La Scala Archive
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VERDI: Requiem – Anja Harteros, sop./ Elina Garanca, mezzo-sop./ Jonas Haufmann, tenor/ Rene Pape, bass/ Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala/ Daniel Barenboim – Decca (2 CDs)
Barenboim comes close—really close—to giving us the ideal Requiem.
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MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana – Maria Callas, sop./ Giuseppe di Stefano/ Rolando Panerai, baritone/ Anna Maria Canali, mezzo-soprano/ Ebe Ticozzi, contralto – Chorus and Orch. of La Scala/ Tullio Serafin – Pristine Audio
The classic 1953 EMI inscription of Cavalleria Rusticana – starring Callas and di Stefano – receives a glowing restoration, gripping in its dramatic power and often brilliant vocally, all under potent maestro Tullio Serafin.
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ROSSINI: Aureliano in Palmira – Soloists/ London Philharmonic Orch./ Maurizio Benini – Opera Rara (3 CDs)
This rare Rossini opera was his only one with a role for a castrato.