Verdi: Aida - Marton, Domingo, Nave, Farres; Gatto. Madrid, 1977


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Eva Marton was far from a household name in 1977.   Here she assumes the daunting title role of Aida.  I don't think that she sang this role that often.  It is a pity because her voice is very well suited to it.   "O Patria mia" is wonderfully controlled.  She gets off the high C relatively quickly but many great sopranos couldn't even do that much.  Placido Domingo has to employ some tricks to get through the role but I won't dwell on this because he makes up for it with beautiful burnished tones and strong intensity.  The sound is fair.

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