music room -
opera & operetta arias
These selections from live opera performances showcase Beverly Sills's wide range of roles and vocal categories, from coloratura fireworks to delicate lyricism to intensely dramatic characterizations.
These live recordings, made under widely varying circumstances, do not have consistent sound quality and cannot compare to studio recordings. However, Sills's voice needed the space of the opera house to make its full effect. Also, many live recordings exist from the 1960's, capturing her real prime, which is little represented in her commercial recordings.
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Total time = 17hrs 14 minutes
Total files = 158