When the ORFEO label was established in Munich forty years ago, surely no one familiar with the music scene at the time would have predicted that the record company would develop into a firmly established player on the classical music market. One of the labels main priorities in the early years was vocal music, with opera rarities top of the list and, from the mid-1980s onwards, the re-use of historic tape recordings. Big names featured on the labels own productions, while ORFEO also developed into a talent factory by discovering and nurturing young artists. This Legendary Voices 10-CD boxed set marking ORFEO's 40th anniversary features an incomparable line-up of eleven singers who made a huge contribution to the art of opera singing. Nostalgia and excellence combine to make this an irresistible package.