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Renata Scotto: Arias & Scenes
Giuseppe Verdi, Carlo Felice Cillario, Claudio Abbado
Renata Scotto: Arias & Scenes
Genre: Classical
 
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scifisci | New York, NY | 07/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was an impulse buy for me, mainly because I love Renata Scotto and the item is cheap. I expected bad sound quality, but I was pleasantly surprised! It's not as bad as I expected and completely listenable. All these recordings date from before 1970, so you can be sure that Scotto is in fine form. Scotto is a true vocal actress. Her dramatic instincts in these live performances is spectacular as is her astonishing technique. She floats wonderful pianissimi and spins endless legato phrases in such a heavenly way. Especially gripping is the "Libera Me". She fully realizes the dramatic possibilities of it, unlike many sopranoes who simply sing it beautifully. The I Lombardi is also available in a complete set, which I highly recommend. Buy that and buy this one too, you can't go wrong!"