Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Nino Carta, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi|
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
A magnificent Lucia
J. Martin | Pensacola, FL | 09/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is possibly one of Leyla Gencer's finest vocal performances to have been preserved. Although Lucia is certainly not a role one would associate with her, at this early stage in her career (1957) she was easily able to scale the heights of Lucia's music while still bringing her own unique brand of dramatic intensity to it. She can give the divine Callas a good run for her money here. Prandelli's Edgardo is a classic example of beautiful and polished singing. The music suites him well and his excellent technique enables him to shine. The baritone is adequate.
The sounds starts off rather poorly, being very shallow and brittle, but settles down nicely by Lucia's entrance to decent listening sound. For anyone who loves the art the of magnificent Gencer, this is a "must have" recording. 5 stars and a hearty "bravo!!!'"