Pavarotti and Sutherland: Essential recordings

Pavarotti made many landmark recordings together with Joan Sutherland. These were mainly in operas by Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi, and almost always with Bonynge conducting. Here are eight essential recordings with Pavarotti and Sutherland, all available on CD on Decca, and all conducted by Bonynge, except for Puccini’s Turandot which is conducted by Zubin Mehta:

Bellini: Puritani

Donizetti: L’Elisir d’Amore

Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

Puccini: Turandot

Verdi: Rigoletto

Verdi: La Traviata

Verdi: Il Trovatore