Here’s a recording of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers (in Italian) from a live performance in Milan on November 3, 1960. It features Alfredo Kraus and Giuseppe Taddei. Pina Margarini and Carlo Cava are the other featured singers. The RAI Chorus and Orchestra, Milan ar conducted by LaRoda Parodi.
The most beautiful, mesmerizing opera performance I saw was Pearl Fishers. The staging and lighting were so engrossing that even when the music slowed down, it commanded full attention. The leads were Charles Castronovo
and Elkatrina Suriana, both exceptional. and yes, he got thru the “Je crois entendre encore” beautifully. That performance also impressed a friend I dragged to it so much that she became an opera lover.
A Kraus documentary mentions he never missed a performance in his incredibly long career..