Maria Callas sang some of her most celebrated roles at the Royal Opera House, and captvated the audiences there with the unique subtlety of her dramatic identification with opera's suffering heroines, and the power and delicacy of her interpretations. Now on both CD and DVD in one set with luxury booklet full of reflections on and photographs of Callas, these recordings of nights at the Royal Opera spring once again to live after a century and more.
Bellini - Norma extracts
with Mirto Picchi, Ebe Stignani, Joan Sutherland, Giacomo Vaghi.
Conductor: Vittorio Gui.
Verdi - Don Carlo Act IV: Tu che le vanità.
Conductor: Georges Prêtre.
Puccini: Tosca extracts
with Edgar Boniface, Robert Bowman, Renato Cioni, Eric Garrett, Tito Gobbi, Victor Godfrey, Denis Wicks.
Conductor: Carlo Felice Cillario.
Maria Callas at Covent Garden, 1962 and 1964.
Extracts from Don Carlo, Carmen and Tosca.
Conductors: Georges Prêtre / Carlo Felice Cillario.
Royal Opera Chorus
Chorus Master: Douglas Robinson
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Running Time: 155.40 mins (CDs) 70.40 mins (DVD)