Now that I have this CD with Jonas Kaufmann, I must say it's an enormous surprise. For instance, some of the tracks are in English, and one is in French. My German is good enough. Four tracks have films.
But the biggest surprise is how wonderfully corny it all is. I grew up on corny music, not the exalted works of classical music, and respond well to this. After all, I was in 40 performances of Der Vogelhaendler. I'm smiling. There's no one like him.