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    Which CD version? Why?

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    NO question but that you will want to have the prime historical production with 4 of the top singers in the world -- Olivero, Corelli, Bastianini, Simionato.
    The curtain calls alone will give you goosebumps.

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    This one is also a very good one:


    Olivero, Capecchi, Ferrari, Aarden, Ventriglia, Carlin; Vernizzi.
    Amsterdam, 1965.
    Booklet includes Olivero interview on her return to the stage as Adriana

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    Thank you both. Have started with Olivero and the fabulous Corelli! You know just what to expect from him!

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    Don't you like DVD'S Belowpar ?
    If not that's okay, if you do however: the R.O.H production with Kaufmann and Gheorghiu is very stylish.

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    Pugg, no I never seem to have the time. And when I do I prefer a Film where available. Cuts are also OK with me if it makes sense

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    I'd recommend the Scotto/Domingo/Levine over the two Oliveros--those two are good but Levine's is very very special. He makes the case for this opera as an underappreciated gem far better than Vernizzi or Rossi. I've never heard Scotto better--there's none of the hardness or shrillness that can make her a hard listen, the part sits perfectly in the comfortable parts of her voice and she's just excellent here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howlingfantods View Post
    I'd recommend the Scotto/Domingo/Levine over the two Oliveros--those two are good but Levine's is very very special. He makes the case for this opera as an underappreciated gem far better than Vernizzi or Rossi. I've never heard Scotto better--there's none of the hardness or shrillness that can make her a hard listen, the part sits perfectly in the comfortable parts of her voice and she's just excellent here.

    I have the Sutherland/ Bergonzi above this one any day of the week, at that age the voices are still better then Scotto

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