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Subject: Re: Luisa Miller Recording(s)
From: robert levine <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:robert levine <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:47:49 -0400
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Absolutely! Moffo was never more lovely or pitch perfect; Bergonzi the
essence of Verdi style and MacNeil a powerhouse - and singing right ON key.
A very moving performance.
Bob

On Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 8:15 AM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Bill
>
> Total agreement with Paul.  The Moffo, Bergonzi, MacNeil recording
> has no equal, i am not shy about my issues with Cornell MacNeil,
> but his prime years, the late fifties until about 1965, were as good
> as it gets, and this recording shows him in rock solid shape, in tune,
> in time and without a trace of wobble. Moffo is ideal, and Bergonzi
> was the dictionary definition of superb Verdi vocalism in his
> generation. The supporting cast, and Cleva are frosting on the cake..
> An all around wonderful recording.
>
> Bob
>
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