Notes & Reviews:
How good, for instance, that Sutherland should still be exploring. Everything here is new to her discography, and the solo from Il castello di Kenilworth will be new to most of her listeners ... The fine tragic sweep of the violins in the Attila solo, the plaintive elegance of Bellini's cantilena, the simple good humour of Betly's 'tralla las' - none of these is too familiar to be welcome, and in the last of them Sutherland's gaiety is vividly personal and expert in timing. Of her French arias the Africaine is probably most successful, with its emotions imaginatively caught.