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PUCCINI: Madama Butterfly (los Angeles, di Stefano, Gobbi) (1954)

One of the finest ever recordings of Madama Butterfly, this 1954 taping has rarely been out of the catalogue. Victoria de los Angeles, never in finer or fuller voice, sings with radiant beauty, Giuseppe Di Stefano is a thrilling yet moving Pinkerton while Tito Gobbi brings unexpected depth and feeling to the rôle of Sharpless.The recording is further distinguished by idiomatic and characterful performances from the Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Gianandrea Gavazzeni, who was also a noted composer, author and musicologist.



Disc 1

Puccini, Giacomo
Giacosa, Giuseppe / Illica, Luigi / Giacosa, Giuseppe / Illica, Luigi, lyricist(s)

  Madama Butterfly
1.   Play with flash player Act I: E soffitto … e pareti (Pinkerton, Goro, Suzuki, Sharpless) 00:05:57
2.   Play with flash player Act I: Dovunque al mondo (Pinkerton, Sharpless, Goro) 00:03:42
3.   Play with flash player Act I: Amore e grillo (Pinkerton, Sharpless, Chorus, Goro) 00:03:06
4.   Play with flash player Act I: Quanto cielo! Quanto mar! … Ancora un passo or via (Chorus, Butterfly) 00:03:12
5.   Play with flash player Act I: Gran ventura (Butterfly, Chorus, Pinkerton, Sharpless, Goro) 00:03:15
6.   Play with flash player Act I: L'Imperial Commissario (Goro, Pinkerton, Chorus, Butterfly, Cousin, Mother, Yakuside, Aunt, Sharpless) 00:02:14
7.   Play with flash player Act I: Vieni, amor mio! (Pinkerton, Butterfly, Goro) 00:04:05
8.   Play with flash player Act I: Tutti zitti! (Goro, Imperial Commissioner, Chorus, Sharpless, Registrar, Pinkerton) 00:03:27
9.   Play with flash player Act I: Cio - Cio San! Cio - Cio San! (The Bonze, Chorus, Butterfly, Goro, Pinkerton) 00:02:19
10.   Play with flash player Act I: Bimba, bimba, non piangere (Pinkerton, Chorus, Butterfly, Suzuki) 00:02:02
11.   Play with flash player Act I: Viene la sera … (Pinkerton, Butterfly, Suzuki) 00:03:04
12.   Play with flash player Act I: Bimba dagli occhi pieni ci malia (Pinkerton, Butterfly) 00:03:23
13.   Play with flash player Act I: Vogliatemi bene, un bene piccolino (Butterfly, Pinkerton) 00:06:39
14.   Play with flash player Act II: E Izaghi ed Izanami (Suzuki, Butterfly) 00:06:52
15.   Play with flash player Act II: Un bel di, vedremo (Butterfly) 00:04:13
16.   Play with flash player Act II: C'e. Entrate (Goro, Sharpless, Butterfly) 00:04:11
17.   Play with flash player Act II: Yamadori, ancor le pene dell'amor (Butterfly, Yamadori, Sharpless, Goro) 00:04:46
18.   Play with flash player Act II: Ora a noi (Sharpless, Butterfly) 00:02:50


Disc 2

Puccini, Giacomo
Giacosa, Giuseppe / Illica, Luigi / Giacosa, Giuseppe / Illica, Luigi, lyricist(s)

  Madama Butterfly
1.   Play with flash player Act II: Ebbene, che fareste (Sharpless, Butterfly) 00:02:12
2.   Play with flash player Act II: E questo E questo (Butterfly, Sharpless) 00:02:04
3.   Play with flash player Act II: Che tua madre dovra (Butterfly, Sharpless) 00:03:51
4.   Play with flash player Act II: Vespa! Rospo maledetto! (Suzuki, Butterfly, Goro) 00:01:41
5.   Play with flash player Act II: Una nave de guerra (Suzuki, Butterfly) 00:02:18
6.   Play with flash player Act II: Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio, "Flower Duet" (Butterfly, Suzuki) 00:04:26
7.   Play with flash player Act II: Or vienmi ad adornar (Butterfly, Suzuki) 00:04:48
8.   Play with flash player Act II: Humming Chorus (Chorus) 00:03:07
9.   Play with flash player Act III: Oh eh! Oh eh! (Chorus) 00:08:06
10.   Play with flash player Act III: Gia il sole! (Suzuki, Butterfly, Sharpless, Pinkerton) 00:04:38
11.   Play with flash player Act III: Io so che alle sue pene (Sharpless, Pinkerton, Suzuki) 00:03:38
12.   Play with flash player Act III: Addio, fiorito assil (Pinkerton, Sharpless, Kate, Suzuki) 00:03:01
13.   Play with flash player Act III: Suzuki! Suzuki! (Butterfly, Suzuki, Sharpless, Kate) 00:06:19
14.   Play with flash player Act III: Come una mosca prigioniera (Suzuki, Butterfly) 00:02:59
15.   Play with flash player Act III: Tu! Tu! Tu! (Butterfly) 00:03:04
16.   Play with flash player Act III: Butterfly! Butterfly! Butterfly! (Pinkerton) 00:01:02

Total Playing Time: 02:06:31






Composer(s):
Puccini, Giacomo

Lyricist(s):
Giacosa, Giuseppe; Illica, Luigi

Conductor(s):
Gavazzeni, Gianandrea

Orchestra(s):
Rome Opera House Orchestra

Choir(s):
Rome Opera House Chorus

Artist(s):
Angeles, Victoria de los; Canali, Anna Maria; Di Stefano, Giuseppe; Ercolani, Renato; Gobbi, Tito; Huder, Maria; La Porta, Arturo; Sbalchiero, Bruno

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111291-92

Barcode: 0747313329120

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Release Date: 05/2008

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