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Dmitry

Yes, this is an amazing performance. I think in recent years only Dolora Zajick has brought that same level of intensity and fearlessness to the role.

Philip

Dolora is incredibly powerful in this role; I do think Troyanos has the more interesting timbre, but Zajick is even more daring in her traversals from top to chest.

Nicole

This is probably my FAVORITE recording of this aria. Troyanos was an amazing artist and unfortunately didn't receive the recognition she deserved. I love her Carmen and of course Octavian one of her greatest roles.

Philip

Hi Nic! The one role I always wanted to hear Troyanos sing was Dalila!

Dmitry

She sang Dalila, but not at the Met. I know there are pirate recordings of her in the part.

Nicole

Dmitry, do you have a recording of Troyanos singing Dalila??? I would LOVE to hear it.
She had the ability to sing everything, huh?!

Philip

I thought Troyanos once said she had studied Dalila but found parts of it were too low for her at the time...she thought she might save it til later but then there was no 'later'.

She once stated in an interview that the role she most wanted to sing was Leonore in FIDELIO and that she had worked on it.

Lisa

Does anyone know where I can get a video/DVD of the full length 1980 Don Carlo broadcast live from the Met that this clip of Troyanos is from? It also had Renata Scotto, Vasile Moldeveanu, Sherrill Milnes, Paul Plishka, and I'm pretty sure Jerome Hines as the Inquisitor. The commercial release the Met sells is from 1983 with a different cast.

Philip

Lisa, you might try the Yahoo group Opera-Sell. You have to join (it's free) and then post a message as to what you are looking for. I'm sure people must have recorded it off the air.

Lisa

Thanks Philip - I'll try that!

Elliot

Lisa: The Met has just re-released the 1980 broadcast of "Don Carlo," this time on DVD. I saw it today (11-10-2011) at the Met Opera Shop.

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