Gounod, Massenet, Bizet, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, etc

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COMPOSERS: Bizet,Donizetti,etc,Gounod,Massenet,Rossini,Verdi
LABELS: EMI
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: Opera Arias
WORKS: By Gounod, Massenet, Bizet, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi,
PERFORMER: Leontina Vaduva (soprano); Philharmonia Orchestra/Plácido Domingo
CATALOGUE NO: CDC 5 56584 2
You can’t doubt the sincerity of the interpretations of these lyric soprano scenes from Roméo, Mireille, Les pêcheurs de perles, La traviata and other staples. Nor can you fault Domingo’s generous support from the podium. But even the inclusion of a Romanian operatic excerpt can’t compensate for Vaduva’s intrusive vibrato and wavering pitch. Others just sing this repertoire better. Barrymore Laurence Scherer

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