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Maria Callas was born Maria Anna Sophia Cecilia Kalogeropoulou in New York on 2 December 1923 to Greek immigrant parents Evangelia and George Kalogeropoulos. In 1937 Evangelia separated from her husband and returned with her two daughters Maria and Jackie to Greece, where she intended to give them the musical education she could not afford in America. Maria began her vocal studies with the ... Read more in Amazon's Maria Callas Store

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  • Performer: Giuseppe di Stefano, Maria Callas, Rolando Panerai, Fedora Barbieri
  • Orchestra: Milan La Scala Chorus, Milan La Scala Orchestra
  • Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
  • Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
  • Audio CD (7 Feb. 1997)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Callas Edition
  • ASIN: B000002RY8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,336 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act I Scene One: All'erta! All'erta!Nicola Zaccaria/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act I Scene One: Di due figli vivea padre beatoNicola Zaccaria/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan0:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act I Scene One: Abbietta zingara, fosca vegliarda!Nicola Zaccaria/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act I Scene One: Brevi e tristi giorni visseNicola Zaccaria/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act I Scene One: Sull'orlo dei tetti (Ferrando/Coro)Nicola Zaccaria/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act I Scene Two: Che piu t'arresti? (Ines/Leonora)Maria Callas/Luisa Villa/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act I Scene Two: Tacea la notte placida (Leonora)Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act I Scene Two: Quanto narrasti di turbamento m'ha piena I'alma! (Ines/Leonora)Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan0:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act I Scene Two: Di tale amor (Leonora/Ines)Maria Callas/Luisa Villa/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act I Scene Two: Tace la notte! (Conte)Rolando Panerai/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act I Scene Two: Il Trovator! lo fremo!...Deserto sulla terra (Conte/Manrico)Rolando Panerai/Giuseppe di Stefano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act I Scene Two: Anima mia!....Piu dell'usato (Leonora/Conte/Manrico)Maria Callas/Rolando Panerai/Giuseppe di Stefano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act I Scene Two: Di geloso amor sprezzato (Conte/Leonora/Manrico)Rolando Panerai/Maria Callas/Giuseppe di Stefano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene One: Coro delle incudini: Vedi le fosche notturne (Coro)Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene One: Stride la vampa! (Azucena)Fedora Barbieri/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene One: Mesta è la tua canzon! (Coro/Azucena/Manrico/Uni zingaro)Fedora Barbieri/Giuseppe di Stefano/Giulio Mauri/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano 2:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene One: Soli or siamo (Manrico/Azucena)Giuseppe di Stefano/Fedora Barbieri/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
18. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene One: Condotta all'era in ceppi (Azucena/Manrico)Giuseppe di Stefano/Fedora Barbieri/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 4:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
19. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene One: Non son tuo figlio!Giuseppe di Stefano/Fedora Barbieri/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
20. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene One: Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto (Manrico/Azucena)Giuseppe di Stefano/Fedora Barbieri/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
21. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene One: L'usato messo Ruiz invia! ... Mi vendica! (Manrico/Azucena/Un messo)Giuseppe di Stefano/Fedora Barbieri/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
22. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene One: Perigliarti ancor languente (Azucena/Manrico)Fedora Barbieri/Giuseppe di Stefano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
23. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene Two: Tutto è deserto (Conte/Ferrando)Rolando Panerai/Nicola Zaccaria/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
24. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene Two: Il balen del suo sorriso (Conte)Rolando Panerai/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
25. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene Two: Qual suono! Oh ciel! (Conte/Ferrando/Coro)Rolando Panerai/Nicola Zaccaria/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan0:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
26. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene Two: Per me ora fatale (Conte/Ferrando/Coro)Rolando Panerai/Nicola Zaccaria/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
27. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene Two: Ah! se l'error t'ingombra (Coro/Conte/Ferrando)Rolando Panerai/Nicola Zaccaria/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
28. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene Two: Perché piangete?...O dolci amiche (Leonora/Ines/Conte/Coro)Maria Callas/Luisa Villa/Rolando Panerai/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
29. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act II Scene Two: E deggio e posso crederlo? (Leonora/Conte/Manrico/Ines/Coro/Ferrando/Ruiz)Maria Callas/Rolando Panerai/Giuseppe di Stefano/Luisa Villa/Nicola Zaccaria/Renato Ercolani/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 4:42£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act III Scene One: Or co'dadi, mi fra poco (Coro/Ferrando)Nicola Zaccaria/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 4:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act III Scene One: In braccio al mio rival! (Conte/Ferrando/Coro/Azucena)Rolando Panerai/Nicola Zaccaria/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Fedora Barbieri/Herbert von Karajan/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano 2:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act III Scene One: Giorni poveri viveaFedora Barbieri/Rolando Panerai/Nicola Zaccaria/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act III Scene One: Deh! rallentate, o barbari (Azucena/Conte/Ferrando/Coro)Fedora Barbieri/Rolando Panerai/Nicola Zaccaria/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano 2:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act III Scene Two: Quale d'armi fragor (Leonora/Manrico)Maria Callas/Rolando Panerai/Fedora Barbieri/Giuseppe di Stefano/Nicola Zaccaria/Giulio Mauri/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro all 2:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act III Scene Two: Ah si, ben mio, coll'essere io tuo (Manrico)Giuseppe di Stefano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act III Scene Two: L'onda de'suoni mistici pura discenda al cor! (Leonora/Manrico/Ruiz)Maria Callas/Giuseppe di Stefano/Renato Ercolani/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act III Scene Two: Di quella pira l'orrendo foco (Manrico/Ruiz/Coro)Giuseppe di Stefano/Renato Ercolani/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene One: Siam giunti; ecco la torre (Ruiz/Leonora)Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene One: D'amor sull'ali rosee (Leonora)Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene One: Miserere...Quel suon, quelle preci (Coro/Leonora/Manrico)Maria Callas/Giuseppe di Stefano/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 4:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene One: Di te! Di te! scordami di te (Leonora)Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene One: Udiste? (Conte/Leonora)Rolando Panerai/Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene One: Mira, d'acerbe lagrimeMaria Callas/Rolando Panerai/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene One: Conte!...Ne bastil!Maria Callas/Rolando Panerai/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene One: Colui vivra ... Vivra, contende il giubilo (Leonora/Conte)Maria Callas/Rolando Panerai/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene Two: Madre, non dormi? (Manrico/Azucena)Giuseppe di Stefano/Fedora Barbieri/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 5:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
18. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene Two: Si, la stanchezza m'opprimeFedora Barbieri/Giuseppe di Stefano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
19. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene Two: Ai nostri monti ritorneremo (Azucena/Manrico)Fedora Barbieri/Giuseppe di Stefano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 2:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
20. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene Two: Che! Non m'inganna!Giuseppe di Stefano/Fedora Barbieri/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
21. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene Two: Parlar non vuoi!...Ha quest'infame l'amor vendutoGiuseppe di Stefano/Fedora Barbieri/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
22. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene Two: Ti scosta! (Manrico/Leonora)Giuseppe di Stefano/Fedora Barbieri/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 1:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
23. Il Trovatore (1997 - Remaster), Act IV Scene Two: Prima che d'altri vivere (Leonora/Manrico/Conte/Azucena)Maria Callas/Giuseppe di Stefano/Rolando Panerai/Fedora Barbieri/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Herbert von Karajan 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 

