Such is the case with his forthcoming homage to the ever-famous Giacomo Puccini. The world's greatest living tenor, he sings "Nessun Dorma," the highlight of Puccini's Turandot, among other selections from Manon Lescaut, Tosca, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and more.
Covent Garden aside, Zachary Woolfe of the New York Times has good words for Netrebko in Rome, where she dutifully followed Riccardo Muti in Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut.' Muti is known, of course, for his rigorous rehearsal regimen (and for not suffering fools).
He recorded with Scotto and Maria Chiara and has been hailed by Fabio Luisi as "one of the last Italian opera conductors who understood what opera means."