Thursday, December 02, 2010

"Suicidio" by Maria Callas

This clip - taken from her final performance, a November 1974 concert in Japan - does not show Maria Callas at her best vocally; dramatically, however, she's at the top of her game here.

The aria is one for which she is famous: Suicidio, from La Gioconda, by Amilcare Ponchielli (libretto by Arrigo Boito) and based on the novel Angelo by Victor Hugo.
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