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Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Spoken Word, Giuseppe Verdi, Franco Ghione
Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
  •  Track Listings (27) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #2


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Definitive Edition Of Lisbon Traviata!
Joaquim Sousa | Lisbon, Portugal | 05/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is IT!! The definitive edition of the famous Lisbon Traviata by Maria Callas!! Forget those other editions from other labels (EMI, Pearl). This is the one copied from the RDP Limited Edition long gone (only 2000 copies were made, straight from the master tape, not sold to the public, were gifts...!!!). It has a special speech from Maria Callas to the Portuguese public.

It has perfect sound, crystal clear sound. And Callas? ... What a performance!! Listen the final note from "Sempre Libera", it will blow you away!!

Whith the sound quality of this Myto Edition you finally realise why this recording is a landmark on Callas performances."
The best Lisbon TRAVIATA
Filippo Secondo | 12/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This 1958 TRAVIATA being too well known to require a new review, I will only alert other Amazon customers that it comes from a source different from that of EMI's inferior tapes. This Myto release has the same superior sonic quality as the Pearl issue (perhaps the same source), though far less expensive than the latter. The only reason I've deducted a star is that, annoyingly enough, the prompter's constant groaning is more ubiquitous here than on EMI. If you don't own a Callas Violetta, this is the recording to have, though I still prefer her 1955 La Scala performance on account of Bastianini's Germont and di Stefano's Alfredo. Let's hope a better source of the Milan recording than the EMI (acceptable sound) surfaces soon."