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Verdi: La Traviata

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Penguin Guide
Cotrubas makes an ideal heroine in this opera, for her characterization combines strength with vulnerability...Kleiber's direction is controversial, with more than a hint of Toscanini-like rigidity in the party music...[but] the overall effect is highly involving, indeed thrilling, and this reissue must be counted an outstanding success.

Records and Recording
I am bound to say that, in terms of singing, playing, conducting and sound quality, this set comes closer to my notions of an ideal experience than any Verdi I have ever heard on disc.


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>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
  • Performers: Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano); Placido Domingo (Voice); Giovanni Foiani (Vocals); Paul Friess (Bass); Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass); Bruno Grella (Baritone); Walter Gullino (Tenor); Helena Jungwirth (Mezzo Soprano); Stefania Malagú (Mezzo Soprano); Sherrill Milnes (Voice); Paul Winter (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 77 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853