A wondefully lyrical Giovanni
steve steinburg | apo, ae United States | 09/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My favorite Giovanni. With artists like Popp and Moll supporting Raimondi and Price, this CD is a musical treasure for anyone who cares first and foremost about vocal quality. Sawallisch is excellent and the recording is exceptionally well remastered."
Not worth the money... A live recording with no libretto
steve steinburg | 09/09/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I recently purchased this version of Don Giovanni from Barnes and was very disappointed by it. It did not say anything about it being a live recording on the B&N or Amazon page, and also did not mention the fact that it does not include a libretto (for first-time opera listeners, a libretto is a booklet that contains the opera in two to four different languages, included in most operas on CD). I would not mind the fact that it is live if I were looking for a live performance. Amazon should include more information on what they are selling. I do not reccomend it to anyone unless they can stand the clunk of footfalls on stage in the recording, and also if they already have a libretto for the opera.