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Bill White
Fanfare, March 2013

The music-making is generally fine, with tenor Piotr Beczala and soprano Elena Mosuc both sounding fresh voiced and providing fine singing. Leo Nucci…also sings very well…I find Lásló Polgár’s Sparafucile especially effective here, and mezzo Katharina Peetz as his sister Maddalena also sings solidly. The Zurich orchestra under the experienced hand of Nello Santi acquits itself wonderfully in the rich Verdi score and the chorus sounds quite good as well. Picture quality is amazingly sharp on this Blu-ray release.

…the set is easily recommendable… © 2013 Fanfare Read complete review




Lawrence Devoe
Blu-rayDefinition.com, October 2012

…tenor Beczala has the “ping” so vital to realize the Verdi style. Further, his Italian diction is quite good for a non-native speaker. I was not familiar with soprano Mosuc who turns in a pleasant…“Caro Nome.”

In many respects, it is a very satisfactory performance with quite decent principals. What gives this performance a boost is the loving hand of maestro Santi who lets the singers do what they do best, just sing…given the incredibly low price of this disc, it will give enough enjoyment so warrant its purchase. © 2012 Blu-rayDefinition.com Read complete review





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