Format: COMPACT DISC
Várady, Júlia; Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR; Patanè, Giuseppe; Soltész, Stefan; Dimitrova, Ghena; Eser-Streit, Priska; Haider, Friedrich; Lipovšek, Marjana; Baltsa, Agnes; Baleff, Pavel; Cotruba?, Ileana; Dragoni, Maria; Gardelli, Lamberto; Lis, Sofia; Odinius, Lothar; Wallberg, Heinz; Kuhn, Gustav; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Bumbry, Grace; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Doufexis, Stella; Münchner Rundfunkorchester; Stoyanova, Krassimira; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich; Borchev, Nikolay
Giuseppe Verdi’s operas are notable for their strong and interesting female characters. Countless operatic divas owe their fame to one or more Verdi operas, some of them having grown into real Verdi specialists acknowledged as the ideal embodiment of leading ladies in operas like La traviata, Luisa Miller, Aida, Macbeth, Don Carlos and Il trovatore. This double album presents a number of the greatest Verdi singers, along with some prima donnas who are seldom thought of as Verdi exponents, including Agnes Baltsa, Julia Varady, Krassimira Stoyanova, Ileana Cotrubas, Grace Bumbry, and many more.