Verdi: La Forza del destino - Ligabue, Bergonzi, Cappuccilli, Simionato, Ghiaurov, Capecchi; Gavazzeni. Milano, 1965
Listen to a Sample:
- Ilva Ligabue is phenomenal as Leonora. I have no idea why she was not a household name.
- Carlo Bergonzi demonstrates why he was the epitome of class.
- Giulietta Simionato is an earthy Preziosilla.
- Nicolai Ghiaurov as Guardiano and Renato Capecchi as Melitone are icing on the cake a very tasty vocal cake.
- Unfortunately, Piero Cappuccilli seems indisposed, barely making it through "Son pereda". He is replaced by Carlo Meliciani who does very well.
Carlo Bergonzi sings Verdi arias.