Renata Scotto, soprano. Orchestre National de l'Opera de Monte-Carlo. Louis Fremaux, conductor.
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Bel canto arias from Donizetti's Linda di Chamounix ("Ah! tardai troppo ... O luce di quest'anima") and Bellini's I Puritani ("Son vergin vezzosa"), as well as a touching scene from Verdi's Aida ("Qui Radamès verrà! … O cieli azzurri") are complemented by orchestral pieces from William Tell, Norma, La scala di seta and I vespri siciliani in this salute to grand opera featuring one of its most enduring star sopranos.
"The young Scotto … was stunning in her sophisticated interpretation of the Nile aria of Aida, vocal and dramatic to the last detail."—Opera World, Germany