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I adore this opera, & have many recodings, including Sutherland, conducted, as here, by her husband Richard Bonynge. The whole cast here is excellent, especially the bass, who really acts the part. "Suono la tromba" is just thrilling - listen for those trombones pumping away!! The tenor is everything you would want him to be in a Bellini opera, including hitting an E (flat or natural) in alt, in the last act! Real showmanship. Mariella Devia is wonderful as Elvira, tender, loving, distracted, whatever the part requires - and with a full voice, but like her Arturo, well able to negotiate the strataspheres, while making sense of it all. Wonderful. Buy it, if you love this opera as I do.