|Maria Callas with Nanni Ricordi in 1958. She recorded|
Cherubini's Medea at La Scala with Tullio Serafin for
Dischi Ricordi on Mercury label equipment flown in
from New York. Warner Classics now owns the rights.
|The original British cover art has been faithfully reproduced.|
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splices is done at this point. Because a splice becomes a computer-controlled matching up of digital data, the slight thump that all but the most deft splices usually create is often
|Callas with Tito Gobbi (right) and Walter Legge during|
the recording of Verdi's Rigoletto in the summer of 1955.
|Callas with Legge in 1959 listening to a playback of|
Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermor. It was her second
recording of the opera for the EMI, the other was
actually her first recording with the label in 1953.
|The single disc, Pure, will feature highlights of the|
entire remastered collection by Warner Classics.
|Complete operas will be included in the set|
with librettos available on CD-ROM.
EMI first remastered the Callas recordings from 1985-1994 and were mostly released on German, British, Japanese and American pressings known as first generation compact discs. In 1997, EMI Classics famously attempted to remaster the recordings for the 20th
|The first generation CDs produced by EMI featured photos|
taken by Christian Steiner on all 20 of the opera covers.
|The edition EMI Classics released in 2007|
using the disastrous decade-old remasters.
|EMI Classics even designed a deluxe box-set|
to market the re-issue in 2007 with rare photos.