on November 3, 2003
Are there people in your life who just don't "get" opera? This CD is a fantastic introduction to opera for people who are not familiar with it. You could think of this CD as being the "best of the best" or at least as a collection of the easiest to listen to hits.
It would take a heart of stone not to melt when the Flower Duet from Lakme is playing.
Even though these numbers are already familiar to me, I never get tired of hearing them, and I play this CD over and over. In fact, since my car has a CD-changer, I just leave this CD in all the time and switch over to it whenever I'm feeling stressed.
Great collection by great artists, this CD is really a treasure.
on January 24, 2007
This compilation of Opera's finest moments is positively wonderful!!!!Unquestionably the best buy I have made in Opera Music..No kidding,I have trays full of CDs covering every facet of Opera,but none as beautiful...A full 2 1/2 hours of the best of the best....Heavenly Moments says it ALL...I vote 6 stars!!!!!
on May 30, 2005
You don't need to be an opera fan to appreciate the marvelous selection of music on these two CDs. I've found that even folks that say they don't care for opera or classical music end up enjoying these when I have them playing. It's a best of the best selection and at a deal of a price. Also makes for great background music at dinner, for relaxing, or during your hectic commute. These are among my standard CDs that I play over and over and never tire from. This is money well spent.
on September 6, 2008
I have more experience with other genres of music, but am interested in basically all kinds. I have been collecting CDs for nearly 2 decades but had no Opera in my collection. I did a little research and arrived at a conclusion. If I wanted the most and best Opera music for my money, I had to get this title, which is a double album, and "The Most Famous Opera Duets". Well, the latter was a steal with a list price under four dollars, and the former was a truly good compilation of many uplifting, diverse, impactful, and pleasant pieces. I am satisfied with my purchases and have filled the gap in my music collection. I can't see Opera getting better than this and the other title I mentioned. Enjoy!