La Sonnambula
Opera by Vincenzo Bellini
EMI has issued a newly remastered recording of a performance of La Sonnambula at La Scala in Milan, 1955, starring Maria Callas and Cesare Valletti, conducted by Leonard BernsteinAvailable from
Writing of Callas in this performance in his book The Callas Legacy:  The Complete Guide to Her Recordings on Compact Disc, John Ardoin said, "Nowhere has her voice sounded so fresh and lovely." Opera Pages
Moore Parker's review of La Sonnambula in Vienna, October 19, 2001
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Page was most recently updated December 18, 2006.
Maria Callas's studio recording for EMI, conducted by Antonino Votto, can be ordered from