Thursday, September 16, 2010

Maria Callas's Lucia Through The Years

As today is the 33th death anniversary of the passing of the great Maria Callas, here's a special tribute to her: a compilation of 10 performances of the final seconds of Lucia di Lammermoor, collected from recordings from 1952 to 1959, i.e. pre and post weight loss (1955). The clips are arranged in this order:

10 June Mexico
10 June Mexico (encore)
26 June Mexico
1953 Studio Recording
Milano 1954
Berlin 1955
Napoli 1956
New York 1956
Roma 1957
1959 Studio Recording

1 comment:

  1. Hi Steven,

    Though not really a favorite of Ms Callas, I have to admit, she sounds great even considering the comparatively low level of recording.

    What a pity she fell in love with a rusty tanker merchant.



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