Starring Maria Guleghina, Marina Poplavskaya, Marcello Giordani, and Samuel Ramey, conducted by Andris Nelsons, stage production by Zeffirelli. From November 7, 2009.
Speaking of favorites, the night before the offering was La Traviata, my favorite Verdi.
Verdi’s La Traviata
Starring Ileana Cotrubaș, Plácido Domingo, and Cornell MacNeil, conducted by James Levine, stage production by Zeffirelli. Transmitted live on March 28, 1981