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Cherubini: Medea CD (Nicola Rescigno)

Cherubini: Medea CD (Nicola Rescigno)

A BBC recording, from the Royal Opera House recorded in 1959 with Maria Callas and Jon Vickers.

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ROH Recommended Recording

Callas first performed Cherubini's Medea in 1953 and continued to perform the role throughout the 1950s and 1960s. This performance on 30 June 1959 at the Royal Opera House received rave reviews: ‘Callas builds her performance into one powerful line of increasing tension. It is the kind of performance which spoils one for anything less from the opera stage.’ (George Mayer, American Record Guide)


Composer: Luigi Cherubini

Medea: Maria Callas

Giasone: Jon Vickers 

Neris: Fiorenza Cossotto 

Creonte: Nicola Zaccaria 

Glauce: Joan Carlyle 

First Maidservant: Mary Wells 

Second Maidservant: Elizabeth Rust 

Captain of the Guard : David Allen 



The Covent Garden Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Nicola Rescigno 1959


Sound: Mono ADD

Running Time: 129.53 mins


CDs > Opera


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