One of Mike Richter‘s most spectacular achievements was the remastering and digitization of the complete master classes conducted by Maria Callas at the Juilliard School in 1971-1972. Selections from his disc “Callas at Juilliard: The Master Classes” follow the jump.
For this podcast, La Cieca has chosen eight representative tracks from the many hours of classes archived on Mike’s CD-ROM.
October 11, 1971. Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi “Eccomi in lieta vesta…Oh! quante volte.” Carolyn Val-Schmidt
November 1, 1971. Massenet: Werther “Werther! Oui m’aurait dit… Des cris joyeux.” Anita Terzian
February 4, 1972. Mozart: Così fan tutte “Temerari!… Come scoglio.” Barbara Shuttleworth
February 7, 1972. Puccini: La bohème “Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì.” Kyu Do Park
February 21, 1972. Verdi: Rigoletto “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata.” Sung-Kil Kim
February 24, 1972. Verdi: Don Carlo “Nei giardin del bello.” Sheila Nadler
February 28, 1972. Puccini: Manon Lescaut “Ah, quai a chi la tocca!… Guardate! Come io piango ed imploro.” Mario Fusco
March 16, 1972. Verdi: La forza del destino “Io muoio! Confessione!” Barrie Smith; Mario Fusco; Willard White