Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Tebaldi Perfection on CD
F. Barton | Newport, WA USA | 11/29/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This great CD compilation of Renata Tebaldi's early work would get a 5 star, if strictly for material. The questionable remastering is the only reason for four stars.There are two basic reasons to get this CD. First and foremost the AIDA '53 excerpts, which are from the only extant live recording with Tebaldi. She is incredible, showing a TRUE dramatic intensity, and sheer vocal perfection, that is makes both her studio versions sound mediocre, in spite of the muddled sound. Stignani and Tebaldi transcend this; when they are singing together, the orchestra is optional! The audience goes into a FRENZY during the duet with Aida's father, spontaneously reacting to one of the BEST live AIDA's ever! The other reason is FAUST. For years only available on badly made LPs, here it is, showing Tebaldi performing, with a voice that will bring one close to tears. There is SO much acting ability on these performances, that it is very clear to me she could ALWAYS act, not just in the later years! You will love this CD!."