Soprano Patricia Racette at the Met

Soprano Patricia Racette, discusses playing the role of Maddalena in "Andrea Chénier" at the Metropolitan Opera. The opera is about a real 19th-century French poet who was executed in the revolution. Maddalena, the female lead, is a wealthy, spoiled girl who is so changed by the revolution that in the end she volunteers to go to the guillotine with Andrea, the man she loves.