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Callas sings Great Arias from French Operas - Callas Remastered

Maria Callas, Georges Prêtre, Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française

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Orphée et Eurydice, Wq. 41, Act 4  
1.1
"J'ai perdu mon Eurydice" (Orfeo)
Christoph Willibald Gluck; Maria Callas; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française; Georges Prêtre
4:29
Alceste, Wq. 44, Act 1  
1.2
"Divinités du Styx" (Alceste)
Christoph Willibald Gluck; Maria Callas; Georges Prêtre; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
4:27
Carmen, Act 1  
1.3
"L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Carmen / Habanera)
Georges Bizet; Maria Callas; Georges Pretre; Georges Prêtre; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
4:05
1.4
"Près des remparts de Séville" (Carmen / Seguédille)
Georges Bizet; Maria Callas; Georges Pretre; Georges Prêtre; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
2:05
Saint Saëns  
1.5
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47, Act 1: "Printemps qui commence" (Dalila)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Maria Callas; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française; Georges Prêtre
5:18
Samson et Dalila, Act 2  
1.6
"Samson, recherchant ma présence...Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse!" (Dalila)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Maria Callas; Georges Pretre; Georges Prêtre; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
4:13
Saint- Saëns  
1.7
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47, Act 2: "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix" (Dalila)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Maria Callas; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française; Georges Prêtre
5:21
Roméo et Juliette, Act 1  
1.8
"Je veux vivre" (Juliet / Waltz)
Charles Gounod; Maria Callas; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française; Georges Prêtre
3:41
Mignon, Act 2  
1.9
"Ah, pour ce soir...Je suis Titania" (Philine / Polonaise)
Ambroise Thomas; Maria Callas; Georges Pretre; Georges Prêtre; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
5:11
Le Cid, Act 3  
1.10
"De cet affreux combat....Pleurez, mes yeux" (Chimène)
Jules Massenet; Maria Callas; Georges Pretre; Georges Prêtre; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
6:09
Louise, Act 3  
1.11
"Depuis le jour où je me suis donnée" (Louise)
Gustave Charpentier; Maria Callas; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française; Georges Prêtre
4:47
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    49:46
"The recital … is a tour de force of sympathetic interpretation. 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." - Gramophone 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 1961she recorded this recital of French-language arias for both soprano and mezzo-soprano, composed in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. This edition has been delivered from Callas Remastered: The Complete Studio Recordings. The epitome of the operatic diva, the American-born Greek soprano is recognised as a singer who defined, and even redefined opera in the 20th century and she has never lost her place among the world’s top-selling classical artists. With the release of Callas Remastered: The Complete Studio Recordings, opera lovers will now be able to hear her as never before.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

Tracks 1-11 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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