Vinyl LP pressing. Callas' recordings of French music are rare, exquisite jewels indeed. Singing the French version of Gluck's "Alceste", a role she had sung brilliantly in Italian, she dazzles with a dignified elegance and brilliant style for Gluck as well as crystal clear diction and perfect phrasing. Her "Carmen" breathes fire and is maybe the most dangerously sexy gypsy you'll ever hear. Saint-Saens evil seductress "Dalilah" is sung with a totally different voice. Silken, husky and erotic, it is almost unbearable not to fall prey to this siren. Her Mignon is deliciously beautiful. But the highlight is her "Pleurez mes yeux". Callas finds colours and incredibly haunting pathos here.

Track List:
1.1 Gluck - Orphee Et Eurydice 'J'ai Perdu Mon Eurydice' (Act IV)
1.2 Gluck - Alceste 'Divinites Du Styx' (Act I)
1.3 Bizet - Carmen 'L'amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle' (Act I)
1.4 Bizet - Pres Des Remparts De Seville' (Act I)
1.5 Saint-Saens - Samson Et Dalila 'Printemps Qui Commence' (Act I)
1.6 Saint-SaensSamson Et Dalila 'Amour! Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse!'(Act III)
1.7 Gounod - Romeo Et Juliette 'Je Veux Vivre Dans Ce Reve' (Act I)
1.8 Thomas - Mignon 'Ah, Pour Ce Soir… Je Suis Titania (Polonaise) (Act II)
1.9 Massenet - Le Cid 'De Cet Affreux Combat... Pleurez, Mes Yeux! (Act III)
1.10 Charpentier - Louise 'Depuis Le Jour'

Label: Vinyl Passion

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