Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - Deutekom, Carreras, Fioravanti, Cava; Gatto. Macerata, 1975
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This performance of Lucia di Lammermoor is notable mostly for the superb Edgardo in the form of José Carreras. In the mid-seventies his voice was unparalleled for its beauty and masculinity. He is joined by Cristina Deutekom. Deutekom possessed what might be the rarest of instruments: a true dramatic coloratura. One rarely gets the chance to hear a Lucia who can bring the amount of slancio to her sound while negotiating treacherous music at the same time. The sound is very good.