Puccini: Turandot - Kuchta, Caballé, Usinov, de Narke; Previtali. Buenos Aires, 1965


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Montserrat Caballé's career was relatively early in 1965 but I am sure everyone in the theater on this occasion knew that they were seeing a star.  I would say that this recording is worth it just for the last twenty seconds of "Signore ascolta" in which she spins the most beautiful pianissimo I have ever heard (judge for yourself in the excerpt below.)  Gladys Kuchta sings securely and tirelessly in the demanding title role and is matched by Dimiter Usinov.  The sound is excellent!

OD 10053-2

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