16 June, she sang in Don Carlo at the Comunale with Barbieri, Angelo Lo Forese,
Cesare Siepi and Bastianini. Hers is among the most beautiful expositions
of the role ever heard. There is a sweep that is not to be found in the work
of any other soprano. The final scene is of a grandeur that is breathtaking.
Siepi and Bastianini are worthy partners, though Barbieri is well past her
best days. It has been released in several versions on CD.
On 27 June, Rome Radio presented “Mose” with Rosanna Carteri and Nicola Rossi Lemeni and it was a triumph for all three.
Anita returned to France in July for “Aida” at Nimes and “Trovatore” at Arles.
Verona’s venerable Arena presented her in an epic revival of “Nabucco” on the 19th and Rome’s Caracalla saw her in “Aida” on the 31st.
The summer season ended at Cagliari with “La Forza del Destino” and the autumn found Anita at Lausanne for “Nabucco”, at Macerata for “La Forza del Destino” and at Catania for “Norma”.