The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: The Art of Maria Callas

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No singer inspired so much discussion nor was as influential as soprano Maria Callas. In this episode, George Jellinek pays tribute to this “ambitious, indomitable woman” who had both “fanatical admirers and equally ardent detractors." 

We hear excerpts of George’s interview with Maria Callas as well as vocal highlights from her career. This episode originally aired on September 22, 1977.  

Playlist:

Ponchielli:  La Gioconda  “O Cor dono funesto” 1959 - Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala,  Antonio Votto

Puccini:  Tosca    Act 1 duet with Scarpia. Tito gobbi as Scarpi   1953

Bellini: Norma   “ Dormono entrambi”

Bellini:  I Puritani     “Qui la voce” Act 2 Aria and cabaletta      1949  

Verdi:  I Vespri Siciliani    “Arrigo! a parli a un core”    1964

Verdi:  Macbeth   Sleepwalking scene   “Una macchia e qui tuttora”

VerdiLa Traviata: Final scene  Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano,  Ettore Bastianini Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Carlo Maria Giulini  1955

Puccini:  Gianni Schicchi   “O Mio Babbino Caro” Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin  1954