The Art of Giulietta Simionato

August 5, 2017, 4:30 pm

Simionato and Callas sang Norma in Lyric Opera’s first season in 1954. Becoming a valued member of the company she sang Carmen, Rosina and Amneris among numerous roles until 1961. A voice that must be heard!

Music

Massenet: Werther, “Letter Scene”
Giulietta Simionato with the Milan Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Argeo Quadri
Recorded in Milan in 1951
EMI CDH 7 69748 2

Saint-Saëns: Sampson et Dalila, “S’apre per te il mio cor”
Giulietta Simionato with the Lyric Opera Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Georg Solti
LONDON 448 154-2

Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur, “Acerba volutta dolce tortura”
Giulietta Simionato with Orchestra dell’ Accademia di Santa Cecilia of Rome
Conducted by Franco Capuano
Recorded in Rome in 1961
DECCA 430 257-2

Verdi: Aida, “Amneris and Rhadames Duet”
Giulietta Simionato and Carlo Bergonzi
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert Von Karajan
DECCA 289 460 978-2