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Verdi: Il Trovatore - Carlo Bergonzi (vocals); Gabriella Tucci (vocals); Giulietta Simionato (vocals); Ivo Vinco (vocals);...
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This live recording of Il Trovatore was made on a tour by La Scala in Moscow in 1964, and it has the kind of old-fashioned, blood-red passion that was perhaps only possible with all-Italian casts. Its level of intensity, even wildness, accentuates the plot's melodramatic qualities and makes it hugely compelling. Of the principals, only Giulietta Simionato as Azucena is vocally inconsistent. Dramatically, its possible to forgive her since she is in fact portraying an old woman, but she doesn't begin with performance with the ...

Verdi: Il Trovatore 1997, Opera D'Oro

UPC: 723723132420