I always think that this one is the best non-Puccini verismo opera. It does start slow, but when the true drama kicks in, I feel like the composer hardly put a wrong step.
What do you think about this work in general?
My favorite performances:
1) Definitely the best Maddalena and best...
Since he seems to be the tenor of choice these days.
How does he stack up to Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras?
Or the great singers of the past?
Corelli, Bjorling, Del Monaco, Wunderlich, etc.