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Excellent love duet from Romeo et Juliette
on 15 July 2014
If you love Netrebko, this recording should not be missing in your collection. She's a strong favourite at the Met, and this collection of arias and scenes makes it clear what that is so.
My personal favourites are the scene from Romeo & Juliette (why has the performance in full not been released yet on DVD, it is wonderful!) and the scene from Les Contes d'Hoffman (ignore the tenor and his constant wobble!).
She sounds to die for and always makes the character she plays seem real; she will be remembered as one of the great sopranos of her generation. Yes, the tracks are captured from live performances, so there is a certain measure of noise and audience participation, but don't let that put you off, the sound is good throughout.