Dynamic Records
Disc No: IDIS 6404
Price: Sek. 50 The present CD features a world première recording: Maria Callas's voice test of the aria Casta Diva from Bellini's Norma that the great Greek singer recorded on 8th November 1949, on the day before the official recording of that opera, which is well-known to all the fans of Callas. In addition to that exceptional document are some rarities, such as the two mad scenes from the Lucia di Lammermoor of Mexico City on 14th and 26th June 1952, and a some highlights from the Aida of Mexico City on 3rd June 1950. For the extraordinary documents it contains this CD is a must for all those who collect Callas's recordings
Name: Maria Callas: Rarities

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ComposerOpusMusicKey Performer
Donizetti, Gaetano   Lucia di Lammermoor - 2 Scenes   Maria Callas, Soprano
Verdi, Giuseppe   Aida, Highlights  
Bellini, Vincenzo   Norma - Casta Diva, her first Test Recording  

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