Verdi: La Traviata

Verdi: La Traviata

by Joan Sutherland


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Joan Sutherland was in her early fifties when she made this 1976 recording of "La traviata," so her voice has a maturity that isn't ideal for Violetta. Her technique and her distinctive brightness are still fully evident, though, and her performance is sometimes vocally dazzling. Luciano Pavarotti was close to his prime at the time of the recording, and he sings with his characteristic breadth, vigor, and intensity. Matteo Manuguerra is a sturdy Germont. Richard Bonynge leads the National Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Opera Chorus in a spirited, traditional take on the score, one of the relatively few recordings of the opera that is absolutely complete. The sound is superb and clear, clean, and present.

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Release Date: 10/11/1991
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028943049122
catalogNumber: 430491


  1. La Traviata, opera

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Verdi: La Traviata 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding and recommended performance of La Traviata with the autralian diva Joan Sutherland ( my favorite soprano after Callas) and Luciano Pavarotti (my favorite tenor after Caruso) with the National Philarmonic Orchestra and it was recorded in 1981 so the singers weren´t at they prime but belive me they did an impeccable work and i`m very impresive because of the age of Pavarotti and Sutherland ( going to 60) and both had a powerfull voice at this performance and both reached the high notes You can discover with no doubt that Sutherland is "The Voice Of The Century" and Pavarottu The Best tenor with a velveted voice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago