There are four superlative lead singers: Moffo in finest voice before her decline, attacking stratospheric notes without fear and singing with a very affecting plange we havency to her limpid tone. Her trills are present but sketchy and at times the voice thins out but she feels Lucia's plight movingly and has all the notes, Bergonzi is simply extraordinary, singing with a fire and passion belying his reputation as a cool, elegant singer; is this perhaps his finest assumption of a role on record? His duet with Sereni in the Wolf's Crag scene (so often omitted) is electrifying. Sereni himself is in terrific voice; overshadowed by more charismatic peers in his time, he still deserves the highest praise for his lean, incisive delivery, clean diction, vibrancy of tone and secure top notes. This, too, is, I think, his best recording. The similarly under-rated American bass Ezio Flagello is first class as Raimondo, his deep, rich voice carrying real authority.
Case in very good condition. Discs unmarked.