Cor" (Araldo, Chorus) [Live]
1.3 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 1: "Non Piu Pianti" (Evandro, Chorus) [Live]
1.4 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 1: "A Voi, Nel Mio Dolor Supremo" (Alceste) [Live]
1.5 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 1: "O Dei, Del Mio Fato Crudele" (Alceste, Chorus) [Live]
1.6 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 1: Interlude (Live)
1.7 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 1: "Allontana, O Nume, Dal Trono" (High Priest, Chorus) [Live]
1.8 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 1: "O Apollo Immortal" (Alceste) [Live]
1.9 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 1: Interlude (Live)
1.10 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 1: "E'sensibile Apollo" (High Priest) [Live]
1.11 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 1: "Entr'oggi Il Rege Morra" (The Voice of Oracle, High Priest, Chorus) [Live]
1.12 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 1: "Che Avvenne?" (Alceste) [Live]
1.13 Alceste (Italian Version), WQ. 37, Act 2: "Altro Non Puoi Raccogliere" (Chorus) [Live]
1.14 Alceste (Italian Version), WQ. 37, Act 2: "Lo So, Numi, Lo So" (Alceste) [Live]
1.15 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 1: "Divina Infernal" (Alceste) [Live]
1.16 Alceste (Italian Version), WQ. 37, Act 2: "Dunque Vieni, la Morte T'accetta" (Tanato, Alceste) [Live
2.1 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 2: "Spendido Sorge Il Di" (Chorus) [Live]
2.2 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 2: Dances (Live)
2.3 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 2: "O Mio Re!" (A Voice, Evandro, Admeto) [Live]
2.4 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 2: "Dei Piu Sereni Di" (Chorus, Alceste, Admeto) [Live]
2.5 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 2: "Benigni Dei, Felici Amanti" (Chorus) [Live]
2.6 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 2: "O Divina Volutta!" (Admeto, Alceste) [Live]
2.7 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 2: "Perche Nutrire Terror Cotanto" (Admeto) [Live]
2.8 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 2: "Tu M'ami, Io T'adoro" (Admeto, Alceste) [Live]
2.9 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 2: "Cotanta Grazia" (Chorus) [Live]
2.10 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 2: "A' Vostri Lai Io Pur" (Alceste, Chorus) [Live]
2.11 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 2: "Troppo, Ahi Non E" (Evandro) [Live]
2.12 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 3: "O Numi, Ispiratemi Ardire" (Alceste) [Live]
2.13 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 3: "Sciagurata, Ove Vai" (Chorus) [Live]
2.14 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 3: "O Funesta Dea" (Alceste) [Live]
2.15 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 3: "Ciel! Admeto!" (Alceste, Admeto) [Live]
2.16 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 3: "Vivi E Guarda Il Sovvenir" (Alceste, Admeto) [Live]
2.17 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 3: "Caronte Appella" (Tanato, Chorus, Alceste, Admeto, Apollo) [Live]
2.18 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 3: "O Amici Miei!" (Admeto) [Live]
2.19 Alceste, WQ. 37, Act 3: Dances (Live)

Maria Callas: Gluck: Alceste (milano 04/04/1954)

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