Maria Callas - "Ebben ? ne andrò lontana" - La Wally





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Published on Dec 12, 2007

"Ebben ? ne andrò lontana" aria tratta dall'opera La Wally di Alfredo Catalani interpretata dal grande soprano Maria Callas

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Laurent Liscia
I have listened to many versions of this aria, including the one featured in Jean-Jacques Beineix' movie "Diva", done by American soprano Wilhelmenia Fernandez. That link can be found on the right. I also heard Renee Flemings', Katherine Jenkins', Montserrat Caballe and even the legendary version by Renata Tebaldi. And then there was this one. It was as if my chest had opened up suddenly and all the emotion in the world started gushing forth. I recognized Maria Callas' voice instantly. Some call it manneristic and imperfect; if it is imperfect, well then it is the sort of heart-wrenching imperfection that brings us closer to the Gods. Thank you Maria for making us feel so deeply alive.   
Caprice Royal
+Laurent Liscia Indeed, her personal interpretation, far away from academic teachings, is what makes her unique, now and forever !
+Laurent Liscia YES! It is her glorious "imperfect" voice that touches my heart and connects me to the Divine. Thank you Divinity, for allowing us to hear Maria Callas!
Holly Fleschler
Who are the 67 listeners who gave this a thumbs down? Ridiculous!
They are the 67 people in the whole world who don't like Callas. The rest of us adore her!
Magnus Jönsson
If you listen to twenty " Ebben" and then listen to Callas you see what art is all about. She is there and then, she thinks she is Wally, she feels like Wally, that is the difference of a good artist and a great artist.
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Macarena Fernández
Mine too, but first Callas!
Joy F.
Caballe is my second choice, but Callas is La Davina.
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Costas Papadopoulos
I agree that also other opera singers have good voice but they don't have the passion of Callas. Maria is 'crying' this song. Nobody else does it.
Abstract Radio
+Costas Papadopoulos Hard not to cry with her.
Sylvie Fumey
La vie vaut la peine d'être vécue, rien que pour ces quelques minutes sublimées par la voix de Maria Callas. Je suis d'accord avec Costas Papadopoulos
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Macarena Fernández
"La vie vaut la peine d'être vécue, rien que pour ces quelques minutes sublimées par la voix de Maria Callas", totally agree. Beautiful words, La Divina should have been able to read your thoughts <3
Philip HENRY
+Sylvie Fumey   Comme tu as raison, Sylvie.  C'est une merveille à écouter, qui nous fait ressentir tellement d'émotion et nous touche direct au cœur.  C'est une des beautés que la vie nous offre.
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This piece done by others does not bring me to tears. No other piece of music bring me to tears. This does, in spades.This far surpasses anything emotionally I have ever heard.
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Joy F.
Have you read the biography about Callas by Ariana Huffington (before she was Huffington)? Books rarely make me cry, this one did.
Yun Yi
+Bogart1899 never heard many others' singing. not sure i need it. i fell in love with soprano singing for maria callas alone.
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Sergio Ortega
No lo sé, no lo sé, no puedo explicar qué tiene de diferente su voz, qué aporta su calidad escénica, interpretativa y pasional.... no puedo describir lo que transmite María.. pero no se asemeja a nada grabado, no puede compararse con las otras intérpretes por grandes que sean... María Callas se sitúa en otro nivel por méritos propios, es la perfección por imposible que ésta resulte.... no ha existido una voz semejante jamás.
Macarena Fernández
Ella, como con los personajes que encarnó, ERA la música. No representaba, se convertía. Eso solo puede ser amor.
Joe Norrecuerdo
Callas eterna diva
Peter Bierwirth
Just from the beginning of the aria there hovers this shadow of "Weltschmerz" in her voice, the "colour" of which is so perfectly suited to convey the sorrow of departing on a long road to where it leads the singer does not know!. Her dramatic treatment of the score sets the accents where they belong, reaching the sublime climax at the end which blends so harmoniously with the orchestra. Too bad the conductor and the name of the orchestra are not indicated, as they also give their perfect tribute to this single (and unsurpassed) rendition of this famous aria which one seldom hears at "live" performances, as "La Wally" is but seldom given on stage. Calles knows what she sings. And she can do what she does. And that's a seldom gift to be adored who know why. 
Hildegerd Haugen
She is just soo good, and I forget the rest.
Callas' musicality and dramatic expression are unsurpassed. Just observe what happens to you when listening. Out of this world this performance. Thank for posting.
Terry Coogan
The first time I ever heard this I thought I had been transported to a sublime, indeed sacred place. Callas makes the tragedy of her subject's suicide a lament that cannot be described, it can only be experienced.
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