Renata Scotto: Sings Verdi

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Label: SONY
Catalog: 88765443372
Format: CD

This was probably one of the first recordings Renata Scotto made for the Columbia label, along with the Verismo Arias Lp. Both are great recordings, and each one presents different facets of this brilliant singer. The Verdi Arias, now being reviewed, showcases Scotto's solid Bel Canto schooling and is a delight to hear. Of special interest are the Primo Verdi arias from early operas La Battaglia di Legnano and I Lombardi. Scotto phrases with assurance, her fresh voice of the 70's sailing fearlessly through the many hurdles of this repertoire, the high notes secure and firmly focused. The recorded sound is well presented in a very good remastering. Also kudos to Sony Classical for duplicating the original program with the original Lp presentation as well. ~ Tenorqueiroz

Price: $16.98