This collection features celebrated arias as interpreted by Maria Callas, arguably the most influential singer of the recorded era. In addition to a brief biography of Callas, each selection is followed by notes which indicate the variants, breaths, fermatas, and all of the nuances that Callas employed to turn these arias into masterpieces of interpretation. A wonderful reference tool for vocal coaches, professional singers and voice students, this book is also an indispensible item for the libraries of all opera enthusiasts.
Volume 1 contains: Ah fors'?ui che l'anima from La Traviata (VERDI) · Ah! non credea mirarti from LA SONNAMBULA (Bellini) · Ardon gl'incensi from LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Donizetti) · Casta Diva from NORMA (Bellini) · La luce langue from MACBETH (Verdi) · Merc?dilette amiche from I VESPRI SICILIANI (Verdi) · Suicidio!.. from LA GIOCONDA (Ponchielli) · and Vissi d'arte from TOSCA (Puccini)