Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (excerpts) - Glossop, Te Kanawa, Christoff, Mauro, Allen; Matheson. London, 1973


Listen to a Sample:


  • Peter Glossop delivers an iconic performance of the title role, bringing a technique that would have been the envy of any Italian baritone of his day, as well as a deep connection to the drama and text.
  • A young Kiri Te Kanawa combines purity of tone with surprising spinto reserves to make for a luminous Amelia/Maria.
  • Boris Christoff is a sonorous Fiesco.


  • The sound is distant and there is a hiss throughout. Also the extracts are rather haphazard, with breaks in the middle of numbers.

In Stereo

OD 12038-1