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Richard Sininger
American Record Guide, March 2016

TEATRO ALLA SCALA - The Golden Years, Vol. 1 (Documentaries, 1981-1982) (NTSC) DYN-37728
TEATRO ALLA SCALA - The Golden Years, Vol. 2 (Documentaries, 1981-1982) (NTSC) DYN-37729
TEATRO ALLA SCALA - The Golden Years, Vol. 3 (Documentaries, 1981) (NTSC) DYN-37730

For most current opera lovers, the best parts are the unusual excerpts and the long interviews. I especially enjoyed footage of a rehearsal of the Cavalleria duet with Giulietta Simionato and Franco Corelli, Maria Callas singing ‘Vissi d’Arte’, a young (much thinner) Luciano Pavarotti singing ‘Di quella pira’, and a small section of the Butterfly love duet with Carlo Bergonzi and an unidentified Renata Scotto. …By far the best parts of this film are [the] conversations, especially with Mario del Monaco, Renata Tebaldi, Giulietta Simionato, Claudio Abbado, Placido Domingo, and Mirella Freni. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

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