Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1986
Soloists: Maria Chiara, Luciano Pavarotti, Ghena Dimitrova
Orchestra, Chorus: Corpo di Ballo e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Director: Luca Ronconi
Luciano Pavarotti heads an exceptional cast in this spectacular live recording from La Scala, Milan, with Ghena Dimitrova, Maria Chiara, Nicolai Ghiaurov and Juan Pons, all in peak form. Luca Ronconi's magnificent production of Verdi's much-loved masterpiece was a triumphant success, with Mauro Pagano's monumental settings capturing perfectly the imposing grandeur of the land of the Pharaohs and the ochre hues of the desert. Lorin Maazel conducts.