One recent reviewer gave this recording a three star rate and that prevented me from purchasing this very good recording for some time. I finally found it in a local CD shop, bought it and was delighted with the piece. I am not goint to enter into the merit of the opera itself, but I would like to make notice of an important issue: buyers of Amazon are not always lucky enough to live in London, New York or Paris, where they can, once in a while, have the pleasure of being an audience member of a Torvaldo and Dorliska production, with Flores, di Donato and friends. Therefore, a recording as this one, for Rossini lovers, unless REALLY bad produced (which is not the case here) should always have a 5 star rating. Bravo Naxos, continue surprising us like that!