Verdi: Ernani (In English) - Tinsley, Smith, Bickerstaff, Grant; Balkwill. London, 1967
Listen to a Sample:
- The ideal Elvira in Ernani possesses the agility of a Gilda with the power of an Aida (no small feat). Pauline Tinsley delivers on both points all while bringing her signature intensity.
- Donald Smith's burly lyricism is well-suited to title role.
- Robert Bickerstaff's performance as Carlo is, in my opinion, on par with many of the great Verdi baritones of his day.
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Pauline Tinsley sings Verdi arias.