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Maria Callas - Una Macchia (Studio Recording, Score Animation)

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Published on Jul 22, 2009

Legend says that Verdi wrote certain roles such as Lady Macbeth and Abigaille to invite young singers to follow in the footsteps of the great divas of decades past such as Isabella Colbran, Giuditta Pasta, Maria Malibran, Giuseppina Ronzi de Begnis, etc. These roles required a diva to be a high soprano as well as a dramatic mezzo, both dramatic singing and coloratura ability.

In this particular aria, the requirements of Lady Macbeth are evident, requiring a vocal range from low Cb (low B) to high Db, alternating tessituras from powerful low register like a contralto to very light high register like a coloratura soprano. These roles require a voice type known as an ASSOLUTA, or soprano sfogato, and the best representative for that vocal fach in recorded history has been the great Maria Callas.

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