Verdi: Macbeth - Paskalis, Nilsson, Buzea, Franc; Klobucar. Wien, 1970


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Birgit Nilsson had a very early triumph playing Lady Macbeth with Fritz Busch.  Some twenty years later she proves that she still has the goods.  From her opening aria she unleashes a high C that would stop any king in his tracks and despite being into her fifties and having scores of Wagner and Strauss roles under her belt she can still float the d flat at the end of the sleep walking scene.  The sound on this recording is fair but Birgit always comes through!

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