Giordano: Andrea Chenier - Corelli, Tebaldi, Bastianini, Hoengen, Konetzni, Paskalis; von Matacic. Wien, 1960


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This is about as good as opera gets. Three great singers, Renata Tebaldi, Franco Corelli and Ettore Bastianini singing in their primes roles that might as well have been written to them. Assembled beside them in the wonderfully colorful character parts are people like Elisabeth Höngen, Hilde Konetzni and a young Kostas Paskalis. The sound is excellent. I am sorry I had the misfortune of missing these great singers live but I am greatful the the Viennese had the good sense to make a document of this wonderful performance.