Verdi: Un ballo in Maschera - Pavarotti, Scotto, Mittelmann, Boese; Santi. Hamburg 1974
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This performance captures Luciano Pavarotti in his prime singing one of his greatest roles. His voice is smooth and creamy and he brings a sense of fun to the proceedings. He is joined by Renata Scotto, who probably should not have been singing Amelia. But she brings great Italian style and breathes life into her part. And in 1974 she was still singing very well. Nello Santi's conducting as always is impeccable. The sound is good.