Penguin 3 stars. The female roles are probably the most beautifully sung on disc.
Conductor Karl Böhm
Cast Dietrich Fischer- Dreskau, Gundala Janowitz, Edith Mathis, Hermann Prey, Tatiana Troyanos
3CDs. Includes libretto
Penguin 3 stars. Böhm’s version of Figaro is among the most consistently assured performances available with fine playing and recording. The female roles are probably the most beautifully sung on disc. This recording was used in the soundtrack of The Shawshank Redemption