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Dominic Cossa and Spiro Malas are quite frankly, not merely bad, but downright terrible.
While overall this is an excellent performance with good sound, there is one serious flaw which will keep it from being just about anyone's first choice.
Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland are excellent as always and this recording has more life than others.
I just know I love this entire opera:
Pavarotti - Sutherland - & all else -
I can put it on & voila - total enjoyment.
Buy this recording for Pavarotti; it is one of his best performances on record. However, There are other better overall recordings. Read morePublished on November 8, 2007 by Jay Adeff
Without a doubt, Joan Sutherland is a 'real' expert of coloratura singing. If only those so-called coloratura sopranos nowadays have but 60% of her prowess and skill, our ears will... Read morePublished on February 21, 2007 by Abert
This is a wonderful recording of "L'Elisir D'Amore" by Donizetti. Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland are excellent as always and this recording has more life than others. Read morePublished on June 3, 2006 by Jack D. McNamara
Solid singing by all! Pavarotti in top form. Sutherland , a marvel. Fine singing/acting by Cossa and Malas.Published on August 23, 2003
This is indeed a very good recording of Donizetti's comic masterpiece. Pavarotti's singing is simply marvelous. Sutherland is a fine Adina... Read morePublished on December 13, 2001 by Michael J. Mallon
While overall this is an excellent performance with good sound, there is one serious flaw which will keep it from being just about anyone's first choice. Read morePublished on September 15, 2001 by "burlhorn"
Pavarotti was born to sing Donizetti, his secure, silvery delivery is a model of its kind. His touching, vulnerable Nemorino must be next to Rodolfo, one of his best roles. Read morePublished on September 7, 2000 by Isabella Channel
Sure, Luciano is very good, he was in his prime and Nemorino suits his personality, but dear, everything else is grotesque. Read morePublished on December 2, 1999 by Gerardo Cabrera Munoz