Search - Robert Merrill, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Giuseppe Verdi :: Opera's Greatest Moments

Opera's Greatest Moments
Robert Merrill, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Giuseppe Verdi
Opera's Greatest Moments
Genre: Classical
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Robert K. (Gandalf) from DANVILLE, PA
Reviewed on 8/21/2006...
Beautiful older recordings: arias by Leontyne Pryce, Richard Tucker, Robert Merrill, Jessye Norman, Montserrat Cabll, Jussi (sp?) Bjoerling
of classics. I loved and have copied it to my IPod.

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Better compilations available
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I recently began collecting compilations of great opera performances as raw material for custom CD's. After listening to this CD side-by-side with others, I ended up using not a single selection from it. Three double CD's that, in my opinion, have much more to offer, in both quantity and quality, are (1) Decca's The #1 Opera Album, (2) EMI's The Opera Album, and (3) Warner Brothers' Simply The Best Night At The Opera. If I could have only one, it would be the Decca product, but each has it's own strengths, unlike the RCA disc. The caveat here is that taste in music is a highly personal matter."
A collection of opera gems on one CD
Joanna Daneman | Middletown, DE USA | 04/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have to agree that these are some of opera's greatest moments in the later part of the 20th century. The Pearl Fishers Duet (Au Fond du Temple Saint) sung by Jussi Björling, Robert Merrill is a big favorite of mine. Monserrat Caballe sings La Boheme here, and I couldn't believe my ears; maybe the best version of this I've ever listened to. I like these assortments of opera arias for the variety, for having all my favorites on one CD, and for the great performances you can find sometimes, like Caballe's here."