VERDI Il Trovatore / Domingo, Giulini 4775915

. . . clarity of diction, logical pacing of the recitatives and vital but never vulgar energy in the opera's abundant excited segments.

Rosalind Plowright . . . uses both the distinctively darker and lighter colours in her voice to fullest effect . . . [an] intelligent and probing Fassbender . . . in tandem with Plácido Domingo in that Act 2 duet, she and maestro Giulini strike sparks . . . Fassbaender creates a tragic portrait of Azucena's grief, backed up by the space Giulini allows her, the colours and rhythmic stresses he gets from his Roman players and Domingo's willingness to be secundus inter pares . . .

Verdis Feueroper unter den wissenden, feinen Händen Carlo Maria Giulinis nun auf CD und endlich nicht als Brüllorgie. Da dürfen die Sänger gestalten und Texte musikalisch umformen.