2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 24 December 2014
This trovatore gets four stars primarily thanks to the wonderful Leontyne Price, Milnes (one of the great Di Lunas on record) and the great Cossotto (her second recording).
Domingo was a fantastic Verdi tenor and a fine Manrico, but in "Di Quella Pira" you have a wonderful moment of theatre and Domingo struggles. His top C, by his own admission, is strained; tenors like Corelli, Bonisolli, Bjorling (and latterly Alagna) leave you thrilled and satisfied. (If you want Domingo then note that his Trovatore under Giulini on DG is far, far better).
It's worth including in your collection, but if you want one (studio recording)then the Karajan/Bonisolli or the Schippers/Corelli (or the subtle version Alagna/Pappano).
PS: In reference to the sound - I heard a couple of peak distortions which mars this recording.