on 26 October 2012
I enjoyed this recording immensely. Pavarotti, Caballe and Milnes are perfect casting. I also have the RCA recording with Moffo, Bergonzi and MacNeil, but as a whole I think this recording is better.
The ensemble cast(including a cameo by Pavarotti's dad) are great, and I agree with the other reviewer - Richard Van Allan is a wonderfully evil Wurm.
Luisa Miller is early Verdi heading full-on to the rich vein of Rigoletto, Il Trovatore and La Traviata. If you like Verdi it's a must-have.
on 1 August 2011
This opera means a great deal to me, the late Richard Van Allen was a close personal friend, our regular discussions on music and opera are sadly missed.
In this performance his superb base baritone is heard at its best!
To me it is a precious momento.
The whole opera as one expects of Verdi is breathtaking and this performance especially so!