"Bj”rling's Nedda is his Mimi in La Boheme, the equally beautiful Victoria de los Angeles. Bj”rling and de los Angeles make good foils against each other -- they are both accomplished singers and have clear, lovely voices, something that perhaps works to their disadvantage in playing such unlovely characters.
[This performance] is without not its merits, namely the gorgeous singing from the principals (you won't hear it sung better). Others will have had this in their collection for a long time in the EMI release; be assured that this transfer by Mark Obert-Thorne is miles ahead of the EMI which was distorted in many places, truly a labour of love. You will want to replace your copy."