Madama Butterfly (DVD)

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Madama Butterfly (DVD)

Riccardo Chailly, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Over a century after Madama Butterfly’s premiere in 1904, Riccardo Chailly restores Puccini’s original two-act version of the beloved opera to the La Scala stage. This is the first ever video release of the 1904 two-act version of Madama Butterfly, featuring a new production inspired by Japanese Kabuki theatre by Alvis Hermanis and an all star
cast, including Bryan Hymel (Pinkerton) and Maria José Siri (Cio-Cio San).

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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