Donizetti: L'Elisir d'amore - Gedda, Grist, Waechter, Kerns, Heichele; Varviso. Wien, 1973
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Nicolai Gedda hits all the marks in this sparkling performance of L'Elisir d'amore. Not only does he sail through this notoriously difficult role with seeming ease he also finds time to create one of the most charming Nemorinos you are likely to hear. Reri Grist's Adina is firecracker! The surprise is Eberhard Waechter as Dulcamara. Although somewhat past his prime, he still delivers some beautiful singing that would likely make anyone pull out their wallet and buy whatever snake oil he was selling. The sound is very good.