We're celebrating Maria Callas's 100th birthday with this wonderful 1959 stereo studio recording of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, recorded in London with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus under Tullio Serafin.
"It is the great dramatic truth of Maria Callas’s Lucia, in this new recording, which sets it above the impersonation of the earlier Columbia set. In every way Mme Callas has refined her interpretation of the role, and made it more exquisite, more fascinating, musically and dramatically more subtle — in a word, more beautiful. For example, in “Verrano a te" she no longer presses, but spins a tender thread of legato: this duet is melting, with Tagliavini at his most dulcet; the final verse in octaves is ravishing." - The Gramophone, 1959
CALLAS PROMOTION We're offering 25% off ALL our Maria Callas recordings on CD and as downloads until Friday 8 December as we celebrate La Divina!