Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer - Zeani, Boyer, Casellato-Lamberti, Rossi-Lemeni, di Stasio; Cristoffoli. Roma, 1970
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I am always interested in hearing performances of Wagner in Italian. They lend the music a completely different quality and highlight Wagner's Italian influences (He loved Bellini and Rossini.) Aside from the oddity factor this is a very good performance due to the most part to Virginia Zeani. Her aria is full-throttle with wonderful chest tones. She is joined by her husband, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, as Daland. The sound is good although there is some occasional distortion at climaxes.