Excellent Callas Recordings

A Listmania! list by D. Bennett
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Norma
1.  Norma by Maria Callas
The list author says:
  "Maria Callas was the finest Norma of her generation and has claim to being the best Norma of the 20th century. The 1960 set had a better Pollione but here Callas is at her peak"
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Verdi: Macbeth
2.  Verdi: Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "Poor sound but Callas is the best Lady Macbeth on record (de Sabata is brilliant) Should not be only Macbeth however, need more modern recording to get the full picture of Verdi's creation"
£20.14   Used & New from: £6.36
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Medea (Dallas 1958)
3.  Medea (Dallas 1958) by Cherubin
The list author says:
  "There are several recordings of Callas' Medea. This is in clearer sound than the Bernstein 1953 set and Callas is stunning. As such this is my recommendation."
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Tosca
4.  Tosca by Puccini
The list author says:
  "No recording can be truly definitive but this comes as close as any. Also available cheaper on Naxos without libretto"
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Verdi - La Traviata [The Lisbon 1958 Performance]
5.  Verdi - La Traviata [The Lisbon 1958 Performance] by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "Although Callas was in stronger voice with Giulini in 1955, this set is better recorded, so we can hear her portrayal in more detail. Kraus is excellent"
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Lucia Di Lammermoor
6.  Lucia Di Lammermoor by Donizetti
The list author says:
  "I feel this is Callas' best Lucia overall."
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Donizetti: Anna Bolena
7.  Donizetti: Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti
The list author says:
  "Considered one of her greatest achievements. Sound is good considering age."
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Verdi: Aida
8.  Verdi: Aida by Callas
The list author says:
  "Callas was magnificent in this Aida and del Monaco is a heroic Radames. This is the only budget reissue of this set on amazon.co.uk - I don't know what the quality is like."
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Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Barber of Seville
9.  Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini
The list author says:
  "This is a magical set, the Callas/Gobbi/Alava team are truly great. One of few stereo recordings showing Callas in excellent voice, although Rosina is not a very complex role"
£58.64   Used & New from: £9.98
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Verdi: Rigoletto
10.  Verdi: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "Gobbi sweeps the floor with every other Rigoletto and Callas is very touching as Gilda. Pity she dropped the role so early in her career."
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