Bellini: Norma (1954 - Serafin) - Callas Remastered

Bellini: Norma (1954 - Serafin) - Callas Remastered

Maria Callas

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A leading light in the 19th-century bel canto style of Italian opera, Vincenzo Bellini was praised highly - not least, by Verdi - for the long lines of his melodies, as well as the delicacy of his intricately embellished vocal lines and his sensitive settings of text. Liszt, Chopin and even Wagner were among his admirers. He died at the age of only 33, after a brief career that produced operas including La sonnambula, I Capuleti e I Montecchi, I Puritani and, perhaps best of all, Norma - works still adored by opera-lovers the world over. This classic recording of Norma from 1954 stars Maria Callas at the peak of her powers. read more