La traviata
Finale Iº Atto: È strano — Sempre libera

Maria Callas
(w/ Francesco Albanesse)
Orchestra RAI-Torino (1953)
Gabriele Santini, cond.

11 August 2014 ·

"I deny that either singers or conductors can create, or work creatively. This, as I have always said, is a conception which leads to the abyss."


Giuseppe Verdi

26 June 2012 ·

Verdi - Overture to La forza del destino
Marinsky Theatre Orchestra

And now, Valery Gergiev will conduct with a toothpick… 

10 October 2011 ·

849 plays

Tu che la vanità

Maria Callas


Maria Callas - Tu che la Vanità

Ópera Don Carlo (Verdi)

(via hashtagbachswag)

10 October 2011 ·

"To copy the truth is a good thing, but to invent the truth is far better."


Giuseppe Verdi

10 August 2011 ·

Verdi - Macbeth, Act III
"Fuggi, regal fantasima"
Renato Bruson, baritone

29 May 2011 ·


Verdi - in an amazing frock coat.


Verdi - in an amazing frock coat.

(via my-ear-trumpet)

26 May 2011 ·

Verdi - Requiem
II. Dies irae
Philharmonia Orch. & Chorus/
City of Birmingham Chorus
James Levine, cond. 

Well, it has been nice getting to know all of you, and I very much look forward to seeing many of you at the afterparty tomorrow. No need to RSVP.   

20 May 2011 ·

Funeral cortege of Giuseppe Verdi, 1901.

Funeral cortege of Giuseppe Verdi, 1901.

26 March 2011 ·


La Dona e mobile” from Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s film version of Verdi’s opera Rigoletto featuring Luciano Pavarotti as the Duke of Mantua. 

26 March 2011 ·

Verdi - Overture to Nabucco
BBC Philharmonia, Sir Edward Downes, cond.

26 December 2010 ·

Curtis Lindsay
Pianist, composer,
expert in nonsense.

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