Donizetti: Maria Stuarda - Gencer, Verrett, Oncina, Clabassi, Fioravanti, Magrini; Molinari-Pradelli. Napoli, 1969
Listen to a Sample:
- Maria Stuarda only really works when you can get two evenly matched powerhouse sopranos (or mezzos) in the roles of Maria Stuarda and Elisabetta I. In this performance you have just that with Leyla Gencer in the title role and Shirley Verrett as her rival. The result is electrifying even beyond the individual vocal pyrotechnics and charisma that both of them brought everytime they were on stage.
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Leyla Gencer sings "D'amor sull'ali rosee" from Il Trovatore