Puccini: La boheme - Kabaivanksa, Ferrandi, Montoya, Matiello, Algorta; Martini. Buenos Aires, 1963
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A new talent is always a very exciting thing. Especially when they are able to blossom into a great artist. Raina Kabaivanska had just been singing professionally for about six years and was still in her twenties when she sang this performance of La Bohème. Her voice radiates a youthful optimism throughout the opera. Both her control over her technique and her style are remarkable. The sadness in her voice during "Donde lieta uscì" is palpable. I am very happy to report that the sound is excellent. A rarity for a document of an artist just getting her feet wet.