Puccini: Tosca - Nilsson, Tagliavini, Vinay; Moresco. 1963


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Any Tosca that sports Birgit Nilsson in the title role is a true find. What almost eclipses that here is the Sparpia of Ramón Vinay. Much like Domingo, Ramón Vinay eventually abandoned the heldentenor repertoire in favor of baritone roles. The move down proved a good one and he sounds like a bona fide baritone and not just a tenor who is hiding from the top of his voice. Birgit Nilsson is at the height of her powers here and delivers a very exciting performance. The sound is fair.

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