Clara Petrella: Rare RAI aria Manon Lescaut

“Sola, perduta, abbandonata,” emotional and wonderful Italian phrasing, all but forgotten today in favor of a “cool” approach to Italian Opera. Everyone is entitled to their choice. This is an example of one I like, movingly sung by the amazing and vivid Clara Petrella. Wow.

~ by aprilemillo on June 10, 2008.

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