on 16 March 2013
This is a good set to sample the incomparable voice of Montserrat Caballé, her glorious sound (from delicately spun pianissimi to thrilling full-voiced dramatic outbursts) and her unique artistry. From Violetta and Norma to Salome and Isolde. The Libera me from Verdi's Requiem is a miracle and hasn't been released on CD outside Japan. The arias from Lucrezia Borgia, La Bohème and Il Pirata won't be easily surpassed. In fact every track here is a treasure, preserving legenday performances, singing for the ages.