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concert Maria Callas sings two recitals in Paris In 1965 and 1958

In 1965 and 1958

Maria Callas sings two recitals in Paris In 1965 and 1958


Moving and sublime, Callas was the "voice of the century." We see her filmed during two recitals in Paris.

In her lifetime Maria Callas was already a legend, and since her passing on September 16, 1977, she has lived on in the memory of the public at large far beyond the circle of opera fanatics. Callas was genuine and authentic on stage, like few others before her: "Compared to her, most singers were pleasant to listen to, but as if they were disconnected from reality," recalls Renata Scotto. "Callas spoke to us in the present." 

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  • Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris
  • Georges Sébastian
  • Albert Lance | Tenor
  • Jacques Mars | Bass
  • Orchestre de l'ORTF
  • Georges Prêtre | Conductor


  • Jules Massenet, Manon
    • II: "Adieu, notre petite table" (Manon)
  • Vincenzo Bellini, La Sonnambula
    • II, 2: "Ah, non credea mirarti"
  • Giacomo Puccini, Gianni Schicchi
    • "O mio babbino caro" (Lauretta)
  • Vincenzo Bellini, Norma
    • I, 4: "Casta Diva"
    • "Fine al rito, e il sacro bosco" – Cabalette
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Il Trovatore
    • IV, 1: Scena, Aria e Miserere: "D'amor sull'ali rosee"
    • IV, 1: Scena, Aria e Miserere : Miserere
  • Gioachino Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia
    • I, 5: Cavatina "Una voce poco fa" (Rosina)


  • Directed by:
    • Philippe Truffault
  • Venue: Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris, France)
  • Production date: 2001
  • Recording date: 1958, 1965
  • Duration: 52 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience / img Artists
  • Available version(s): FR
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