CD Donizetti: Don Pasquale, Muti/Philharmonia

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Discs 2
Record Label Warner Classics
Release Date 2016

Riccardo Muti, proverbial for his precision, brilliance and integrity in Italian opera, here brings incisive wit and gentle sentiment to the farce of Don Pasquale. The title role is taken by Sesto Bruscantini, a master of the buffo style, who is joined by two of the greatest Italian singers of their time, Mirella Freni and Leo Nucci, and the eloquent Swedish tenor Gösta Winbergh.

Contents:

Gaetano Donizetti, Don Pasquale

Sesto Bruscantini (Don Pasquale)
Mirella Freni (Norina)
Leo Nucci (Doctor Malatesta)
Gösta Winbergh (Ernesto)
Guido Fabbris (A Notary)

Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (conductor)