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La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi







Carlos Kleiber conducts Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester in a recording for Deutsche Grammophon available from


A must for fans of Maria Callas is a recording of a live performance from La Scala, Milan, of May 28, 1955, the Visconti production conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini.  John Ardoin wrote of this performance that Callas’s “taste and imagination . . . stimulated by challenging artistic surroundings (exemplified here by Giulini and Visconti) . . . flower with rare color and life.”  Giuseppe Di Stefano sings Alfredo Germont, and Ettore Bastianini sings his father Giorgio Germont.  The quality of the sound is not especially good, and I would not recommend this recording as anyone’s first or only recording of La Traviata Available from


La Traviata

Carlo Sabajno conducts a cast that includes Anna Rozsa, Alessandro Ziliani, and Luigi Borgonovi. Source: Studio recording, the first complete electrical "La Traviata." 2 CDs,


Verdi - La Traviata / Levine, Stratas, Domingo







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