Annotation

This Release is a 2005 Naxos remaster of the famous 1954 studio recording of Norma by Maria Callas. The remastering was produced by Mark Obert-Thorn, using "two 1950s-era British LP pressings" as a starting point. There are other Releases which remaster this recording, particularly from EMI. They naturally have similar track durations and content, but are not the same Release.

This Release is a 2005 Naxos remaster of the famous 1954 studio recording of Norma by Maria Callas. The remastering was produced by Mark Obert-Thorn, using "two 1950s-era British LP pressings" as a starting point. There are other Releases which remaster this recording, particularly from EMI. They naturally have similar track durations and content, but are not the same Release.

This Release is a 2005 Naxos remaster of the famous 1954 studio recording of Norma by Maria Callas. The remastering was produced by Mark Obert-Thorn, using "two 1950s-era British LP pressings" as a starting point. There are other Releases which remaster this recording, particularly from EMI. They naturally have similar track durations and content, but are not the same Release.

Tracks 11-17 are recordings of Norma numbers, but by other historical artists. Here's a summary, and this information should be moved to AdvancedRelationships in the future.

11. Enzio Pinza, Bass. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, cond. Giulio Setti, 3 Dec 1927

12. Francesco Merli, Tenor. 1936

13.Rosa Ponselle, Soprano. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, cond. Giulio Setti, 31 Dec 1928 and 30 Jan 1929.

14. Minghini-Cattaneo, Mezzo-Soprano. Ochestra of La Scala, cond. Carlo Sabajno. 31 Oct 1929.

15. Rosa Ponselle, Soprano, and Marion Telva, Contralto. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, cond. Giulio Setti, 30 Jan 1929.

16. Enzio Pinza, Bass. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, cond. Giulio Setti, 8 April 1929

17. Gina Cigna, Soprano, Tancredi Pasero, Bass, and Giovanni Breviario, tenor. E.I.A.R. Orchestra & Chorus, cond. Vittoriao Gui. 25. Aug - 7 Sept 1939, at the Teatro Nuovo, Turin.

Reissue Producer and Restoration Engineer: Ward Marston.

