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Saturday, June 21, 2014 Permalink

At The Opera, Puccini: Madama Butterfly, June 21, 2014

  

Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The libretto of the opera is based in part on the short story "Madame Butterfly" (1898) by John Luther Long. Long's short story was dramatized by David Belasco as a one-act play, Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan (1900). After premiering in New York, Belasco's play moved to London, where Puccini saw it in the summer of 1900. This stunning 1962 RCA recording stars Leontyne Price and Richard Tucker. Erich Leinsdorf conducts.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:06pm
Giacomo Price: Madama Butterfly BUY RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus; Erich Leinsdorf, conductor Leontyne Price
RCA 61660-2-RC
10:00pm
10:37pm
Verdi: Don Carlo: Tu che le vanità BUY Vienna Opera Orchestra; Argeo Quadri, conductor
Decca 4757167
10:48pm
Verdi: Otello: Mia madre aveva una povera ancella... 'Piangea cantando nell'erma landa...' ...Ave Maria, piena di BUY Vienna Opera Orchestra; Argeo Quadri, conductor Felicia Weathers
Decca 4757167
11:00pm
11:00pm
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide BUY Vienna Opera Orchestra; Argeo Quadri, conductor Felicia Weathers
Decca 4757167
11:03pm
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro BUY Vienna Opera Orchestra; Argeo Quadri, conductor Felicia Weathers
Decca 4757167
11:05pm
Geatano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera: Act 1: Quanto E Bella, Quanto E Cara! BUY Rome Opera; Frencesco Mlinari-Pradelli, conductor
EMI Classics CDM724356559721
11:08pm
Gluck: Orphee et Eurydice (French version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 41: Act 4: J'ai Perdu mon Eurydice BUY French Radio Orchestra; Georges Pretre, conductor
EMI Classics CDM724356559721
11:12pm
Puccini: La bohme, Act 1: Che Gelida Manina BUY La Scala Opera; Antonino Votto, conductor
EMI Classics CDM724356559721
11:17pm
Puccini: La bohème, Act 1: Si. Mi Chiamano Mimi BUY from Aria 2: Passion for Opera; composed by Puccini
EMI Classics CDM724356559721
11:22pm
Verdi: La Traviata, opera: Di Provenza Il Mar BUY from Aria 2: Passion for Opera; composed by Verdi
EMI Classics CDM724356559721
11:27pm
Pietro Mascagni: L'amico Fritz, opera (commedia lyrica) in 3 acts: Act 3: O Amore, O Bella Luce Del Cor BUY ; Giandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
EMI Classics CDM724356559721
11:29pm
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi Che Sapete BUY from Aria 2: Passion for Opera; composed by Mozart
EMI Classics CDM724356559721
11:32pm
Puccini: Tosca, opera: Act 1: Recondita armonia BUY from Aria 2: Passion for Opera; composed by Puccini
EMI Classics CDM724356559721
11:35pm
Francesco Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: Act I: Ecco: Respiro appena...Io son l'u BUY from Aria 2: Passion for Opera; composed by Francesco Cilea
EMI Classics CDM724356559721
11:39pm
Edouardo Lalo: Le Roi d'Ys, opera in 3 acts: Act 3: Vainement, Ma Bien-Aimée' (Aubade) BUY from Aria 2: Passion for Opera; composed by Edouardo Lalo
EMI Classics CDM724356559721
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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