Verdi: Don Carlo - M. Price, Franco Tagliavini, Mattiucci, Brendel, Raimondi; Gomez-Martinez. München, 1977


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In the 70s Margaret Price's voice was made for Verdi and this performance of Don Carlo captures her at her soaring peak. The rest of the cast creates a compelling, if not history-making performance. The stand-outs are a young Wolfgang Brendel as an ardent Posa and Ruggero Raimondi as a world-weary Filippo. Ruth Falcon, as the heavenly voice, is a delicious luxury. It is nice to hear a voice that is both angelic and can soar in this brief but important moment. The sound is only fair.

OD 10951-2

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