Listen to a Sample:
- The appeal of this performance is the largely American group of soloist assembled.
- Johanna Meier was a unique artist who was at home in almost every vocal style. Here her shimmering soprano sparkles in the "Agnus Dei" and dominates in the "Libera me".
- Norman Treigle left few recordings in the Italian repertoire making this example all the more precious. His voice combines an appealing mixture of darkness and warmth and he manages all of Verdi's vocal challenges with ease.
- The sound is a bit murky.