The don’t bother with it I Capuleti (Abbado, 1966)
- Romeo: Jaume Aragall
- Giulietta: Margherita Rinaldi
- Tebaldo: Luciano Pavarotti
- Capellio: Nicola Zaccaria
- Lorenzo: Walter Monachesi
Conductor: Claudio Abbado | Residentie Orchestra, Den Haag (1966) | Coro del Teatro comunale di Bologna, 30 June 1966
Wow. This was dire. I couldn’t make it past a ghastly rendition of the Ah, mia Giulietta!… Si, fuggire! duet which I love dearly. You couldn’t find a more bored-sounding Romeo or a more sugary Giulietta. Dear god, what was everybody thinking, especially the public who actually clapped generously…? Delete bin.