It is 40 years since Maria Callas died (September 16, 1977), but she lives on as the epitome of the operatic diva. She has never lost her place among the top-selling classical artists. To mark this anniversary alongside the luxury boxset — Maria Callas Live — Warner Classics also releases a compilation: Maria Callas Live and Alive! on 180-gram vinyl. This collection benefits from superb new remastering and conveys Callas' compelling genius as a singing actress with a new truthfulness and immediacy.
The passion and charisma of Maria Callas, performing live on the stages of the world's greatest opera houses and concert halls, can now be experienced as never before — thanks to new audio remastering from the best available sources. These are performances that played a crucial part in creating the legend of Callas, La Divina, and which keep her thrilling art very much alive.
|Tosca, Act 2: "Vissi d'arte" (Tosca) [Live]|
|Tosca, Act 3: "E non giungono" (Tosca, Cavaradossi, Carceriere) [Live]|
|Tosca, Act 3: "Come è lunga l'attesa!" (Tosca) [Live]|
|La Traviata, Act 1: "È strano! È strano!" (Violetta) [Live]|
|La Traviata, Act 1: "Ah, fors'è lui che l'anima" (Violetta) [Live]|
|La Traviata, Act 3: "Addio, del passato" (Violetta) [Live]|
|Anna Bolena, Act 2: "Coppia iniqua, l'estrema vendetta" (Anna, Smeton, Percy, Rochefort, Chorus) [Li|
|Aida, Act 2: "O Re, pei sacri numi ... Gloria all'Egitto" (Radamès, Amneris, Amonasro, King, Aida, C|
|Lucia di Lammermoor, Act 1: "Quando rapito in estasi" (Lucia) [Live]|
|Iphigénie en Tauride, Wq. 46, Act 2: "O sventurata Ifigenia" (Iphigénie, Chorus)|
|Poliuto, Act 1: "Di quai soavi lagrime" (Paolina) [Live]|
|Il Pirata, Act 1: "Sventurata, anch'io deliro" (Imogene, Adele, Chorus) [Live]|
|Norma, Act 1: "Casta Diva" (Norma, Chorus, Oroveso) [Live]|
|Turandot, Act 2: "In questa Reggia" (Turandot, Chorus, Calaf)|