Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Highlights CD) – Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni

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Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Highlights CD) – Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Artists: Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Christa Ludwig, Robert Kerns, Michel Sénéchal, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Herbert Von Karajan
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Decca
CD Release Date: February 13, 1989



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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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