Madama Butterfly - 1995 Film Soundtrack (CD)

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Madama Butterfly - 1995 Film Soundtrack (CD)

The soundtrack for the the acclaimed cinematic adaptation of Puccini's popular opera about the tragic love affair between a naive geisha and the American naval officer who deserts her and their young child.

The film was nominated for two French Cesar awards.

Run Time: 134 minutes

 

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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