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Top Customer Reviews
I just can't stomach the voice at this time in her career. Other soprano's with long careers, such as Freni and Sutherland, also had wobbles late in life, but the voice was still beautiful. Go for Carmen if you want to hear late Callas. There are few high notes and she is wonderfully dramatic. Get the Freni Toscas if you want a really great recording.
The rest of the cast is great!
The voice of Callas conveys the feelings of the woman in love, a woman jealous, the woman in pain. Callas does that in a way that no other voice or any other of her recordings (or for that matter any other Tosca recording) has ever been able to convey.
Tito Gobbi as Scarpia has remained unsurpassed and in this recording he has managed to capture the role as no other baritone has done before or ever since.
Carlo Bergonzi, equally good works together with Callas and Gobbi to create an atmosphere that you can "feel" through this recording. Just close your eyes and you will be there.
I could not recommend a recording more highly. Listen to it and you will not forget it. Every second of it is an experience. Even to the last minute when the last act Callas when she sings "Presto, su Mario!" will make you feel the hair at the back of your neck rise as she discovers Mario dead.
Simply an experience not to be missed.
Gobbi is probably the greatest Scarpia ever, and I think his interpretation has also strengthened since 1953. Bergonzi gives a wonderful performance as Mario. I love di Stefano in the 1953 recording, but Bergonzi is also great. This recording is definitely one of my favorites.
This is EMI!!!! How can they make such a mistake?
The recording has a good sound considering it was recorded 40 years ago, but it is difficult to guess which part is correct since the receiver upgrades itself the sound. Anyway I was disappointed and confused. Other than that the package includes a booklet that contains the libretto and some essays on Puccini and Maria Callas.
Maria's voice is full of drama. Her quality of singing even in her decline era was still amazing. This CD is a must have for all Maria Callas lovers.
Only EMI has to decide whether the recording is mono or stereo. All my stars go to Maria.
Most recent customer reviews
This recording was the last complete recording Callas ever recorded in the studio. Originally this should serve for a film of Tosca as directed by Herbert von Karajan. Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by Emma de Soleil
Just an anecdote. There was a coincidence of my acquisition of this record and a personal love disappointment. Read morePublished on June 12 2003 by Jose Treto Rosal,M.D.
Maybe like Tiger Woods has re-defined golf, someone will come along and re-define Tosca. But while we wait for that day the great Tosca is Callas. Read morePublished on July 8 2002 by Craig Matteson
This is her signature role. And I am always in awe of this one. But from her first note to the last, it is PERFECT!!!!!! Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2000 by Mary