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    Quote Originally Posted by VitellioScarpia View Post
    Op.123: I assume that it is the 4-act version. Correct?
    yes it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Op.123 View Post
    yes it is
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    Thanks for the reply.

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    If anyone's looking for a copy of the 1977 La Scala performance conducted by Abbado...

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    ...there's a copy on eBay that's not too unreasonably priced:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Giuseppe-Ve...o/203009450979

    I have no relationship to the seller, other than as a satisfied buyer of multiple items over the past couple of months. If I didn't already have a copy of this, I'd snap it up in a second.

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    This amazing performance, very reasonably priced, should be in every serious opera collection.

    https://www.amazon.com/Verdi-Claudio.../dp/B000027SAI

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    Bruno Prevedi (Don Carlo)
    Nicolai Ghiaurov (Filippo II)
    Rita Orlandi Malaspina (Elisabetta)
    Fiorenza Cossotto (Eboli)
    Piero Cappuccilli (Rodrigo)
    Martti Talvela (Il Grande Inquisitore)
    Franco Pugliese (Un frate)
    Jeda Valtrani (Tebaldo)
    Gianfranco Manganotti (Il Conte di Lerma)
    Piero de Palma (Un Araldo)
    Marisa Zotti (Una voce dal cielo)
    Carlo del Bosco, Alfonso Marchica, Enzo Viaro
    Virgilio Carbonari, Dino Mantovani, Bruno Grella (Sei Deputati fiamminghi)

    Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
    Dir. Claudio Abbado
    Maestro del Coro Roberto Benaglio
    Milano, 7 Dicembre 1968

    Last edited by Azol; Jun-25-2020 at 16:11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azol View Post
    This amazing performance, very reasonably priced, should be in every serious opera collection.

    https://www.amazon.com/Verdi-Claudio.../dp/B000027SAI

    41OnTz0-vtL.jpg

    Bruno Prevedi (Don Carlo)
    Nicolai Ghiaurov (Filippo II)
    Rita Orlandi Malaspina (Elisabetta)
    Fiorenza Cossotto (Eboli)
    Piero Cappuccilli (Rodrigo)
    Martti Talvela (Il Grande Inquisitore)
    Franco Pugliese (Un frate)
    Jeda Valtrani (Tebaldo)
    Gianfranco Manganotti (Il Conte di Lerma)
    Piero de Palma (Un Araldo)
    Marisa Zotti (Una voce dal cielo)
    Carlo del Bosco, Alfonso Marchica, Enzo Viaro
    Virgilio Carbonari, Dino Mantovani, Bruno Grella (Sei Deputati fiamminghi)

    Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
    Dir. Claudio Abbado
    Maestro del Coro Roberto Benaglio
    Milano, 7 Dicembre 1968

    I'm waiting for a better cast and all five acts. Like in 1977...
    Last edited by wkasimer; Jun-25-2020 at 16:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkasimer View Post
    I'm waiting for a better cast and all five acts. Like in 1977...
    They just don't sing like that anymore.
    Plus you get the mourning of Posa (which later was used in Requiem/Lacrimosa), very rarely performed scene. Of course it was performed in 1977 as well, but...
    Of course I keep both recordings in my collection. 1968 is just much more electrified... magic.
    Last edited by Azol; Jun-25-2020 at 16:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentio View Post
    For studio recording, I return to the Giulini set the most often ,even though I have never been a fan of Domingo. This set would be perfect for me if Carreras is Carlo.

    For live recording, I like the 1970 Stein with Corelli/Janowitz/Verrett/Wächter/Ghiaurov, though I wish they had casted Caballe or Zeani as Elisabeth instead of Janowitz. Corelli and Verrett are electrifying here. It is also interesting to hear the young Vickers in the Covent Garden performance with Giulini, but again, why on earth would they pick an absolutely non-italianate soprano while Callas, Tebaldi, Cerquetti are still in their prime?

    Another personal favorite is the 1955 MET with Tucker/Steber/Thebom/Bastianini/Hines. The conducting is not quite memorable and the score is heavily cut, but Steber and Hines shine. Indeed, none of later Elisabeth like Caballe, Freni, Scotto, Ricciarelli could make this role sound as exciting as Steber did. A must for Eleanor's fans!
    I agree 100% this is a fabulous recording. I don't think it's cut too badly. The singing is simply phenomenal on this and audience noise is very reasonable too.

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