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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor CD (Tullio Serafin) 1953

Callas Remastered honours the legendary Maria Callas with new transfers of all her studio recordings, made at Abbey Road Studios and using 24-bit 96kHz remastering. For this release, the engineers have returned to the original studio master tapes, bringing new clarity and brilliance to a classic interpretation: 'Filled with the deepest pathos ... quite unforgettable.' (Gramophone) This Lucia di Lammermoor was the first complete recording that Callas made under the aegis of Walter Legge for EMI/Columbia – and also her first recording with Giuseppe di Stefano, Tito Gobbi and her mentor Tullio Serafin. She had made her role debut as Lucia the previous year (1952), bringing tragic stature to the archetypal fragile bel canto heroine. Gramophone described her recorded performance as ‘certainly some of the finest singing of our time'.

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Lucia: Maria Callas
Edgardo: Giuseppe di Stefano
Enrico: Tito Gobbi
Raimondo: Raffaele Arié
Arturo: Valiano Natali
Alisa: Anna Maria Canali
Normanno: Gino Sarri 

Chorus and Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chorus Master: Andrea Morosini
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Year: 1953
Remastered: 2014
Running Time: 2 CDs