Bellini: I Puritani - Sutherland, Filacuridi, Blanc, Modesti, Sinclair, Ward; Gui. Glyndebourne, 1960
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This recording marks the role debut of Dame Joan Sutherland in one of her most celebrated roles, Elvira in I Puritani. Her performance is simply astounding. There are few sopranos in the history of recorded sound who possessed both the precision in the florid passages with the opulence of tone. Nicola Filacuridi sings Arturo with remarkable security and Ernest Blanc and David Ward lend their talents to the roles of Riccardo and Walton. The sound is excellent.