2 DVD Video / Sony Classical / 2011-01-25Works: Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Performers: Croft, Dwayne; Giordani, Marcello; Racette, Patricia; Zifchak, Maria
Conductors: Summers, Patrick
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
"Minghella has minimized the singers' actions...there is no over-emoting. The sad story is allowed to speak for itself...Racette's Butterfly is magnificent. Her full-bodied voice is...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
2 CD / Decca / 1997-09-16Works: Giuseppe Verdi: I lombardi
Performers: Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Griffey, Anthony Dean; Leech, Richard; Pavarotti, Luciano; Racette, Patricia; Ramey, Samuel [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Shaulis, Jane; ssis, Yanni
Conductors: Levine, James
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Pavarotti appeared at the Met production of ILombardi in 1993: this recording is the delayed result. He's in good voice and sings...continue...