Monday, August 29, 2011

Maria Callas Electrifying First "Trovatore" Performance in 1950

Listen to this incredible excerpt of "D'amor sull'ali rosee" taken from a performance during the run of Maria Callas's first time singing the role of Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore. The performance took place in Mexico City during June 1950 at the Palacio de Bellas Arte. To listen to the whole aria, including the "Miserere," click here.

Trivia: The performances of Il Trovatore occurred on June 20, 24 and 27. Madame Callas had sung the title roles in Aida on June 15, Tosca on June 10 and Norma on May 27. [Source]

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