This being a Met production, the choral and orchestral work is superb. Although there are some vocal deficiencies, every member of the cast gives, at least, an adequate performance. Most fans of Verdi will enjoy this DVD.
During her career, Leontyne Price was the greatest American soprano and this role was the best and transfixing. What might be called Verdi's 'Russian' opera, it premiered in Saint Petersburg, and has always been an opera the great sopranos have starred in.