Verdi: I Vespri siciliani - Scotto, G. Raimondi, Cappuccilli, R. Raimondi; Gavazzeni. Milano, 1970
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1970 was the perfect time for Renata Scotto to attempt Elena in I Vespri siciliani. While her voice still possessed all of the agility that made her such a great Violetta and Gilda in her younger days, it was also developing a steelier quality. Throw Gianni Raimondi, Piero Cappuccilli and Ruggero Raimondi into the mix and you have a perfect storm of great Verdi. The sound is excellent.