A farewell concert of Maria Callas with the Italian operatic tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano. Recorded on October 12, 1974 in Tokyo NHK Hall. Accompanist: Robert Sutherland, Glasgow-born classical pianist.
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Maria Callas sings the Rondò finale (“Nacqui all’affanno” “Non più mesta…”) of Gioachino Rossini’s La Cenerentola, an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts. The North German Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Georges Prêtre. Recorded at the Musikhalle Hamburg (currently The Laeiszhalle) on March 16, 1962.
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Maria Callas sings “Tu che le vanita conoscesti del mondo” (You have known the vanities of this world) from Don Carlo, a five-act grand opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi. Live in Hamburg, 1959.
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Maria Callas sings “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (English: Love is a rebellious bird), popularly known as “Habanera” from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera “Carmen”. Hamburg, 1962. North German Radio Symphony Orchestra (NDR Symphony Orchestra, German: Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks, or NDR Sinfonieorchester) conducted by the French orchestral and opera conductor Georges Prêtre (born 14 August 1924).
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Maria Callas sings “Vissi d’arte” (English: “I lived for art”), a soprano aria from act 2 of the opera Tosca by the Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. At the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), London, 1964.
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Paris 1958. The one and only Maria Callas effortlessly sings the legitimate aria, ‘Una voce poco fa’ of Gioachino Rossini’s opera buffa in two acts, “The Barber of Seville”. Enjoy.
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Maria Callas’ “London Farewell Concert” at the Royal Festival Hall with the Italian operatic tenor Giuseppe di Stefano, 1973. They were accompanied by English pianist Ivor Newton, who was particularly noted as an accompanist to international singers and string players.
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Maria Callas sings “Voi lo sapete”, a soprano aria from Cavalleria rusticana, an opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni to an Italian libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from a play and short story written by the Italian realist (Verismo) writer Giovanni Verga.
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Maria Callas sings Una voce poco fa, Rosina’s aria from Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. Hamburg, 1959.
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