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Friday Night at the Opera - 12/9/11- Puccini: Madama Butterfly


Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Puccini based his opera in part on the short story "Madame Butterfly" (1898) by John Luther Long, which was dramatized by David Belasco. Puccini also based it on the novel Madame Chrysanthème (1887) by Pierre Loti. According to one scholar, the opera was based on events that actually occurred in Nagasaki in the early 1890s.

The original version of the opera, in two acts, had its premiere on February 17, 1904, at La Scala in Milan. This 1974 recording stars Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti. Herbert Von Karajan conducts.

 
Friday, December 09, 2011

Play List

8:00p
8:00p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
8:03p
Puccini: Madama Butterfly ; Herbert Von Karajan, conductor; Label: Decca FindBUY
10:00p
10:43p
Wagner: Lohengrin ; Kempe, conductor; Label: EMI Classics FindBUY
11:00p
11:49p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY

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