Notes & Reviews:
The 7-CD box Schone Nacht, du Liebesnacht presents original sets of highlights sung in German (plus bonus material) from the Italian and French repertoire - classics such as Offenbach's Hoffmanns Erzahlungen, Rossini's Barbier von Sevilla Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and rarities like Adam's Postillon von Lonjumeau, featuring such major Electrola singers as Erika Koth, Anneliese Rothenberger, Rita Streich, Edda Moser, Nicolai Gedda, Hermann Prey, Jose Metternich, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Kurt Moll.
MusicWeb International, 9th September 2013
The set's appeal will be largely to German-speaking collectors. Nonetheless there is much here for the curious music-lover with an interest in the singers represented as well as providing ample food for thought on the vexed question of opera in the vernacular.