Maria Callas & Friends: The Legendary Duets CDs (2009) (Import)
La Boheme: Act 1. O soave fanciulla classical music CD This album is a new addition to the highly successful emi classics series the very best of... Devoted to some 35 famous singers such as maria callas, dame janet baker, placido domingo and jos carrerasmaria callas became a very popular star of the italian opera and performed many heavy roles such as aida, isolde and brnnhilde. She later went on to star at la scala, chicago and new york. She had a reputation for being a temperamental and difficult colleague. This was refuted by those closest to her and may have resulted from her self-critical temperament and frequent vocal troubles which often forced her to abstain from singing or to perform below her best form. These vocal troubles stemmed from an inequality between registers, a harsh middle range and a tremolo on high sustained notes. It is not known whether these flaws were due to a lack of training or some physical problem. In spite of this, maria callas has been compared to the work of pasta and schroeder-derient. Her genius in her authoritative performances and her richly colored voice by far outweigh any imperfections in her voice.