Favorite vocal recitals on CD or DVD

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Recorded in 1967 and 1969, these two discs are a conflation of three superb LPs of Rarities made by Montserrat Caballé, when her voice was at its absolute peak. When she was singing like this, she was unbeatable in this repertoire and, though she may not illuminate a phrase the way Callas was apt to do, she is nonetheless a dramatically involved singer, or at least she was at this stage of her career. If anyone ever doubts what all the fuss was about when Caballé first burst onto the scene, they should listen to this. There is nobody singing this repertoire today with such beauty and technical proficiency. I have a feeling these three LPs might just be the best thing Caballé ever did.

Original covers below.

\"A beautiful voice is not enough.\" Maria Callas