Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghiliterra - Caballé, Winbergh, Masterson, Benelli; Masini. Arles, 1975


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Montserrat Caballé championed rarities from the beginning of her career till the end.  Here she finds herself in a perfect fit.   Her voice handles the agility of the role and sounds imperious in the declamatory sections.  She is joined by the late Gösta Winbergh.   Listening to the amazing sweetness of his sound it seems inconceivable that he should go on to sing Tristan very well.  The sound is fair.

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