Mefistofele  (Gavazzeni;  Carlo Bergonzi, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Raina Kabaivanska)  (2-Immortal Performances 1001)
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Mefistofele  (Gavazzeni;  Carlo Bergonzi, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Raina Kabaivanska)  (2-Immortal Performances 1001)
OP0563. MEFISTOFELE, Live Performance, 1964, w.Gavazzeni Cond. La Scala Ensemble; Carlo Bergonzi, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Raina Kabaivanska, Linda Vajna, etc. 2-Immortal Performances 1001 [NOT to be confused with Caniell's Immortal Performances, from Canada!] Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 660662810128

CRITIC REVIEW:

“In this version of MEFISTOFELE from 1964, Ghiaurov was in his absolute prime and had associated artists Carlo Bergonzi and Raina Kabaivanska also in their best years. Gianadrea Gavazzeni conducted a performance that brims with excitement from beginning to end. As Faust Carlo Bergonzi is a perfect foil for the Mefistofele of Nicolai Ghiaurov and their scenes together are vocally exciting as the audience reaction will attest. As Margherita, Raina Kabaivanska is also outstanding and I've never heard her sing better than this. The recording is live and the sound is moderate however you soon forget this when you get spellbound by the magnificent singing. If you love opera like I do, don't miss this stunning release”

- Ronald Cork