Madama Butterfly (Blu-ray)

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Madama Butterfly (Blu-ray)
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Release Date: 2/26/16
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Artists: Fiorenza Cedolins (Cio-Cio-San/Madama Butterfly), Francesca Franci (Suzuki), Mina Blum (Kate Pinkerton), Marcello Giordani (B. F. Pinkerton), Juan Pons (Sharpless)
Orchestra, Chorus: Chorus and Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House
Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly – the composer’s self-proclaimed favorite work and certainly one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire – is brought to life at the world-famous Arena di Verona. This opulent production, directed by respected film and opera director Franco Zeffirelli, is sung by a cast of excellent singers. Fiorenza Cedolins is a sought after Butterfly singer and her Pinkerton is performed by the renowned tenor Marcello Giordani. The celebrated operatic baritone Juan Pons gives the principled United States consul Sharpless. The performance is lead by long-established Arena di Verona conductor Daniel Oren with all the splendour that a Puccini opera demands. The sum of all this is a gloriously sung musical experience.

Running Time: 142
Picture Format: 16:9
Disc Format: Blu-ray
Sound Format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Number of Discs: 1
Region: 0
Languages: IT
Subtitle Languages:


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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