Notes & Reviews:
The Penguin Guide
... still the best on CD.
The recording, always considered spectacular, has also been totally remastered, with fantastic results.
Decca is proud to reissue some of its most iconic Pavarotti recordings, including Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore and Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Turandot. Now available with libretti on CD and High-Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray Disc, sales expectations are high for these deluxe editions. The editions highlight the key partnerships in Pavarotti's early recording career including those with Sutherland, Caballé, Freni, Ghiaurov, Mehta and Karajan (see below for a full list of performers). 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the relationship between Luciano Pavarotti and Decca - a fitting occasion to marvel once again at the sheer quality of the voice of the 20th Century's greatest tenor.