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Puccini: Madama Butterfly DVD (The Royal Opera)


  • Puccini’s Japanese tragedy Madama Butterfly is given a ravishing production by The Royal Opera. Its alluring imagery of Japan from the 19th-century European Imagination heightens the intense clash of East and West. When the American naval officer Pinkerton seduces the young ‘Butterfly’ Cio-Cio-San, he seems to promise every happiness – but his cruel abandonment leads to her tragic
    self-sacrifice. Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera and 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 favourites.

    Cio-Cio San: Ermonela Jaho
    Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton: Marcelo Puente
    Goro: Carlo Bosi
    Sharpless: Scott Hendricks
    Suzuki: Elizabeth DeShong
    Bonze: Jeremy White
    Kate Pinkerton: Emily Edmonds
    Imperial Commissioner: Gyula Nagy
    Prince Yamadori: Yuriy Yurchuk

    Orchestra of The Royal Opera House
    Royal Opera Chorus
    Conductor: Antonio Pappano
    Stage Director: Moshe Leiser/ Patrice Caurier

  • Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JA/KO
    Running time: 149 minutes
    Sound format: DD 2.0, DTS 5.1 
    Format: NTSC

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