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This review is from: Puccini: La rondine - Live from the Met [DVD]  [NTSC] (DVD)
At last a succesful DVD of Puccini's wonderful opera. This is Puccini having a good time. It's not heavy drama but a constant string of good tunes and fresh and delightful orchestration. The DVD has the ideal cast. There are cases where the work that is really the most inventive and enjoyable in a composer's ouevre is seen as one of his lesser works. There are people who would place la Rondine very high indeed. It's a masterpiece of pure pleasure.