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COMPOSERS: MascagniLeoncavallo
LABELS: EMI Classics
ALBUM TITLE: Mascagni and Leoncavallo
WORKS: Cavalleria rusticana; Pagliacci
PERFORMER: Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Tito Gobbi; La Scala, Milan/Tullio Serafin
CATALOGUE NO: 586 8302
Classic recordings, above all for Callas’s contribution to two operas she never sang on stage after her student days. Serafin is the ideal conductor, and for once the rest of the cast are worthy of her – but she remains the irresistible magnet. Michael Tanner