Framed Signed Photo: Carlo Bergonzi in "Madama Butterfly"

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Framed Signed Photo: Carlo Bergonzi in Madama Butterfly
 
Exclusive to the Met Opera Shop, this one-of-a-kind black and white photograph features star Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi (1924-2014), widely known for his interpretation of Verdi and Puccini roles.

The photograph bearing his signature shows him as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. It is double matted and framed with a facsimile of a program for the production staged by the Metropolitan Opera.

  • Black & white photo
  • Blue outer mat, gold inner mat
  • Gold-colored frame
  • Frame: 17” W x 12.5” H
  • Photo: 9.5” W x 7” H


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History

Puccini’s original version of Madama Butterfly premiered at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala in 1904. The composer was inspired to write an opera about a tragic love between a young Japanese geisha and an American Navy officer after seeing David Belasco’s play by the same name performed in London in June 1900. Puccini’s score includes many Japanese folk melodies, and is one of his most sweeping and sophisticated. It remains one of the world’s most popular operas.

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