Maria Callas: Toujours - Paris 1958 BLU-RAY

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PUCCINI / BELLINI / ROSSINI
Maria Callas: Toujours - Paris 1958 BLU-RAY
Maria Callas (soprano) / Orchestra & Chorus of the Paris National Opera

[ Warner Classics Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc ]

Release Date: Friday 20 November 2015

Programme: 91 minutes

This Blu-ray disc is part of a collection of three that gather together concert and stage performances from the latter phase of Callas's career, 1958-1964. These are the only professional video recordings of Callas in performance on stage. All three blu-rays contain footage of Callas performing arias in concert. Even without staging and costumes, she demonstrates her mesmerising stage presence and her ability to bring the music and the character to life - through the music and text, through facial expression, and through subtle use of gesture.

1080i HD 16:9 (pillarbox) Bluray Disc with LPCM 16-bit stereo and 5.0 DTS-MA surround sound are designed for worldwide playback. 1x 60i BD25

Originally recorded in 4:3 standard definition and mono sound, and remastered to 1080i and stereo / 5.1 surround sound for Blu-Ray release.

Stereo remastering by Abbey Road Studios

Tracks:

Bellini:
Casta Diva (from Norma)

Puccini:
Tosca: introduction
Tosca: Act Two
(with Tito Gobbi as Scarpia)

Rossini:
Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture
Una voce poco fa (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

Verdi:
Il Trovatore: Introduction
Vanne, lasciami (from Il Trovatore)
D'amor sull'ali rosee (from Il Trovatore)
Miserere d'un' alma gia vicina (from Il Trovatore)

Check out a video clip here: