Viva Verdi - Some essential Verdi recordings on CD

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Rigoletto (Solti)
1.  Rigoletto (Solti) by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "Arguably Verdi's best mid-period opera. This recording is very hard-driven, as was Solti's way with Verdi, but it is a thrilling sound. The cast has no weak links."
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Verdi: Il trovatore
2.  Verdi: Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "Verdi, Karajan and Callas all at their best, and all for little over a tenner. The mono sound is a little boxy, but very immediate."
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Verdi - Otello / Pavarotti . Te Kanawa . Nucci . CSO . Solti
3.  Verdi - Otello / Pavarotti . Te Kanawa . Nucci . CSO . Solti by Luciano Pavarotti
The list author says:
  "Most people prefer Domingo in the lead role, but I prefer Pavarotti's admittedly less subtle interpretation; it's thrilling, as is Solti's conducting."
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Verdi: Aida (DECCA The Originals)
4.  Verdi: Aida (DECCA The Originals) by Renata Tebaldi
The list author says:
  "Quite remarkable sound quality for a 1959 recording. Karajan's reading is exciting, Bergonzi and Tebaldi first-rate in their lead roles."
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Verdi: La Traviata
5.  Verdi: La Traviata by Ileana Cotrubas
The list author says:
  "High-octane reading from Kleiber. Cotrubas is a characterful and thrilling Violetta; Domingo was always superb in Verdi during this period. The 1977 recording is of demonstration quality."
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Verdi: Macbeth
6.  Verdi: Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "It's a close-run thing between this and Abbado's recording, but Muti's reading is a little more exciting, and Fiorenza Cossotto a better Lady Macbeth than Shirley Verrett."
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Verdi: Don Carlo
7.  Verdi: Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "You couldn't get a Verdi cast like this these days, and Giulini excels himself too."
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Verdi: Ernani
8.  Verdi: Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "Raw and very energetic live recording of this early Verdi opera. Exceptional singing, especially from Domingo."
£52.00   Used & New from: £5.53

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (DG The Originals)
9.  Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (DG The Originals) by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "A dark and sombre opera, in a 1977 recording which has rightly become something of a modern classic."
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Verdi: Falstaff
10.  Verdi: Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "Tito Gobbi is exceptional in the lead role, Karajan is at his very best, the 1956 stereo recording has polished-up very well indeed. Flawless."
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Verdi: Luisa Miller (DECCA The Originals)
11.  Verdi: Luisa Miller (DECCA The Originals) by G. Verdi
The list author says:
  "Classic 1970s Verdi cast perform an interesting opera in the Verdi canon."
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I Vespri Siciliani
12.  I Vespri Siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "Something of a forgotten opera in many respects, this recording is a persuasive account of it."
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Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera
13.  Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "Other recordings (Muti, Karajan, Votto) have their merits, but this one has the least weak links."
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Verdi: Requiem
14.  Verdi: Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "A revelatory recording. Verdi on 'period instruments' doesn't sound like a good idea - until you hear this CD."
£10.95   Used & New from: £2.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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