CD's such as this one are intended, as Gramophone aptly put it, for "The Three Tenors" audience, the kind of "classical music for dummies" fare that I would urge you to avoid. Neither performer on this recording deserves much praise. Bryn Terfel is neither a deep basse like, for example, Cesare Siepi, not a warm-colored basse-taille like Nicolas Rivenq or Stephen Varcoe. He is particularly unispiring in baroque repertory. The hype over him baffles me. But the biggest hype in recent memory (whose ridiculous magnitude is comparable only to the medieval Dutch tulip bubble) is Andrea Bocelli. I was happy to read a recent review of this album by Gramophone, replete with some pretty scalding remarks, particularly about Bocelli (somebody finally said it!). Paraphrasing Gramophone, Bocelli just has no sense of tonal consistency or proper technique; all he does is alternating his annoying and unsteady baritonal droning with his shrill forays into high B's and C's. And alas, the normally excellent Cecilia Bartoli doesn't save this ill-begotten disc. She simply must have had a bad day. To hear her at her best, buy either her "Portrait" album or a more recent album entitled "If you love me, 18th-century songs." To hear a good performance by Terfel, buy "The Damnation of Faust" (Chung). To hear a good Bocelli... well, there isn't anything good with Bocelli. If you want a good "standard" tenor, try Jose Cura. If you are curious about some "non-bel-canto" tenors, check out Bostridge, Agnew or Padmore. In other words, spend your money elsewhere!