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La Sonnambula (2 CD) - Callas

Item# 1000000746


La Sonnambula (2 CD) - Callas
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Release Date:  August 12, 2008
Conductor: Antonio Votto
Artists:
Maria Callas
Nicola Monti
Fiorenza Cossotto
Nicola Zaccaria
Orchestra:  La Scala Chorus & Orchestra
Label: Testament UK

Recorded live at the 1957 Edinburgh Festival.

Rene Seghers notes in an essay, Maria Callas’ "Amina is less girl, less naive, and less imbued with echoes of her immediate predecessors in the role. The Edinburgh Amina is a living young woman who is rapidly learning to deal with the larger-than-life emotions that come with the libretto."
 

Vincenzo Bellini’s La Sonnambula

Bellini’s sweet love story is filled with vocal fireworks, including one of opera’s most spectacular mad scenes. The title role of the sleepwalking Amina has attracted some of the greatest singers in history, beginning with the legendary Giuditta Pasta, who starred in the 1831 premiere.

 

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