Maria Callas Remastered

Maria Callas - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1958/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1958) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 130:09 minutes | 2,76 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

As she demonstrated in both Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il turco in Italia, Callas, the great tragedienne, could also turn her skills to comedy. As it happened, the 1956 La Scala production of Rossini's most popular opera did not prove a great success with audiences, but its stars - Callas, Tito Gobbi and Luigi Alva - reassembled in London the following year for this recording. Callas sang the role of Rosina at its original mezzo-soprano pitch and her version of 'Una voce poco fa' - punctuated by an unforgettable 'ma' ('but') in the cabaletta - is a miracle of both elegance and wit.
Maria Callas - Rossini: Il Turco In Italia (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Rossini: Il Turco In Italia (1955) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 112:50 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Callas's two comic roles were both in operas by Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il turco in Italia. She first played the capricious and flirtatious Fiorilla - a married Neapolitan woman who takes up with a visiting Turk - in Rome in 1950. Five years later, at La Scala, she appeared in a production by Franco Zeffirelli, also, famously, the director of her Covent Garden Tosca and Paris Norma. Gramophone wrote: 'Callas acts vividly, chiding, boasting, melting, and when in typical Rossinian style she is given a 'key' figure, each repetition of it carries, so one thinks, a slightly different meaning. I found myself teased by memories of these little phrases for hours afterwards'.
Maria Callas - Ponchielli: La Gioconda (1953/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Ponchielli: La Gioconda (1953) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 160:26 minutes | 1,75 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

It was as Ponchielli's long-suffering ballad singer, La Gioconda, that Callas made her Italian debut, in 1947 at the Arena di Verona, and it proved crucial to her career. Five years later, La Gioconda became her first studio recording of a complete opera. It showcases both the dark-hued splendour of her voice at this period - she was still in her twenties - and her inimitable intensity and insight.
Maria Callas - Luigi Cherubini: Medea (1959/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Luigi Cherubini: Medea (1959) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 118:51 minutes | 2,11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The role of the betrayed and finally murderous Medea became closely associated with Maria Callas. In 1969, several years after her final operatic performance, she even starred as Jason’s spurned wife – as an actress, not as a singer – in a film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. She first appeared in Cherubini’s opera in 1953 in Florence, with Vittorio Gui conducting, and later that year collaborated with Leonard Bernstein in a staging at La Scala; in 1962, the role brought her final appearances at Milan’s great opera house.
Maria Callas - Verdi: Il Trovatore (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Verdi: Il Trovatore (1957) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 129:39 minutes | 1,37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

The role of Leonora in Verdi's Il trovatore was one that Maria Callas performed some 20 times in the theatre, and this recording was her leave-taking of it. Callas's Leonora was praised by the critics for its vocal and dramatic artistry. Cecil Smith in Opera magazine said: "For once we heard the trills fully executed, the scales and arpeggios tonally full-bodied but rhythmically bouncing and alert, the portamentos and long-breathed phrases fully supported and exquisitely inflected".
Maria Callas - Bizet: Carmen (1964/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Bizet: Carmen (1964) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 146:52 minutes | 2,93 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

‘Callas is Carmen’ proclaimed the publicity when this recording first appeared on LP in elaborate red and gold faux- leather luxury packaging with three separate booklets. It was a major coup for the record company to get Callas to record this most intriguing of all operatic roles, and its release was eagerly awaited…
Maria Callas - Verdi: La Forza Del Destino (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Verdi: La Forza Del Destino (1955) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 165:32 minutes | 1,79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

Relentlessly pursued by Fate, Leonora in La forza del destino is a haunted heroine whose passions and fears are expressed on a grand scale. Callas’s stage experience of Forza was limited to her early career in Italy – in fact, Leonora was her first Verdi role – but, as Lord Harewood, founder of Opera magazine, observed, her recorded assumption exhibited ‘an unparalleled musical sensibility and imagination and a grasp of the musico-dramatic picture which is unique’. She took her place in a powerful cast conducted by her mentor Tullio Serafin.
Maria Callas - Puccini: Tosca (1965/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Puccini: Tosca (1965) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 112:23 minutes | 2,36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Tosca was the role in which – in 1965, the year this recording was made – Callas gave her last complete performances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera and the Paris Opéra. This was her final complete recording of an opera, and, 12 years after her first version of Tosca, it reunited her with the Scarpia of Tito Gobbi. They were joined by Carlo Bergonzi as Cavaradossi. Gramophone praised ‘a thrilling and very complete interpretation, with scene after scene, bar after bar, brought to life by sheer intelligence and dramatic insight’.

Maria Callas - The Complete Studio Recordings: Box Set 70CDs (2007)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 11, 2015
Maria Callas - The Complete Studio Recordings: Box Set 70CDs (2007)

Maria Callas - The Complete Studio Recordings: Box Set 70CDs (2007)
Classical, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 9,12 Gb
Label: EMI Classics | Release Year: 2007

It's pretty simple-this boxed set contains EVERYTHING La Divina recorded in the studio, including newly-licensed and newly-remastered material! That's the first 69 CDs; the 70th CD is a CD-ROM containing the tracklists and photos. And the set comes inside a hardcover slipcase containing a color booklet packed with even more photos of this most photogenic of opera singers. As for the contents, well, again, it's EVERYTHING she did in the studio.

Maria Callas - Callas a Paris I (1961) (Remastered 2014)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 2, 2014
Maria Callas - Callas a Paris I (1961) (Remastered 2014)

Maria Callas - Callas a Paris I (1961) (Remastered 2014)
Classical Music, Opera, Romantic | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:49:47 | 115 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2014

Callas never sang a role in French on stage, though she had studied French repertoire as a student and one of her most famous roles, Cherubini's Medea, had originally been written in French as Médée. From the early 1960s she made her home in Paris, where in 1961 she recorded this recital of French-language arias for both soprano and mezzo-soprano, composed in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. 'The recital…is a tour de force of sympathetic interpretation,' wrote Gramophone after her death. 'The range is astounding, so much so that hearing the record is both an inspiring and upsetting experience; not merely because of the sense of the early loss of so great an artist [as Callas], but because the plights of these great human archetypes - Orpheus, Alceste, Carmen, Dalila, Chimène and Juliet - are themselves so uplifting and disturbing as Callas presents them to us…Records like this change people's lives.