Wilson Pereira wrote:
>... I found two Callas's recordings of Bellini's Norma: the first one
is in mono sound, recorded in 1954 (Mario Filippeschi/Ebe Stignanini/Nicola
Rossi Lemeni/Tulio Serafin/EMI Callas Edition), and the other one is
in stereo, recorded in 1960 (Franco Corelli/Christa Ludwig/Nicola
Zaccaria/Tulio Serafin/EMI Callas Edition). (...) Which is the best one?
This depends on what you prefer: better Callas' voice (1954) or
interpretation (1960); great but older than Adalgisa should be Stignani
(1954) or very good and suitable Ludwig (1960), and so on... Perhaps (if
live sound is not a problem) a good solution is 1955 La Scala recording
with Callas/Simionato/Del Monaco/Zaccaria under Votto (Arkadia HP 517.2,
1995). No studio recording can compete with it.
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