Puccini: Tosca - Galvany, Carreras, Shinall; Morelli. 1974
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Despite the fact that Marisa Galvany and José Carreras were very different artists whose career trajectories went in completely different directions, they still manage to achieve the alchemy needed for a great performance of Tosca. Galvany throws herself into the title role with the gutsy abandon that made her a great Lady Macbeth and Abigaille without sacrificing Tosca's femininity. José Carreras sings Cavaradossi with exquisite style and youthful virility. Vern Shinall brings a suave malevolence to the role of Scarpia. The sound is fair to good.
José Carreras sings arias from Madama Butterfly, La Bohème and Adriana Lecouvreur.