on 17 March 2013
Roughly recorded but listenable. Curtailed version of score, with pieces missing. Riveting peformance with Callas at her peak and Simionato a formidable rival. Vigorous lusty interpretation of Henry VIII by Rossi Lemeni, and tenor Gianni Raimondi lyrically penetrating. All enhanced by idiomatic je-ne-sais-quoi articulation of the libretto.Definitive recording of this opera, even when it seems to be pirated.