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