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|Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, Giacomo Puccini|
Maria Callas 100 Best Classics
Best Callas 100 (part of the Best Classics 100 series) features 6 CDs of the best and most popular operatic arias and duets sung by legendary soprano Maria Callas from her EMI catalog of complete operas and recital albu... more »
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Best Callas 100 (part of the Best Classics 100 series) features 6 CDs of the best and most popular operatic arias and duets sung by legendary soprano Maria Callas from her EMI catalog of complete operas and recital albums. Each CD contains approx. 16-17 tracks.
CD 1 The Operas of Bellini
CD 2 The Operas of Donizetti and Rossini
CD 3 The Operas of Verdi
CD 4 The Operas of Puccini
CD 5 French Operatic Heroines
CD 6 Dramatic Heroines
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A great way to hear lots of Callas
S. J. Parisio | Olive, NY USA | 02/10/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"When I looked at the contents of this 6 CD set in relation to the price, I thought there must be a catch. Perhaps the sound quality would be poor or there would be some other defect. But it was cheap enough, so I took a chance. Having purchased it and listened to most of it, I was pleasantly surprized. Sounds great and there are no defects which i have noticed. Of course, there is no need for me to recommend Callas herself. For anyone who knows or cares about Italian opera, or great art, for that matter, there in none to compare with Callas. Even if you are already a fan and have many of the selections on previous CDs (This appears to be all re-issued material.), I recommend buying this one. The tracks are very nicely arranged. Having a CD devoted just to Bellini (CD 1) and others just for Verdi (CD 3) or Puccini (CD 4) is really a good thing. Considering how inexpensive this set is, even if you had all the tracks already, it would not be worth the trouble to burn similar CDs yourself. If you are new to Callas, buy this set and, if her greatness is not lost on you (as it is, strangely, with some) you will get more than a small glimpse into her genius and the richness of her recorded legacy."
Lostgirl | 04/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was hestant about purchasing this recording due to the low price. But this is really a great buy: A six disc compillation of Maria Callas' highlights grouped by genre/composer. If you are new to opera, this is an excellent introduction to what made Callas so unique as an artist: her passion, her ability to change her timbre, the weight of her voice, her vocal colors, to suit each role. Each disc feautres a different composer or repetoire so the listener gets to hear Callas in a differnt context. Since there are about a million "best of" complillations for Callas it's a bit overwhelming and difficult to know where to start. This is definately the most complete, and the best value for your money."
Deal of the Century!
R. E. Kenyon | 04/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A six CD set at this price is unbelievable! If you are a beginner, start here and if you are a long time fan and have every recording under the sun like I do, it's still nice to have the CD's grouped by composer. Highly recommended!"