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|Vincenzo Bellini, Georges Bizet, Gaetano Donizetti|
The Opera: Great Divas of the 20th Century
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Great Divas of the 2nd Half of the 20th Century
Dewey | Houston,TX | 02/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"That should have been the title, as there is no diva that you would think sang these arias before 1950. The list of divas here are impressive. You start of with Tebaldi and end with Callas. You can't get any better than that! This is a highly enjoyable CD. All singers were in top form. I especially enjoy the Violetta's finale by Olivero with the crazy LAUGH.
Although the singing is first rate, the disc have some hisses and noise which one would think should not have occurred after 1950. The Caballe recording had several skips which was unacceptable. Also annoying was the lack of dates of the actual performances and the tenor who performed with the diva (especially the Callas's Sulla tomba). Thus I deducted one star for that.
Overall though a very good introduction to great divas of the second half of the 20th century."