3. Il corsaro: "Egli non riedi ancora…Non so le tetre imagini"
4. Attila: "Di vergini straniere…Santo di patria…
Allor che i forti corrono…Da te questo
5. Rigoletto: Gualtier Maldè!..Caro nome
6. La Traviata: "Èstrano…Ah, fors' è lui…Follie! Follie!…Sempre libera"
7. La Traviata: Teneste la promessa…Addio, del passato"
NOTE: The first four arias on this disc were part of a planned full Verdi recital disc.
Sills became ill during the recording sessions, completing only four arias. She ended up with
a temperature of 105 and was told to go home. Sills didn't remember recording them after
her illness and the recordings stayed shelved in the ABC Records vault. They were discovered in
the mid-1980's when MCA bought the ABC catalog and did an inventory. EMI/Angel put out the
LP and the CD in 1985.
Date & Location:
Tracks 1-4: January 1970, EMI Studios (Tracks 5-7 added from
the complete EMI recordings of Rigoletto  and La Traviata  )