Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Shuard, Cossutta, Bisson, Minton, Bainbridge; Balkwill. London, 1967
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This performance of Cavalleria Rusticana features the great and versatile British singer, Amy Shuard as Santuzza. Until her untimely death, Shuard was a mainstay in London singing all the great roles of Wagner and Verdi, Puccini and even Janacek. Her soprano was both opulent and steely with evenness across the registers. She is joined by the serviceable Turiddù of Carlo Cossutta. Yvonne Minton appears as Lola. The sound is fair to good.