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The very best of Maria Callas : [a collection of romantic arias from great operas].

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Maria Callas, soprano ; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française ; Georges Prêtre, conductor (1st, 4th, 8th, and 14th works) ; Philharmonia Orchestra ; Tullio Serafin, conductor (2nd, 3rd, 6th, 10th, 13th, and 15th works) ; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala ; Victor de Sabata, conductor (5th work) ; Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris ; Nicola Rescigno, conductor (7th work) ; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala ; Tullio Serafin, conductor (9th, 12th, and 17th works) ; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala ; Herbert von Karajan (11th work) ; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala ; Antonino Votto, conductor (16th work).

Publication Information

[S.l.] : Angel Records ; New York, NY : Manufactured and distributed by EMI Classics, p2002.


Compact disc.

Biographical and program notes on container insert.

Opera excerpts.

Subtitle from container insert.

Sung in Italian or French.


  • "L'amour es un oiseau rebelle" (Habanera) (from Carmen) / Bizet
  • "O mio babbino caro" (from Gianni Schicchi) / Puccini
  • "Ebben? ne andrò lontana" (from La Wally) / Catalani
  • "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix" (from Samson and Delilah) / Saint-Saëns
  • "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore" (from Tosca) / Puccini
  • "La mamma morta" (from Andrea Chenier) / Giordano
  • "Porgi amor" (from Le Nozze di Figaro) / Mozart
  • "J'ai perdu mon Eurydice" (from Opheus and Eurydice) / Gluck
  • "Ritorna vincitor!" (from Aida) / Verdi
  • "Ecco: respiro appena...lo son l'umile ancella" (from Andriana Lecouvreur) / Cilea
  • "Un bel dì vedremo" (from Madama Butterfly) / Puccini
  • "Casta diva" (from Norma) / Bellini
  • "Signore, ascolta!" (from Turandot) / Puccini
  • "Depuis le jour" (from Louise) / Charpentier
  • "Si, mi chiamano Mimi" (from La Bohème) / Puccini
  • "Suicidio!" (from La Gioconda) / Ponchielli
  • "Pace, pace mio Dio!" (from La Forza del Destino) / Verdi.
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