OP0278. MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Live Performance, 18 Oct., 1974, w.Adler Cond. San Francisco Opera Ensemble; Renata Scotto, José Carreras, Julian Patrick, etc. [This is an indispensable, magical performance!] (Croatia) 2-Myto 013.248. Very long out-of-print, Final, ever-so-slightly used copy. - 608974502485
"If you are an admirer of Scotto's intensely passionate Butterfly and own either of her studio recordings, this 1974 San Francisco Opera performance is a 'must' acquisition. Scotto is in wonderful voice. Yes, familiar quirks can be heard, but they are at a bare minimum and pale into insignificance given the disarming musical and dramatic truthfulness of Scotto's portrayal. She is in often beautiful voice and with that voice changes almost imperceptibly from child bride to a mature, world-weary woman."
- Michael Mark, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, 1 Jan., 2002