Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Blu-Ray) – Ermonela Jaho, Marcelo Puente

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Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Blu-Ray) – Ermonela Jaho, Marcelo Puente

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Artists: Ermonela Jaho, Marcelo Puente, Scott Hendricks, Elizabeth Deshong, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Antonio Passano
Directors: Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier
Format: Blu-Ray
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Opus Arte
Blu-Ray Release Date: October 26, 2018
Run Time: 126 minutes; plus 12 minutes bonus material

Puccini’s tragedy Madama Butterfly is given a ravishing production by The Royal Opera. Antonio Pappano, renowned for his interpretations of Puccini, conducts an exceptionally fine cast with the Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Powerful performances show why Madama Butterfly remains one of the all-time operatic favorites.

“Always at his best in Puccini, Antonio Pappano conducts with passionate sincerity.” (The Guardian)

“An opera that ranks among the very greatest of the 20th century.” (The Daily Telegraph)

“Ermonela Jaho is the best Cio-Cio-San London has seen in years.” (Independent)

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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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