"... this recording is a welcome collation of Puccini arias and songs ... This is music for soprano which ranges from the lyric Lauretta and Musetta to the spinto Butterfly and Tosca. Barker's voice is able to encompass such a range ... There are considerable pleasures to be had from this disc ... As in the final words of the song 'Sole e amore', here is the signature of G. Puccini."