Rossini: La donna del lago

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COMPOSERS: Rossini
LABELS: Decca
WORKS: La donna del lago
PERFORMER: Rockwell Blake, Giogio Surjan, Chris Merrit, June Anderson; La Scala, Milan Chorus & Orchestra/Riccardo Muti
CATALOGUE NO: 478 0326 (1994)

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Muti and the La Scala band sound rather distant in the pit in a live recording from 1992. Anderson is an elegant ‘donna’, but Blake distinctly wet as Giacomo. More bleat than beat. Christopher Cook