Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Blu-Ray) – Maria José Siri, Bryan Hymel

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Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Blu-Ray) – Maria José Siri, Bryan Hymel

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Artists: Maria José Siri, Annalisa Stropa, Nicole Brandolino, Bryan Hymel, Carlos Álvarez, Carlo Bosi, Costantino Finucci, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Director: Alvis Hermanis
Format: Blu-Ray
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Decca
Blu-Ray Release Date: February 15, 2019
Run Time: 167 minutes

Over a century after Madama Butterfly’s premiere in 1904, Riccardo Chailly restores Puccini’s original 2-act version of the beloved opera to the La Scala stage. This is the first ever video release of the 1904 2-act version of Madama Butterfly, featuring a new production by Alvis Hermanis, inspired by Japanese Kabuki theatre. An all-star cast includes Bryan Hymel (Pinkerton) and Maria José Siri (Cio-Cio San).

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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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