These two collections feature celebrated arias as interpreted by Maria Callas, arguably the most influential singer of the recorded era. In addition to a brief biography of Callas, each selection, in standard voice and piano format, is followed by notes which indicate the variants, breaths, fermatas, and all of the nuances that Callas employed to turn these arias into masterpieces of interpretation. A wonderful reference tool for vocal coaches, professional singers and voice students, these two books are also indispensible items for the libraries of all opera enthusiasts. Volume 1 contains: LA GIOCONDA: Suicidio. LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR: Ardon gl'incensi. MACBETH: La luce langue. NORMA: Casta diva. LA SONNAMBULA: Ah! non credea mirarti. TOSCA: Vissi d'arte. LA TRAVIATA: Ah, forse e lui che l'anima ... Sempre libera. I VESPRI SICILIANI: Merce, dilette amiche.