LABELS: RCA Gold Seal
PERFORMER: Lily Pons
CATALOGUE NO: 09026 61411 2 ADD mono
Pons’s ‘Bell Song’ (Lakmé ) is sweet, accurate and sprightly, but to compare it with, say, Amelita Galli-Curci’s, is to reveal a certain lack of pure personality. Still, we should be grateful to hear Pons lavish affection on Debussy and Fauré (a rare privilege), and her Verdi with baritone Giuseppe de Luca has a real sense of theatre.