Annotation last modified on 2011-02-18 20:58 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Norma: Sinfonia
Vincenzo Bellini 5:58
2 Norma: Act I. Coro d'introduzione "Ite sul colle, o Druidi" (Oroveso, Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 5:26
3 Norma: Act I. Cavatina "Dell'aura tua profetica" (Oroveso, Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:39
4 Norma: Act I. Recit. "Svanir le voci" (Pollione, Flavio)
Vincenzo Bellini 2:43
5 Norma: Act I. Cavatina "Meco all'altar di Venere" (Pollione)
Vincenzo Bellini 2:36
6 Norma: Act I. Recit. "Odi! suoi riti a compiere" (Flavio, Chorus, Pollione)
Vincenzo Bellini 1:37
7 Norma: Act I. Cabaletta "Me protegge, me difende" (Pollione)
Vincenzo Bellini 1:30
8 Norma: Act I. Coro "Norma viene" (Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:40
9 Norma: Act I. Recit. "Sediziose voci" (Norma, Oroveso, Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:28
10 Norma: Act I. Scena e Cavatina "Casta Diva" (Norma, Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 7:22
11 Norma: Act I. Recit. "Fine al rito, e il sacro bosco" (Norma, Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 1:38
12 Norma: Act I. Cabaletta "Ah! bello a me ritorna" (Norma, Oroveso, Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 3:30
13 Norma: Act I. Recit. "Sgombra è la sacra selva" (Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:13
14 Norma: Act I. Aria "Deh! proteggimi, o Dio!" (Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 1:54
15 Norma: Act I. Scena "Eccola! va, mi lascia" (Adalgisa, Pollione)
Vincenzo Bellini 1:39
16 Norma: Act I. Duetto "Va, crudele" (Pollione, Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 5:18
17 Norma: Act I. Duetto "Viene in Roma" (Pollione, Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 3:21
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Norma: Act I. Recit. "Vanne, e li cela entrambi" (Norma, Clotilde)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:47
2 Norma: Act I. Scena "Adalgisa! ...Alma Constanza" (Norma, Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 3:23
3 Norma: Act I. Duetto "Oh, rimembranza!" (Norma, Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 5:26
4 Norma: Act I. Duetto "Ah sì, fa core e abbraccia me" (Norma, Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 3:03
5 Norma: Act I. Finale "Ma di l'amato giovane?" (Norma, Adalgisa, Pollione)
Vincenzo Bellini 3:03
6 Norma: Act I. Trio "Oh di qual sei tu vittima" (Norma, Adalgisa, Pollione)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:15
7 Norma: Act I. Trio "Perfido! Or basti." (Norma, Pollione, Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 1:24
8 Norma: Act I. Finale "Vanne sì: mi lascia, indegno" (Norma, Pollione, Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 2:44
9 Norma: Act II. Introduzione
Vincenzo Bellini 3:46
10 Norma: Act II. Recit. "Dormono entrambi" (Norma, Clotilde)
Vincenzo Bellini 5:35
11 Norma: Act II. Scena "Me chiami, o Norma!" (Norma, Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 2:39
12 Norma: Act II. Duetto "Deh! con te, con te il prendi" (Norma, Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:12
13 Norma: Act II. Duetto "Mira, o Norma" (Norma, Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:00
14 Norma: Act II. Duetto "Cedi... deh! cedi" (Norma, Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 1:06
15 Norma: Act II. Duetto "Sì, fino all'ore estreme" (Norma, Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 2:08
16 Norma: Act II. Coro "Non parti?" (Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 5:34
17 Norma: Act II. Recit. "Guerrieri! a voi venirne" (Oroveso, Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 1:52
18 Norma: Act II. Scena "Ah! del Tebro al giogo indegno" (Oroveso, Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 3:06
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Norma: Act II. Scena "Ei tornerà. Sì,..." (Norma, Clotilde)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:15
2 Norma: Act II. Scena "Squilla il bronzo del Dio!" (Chorus, Oroveso, Norma)
Vincenzo Bellini 1:50
3 Norma: Act II. Coro "Guerra! Guerra!" (Chorus, Oroveso, Norma)
Vincenzo Bellini 2:14
4 Norma: Act II. Recit. "Nè compi il rito, o Norma?" (Oroveso, Norma, Clotilde, Chorus, Pollione)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:12
5 Norma: Act II. Duetto "In mia man alfin tu sei" (Norma, Pollione)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:05
6 Norma: Act II. Duetto "Ah! crudele, in sen del padre" (Norma, Pollione)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:09
7 Norma: Act II. Duetto "Dammi quel ferro." (Norma, Pollione) / Finale "All'ira vostra" (Norma, Pollione, Oroveso, Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 3:27
8 Norma: Act II. Finale "Qual cor tradisti" (Norma, Pollione, Oroveso, Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:48
9 Norma: Act II. Finale "Norma!.. deh! Norma, scòlpati!.." (Chorus, Norma, Pollione, Oroveso)
Vincenzo Bellini 2:36
10 Norma: Act II. Finale "Deh! non volerli vittime" (Norma, Oroveso, Chorus, Pollione)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:59
11 Norma: Act I. Coro d'introduzione "Ite sul colle, o Druidi" (Oroveso, Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:23
12 Norma: Act I. Cavatina "Meco all'altar di Venere" / Cabaletta "Me protegge, me difende" (Pollione)
Vincenzo Bellini 5:30
13 Norma: Act I. Recit. "Sediziose voci" / Scena e Cavatina "Casta Diva, che inargenti" / Cabaletta "Ah! bello a me ritorna" (Norma, Oroveso, Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 7:58
14 Norma: Act I. Recit. "Sgombra è la sacra selva" (Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:18
15 Norma: Act II. Duetto "Mira, o Norma" (Norma, Adalgisa)
Vincenzo Bellini 7:14
16 Norma: Act II. Scena "Ah! del Tebro al giogo indegno" (Oroveso, Chorus)
Vincenzo Bellini 3:03
17 Norma: Act II. Finale "Deh! non volerli vittime" (Norma, Oroveso, Chorus, Pollione)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:40

Credits

CD 1

conductor:
Tullio Serafin (1954) (track 10)
orchestra:
recorded at:
Cinema Metropol (Milan) in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy (1954) (track 10)