I gave five stars for this "Othello" because it filled all my musical and technical demands of the product. Classical opera music is my favorite and I know this opera. I chose this product as a christmas gift from my coming husband and especially this "Othello" because of the superb staring singers, Plasido Domingo as Othello and Kiri Te Kanawa as Desdemona of the opera. And of course sir George Solti as the conducter was a definite quarantee for a high quality of the production together with Domingo and Te Kanawa. Also the reason that I got my order as was promised by Amazon was affecting "five stars". Surely, I will recommend this Amazon product to my friends.