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Stuart Burrows (Ferrando), Thomas Allen (Guglielmo), Richard Van Allan (Don Alfonso), Kiri Te Kanawa (Fiordiligi), Agnes Baltsa (Dorabella), Daniela Mazzucato (Despina)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Colin Davis
it offers abundant pleasures. Te Kanawa recorded an earlier Fiordiligi...and a later...: neither manifests the personality and velvety warmth of tone of show here, and her virtuosity in 'Come... — More…
Ann Murray (Octavian), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Marschallin), Kurt Moll (Baron Ochs), Alan Opie (Herr von Faninal), Barbara Bonney (Sophie), Jennifer Rhys-Davies (Marianne Leitmetzerin), John Dobson (Major-domo to the Marschallin), Gordon Sandison (Notary), Paul Crook (Valzacchi) & Leah-Marian Jones...
Moll is a genuinely basso profundo Ochs, with the repartee between him and 'cousin' Resi in Act 1 a highlight...[Murray] blends touchingly with Bonney, and sets the Act II quarrel alight. — More…