This is a very likeable account of Butterfly which is generally well to very well sung and the conducting, though a little staunch at time, certainly makes the most of the score's lyricism. It doesn't seem to ignite though. Although at budget price it may well have become a victim of Naxos' own success. It was always going to be up against stiff competition, but now with so many of the big players entering the budget market, other much worthier recordings are available in the same price category, ranging from older classics such as those with de los Angeles/ Di Stefano and of course Callas/Gobi to much more recent, but also highly regarded recordings such as Gheorghui (which is currently listed at £8.99 on amazon). I bought my copy of the Naxos recording at a charity shop for £2 and certainly have no regrets. There are copies available for pennies via amazon market place, so if you only have pennies to spare then go for it, but if you are looking for a first recording, or indeed subsequent recordings that shed new light on the score, then you might want to look elsewhere. Sad to say as it's a most pleasing performance, I just don't know who it would really be a prime recommendation for these days.