CD / DVD Releases – Week of September 11: Maria Callas Dominates Week With Incredible 42+ CD Set

(Credit: Warner Classics)

We are not even going to beat around the bush here. This week’s releases come down to one artist – Maria Callas. Arguably THE singular most important opera singer of all time will get yet another re-release from Warner Classics, but with a major twist.

The company is releasing a whopping 42-CD release of 20 complete operas, a Blu-Ray disc with a number of recitals and a 200-page book on all of her major roles. OperaWire has gotten some time with the release and will be offering up a review in coming days, so stay tuned.

So what is on offer in this album?

The operas on offer include “Nabucco,” “I Vespri Siciliani,” “Macbeth,” “Anna Bolena,” “Parsifal,” “Poliuto,” “Armida,” “Il Pirata,” “Alceste,” “Ifigenia in Tauride,” “La Vestale,” “Andrea Chénier,” none of which the soprano ever recorded in study. Additionally, there are eight other operas that she famously performed all around the world, including “Aida,” “Rigoletto,” “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “Norma” and “La Traviata,” among others.

There are also live performances from Covent Garden, Paris, and Hamburg.

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David Salazar
Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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