"Sir Colin Davis has rarely directed a more sensitive or more warmly expressive performance on record than his account of Werther, based on a stage production at Covent Garden. Frederica von Stade makes an enchanting Charlotte, outshining all current rivals on record, both strong and tender, conveying the understanding but vujlnerable character of Goethe's heroine. Carreras... uses a naturally beautiful voice freshly and sensitively. Others in the cast such as Thomas Allen as Charlotte's husband Albert and Isobel Buchanan as Sophie, her sister, are excellent too. This is one of the very finest French opera sets." - The Penguin Guide. Batch two of Decca's Opera Series, reissuing many of the greatest opera recordings of the last 50 years from Decca and Philips. This series re-establishes Decca as THE OPERA COMPANY. Original sleeve packaging. The complete libretto (offered in original language and translated into English, French, and German), is readable not only as PDF download but also via Amazon Kindle and the iPad.