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Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Cedolins, Giordani, Pons, Oren

Puccini / Orch Of The Arena Di Verona / Zeffirelli
Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107179  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fiorenza CedolinsMina BlumFrancesca FranciCarlo Bosi,   ... 
Conductor:  Daniel Oren
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena OrchestraVerona Teatro Arena Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This DVD combines a number of operatic highlights: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly - the composer’s self-proclaimed favourite work and certainly one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire - is brought to life at the worldfamous Arena di Verona. This opulent production, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, is sung by a cast of excellent singer-actors and conducted by long-established Arena di Verona conductor Daniel Oren with all the splendour that a Puccini opera demands.

The opera is staged in front of the imposing Roman backdrop of the “Arena di Verona” and directed by respected film and opera director Franco Zeffirelli. Fiorenza Cedolins is a sought after Butterfly singer and her Pinkerton is played by the renowned tenor
Read more Marcello Giordani. The performance is lead by Daniel Oren who has worked with the opera festival for more than two decades. The sum of all this is a gloriously sung musical experience.

Cio-Cio-San - Fiorenza Cedolins
Suzuki - Francesca Franci
Kate Pinkerton - Mina Blum
B. F. Pinkerton - Marcello Giordani
Sharpless - Juan Pons
Goro - Carlo Bosi
Il prinicipe Yamadori - Alessandro Battiato
Lo zio Bonzo - Carlo Striuli
Il commissario imperiale - Angelo Nardinocchi
L’ufficiale del registro - Giovanni Scordino
La madre di Cio-Cio-San - Veronica Simeoni
La cugina die Cio-Cio-San - Maria Letizia Grosselli

Chorus and Orchestra of Arena di Verona
(chorus master: Marco Faelli)
Daniel Oren, conductor

Franco Zeffirelli, set designer and stage director
Emi Wada, costume designer
Michiko Taguchi, choreographer
Paolo Mazzon, lighting designer

Recorded at the Arena di Verona, July 2004

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese
Running time: 142 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fiorenza Cedolins (Soprano), Mina Blum (Soprano), Francesca Franci (Mezzo Soprano),
Carlo Bosi (Tenor), Juan Pons (Baritone)
Conductor:  Daniel Oren
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra,  Verona Teatro Arena Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 

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