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Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Summers, Barker, Morris

Puccini / Barker / Aus Opera Chorus / Summers
Release Date: 05/27/2008 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4347  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Douglas McNicolIngrid SilveusCheryl BarkerJay Hunter Morris
Conductor:  Patrick Summers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An American lieutenant marries a beautiful young geisha, to the dismay of her family. Shortly after the wedding the lieutenant departs for America, and his wife bears him a child, alone.

Three years later she excitedly awaits his return, only to find to her shock and despair, that he is returning with an American wife.

With a heart-rending love story and a brilliant score, Madama Butterfly is one of the most beloved opera classics. '(Cheryl Barker) broke through the sound barrier that divides fine soprano from world star' The Bulletin

'Future casts have a lot to live up to.' The Australian

'Above all, the coup de theatre is the brilliantly coloured costumes...in the love duet, the sky
Read more blazes with millions of starts, lighted candles float on water.' The Bulletin

Conductor: Patrick Summers Director: Moffatt Oxenbould

Featuring: Cheryl Barker
Jay Hunter Morris
Douglas McNicol
Ingrid Silveus
Opera Australia
Chorus Australian Opera And Ballet Orchestra

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 141 minutes
Format: NTSC, Dolby 2.0
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Color: Color
Language: English
Subtitles: English
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Works on This Recording

1. Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Douglas McNicol (Baritone), Ingrid Silveus (Mezzo Soprano), Cheryl Barker (Soprano),
Jay Hunter Morris (Voice)
Conductor:  Patrick Summers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 

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