Even though there is nothing basically "wrong" with this recording, I didn't find much to excite me either. Jennifer Larmore has been all over the place recently, recording Carmen, Hansel, Isabella and now Romeo, I honestly don't think she has matured every role (worst offender is of course, Carmen). Her best recording so far, has been ironically her first, Giulio Cesare with Rene Jacobs in Harmonia Mundi. Since she is so talented, I really wish she would reconsider her career before it's too late. The soprano sings well, but there is not much individuality in her voice, really, she could be anyone, just another pretty voice. I wonder if record companies have ever heard of Mariella Devia, the finest Italian coloratura in 20 years. Though it is certainly difficult to find, let me recommend you a much more memorable "I Capuleti e I Montecchi", it has the advantage of having 2 sopranos in the lead, but with readily distinctive voices> Giusy Devinu as Giulietta and Anna Caterina Antonacci as Romeo, both are extraordinary and remind us of another era of singing, when big personalities went hand in hand with great voices. Both sopranos melt icebergs in the duets and are utterly memorable. This recording is in Fonit Cetra/Ricordi and is a live performance from the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. All around, this is my favorite version. Otherwise the also live recording with Gruberova and Baltsa is more interesting than this (TELDEC) respectable good try.