Today at 2:00 PM on parterre saturday afternoon, Our Own JJ presents the “other” great Maria Callas Traviata from 1958, the glorious performance of June 20 of that year at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Verdi: La Traviata

Maria Callas (Violetta), Cesare Valletti (Alfredo), Mario Zanasi (Giorgio Germont), Marie Collier (Flora), Forbes Robinson (Barone Douphol), Ronald Lewis (Marchese d’Obigny), Leah Roberts (Annina), Dermot Troy (Gastone), David Kelly (Dottore Grenvil). Covent Garden Orchestra, Covent Garden Opera Chorus; Nicola Rescigno.

Mentioned on this show:

The “London” Traviata

The “Lisbon” Traviata

The “Scala” Traviata

The 1953 “Mercury” (or whatever it was) Traviata

The Callas Legacy by John Ardoin