This is an interesting collection of opera and songs. A number are taken from performances. Der Fliegende Hollander excerpts are excellent as are some of the Ring Cycle. Die Meistersinger, Tristan and Parsifal are not so exciting. Many of these recordings are quite old, some of them date back to the mid-forties. The early recordings of songs are surprisingly clear and give some indication of the range of this fine voice and sensitive singing. Overall this is excellent value, ten CDs in all but there is no booklet. I am only giving it four stars as I think people who buy this need to be dedicated opera fans, who are familiar with many of the works performed on these discs.