"My finest recording" – 16 opera stars pick their best disc

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Rosario La Spina

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo/Richard Mills 
ABC CLASSICS 4763483 (2009)

"I am very proud of the Neapolitan songs and one or two of the arias in this recording. My favourites are probably Ah sì, ben mio from Verdi’s Il Trovatore and d’Annibale’s song O paese d’o sole. The recording sessions were brutal – we were in the studio all day for four days. But it was an honour to be asked to do it even though it was also the most stressful thing I’ve ever done! The stakes are high in such an environment, but the experience was incredibly rewarding in the end. While this album is my proudest accomplishment to date, I probably enjoy listening more to Rusalka (Chandos CHAN 10449). Tackling the difficult role of the Prince, making a live recording of this great opera with an almost all-Australian cast and having its musical merit acknowledged in Gramophone gives me great satisfaction."

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