I have to first start by saying my knowledge of Opera is very limited, and so a collection of this kind is a real saviour for someone just getting used to the bewildering number of artists, composers, and interpretations opera and classical music throws up.
Throughout this amazing collection, Callas gracefully and beautifully leaves the listener in no doubt that they are in the midst of one of the great sopranos. This collection is a great starting point for would be opera buffs as it includes pieces from all of the great opera / composers, and so for me at least serves a dual purpose, giving an accessible insight into the wonderful career of this gifted woman, and also to some of the most gratifying interpretations of the great operas.
This double CD offers great value, as it includes a hardbacked book which includes photos, an insight into Callas's life, as well as lyrics. Highly recommended.