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Madama Butterfly (The Metropolitan Opera)

Overview

The Metropolitan Opera's 2009 production of Giacomo Puccini's 1904 Madama Butterfly appears in full in this release. With a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, the cast includes Marcello Giordani as Pinkerton, Greg Fedderly as Goro, Maria Zifchak as Suzuki and Dwayne Croft as Sharpless. The late Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain) mounted the production, with Carolyn Choa directing and choreographing; Michael Levine created the sets; and Han Feng designed the costumes. The opera also features puppetry by...
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Overview

The Metropolitan Opera's 2009 production of Giacomo Puccini's 1904 Madama Butterfly appears in full in this release. With a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, the cast includes Marcello Giordani as Pinkerton, Greg Fedderly as Goro, Maria Zifchak as Suzuki and Dwayne Croft as Sharpless. The late Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain) mounted the production, with Carolyn Choa directing and choreographing; Michael Levine created the sets; and Han Feng designed the costumes. The opera also features puppetry by The Blind Summit Theatre, Mark Down and Nick Barnes; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet lend support under the baton of Patrick Summers, with Donald Palumbo serving as chorus master.
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Special Features

Backstager at the Met with Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, Maria Zifchak and Carolyn Choa; Anthony Minghella talks about Madama Butterfly
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • UPC: 886978066299
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Sony Classics
  • Time: 2:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,920

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marcello Giordani Pinkerton
Greg Fedderly Goro
Maria Zifchak Suzuki
Dwayne Croft Sharpless
Patricia Racette Cio-Cio-San
Laura Fries Cio-Cio-San's Cousin
Linda Mats Cio-Cio-San's Mother
Stephen Paynter Cio-Cio-San's Uncle Yakuside
Jean Braham Cio-Cio-San's Aunt
Keith Miller Imperial Commissioner
Christian Jeong The Registrar
Dean Peterson The Bonze, Cio-Cio-San's Uncle
David Won Yamadori
Edyta Kulczak Kate Pinkerton
Kevin Augustine Cio-Cio-San's Child
Tom Lee Cio-Cio-San's Child
Marc Petrosini Cio-Cio-San's Child
Hsin Chang Ballet Female Solo
James Graber Ballet Male Solo
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Patrick Summers Conductor
Technical Credits
Carolyn Choa Director, Choreography
Gary Halvorson Director
Louisa Briccetti Producer
Han Feng Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Gelb Executive Producer
Michael Levine Set Decoration/Design
Anthony Minghella Producer
Victoria Warivonchik Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Madama Butterfly
1. Opening Credits and Introduction [2:20]
2. E Soffitto...E Pareti... [7:45]
3. Dovunque Al Mondo [3:42]
4. Quale Smania Vi Prende! [3:25]
5. Ecco! Son Guinte Al Sommo Del Pendio...Ah! Quanto Cielo! Quanto Mar! [3:25]
6. Gran Ventura [3:44]
7. L'Imperial Commisario [3:07]
8. Vieni, Amor Mio! [2:45]
9. Leri Son Salitta Tutta Sola in Segreto Alla Missione [5:02]
10. O Kami! O Kami! [3:01]
11. Bimba, Bimba, Non Piangere [1:59]
12. Viene La Sera [3:43]
13. Bimba, Dagli Occhi Pieni Di Malia [3:44]
14. Vogliatemi Bene [7:40]
15. E Izaghi Ed Izanami, Sarundasico E Kami [7:50]
16. Un Bel Di Vedremo [5:09]
17. C'è. Entrate [4:32]
18. Yamadori Ancor Le Pene Dell'amor [4:45]
19. Ora a Noi. Sedete Qui [3:31]
20. Due Cose Potrei Far... [2:23]
21. E Questo? E Questo? [2:12]
22. Che Tua Madre Dovrà Prenderti in Braccio [4:41]
23. Vespa! Rospo Maledetto! [1:56]
24. Una Nave Da Guerra... [2:39]
25. Scuoti Quella Fronda Di Ciliegio [5:12]
26. Or Vienmi Ad Adornar [5:25]
27. Coro a Bocca Chiusa (Humming Chorus) [3:04]
Disc #2 -- Madama Butterfly
1. Intermezzo...Oh Eh! Oh Eh! [7:14]
2. Già Il Sole!...Dormi Amor Mio, Dormi Sul Mio Cor [2:03]
3. Chi Sia? [2:51]
4. Io So Che Alle Sue Pene Non Ci Sono Conforti! [3:43]
5. Addio, Fiorito Asil [2:57]
6. Suzuki! Suzuki! Dove Sei? [7:27]
7. Come Una Mosca Prigioniera [2:49]
8. Con Onor Muore...Tu, Tu? Piccolo Iddio [5:08]
9. Bows and Closing Credits [3:27]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Madama Butterfly
   Play Opera
   Scene Selection
      Act I
      Act II, Part I
   Set Up
      Audio
         PCM Stereo
         DTS Surround
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Deutsch
         Español
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Disc #2 -- Madama Butterfly
   Play Opera
   Scene Selection
      Act 2, Part 2
   Bonus Features
      Backstage At the Met With Host Renée Fleming
         Interview: Patricia Racette and Marcello Giordani
         Interview: Maria Zifchak
         Feature: Anthony Minghella
         Interview: Carolyn Choa
         Interview: Patricia Racette
   Set Up
      Audio
         PCM Stereo
         DTS Surround
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Deutsch
         Español
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