Blu ray sound makes this a disc to treasure! Verdi's Ballet music, usually cut from stage and recorded productions, makes its mark here. Operas that are still often staged are now to be really completed by getting to know this disc. Even those operas which are are themselves often cut or mauled are given their full complement of dance. The Otello Ballet music I knew only from an RCA recording made in Rome in the early 1960's conducted by Tulio Serafin. As far as I know no other reording includes it. The Don Carlos music is also usually omitted from an already lengthy score, but it is a pleasure to listen to. Macbeth, Trovatore, I Vespri Siciliani, as wel thisapplies to. Only Aida, whose ballet music, not usually omitted , finds its place here.
The BSO playing is expert, as the conducting so seems to me.
The quality of sound however is the clincher here. I could wish there were more discs issued in this format.
Oh Noble Naxos!