Editors’ Notes A fashion and style icon of the 20th century, legendary soprano Maria Callas left a legacy of studio recordings unrivaled in the operatic world. This outstanding introduction to the singer includes some of the arias from the roles most closely associated with the great Greek diva, including selections from Bizet’s Carmen (recorded with the Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris), Puccini’s Tosca (recorded with the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano), Verdi’s La traviata, Bellini’s Norma, and many more. This collection is an extraordinary survey of a consummate vocal artist.

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Carmen, Act I: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" ("Habanera") [Carmen, Chorus]
1
4:29
 
Norma, Act I: "Casta diva" (Norma, Chorus)
2
5:40
 
Gianni Schicchi, Act I: "O mio babbino caro" (Lauretta)
3
2:38
 
La Wally, Act I: "Ebben?...Ne andrò lontana" (Wally)
4
4:54
 
La traviata, Act I: "Ah fors'e lui" (Violetta)
5
3:07
 
La traviata, Act I: "Sempre libera" (Violetta, Alfredo)
6
4:02
 
Tosca, Act II: "Vissi d'arte" (Tosca)
7
3:18
 
Madama Butterfly, Act II: "Un bel di vedremo" (Butterfly)
8
4:46
 
Andrea Chénier, Act III: "La mamma morta" (Maddalena)
9
4:55
 
La bohème, Act III: "Donde lieta uscì al tuo grido d'amore" (Mimì)
10
3:25
 
Adriana Lecouvreur, Act I: "Ecco: respiro appena...Io son l'umile ancella" (Adriana Lecouvreur)
11
3:50
 
Lucia di Lammermoor, Act III: "Il dolce suono ... Ardon gli incensi" (Lucia, Raimondo, Normanno, Chorus)
12
3:02
 
Il trovatore, Act IV: "D'amor sull'ali rosee" (Leonora)
13
4:07
 
Otello, Act IV: "Ave Maria" (Desdemona)
14
4:50
 
Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act I: "Una voce poco fa" (Rosina)
15
6:24
 
Orphée et Eurydice, Act IV: "J'ai perdu mon Eurydice" (Orfeo)
16
4:28
 
Samson et Dalila, Act II: "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix" (Dalila)
17
5:23
 
Carmen, Act II: "Les tringles des sistres tintaient" (Camen, Frasquita, Mercédès)
18
4:27
 

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