Notes and Editorial Reviews
Gösta Winbergh's operatic recordings have hitherto largely been of Mozart—the Drottningholm Cosi fan tutte (L'Oiseau-Lyre), the latest Karajan Don Giovanni (DG) and Solti's recent Entführung (Decca). Barbara Bonney's appearances have mainly been in supporting roles; but here she proves herself well worthy of prima donna status. Indeed it is she that I find the more attractive of the two. Adina's opening cavatina is done with a delightful chuckle in the voice, and yet with splendid agility and a ravishing final note... With the Belcore and Dulcamara we come to more familiar names in Weikl and Panerai. The former gives, as ever, a cleanly sung and commanding performance; but it is Panerai who provides, for me, the major delight of
the recording. Dulcamara's "Udite, udite, o rustici" is as splendidly athletic, as richly comic, and altogether as superbly sung as any I have ever heard...
-- Gramophone [1/1988]
Works on This Recording
L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti
Antonella Bandelli (Mezzo Soprano),
Rolando Panerai (Baritone),
Barbara Bonney (Soprano),
Bernd Weikl (Baritone),
Gösta Winbergh (Tenor)
Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,
Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Written: 1832; Italy
Length: 122 Minutes 0 Secs.
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