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Vissi d'arte: The Magnificent Voice of Montserrat Caballé
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini
Vissi d'arte: The Magnificent Voice of Montserrat Caballé
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #2

Montserrat Caballé had one of the great voices, tonally radiant and technically amazing, able to spin the most ravishing pianissimos as well as effortless fortissimo high notes. This well-filled two-disc collection include...  more »

     
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Montserrat Caballé had one of the great voices, tonally radiant and technically amazing, able to spin the most ravishing pianissimos as well as effortless fortissimo high notes. This well-filled two-disc collection includes a good cross-section of her recordings from the 1970s and early 1980s when she was at her peak. That alone should send admirers of great singing into a feeding frenzy. The set?s title selection, "Vissi d?arte" (from Puccini?s Tosca), is done with such tonal beauty and refinement of detail as to silence any criticism about its being too slow. She?s as magnificent in bel canto arias like those from Lucia di Lammermoor and the Norma duets, where she?s Adalgisa to Joan Sutherland?s Norma, as she is in verismo roles from La Gioconda and Andrea Chenier. This set makes a terrific starter pack for those who may not be familiar with Caballé?s art, and it?s a welcome addition to the collections of those who do. --Dan Davis
 

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One of the very best Caballe recital albums
George C. Glass | Ridgeland, MS United States | 04/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ditto to the other reviewers. I have lots of Caballe's recordings, and yet very little from my LP and CD collection was duplicated on this two-disc set. It is an absolute must-have for Caballe fans. She outdoes Callas for emotion in the Chernier aria, and she is simply spectacular in Salome's final scene, dazzlingly conducted by none other than Leonard Bernstein."
A CLEAR, BEAUTIFUL, POWERFUL VOICE.
BERNARDINO | MEXICO CITY. | 03/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"MONTSERRAT CABALLE POSSESES ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, POWERFUL,& UNFORGETTABLE VOICES IN OPERA, HERE WE FOUD THE BEST OF THE DECCA YEARS A VERY GOOD ALBUM, AND IF YOU WANT MORE ABOUT THE MARVELLOUS CABALLÈ (I`M SHURE YOU WILL) GO AND GET "THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION" (RCA YEARS), "THE VERY BEST OF MONTSERRAT CABALLE" (EMI/ANGEL YEARS) AND "ETERNAL CABALLE" A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF SONGS AND OPERA ARIAS. VIVA CABALLÈ!"
Beautiful!
JMN | Guecho, (Vizcaya) Spain | 01/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This double CD is another prove of the singing art of Caballé. Tecnichs, passion and beautiful."