La Sonnambula    (Votto;  Callas, Monti, Zaccaria, Cossotto, Ratti)    (2-Naxos 8.111284/85)
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La Sonnambula    (Votto;  Callas, Monti, Zaccaria, Cossotto, Ratti)    (2-Naxos 8.111284/85)
OP1967. LA SONNAMBULA, recorded 1957, w.Votto Cond. La Scala Ensemble; Maria Callas, Nicola Monti, Nicola Zaccaria, Fiorenza Cossotto & Eugenia Ratti; Maria Callas: Arias from Medea & La Vestale. (Germany) 2-Naxos 8.111284/85. Transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn. Final copy! - 747313328420

CRITIC REVIEW:

"Visconti’s sensational 1955 production of LA SONNAMBULA for La Scala, Milan, was revived and recorded two years later. As a girl, Callas had fallen in love with the rôle of Amina; as an adult it suited her voice perfectly, and her interpretation set a benchmark that few have equalled. Among the many highlights of Callas’s profoundly satisfying performance is her cadenza for Ah non giunge in which she executes a remarkable diminuendo on a stratospheric E-flat, a feat unrivalled in the history of the gramophone. This is by any standards a classic recording."

- Zillah Akron Dorset