OP0242. LA GIOCONDA, Live Performance, 16 March, 1946, w.Cooper Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Zinka Milanov, Richard Tucker, Leonard Warren, Giacomo Vaghi, Risë Stevens, Margaret Harshaw, etc. (Italy) 2-Myto 952.127. Very Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 8014399001274
"Milanov is absolutely endearing as the hapless Gioconda. Her belief in the character carries all before it Ä at least when she is in as splendid vocal form as she is on this afternoon....Milanov continues her assault, filling her broad phrases with reams of gorgeous tone. One feels the soprano is completely submerged in her role, giving entirely of herself emotionally and vocally. And she has it to give....to hear Milanov's fourth act is to capitulate completely. Her flamboyant, fruity rendition of the suicide aria is even better than the celebrated commercial recording."
- Paul Jackson, SATURDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE OLD MET, pp.392 & 393