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Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Summers/Met, Racette, Zifchak [DVD]

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Minghella has minimized the singers' actions...there is no over-emoting. The sad story is allowed to speak for itself...Racette's Butterfly is magnificent. Her full-bodied voice is imbued with a warm vibrato and her phrasing is natural and sharply musical. Just as crucially, she listens and reacts like a young girl...There are several other versions of this opera available on DVD..[but] the choice is pretty obvious - it's this one from the Met." -International Record Review

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Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, Color



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Works Details

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
  • Performers: Maria Zifchak (Mezzo Soprano); Patricia Racette (Soprano); Marcello Giordani (Tenor); Dwayne Croft (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904