Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Guido Picco|
Maria Callas Sings Excerpts from Turandot & Aida
Karitta Guuska-Bertelsen | Helsinki, Finland. | 02/28/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The Turandot Act 2 section is fraudulent. It's a clever hoax, using Callas's EMI 1954 version of "In questa reggia" and then some of the 1957 recording. At one point it's Inge Borkh singing with del Monaco. Only the two short fragments from Act 3 are genuine. There's a whole website devoted to this topic. The Aida excerpts are fine, except that they show that those Mexican performances bordered on the amateur as far as rehearsals were concerned."