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    Quote Originally Posted by brunumb View Post
    You're welcome. I only remember because it was within a few days of my father dying.
    I switched the year Callas died with my father’s, in a senior moment. They were both born on the same date (2 December 1923) and died within months of each other, Callas in September 77, dad In January 78.

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    Maria by Callas - Limited collector's edition / Combo Blu-ray + DVD (amazon.fr)
    This article will be published on December 10, 2019
    Benefits in comparison with the dvd edition:
    - There are two audio bands - french with Fanny Ardant as narrator & english with Didonato as narrator
    - Extra material
    Sur Scène :
    - Norma, Trieste 1953 ? intégralité des images préservées (images amateur)
    - Madama Butterfly, Chicago 1955 (en couleur) ? intégralité des images préservées
    - Norma, Casta Diva - Rome, 31 Décembre 1957 (en couleur)
    - Il Trovatore, D'amor sull'ali rosee - Paris, 19 Décembre 1958 (en couleur)
    - Tosca, Vissi d'Arte - Paris, 19 Décembre 1958 (en couleur)
    - Medea, Dallas 1958 ? Act II. Creonte a me solo un giorno da? (images avec son original)
    - Medea, Scala 1961 ? intégralité des images préservées
    - Norma, Sediziose voci ? Répétition à Paris, Mai 1964 (en couleur)
    - Norma, Paris 1965 ? images super8 en couleur (images amateur)
    - Munich 1973, Farewell Tour avec Di Stefano (images amateur)

    Interviews inédites :
    - New York 1958, Person to Person
    - Hy Gardner (New York 1958)
    - Small World (Milan 1959)
    - L'invité du dimanche (Paris, 20 Avril 1969, extrait inédit en couleur)
    - Sander Vanacur (Rome 1969, durant le tournage de Médée, avec Pier Paolo Pasolini)
    - David Frost Show (New York, 10 Décembre 1970, 8 extraits inédits)

    Films privés (muets) :
    - Berlin 1955 avec Meneghini (images amateur)
    - Bruxelles, Mars 1958, Hommage à la Malibran
    - Paris, Opéra Garnier 1970, Première du film Médée de Pasolini
    - New York 1971, Master Classes à la Juilliard School (images amateur)
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    Quote Originally Posted by niknik View Post
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    Maria by Callas - Limited collector's edition / Combo Blu-ray + DVD (amazon.fr)
    This article will be published on December 10, 2019
    Benefits in comparison with the dvd edition:
    - There are two audio bands - french with Fanny Ardant as narrator & english with Didonato as narrator
    - Extra material
    Sur Scène :
    - Norma, Trieste 1953 ? intégralité des images préservées (images amateur)
    - Madama Butterfly, Chicago 1955 (en couleur) ? intégralité des images préservées
    - Norma, Casta Diva - Rome, 31 Décembre 1957 (en couleur)
    - Il Trovatore, D'amor sull'ali rosee - Paris, 19 Décembre 1958 (en couleur)
    - Tosca, Vissi d'Arte - Paris, 19 Décembre 1958 (en couleur)
    - Medea, Dallas 1958 ? Act II. Creonte a me solo un giorno da? (images avec son original)
    - Medea, Scala 1961 ? intégralité des images préservées
    - Norma, Sediziose voci ? Répétition à Paris, Mai 1964 (en couleur)
    - Norma, Paris 1965 ? images super8 en couleur (images amateur)
    - Munich 1973, Farewell Tour avec Di Stefano (images amateur)

    Interviews inédites :
    - New York 1958, Person to Person
    - Hy Gardner (New York 1958)
    - Small World (Milan 1959)
    - L'invité du dimanche (Paris, 20 Avril 1969, extrait inédit en couleur)
    - Sander Vanacur (Rome 1969, durant le tournage de Médée, avec Pier Paolo Pasolini)
    - David Frost Show (New York, 10 Décembre 1970, 8 extraits inédits)

    Films privés (muets) :
    - Berlin 1955 avec Meneghini (images amateur)
    - Bruxelles, Mars 1958, Hommage à la Malibran
    - Paris, Opéra Garnier 1970, Première du film Médée de Pasolini
    - New York 1971, Master Classes à la Juilliard School (images amateur)
    @%$&*£$!!! I've just received the bog standard, vanilla one for Christmas!

    Nevermind, I will have to get the luxury set as well and sell the other!

    N.

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    It seems to me one doesn’t get much for €40; some colorized videos of existing material, some maybe new videos (Trieste Norma?), the film Maria by Callas, which most of us already have, with one additional narration in French, or English, depending which version you have; interviews already seen with “inédits” passages; some private films of Callas arriving or departing some event, which we may have already seen.
    The CDs contain the entire audio track of the film Maria by Callas. But I am told the Cavalleria aria is still incomplete.
    Tom Volf seems to be using Callas, again, as a cash cow.
    Nevertheless, I am tempted, as most Callas collector will be? (ha ha ha)
    I already have the poster, from a private showing of Maria by Callas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
    It seems to me one doesn’t get much for €40; some colorized videos of existing material, some maybe new videos (Trieste Norma?), the film Maria by Callas, which most of us already have, with one additional narration in French, or English, depending which version you have; interviews already seen with “inédits” passages; some private films of Callas arriving or departing some event, which we may have already seen.
    The CDs contain the entire audio track of the film Maria by Callas. But I am told the Cavalleria aria is still incomplete.
    Tom Volf seems to be using Callas, again, as a cash cow.
    Nevertheless, I am tempted, as most Callas collector will be? (ha ha ha)
    I already have the poster, from a private showing of Maria by Callas.

