Madama Butterfly (Blu-ray) – Freni, Domingo, Ludwig

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Madama Butterfly (Blu-ray) – Freni, Domingo, Ludwig
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Robert Kerns
Christa Ludwig
Giorgio Stendoro
Elke Schary
Marius Rintzler
Mirella Freni
Plàcido Domingo
Michel Sénéchal
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label: Deutsche Grammophon?
Run Time: 145 minutes
Region: Region Free, Worldwide

Herbert von Karajan conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker and a stellar cast featuring Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo and Christa Ludwig.

“One of the finest Butterflys in any medium.”   
--Michael Scott Rohan, BBC Music Magazine


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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