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vinylCallas' recordings of French music are rare, exquisite jewels indeed. Singing the French version of Gluck's 'Alceste', a role she had sung brilliantly in Italian, she dazzles with a dignified elegance and brilliant style for Gluck as well as crystal clear diction and perfect phrasing. Her 'Carmen' breathes fire and is maybe the most dangerously sexy gypsy you'll ever hear. Saint-Saëns evil seductress 'Dalilah' is sung with a totally different voice. Silken, husky and erotic, it is almost unbearable not to fall prey to this siren. Her Mignon is deliciously beautiful. But the highlight is her 'Pleurez mes yeux'. Callas finds colours and incredibly haunting pathos here. TRACKLIST: Side A Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) 1. Orphée Et Eurydice J'ai Perdu Mon Eurydice (Act IV) 2. Alceste 'Divinités Du Styx' (Act I) Georges Bizet (1838-1875) 3. Carmen 'L'amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle' (Act I) 4. Près Des Remparts De Séville' (Act I) Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) 5. Samson Et Dalila 'Printemps Qui Commence' (Act I) 6. Samson Et Dalila 'Amour! Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse!'(Act III) Side B Charles Gounod (1818-1893) 1. Roméo Et Juliette 'Je Veux Vivre Dans Ce Rêve' (Act I) Ambroise Thomas (1811-1896) 2. Mignon 'Ah, Pour Ce Soir... Je Suis Titania (Polonaise)' (Act II) Jules Massenet (1842-1912) 3. Le Cid 'De Cet Affreux Combat... Pleurez, Mes Yeux!' (Act III) Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956) 4. Louise 'Depuis Le Jour'.

Callas, Maria / Callas A Paris (1LP)

SKU: 8719039005734
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