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compositore-giuseppe verdi orchestra-orchestra del teatro alla scala di milano direttore-herbert von karajan interpreti-maria callas (cantante)-rolando panerai (cantante)etichetta-emi classics--n. dischi2data-19 aprile 1997supporto-cd audiogenere-opera e canto----------branidisco 1ascolta 30''1.il trovatore (1997 digital remaster), act 1 scene one: all'erta! all'erta!ascolta2.il trovatore (1997 digital remaster), act 1 scene one: di due figli vivea padre beatoascolta3.il trovatore (1997 digital remaster), act 1 scene one: abbietta zingara, fosca vegliarda!ascolta4.il trovatore (1997 digital remaster), act 1 scene one: brevi e tristi giorni visseascolta5.il trovatore (1997 digital remaster), act 1 scene one: sull'orlo dei tetti (ferrando/coro)ascolta6.il trovatore (1997 digital remaster), act 1 scene two: che piu t'arresti? (ines/leonora)ascolta7.il trovatore (1997 digital remaster), act 1 scene two: tacea la notte placida (leonora)ascolta8.il trovatore (1997 digital remaster), act 1 scene two: quanto narrasti di turbamento m'ha piena i'alma! (ines/leonora)ascolta9.di tale amor (leonora/ines) (1997 digital remaster)ascolta10.tace la notte! (conte) (1997 digital remaster)ascolta11.il trovator! lo fremo!...deserto sulla terra (conte/manrico) (1997 digital remaster)ascolta12.anima mia!....piu dell'usato (leonora/conte/manrico) (1997 digital remaster)ascolta13.di geloso amor sprezzato (conte/leonora/manrico) (1997 digital remaster)ascolta14.il trovatore, act 2 scene one: coro delle incudini: vedi le fosche notturne (coro) (1997 digital remaster)ascolta15.il trovatore, act 2 scene one: stride la vampa! (azucena) (1997 digital remaster)ascolta16.mesta e' la tua canzon! (coro/azucena/manrico/uni zingaro) (1997 digital remaster)ascolta17.soli or siamo (manrico/azucena) (1997 digital remaster)ascolta18.condotta all'era in ceppi (azucena/manrico) (1997 digital remaster)ascolta19

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. H. Murray on 31 July 2003
Format: Audio CD
I have always considered the Trovatore Leonora to be one of Callas's very greatest roles. Here , less obscured by her undoubted dramatic gifts, we can enjoy the pure musicality of her singing. The timbre is perfect for Leonora - dark, plangent & (apart form at the very top of her register)surpassingly beautiful. The role displays her perfect legato, incredible breath control & accurate coloratura. She also has a wonderful understanding of just how to phrase a Verdian cadenza, quite different from anything she would do in Bellini or Donizetti. You only have to hear her first few phrases to know that this Leonora is an aristocrat. This is where I find Leontyne Price lacking. With undeniably the right sound for the role, she often mars her singing with sketchy coloratura & unmusical cadenzas. Added to Callas, the rest of the cast is just about as perfect as was possible at the time & a good deal better than anything we could manage today. True, Di Stefano lacks the requisite weight, but he sings with such face, it is readily forgiven. Panerai, Barbieri & Zaccaria could hardly be bettered & Karajan was at this time was the perfect conductor for the project. He conducts with great style & dash, while at no time apologising for the occasional vulgarities in the score. More modern recordings are uncut & here we have the cuts traditional at the time, but at least we get one verse of Leonora's cabaletta "tu vedai". The sound has also been remarkably well freshened up in it's present transfer. Unless you really have to have modern stereo digital sound, buy it. And, even if you have another recording, acquire this as well. You won't regret it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marcolorenzo TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 18 Jun. 2011
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This is one of the all time finest opera performances IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF OPERA. As others have said everything works together perfectly. This is Callas' best interpretation and performance in her entire opera production. Panerai is magnificent as well. Karajan goes beyond his own limits and achieves an eternal living essence in music. This must be part of every opera collection. A desert island recording. The sound remastering is excellent and the overall sound is brilliant and sparkling. A MUST!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. D. M. Kirby on 30 Dec. 2008
Format: Audio CD
`Great recordings of the century' proclaims the cover of EMIs recording of Verdi's Il Trovatore and they're not far wrong, either. Herbert von Karajan conducts the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano with considerable gusto, Maria Callas gives a magnificent performance (but in fairness, when has she not?) in the role of the doomed Leonora and Giuseppe di Stefano is terrific as the eponymous troubadour, Manrico.

Exceptional value and highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By johnny o. andersen on 11 Nov. 2009
Format: Audio CD
'She sang and acted everyone off the stage' (The Times Critic, Covent Garden 1953)is still valid concerning this opera on disc.
Be prepared if you already have other versions of Il Trovatore in your home collection that the Callas 'Leonora' is going to take over completely simply because we are facing maybe the most magnificent vocal portrait of hers - together with her Butterfly, Tosca, Norma and Lucia.
And, besides Karajan is making a perfect frame to that 'Leonora' termed by Jussi Björling as the 'Leonora perfection': 'I have heard it sung often but never was there a better one'
Callas is uncovering simply all the notes and potentials in Verdi's music handling over to us a 'Leonora' - quite as her 'Butterfly' - once heard not to be forgotten.
Enjoy yourself!
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