    AE0A5D3E-7677-41B2-B1F4-0C55CD89BC15.jpg
    Great poster! Whilst very little of the material is new (and most of it is available on YouTube for all to see), has it been issued on DVD/Blu-ray before? Some of it is no doubt on the Divina DVD of rarities, but not all of it. Also it was advertised as being €139 so €40 is a bargain. A DVD/Blu-ray combo plus 2 CDs and a book. It's already ordered and on its way.

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    Might not want to rush in see buyers comments.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maria-Calla...5&sr=8-1-fkmr1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belowpar View Post
    Might not want to rush in see buyers comments.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maria-Calla...5&sr=8-1-fkmr1
    Belowpar,
    I’m convinced most of the people in this thread have seen the film Maria by Callas and won’t buy this edition for the film itself. It’s the extra content that will probably be of interest to collectors.
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    CALLAS RECORDINGS ARE FOREVER?
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    Robert Seletsky has recently published an Addendum to his article Callas Recordings Recommendations 2019 in which he contrasts his previously recommended Callas EMI/Warner recordings with a newly-discovered edition of Callas’s studio output from Toshiba (Japan) - 1996
    The Addendum can be found on Divina Records’s website:

    https://www.divinarecords.com/articl..._addendum.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    Great poster! Whilst very little of the material is new (and most of it is available on YouTube for all to see), has it been issued on DVD/Blu-ray before? Some of it is no doubt on the Divina DVD of rarities, but not all of it. Also it was advertised as being €139 so €40 is a bargain. A DVD/Blu-ray combo plus 2 CDs and a book. It's already ordered and on its way.

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    Conte: What did you think of the set?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
    Conte: What did you think of the set?
    I only had time to watch it last night as I wanted to watch it all the way through. This is a very busy week, but I will write a review when I can catch a moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    I only had time to watch it last night as I wanted to watch it all the way through. This is a very busy week, but I will write a review when I can catch a moment.

    N.
    Of course, no real hurry!

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    Default How much Medea film in the Limited Collector's Editon?

    What video format is the Maria by Callas Limited Collector's Edition (2019) in? It would be nice if it was in an "all regions" video format playable on any DVD/Blu-ray machine around the world.

    Also, how much 1958 Dallas Medea film footage is included in the Collector's Edition? Only a few wonderful seconds of this Dallas material was included in the main Maria by Callas film. I hope there is more included as an extra in the Collector's Edition. As well, how much film of the 1961 Scala Medea is included? My understanding is that only about six minutes of this Scala rehearsal film survives. I hope there is more on the Collector's Edition!

    Thanks!

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
    Robert Seletsky has recently published an Addendum to his article Callas Recordings Recommendations 2019 in which he contrasts his previously recommended Callas EMI/Warner recordings with a newly-discovered edition of Callas’s studio output from Toshiba (Japan) - 1996
    The Addendum can be found on Divina Records’s website:

    https://www.divinarecords.com/articl..._addendum.html
    It was published prematurely, my error. I am revising it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallace View Post
    What video format is the Maria by Callas Limited Collector's Edition (2019) in? It would be nice if it was in an "all regions" video format playable on any DVD/Blu-ray machine around the world.

    Also, how much 1958 Dallas Medea film footage is included in the Collector's Edition? Only a few wonderful seconds of this Dallas material was included in the main Maria by Callas film. I hope there is more included as an extra in the Collector's Edition. As well, how much film of the 1961 Scala Medea is included? My understanding is that only about six minutes of this Scala rehearsal film survives. I hope there is more on the Collector's Edition!

    Thanks!

    Paul
    I will check about the region video format, but I checked earlier and there is more of the Dallas Medea in the bonus, but the total is only 45 seconds long, so not much more. The Scala Medea film lasts 2 minutes and 41 seconds, there is more material there than I have ever seen on any other DVD/Blu-ray release. I don't know how much footage from those Medea rehearsals exists.

    The main treasure is the excerpts from Trieste that are included as a bonus in black and white and are seen colourised in the main film and the Butterfly footage.

    I have watched the film again and I've fallen in love with it. The restoration of the footage is simply, superbly stunning and I think it gives a much more balanced view of both Maria and Callas than in the other documentaries with their predictable and exagerated narrative arc. It isn't really the story of her life or a biography, but a meditation on the Maria/Callas conflict and how, despite Maria not receiving the simple love she craved from her mother, Callas received an intense adoration from her audience and continues to do so. That's all!

    I have now watched the proper English version of the film with automatic subtitles in English and it works much better than the French version with English soundtrack on the collectors edition. However, you don't get the bonus items on the previous releases of the film. (Although the English version comes with two Q&As with Tom Volf and Joyce DiDonato.) Another oddity is that in the English version of the film the Butterfly excerpts are accompanied with a recording of Un bel di, whereas the collectors edition version has Butterfly's entrance at that moment and it miraculously syncs with the footage despite their being different performances with different conductors.

    I find both versions essential and I have taken out the DVD version of the film and put the Blu-ray of the simple English language release in the pack of the collectors' edition, so that I have both versions with their different bonus material. It's a shame that the release and management of the different versions is so shabby. However, despite that this is the film about Callas that I am most likely to return to again and again.

    N.
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