This compilation is superb. I've listened to several versions of these pieces, but none compare.
The whole collection is beautiful. Guillaume Tell leaps out at you in its finale, just as it should.
Il barbiere di Siviglia is just perfect. It's melodic, precise and timed immaculately.
It's hard to quantify what really makes this collection so remarkable. Maybe it's the feel that the musicians obviously have for the compositions, perhaps it's the conductor or the superb recording quality ( probably all of the above )but whatever it is, it just works!
Give yourself a treat, buy with confidence. I don't think you will be disappointed.