Casanova and Vargas feature in a performance of Donizetti’s La favorite

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COMPOSERS: Donizetti
LABELS: RCA
ALBUM TITLE: Donizetti
WORKS: La favorite
PERFORMER: Kasarova, Vargas; Bavarian Radio Chorus; Munich Radio Orchestra/Marcello Viotti RCA 88875194762 (1999)  
CATALOGUE NO: RCA 88875194762 (1999)  

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One of the finest of Donizetti’s serious operas, sung here in the original French, La favorite impresses in this recording under Marcello Viotti, though Vesselina Kasarova’s Léonor sounds thin.

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George Hall