"Sung with a smile which becomes radiantly visible if one can add the memory of sparkling eyes and brilliant teeth as shown in video recordings of concert performances. The wry humour of "Dunque io son" is much to her liking and in this (as in much else) she is the mistress of humorous timing. Otherwise much is done simply by individuality of timbre, the familiar thrill of recognising the irreplaceable voice." - Gramophone, 2011
Maria Callas's first stereo opera recording, made in 1957, was Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia with co-stars Tito Gobbi and Luigi Alva, and the Philharmonia conducted by Alceo Galliera. Now it sounds better than ever in this superb Stereo XR remaster for Pristine by Andrew Rose!
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