Notes and Editorial Reviews
"In the Heldentenor role of the Emperor, Placido Domingo, the superstar tenor, gives a performance that is not only beautiful to the ear beyond previous recordings but which has an extra feeling for expressive detail, deeper than that which was previously recorded. Hildegard Behrens as the Dyer's wife is also a huge success. Her very feminine vulnerability is here a positive strength, and the voice has rarely sounded so beautiful on record. Julia Varady as the Empress is equally imaginative, with a beautiful voice, and Jose van Dam with his clean, dark voice brings a warmth and depth of expression to the role of Barak, the Dyer, which goes with a satisfyingly firm focus…this recording is unlikely to be matched, let alone surpassed for many years. Solti himself is inspired throughout."
Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2008 Edition, page 1308