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Cavalleria Rusticana

November 3, 1987 | Format: MP3

$9.99
Also available in CD Format
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This recording is just amazing. Domingo is incredible everytime he makes a sound, but specially in his "O Lola" and in his "Mamma, quel vino é generoso". Every part of the chorus is just amazing, specially when they sing the brindis with Turiddu "Viva il vino spumeggiante". Baltsa is also very good and she makes a perfect alongside Domingo. Pons, althoguh Alfio doesn't have that much vocal appearance, is great(to hear Pons well listen to him in La Traviata). The orchestra and Sinopoli do a great job and they put a lot of emotion into the music. I highly recommend this Cavalleria.
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This Cavalleria is, in my opinion, the best one on record. Placido Domingo is PERFECT for his role, with much passion and fire in his singing. Agnes Baltsa is an exquisite Santuzza, having a voice the soars up to the high notes, and a very beautiful middle voice. Her high notes are also very well controlled, and are not wiry or screechy. Vera Baniewicz is a lovely Lucia. She has a very rich contralto voice. Juan Pons is wonderful as the Jealous husband. To sum it up, every voice is very well suited for it's part. A dream cast if I've ever heard one. One of the highlights of the CD for me is the Easter hymn "Innegiamo"...By the end of it, I feel like standing up and applauding. This is an absolutely gorgeous Cavalleria...from the Star Soloists to the Grand Chorus and the Orchestra, it's absolutely glorious. This is the Cavalleria to buy.
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Although the general sound of this recording is sometimes a bit 'blank', which is probably due to the recording location chosen, this is truly one of the most wonderful recordings of Cav. I have ever heard. This is such great music! Baltsa is great as Santuzza, although her live performances of this role are are 'spicier' and more passionate than she is letting us hear on this CD. The interaction between Baltsa an Domingo is great. Highly recommendable!
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(Note: The review below essentially duplicates the one I posted for an earlier Cavalleria with Domingo on RCA.)

My three-star rating gives the game away, but recently I compared this 1989 Cavalleria to Domingo's two other efforts in 1978 under Levine and 1985 under Pretre. The precis is that the first version is the best. A few details follow:

Levine, 1978: compared to traditional readings from La Scala, Levine takes daringly slow tempos, putting a strain on Scotto vocally. It's brave enough for a natural coloratura soprano to attempt Santuzza, a role whose low-lying range has attracted many mezzos, including the two who join Domingo on his later versions. In addition, Scotto was in her mid-forties and not exactly sweet-sounding. But she was a master of verismo style and delivers and wrenching account of Santuzza, full of passion and defiance. She's the only singer, bar Callas, who makes me believe in the character's desperate jealousy. Domingo is in excellent voice for his brindisi and farewell to Mamma Lucia, delivering an account as passionate and free as any by Corelli or di Stefano. The only flaws in this mesmerizing recording, which for years was the only one I ever needed, are a weak Lola and Alfio, and RCA's thin, shrill sound, which hasn't improved on the reissue.

Pretre, 1985: This version, now reissued at budget price paired with Pagliacci, was the soundtrack to a ilm by Franco Zefferelli. the sound is a considerable improvement over Domingo's first outing, but its advantages stop there. Domingo's Turiddu remains first-rate, and his voice has filled out somewhat, but otherwise, Scotto inspires him to greater heights than Obraztsova, whose throaty, Salvic delivery gives Santuzza a matronly air.
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By A Customer on July 20, 1999
Format: Audio CD
What a great recording! The drama is well executed through Baltsa and Domingo. True, Mascagni moves a bit slow at times, but then the real beauty of his music is displayed! I would recommend also getting recordings of Iris and L'amico Fritz! Enjoy!
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