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At The Opera, Puccini: Madama Butterfly, March 5, 2016

  

Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The opera is based in part on the short story "Madame Butterfly" (1898) by John Luther Long.  Long's version was dramatized by David Belasco as a one-act play, Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan, which, after premiering in New York in 1900, moved on to London, where Puccini saw it in the summer of that year.

The original version of the opera, in two acts, had its premiere on Februa4ry 17, 1904 at Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

Madama Butterfly – Renata Tebaldi

B.F. Pinkerton – Carlo Bergonzi

Suzuki – Fiorenza Cossotto

Sharpless – Enzo Sordello

Orchestra and chorus of The Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra

Tullio Serafin – conductor

Decca - 1958

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:10pm
Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly BUY Saint Cecilia Academy Orchestra and Chorus; Tullio Serafin, conductor Tebaldi/Bergonzi
Polygram Records 452594
11:00pm
11:11pm
Mozart: Die EntfÃ1/4hrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Aria. Venn der Freude Tränen fließen BUY from Magic of Wunderlich; composed by Mozart
11:16pm
Mozart: Die Zauberflute (The Magic Flute) Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon BUY from Magic of Wunderlich; composed by Mozart
11:20pm
Verdi: Rigoletto, opera: Scena and Duet. Ich denk ihn lieber mir von meinem Stande - Liebe ist Seligkeit, ist Licht und Lebe BUY from Magic of Wunderlich; composed by Verdi
11:26pm
Puccini: Tosca, opera: Aria. Und es blitzten die Stern BUY from Magic of Wunderlich; composed by Puccini
11:29pm
Brodszky: Be My Love, for voice & orchestra (from 'The Toast of New Orleans') BUY from Magic of Wunderlich; composed by Brodszky
11:32pm
Lara: Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib) BUY from Magic of Wunderlich; composed by Lara
11:37pm
Puccini: La Boheme: Mi Chiamano Mimi - Puccini BUY from Bidu Sayao Opera Arias; composed by Puccini
11:42pm
Puccini: La Boheme: Quando M'en Vo Soletta (Musetta's Waltz) - Puccini BUY from Bidu Sayao Opera Arias; composed by Puccini
11:44pm
Puccini: La Boheme: Addio, Senza Rancor - Puccini BUY from Bidu Sayao Opera Arias; composed by Puccini
11:47pm
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini BUY from Bidu Sayao Opera Arias; composed by Puccini
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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