OP3425. DON CARLO, Live Performance, 7 Dec., 1968, w.Abbado Cond. La Scala Ensemble; Rita Orlandini-Malaspina, Fiorenza Cossotto, Bruno Prevedi, Piero Cappuccilli, Martti Talvela, etc.; FIORENZA COSSOTTO: Operatic Arias. (Italy) 2-Melodram CDM 37038. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy!
“While best known for the fiery, scenery-chewing Verdi roles such as Azucena, Amneris, Lady Macbeth, and Eboli, Fiorenza Cossotto was also a prominent performer of bel canto parts such as Rosina in Rossini's BARBIERE, Leonora in LA FAVORITA, and Adalgisa in NORMA. Such large and powerful mezzo voices, particularly with a secure top, are rare compared to the lyric mezzo, and from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, she was THE Verdi mezzo, the successor to Simionato and the predecessor to Zajick.”
- Anne Feeney, allmusic.com