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Digitally remastered from Austrian Radio 1963–1995
Mirella Freni (soprano), Gianni Raimondi (Rodolfo), Plácido Domingo (Rodolfo), Alberto Rinaldi (Marcello), Luciano Pavarotti (Rodolfo), Orazio Mori (Schaunard), Margarita Guglielmi (Musetta), Wolfgang Brendel (Marcello), Peter Dvorsky (Des Grieux), Luis Lima (Don Carlo), Plácido Domingo (Otello),...
the spontaneity of the theatre brings a special vividness to all of these interpretations...Freni portrays every character very touchingly indeed, especially Elisabetta...[She] blazes through... — More…
Ruggero Raimondi (Filippo II), José Carreras (Don Carlo), Piero Cappuccilli (Rodrigo), Matti Salminen (Il Grande Inquisitore), Mirella Freni (Elisabetta di Valois), Agnes Baltsa (Eboli), Marjon Lambriks (Tebaldo), Ewald Aichberger (Il conte di Lerma), Thomas Moser (Un araldo reale) & Edita Gruberova...
Karajan galvanises the orchestra, the singers sound as if they are listening to one another and there are some beautifully floated soft phrases...[Raimondi] does the king's loneliness very well.... — More…
Mirella Freni (Tatyana), Wolfgang Brendel (Eugene Onegin), Peter Dvorsky (Lenski), Rohangiz Yachmi (Olga), Gertrude Jahn (Larina), Margaritha Lilowa (Filipyevna), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Gremin)
Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Seiji Ozawa
Works by Verdi, Bellini, Puccini, Giordano, Meyerbeer, Offenbach, Bizet,Tchaikovsky & Wagner
Plácido Domingo (tenor)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Klobucar, Luisi, Karajan, Levine, Oren, Navarro, Slatkin, Santi, Albrecht, Viotti, Badea, Steinberg, Prêtre, Ozawa, Schneider, Dohnány, Stein & Domingo
…taken all in all, his is an amazing achievement. We shall not see or hear his like again in many a moon. Throughout the recorded sound is consistently true so that we feel carried back to... — More…
Robert Kerns (baritone), Mirella Freni (soprano), Jon Vickers (tenor), Anton Diakov (bass), Grace Bumbry (mezzo-soprano), Olivera Miljaković (soprano), Júlia Hamari (mezzo-soprano), Justino Díaz (bass-baritone), John van Kesteren (baritone), Milen Paunov (tenor)
Chor der Wiener Staatsoper,...
There’s some extremely potent singing from three of the leads (Bumbry, Vickers and Freni’s Micaëla), not least from Bumbry with a subtle range of dynamics that truly suggest both the almost obligatory... — More…
Fritz Wunderlich, Sena Jurinac, Evelyn Lear, Graziella Sciutti, Walter Berry, Mirella Freni, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Anneliese Rothenberger, Gundula Janowitz, Brigitte Fassbaender, Helen Donath, Peter Schreier, Edith Mathis, Edita Gruberova, Ileana Cotrubas, Christian Boesch, Eric Tappy, Martti Talvela,...