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    Favorite Maria Stuarda on CD

    I have the following Maria Stuarda CD sets and am wondering if any of these is anyone else's favorite and/or if you have a favorite I don't have that maybe I should check out.

    Remigio Ganassi Calleja Zanellato

    Caballe Vilma Carreras Santi

    Verrett Caballe

    Gruberova Baltsa Araiza

    Sutherland Tourangeau (Live 1971--not the one with Pavarotti)

    Sills Farrell Burrows

    Baker Plowright Rendall Tomlinson (sung in English)

    Scalchi Esperian Kunde Furlanetto (just ordered)
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    I only have the version with Gruberova, Baltsa, and Araiza, but love it. All of the three leads have attractive voices and are dramatically engaged with their characters -- especially Baltsa.

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    I haven't listened to CDs in a couple of years, since I got a smart, HD TV. When I did, I really liked the "Three Queens" set with Beverly Sills. The big drawback was a tenor who was not equipped to do Bel Canto. I do have 5 versions on DVD/Blu ray, however.

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    Not that keen on Maria Stuarda, apart from the epic vil bastarda bit of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Not that keen on Maria Stuarda, apart from the epic vil bastarda bit of course
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    Added two more CD sets to my collection. The NAXOS set with Piscitelli as Maria is in the mail. The other set is from a live 1967 performance with Leyla Gencer, Shirley Verrett, and Franco Tagliavini--this is an excellent performance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Added two more CD sets to my collection. The NAXOS set with Piscitelli as Maria is in the mail. The other set is from a live 1967 performance with Leyla Gencer, Shirley Verrett, and Franco Tagliavini--this is an excellent performance!
    Turns out that today these are my two favorite Stuarda recordings.
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    Did you ever hear this one with Gabrela Fontana as Maria and Joyce DiDonato as Elisabeta?

    http://klassikundopern.web.tv/video/...5__2w0s6iep53y

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenaJurinac View Post
    Did you ever hear this one with Gabrela Fontana as Maria and Joyce DiDonato as Elisabeta?

    http://klassikundopern.web.tv/video/...5__2w0s6iep53y
    Nice! I have not seen that one. I have the commercial DVD with DiDonato which is an excellent production.
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