Verdi: La Traviata, Sutherland

Verdi’s opera, La Traviata really needs know introduction, nor does the star on this recording, Dame Joan Sutherland. Her much lamented passing in 2010 has encouraged the re-release of some of her most glorious recordings. This production was recording in 1962 in Italy with Carlo Bergonzi opposite. It has terrific drama and an almost palpable feeling of Verdi’s presence in amongst all the Italians.