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5.0 out of 5 stars
A great momento of a wonderful performance!, 13 Mar. 2012
I was fortunate enough to attend this production live at ROH last year. Both Rolando Villazon and Sophie Koch were magnificent - Villazon in particular was stunning. I am delighted therefore to have this live recording which brings back wonderful memories,though unfortunately I cannot hear the sniffs and see the tears that were all around me when Villazon's voice moved many to tears in the last act. Perhaps his voice has altered, but it is a very special voice, incredibly moving and managed by a true artist. Tony Pappano's reading of Massenet's passionate score makes this a perfect to anyone's recording collection.