Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Gaetano Donizetti, Franco Mannino, Anna Moffo|
Highlights from Gaetano Donizetti's la Figlia del Reggimento
Brava La Moffo!
leelee | Chicago, IL | 03/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This lesser known and still wonderful Donizetti opera tells the story of a young woman Marie who was abandoned as a baby in the Tyrolese mountains and reared by a regiment of French Grenadier soldiers. She falls in love with a young man and finds her long-lost mother Marquise de Birkenfeld who bore Marie out of wedlock. Marie is pressured into an arranged marriage, but seeing her despair the Marquise finally relents thus allowing her to marry her true love. The performance displays an incredibly talented and vocally perfect Anna Moffo. This is live recording from 12/60 and the sound quality is very good++ - much better than most live recordings from this period. It's a wonderful chance to hear the great Moffo early in her career. Plus, opening your ears to a beautiful and touching opera by Donizetti. The only complaint that I have is this cd is highlights only. It would be terrific if only they would release the entire opera considering the sound quality being so good.