We’re cutting. We’re on the edge. We’re on the cutting edge. Sunday’s New York Times featured an article by Anthony Tommasini about bel canto: What is it really? Who does it? Why do we care?
Here at the Mudd we just happen to have a CD mentioned in this article as being one of the best in bel canto, whatever it is:
Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (M1500.D683 L8 1989,) a reissue of the 1953 recording. Tommasini calls this “a milestone in the discography of opera.”
We call it beautiful singing.