Verdi: La Traviata - Ricciarelli, Carreras, Zancanaro; Bartoletti. Italy, 1976
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Katia Ricciarelli and José Carreras were still in their twenties when they sang this performance. Needless to say this performance has a wonderful spontaneity and freshness that only youth can bring. Carreras sings like an absolute god. It is sad that neither of their voices weathered the strains of an international career as one might have hoped. Giorgio Zancanaro is Germont. This performance preserves their brilliance.