Verdi: Simon Boccanegra - MacNeil, Ligabue, Cossutta, Wildermann, Mastromei; Previtali. Buenos Aires, 1967
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Cornell MacNeil was a mainstay at in Buenos Aires during the 60s and thrilled the natives in all of the great Verdi roles. Here as Simon Boccanegra he establishes why he had such a firm hand on Verdi operas. His voice has a dark hue and his top is ringing. Ilva Ligabue, a soprano who although sang in impressive houses, never quite made it to the big time. However, she holds her own very well next to MacNeil. The sound is excellent.