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Ponchielli: La Gioconda - Aldo Biffi (vocals); Carlo Forti (vocals); Fiorenza Cossotto (vocals); Irene Companez (vocals); Ivo Vinco (vocals);...
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  1. La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts
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Maria Callas made this recording of La Gioconda, one of her signature roles, relatively late in her career after her vocal problems had begun, but this performance captures her at her best. She was especially pleased with her performance and wrote, "It's all there, for anyone who...wishes to know what I was all about." It is indeed all there -- the passion, the penetrating characterization, the security and technical control, the vocal sheen and power. Although the cast contains some minor singers as well as international ...

Ponchielli: La Gioconda 2007, EMI Classics

UPC: 094638185420