I bought this set because I have owned it for a long time having first purchased it on vinyl LP. I have heard many versions of Traviata and in my view this recording was the best, and despite recent excellent competition it remains so. Ileana Cotrubas sings Violetta perfectly. Her portrayal is spellbinding throughout and in my opinion cannot be surpassed.
As ever, Domingo and Sherrill Milnes sing superbly, and Carlos Kleiber's conducting gets the very best out of Verdi's score.
This is a performance I have returned to again and again over the years. I knew that eventually I would have to buy it on CD and I have no regrets. Thoroughly recommended.