Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera - Caballé, Carreras, Bruson, Baldani; Molinari-Pradelli. Milano, 1975
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- This performance of Un Ballo in maschera gets as close to perfection as you can get with Verdi.
- A young José Carreras offers flawless lyricism as Riccardo; acquitting even the most technically demanding sections with power and ease.
- Montserrat Caballé ability to unleash hair-raising fortes and then turn on a dime to float a stunning pianissimo high note makes for an Amelia that probably only comes around once in a lifetime (if that.)
- Renato Bruson brings finesse and passion to the role of Renato.
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