Puccini: Madama Butterfly


Giacomo Puccini
Release Date: 19-11-2021
PTC: 5186783

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Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1904/1907)


Act 1

2) Questa è la cameriera (Goro, Pinkerton, Suzuki, Sharpless) 4.39
4) Quale smania vi prende! (Sharpless, Pinkerton, Chorus, Goro) 4.16
5) Quanto cielo! … Ancora un passo or via (Chorus, Butterfly, Sharpless) 3.09
6) Gran ventura (Butterfly, Chorus, Pinkerton, Sharpless, Goro) 3.58
7) L’Imperial Commissario (Goro, Pinkerton, Chorus, Butterfly, Cugina, La Madre, Yakusidé, Zia, Sharpless) 2.57
9) Ieri son salita tutta sola (Butterfly, Goro, Il. Commissario, Chorus, Sharpless, L’Ufficiale del Registro, Pinkerton) 4.46
10) Ed eccoci in famiglia (Pinkerton, Chorus, Lo Zio Bonzo, Butterfly, Goro, Suzuki) 5.53
12) Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malìa (Pinkerton, Butterfly) 4.05


2) Non lo sapete insomma (Butterfly, Sharpless, Goro, Yamadori) 2.05
3) A voi però giurerei fede costante (Yamadori, Sharpless, Goro, Butterfly) 4.06

Act 2, Second Part

21) Sotto il gran ponte del cielo (Butterfly, Kate, Sharpless) 1.30
Total Tracks 38
Total Duration 02hr 01min

Album information


After having recorded La Fanciulla del West, conductor Lawrence Foster now expands his Puccini discography on PENTATONE with Madama Butterfly, together with the Coro & Orquestra Gulbenkian, as well as Elisabeth Kulman (Suzuki), Stefano Secco (Pinkerton), Lester Lynch (Sharpless) and Melody Moore (Cio-Cio-San) in the title role. Despite its disastrous premiere, Madama Butterfly has become one of Puccini’s most successful and popular operas. While the Japanese ambience usually captures the attention, the original dramatic conception and exceptional symphonic qualities of the work are often overlooked. Lawrence Foster’s interpretation brings out the symphonic character of the opera, while Melody Moore’s charismatic interpretation of the title role fully realizes the work’s tragic and dramatic potential.

Lawrence Foster has a vast PENTATONE discography, including operettas and operas such as Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus (2018) and Der Zigeunerbaron (2016), as well as Verdi’s Otello (2017) and Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West (2020). The latter album features Melody Moore and Lester Lynch, who have also starred in recordings of Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Puccini’s Il Tabarro (both 2020), whereas Elisabeth Kulman starred in Die Fledermaus. The Coro & Orquestra Gulbenkian have a substantial PENTATONE discography together with Lawrence Foster, while Stefano Secco makes his PENTATONE debut.

A San Francisco Classical Recording Company Production

Released physically as a 2 Hybrid SACD set.