From the earliest days of opera, that combination of all the arts, singers, the prima donna and the primo uomo, heroine and hero, have had extraordinary prominence, dramatic, social and commercial. The present anthology includes examples of the art and charisma of many of the greatest singers of the earlier ages of recording.
"...Given the spread of recording dates, sound quality and characteristics vary, but none is less than satisfactory. This sampler, collection, or whatever, is a serious temptation to wile away a couple of hours listening to all-time-great singers..."
Robert J Farr - MusicWeb-International.com - July 2003