In this recording the two leading ladies are excellent.
Montserrat Caballé shines as Maria, and
Shirley Verrett is a great Elisabetta. The conducting by Carlo Felice Cillario is an example of the
bel canto style necessary for Donizetti’s music. (2 CDs, libretto included)
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Carlo Felice Cillario
Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,
Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus