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Puccini: Madama Butterfly - Highlights / Karajan, Freni


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 421247   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Robert KernsMichel SénéchalLuciano PavarottiMirella Freni,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Madama Butterfly: Dovunque al mondo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Robert Kerns (Baritone), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1974 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Language: Italian 
2. Madama Butterfly: Viene la sera...Bimba dagli occhi pieni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1974 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Language: Italian 
3. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1974 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Language: Italian 
4. Madama Butterfly: Che tua madre dovrà prenderti in braccio by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Robert Kerns (Baritone), Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1974 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Ah! m'ha scordata?" 
5. Madama Butterfly: Scuoti quella fronda "Flower Duet" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1974 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Una nave da guerra..." 
6. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1974 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
7. Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Robert Kerns (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1974 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Io so che alle sue pene..." 
8. Madama Butterfly: Tu, tu, piccolo iddio [Death of Butterfly] by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1974 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Con onor muore..." 

Sound Samples

Madama Butterfly / Act 1: Dovunque al mondo
Madama Butterfly / Act 1: Viene la sera
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Un bel dì vedremo
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Ah! m'ha scordata? E questo?....che tua madre
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Una nave da guerra...Scuoti quelle fronda
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Coro a bocca chiusa (Humming Chorus)
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Io so che alle pene
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Con amor muore chi non può serbar vita con onore

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