Caballé has referred to this as the finest performance of her career, and you may well agree; indeed, outside of Callas', this is the only recording of a Norma that I have found riveting in every way. -- Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
"At her best, Montserrat Caballé was superb, and this 1974 Norma is at a level that reaffirms her reputation as the leading post-Callas priestess. She’s partnered as Pollione by one of opera’s great singing actors, Jon Vickers. Usually the tenor role pales into insignificance before the furious onslaught of a diva aided by the mezzo: not here. His conception of the role and its execution are tremendous. As Adalgisa, Josephine Veasey fully earns her place in such augustRead more company, and bass Agostino Ferrin’s Oroveso is never less than imposing."
Normaby Vincenzo Bellini Performer:
Montserrat Caballé (Soprano),
Jon Vickers (Tenor),
Josephine Veasey (Mezzo Soprano),
Agostino Ferrin (Bass),
Marisa Zotti (Soprano),
Gino Sinimberghi (Tenor)
Turin Teatro Regio Chorus,
Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1831; Italy Date of Recording: 07/20/1974 Venue: Live Turin, Italy Language: Italian
Featured Sound Samples
Act I, Scene 1: "Meco all'altar di Venere": (Vickers)
Act I, Scene 1: "Ah! Bello a me ritorna": (Caballé, Chorus)
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Beautiful Norma July 15, 2014By Gerard Willem van der Meiden (The Hague, Netherlands)See All My Reviews"Not exactly the kind of sound. Nonetheless a beautiful disc."Report Abuse
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