Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci - Rosvaenge, Weathers, Allman, Anheisser; Schmitz. Köln, 1964


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This performance blends the old and the new.  Helge Rosvaenge was 67 when he sang this performance.   The voice is remarkably in tact and his interpretation is quite heartbreaking.   Felicia Weathers was quite young and sings Nedda with amazing freshness.   The ballatella is quite remarkable.  The vast difference in the two leads ages adds an extra dramatic layer to the proceedings.  The sound is fair to good.

OD 10195-1

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