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Callas, Maria - The Callas Effect CD + DVD

Callas, Maria - The Callas Effect CD + DVD

Two CDs of Maria Callas's finest, most personal recordings, plus a new documentary featuring fresh insight from those closest to her.

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Widely regarded as the greatest opera singer and performer of all time, Maria Callas is the original diva, the ultimate opera icon. Her life story, voice and performances intrigued, thrilled and inspired audiences during her lifetime and continue to do so today. Thirty-four years after her death, Maria Callas is not only the world's bestselling soprano but also EMI Classic's bestselling artist of all time.


Diva, artist, style icon. Who was the real Maria? The Callas Effect is a deluxe presentation bringing together two CDs of her finest, most personal recordings, a new documentary DVD featuring fresh insight from those closest to her and a lavishly illustrated 124-page hardcover book with an essay illuminating and honouring the essence of Maria Callas, the woman and the myth.


CD 1:
1. Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa  
2. I vespri Siciliani: Mercè, dilette amiche  
3. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro 
4. La Bohème: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì 
5. Rigoletto: Gualtier Maldè ...Caro nome  
6. La Traviata: Ah, fors'è lui  
7. Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue (Bell Song)  
8. Faust: Un bouquet!...Ah! je ris (Jewel song)  
9. Samson et Dalila: Samson, recherchant ma présence...Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse! 
10. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
11. Mignon: Ah, pour ce soir...Je suis Titania (Polonaise)  
12. Alceste: Divinités du Styx 
13. Norma: Casta Diva  
14: Macbeth: La luce langue  
15. Turandot: In questa Reggia

CD 2: 
1. Tosca: Vissi d'arte 
2. Madama Butterfly: Un bel di vedremo 
3. Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, O bimbo  
4. La Wally:  Ebben?...Ne andrò lontana
5. Andrea Chenier: La mamma morta  
6. Il Trovatore: D'amor sull'ali rosee 
7. Il Pirata:  Col sorriso d'innocenza  
8. Ernani: Surta è la notte .... Ernani! Ernani, involami  
9. Aida: Ritorna vincitor 
10. Carmen: Carreau! Pique!  
11. Don Giovanni:  In quali eccessi, O Numi!...Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata 
12. Don Carlo: Tu che le vanità  
13. La Gioconda:  Suicidio!  
14. Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata 

Running time: 70.07 mins


DVD: The Callas Effect
1. Introduction 3:47
2. Humble Beginnings 3:08
3. The New Star 2:39
4. Norma at Covent Garden 2:38
5. Records and Romance 0:39
6. La Traviata 4:02
7. Il Trovatore 4:25
8. Bringing drama to the opera stage: Tosca 37:59
9. Concerts 3:39
10. Audience Response 5:23
11. High Society and Fashion 5:05
12. Losing Voice 4:01
13. 'Sola, perduta, abbandonata' 5:28
14. The Callas Effect today 3:12
15. Conclusion 0:55


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