Beethoven: Fidelio - Bjoner, Spiess, Kélémen, Cava, Miljakovic; Klobucar. Napoli, 1971
Listen to a Sample:
- The combination of pristine, purity of tone and steely grit make Ingrid Bjoner an ideal Leonora.
- Ludovic Spiess' lyrical, yet imposing Florestan is well paired with Bjoner. Both sound like they could have easily pivoted to singing Donna Anna and Don Ottavio, respectively, in Don Giovanni.
- Berislav Klobucar was always a commanding presence in an opera pit, and this evening is no exception. We are treated to a particularly rousing rendition of Leonora #3 before the final scene.
- There are some brief breaks. The sound is only fair.
Ingrid Bjoner sings "Abscheulicher" from Fidelio
Buenos Aires, 1970