on 3 March 2002
This CD is a wonderful budget-priced introduction to what is, in my humble opinion, Verdi's greatest opera. Whilst the recording features low-key names and a far from famous orchestra, it is in fact a superb rendering. Since buying this CD I have also purchased the full opera on the Decca label, with Dame Joan Sutherland in the lead role, but I must say that in places I prefer Krause's interpretations. I particulary enjoy her delivery in the duet Un di felice.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this cd to any classical music lover who has yet to discover the magic of opera.