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.

OD 10673-2

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