Massenet: Thaïs (In Italian) - Kabaivanska, Tagger, Bruscantini, Zerbini; de Fabritiis. Catania, 1969
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These days if there is anything rarer than a performance of Thaïs, it is a performance of Thaïs in Italian. Here Raina Kabaivanska takes on the daunting title role. I was surprised to hear how well she could cope in lighter repertoire. I had always known her in spinto parts. The sound is good.