Parlando: The COC Blog

1/9/2012

10 Versions of Vissi D'Arte

"Vissi d'arte" (translation: I have lived for art) is one of opera's most iconic arias for soprano.

Forced to submit to someone she loathes in order to save her lover from execution, Tosca questions why, when she has devoted her life to art and love, God has repaid her with suffering. 

Here are 10 different interpretations by 10 different sopranos, including Adrianne Pieczonka who will sing the role with us:

Adrianne Pieczonka

Listen via her website:

Montserrat Caballe

 

Maria Callas

 

Regine Crespin

 

Renee Fleming

 

Angela Gheorghiu

 

Catherine Malfitano

 

Karita Mattila

 

Sondra Radvanovsky

 

Renata Tebaldi

 

 

Carol Vaness

 

Posted by Cecily Carver / in 2011/2012 / comments (1) / permalink

clement ng (1/17/2012 10:37:00 AM)
Where was Callas' video recording? How about Hildegard Behrens, Raina Kabaivanska? Also a poll on the best Caravadossi, Scarpias please (and their respective arias).

Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001