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Madama Butterfly : Japanese tragedy

Author: Luigi IllicaGiuseppe GiacosaMirella FreniPlácido DomingoChrista LudwigAll authors
Publisher: London : London, [1990]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : ItalianView all editions and formats
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An American Naval officer marries a purchased Japanese wife, Butterfly. Tragedy unfolds as Butterfly remains faithful to her American husband.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Filmed operas
Feature films
Named Person: Giacomo Puccini
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Luigi Illica; Giuseppe Giacosa; Mirella Freni; Plácido Domingo; Christa Ludwig; Robert Kerns; Michel Sénéchal; Marius Rintzler; Elke Schary; Giorgio Stendoro; Herbert von Karajan; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Giacomo Puccini; Wiener Philharmoniker.; Unitel Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft mbH.; London Films.
OCLC Number: 22097046
Language Note: In Italian with English subtitles.
Notes: Hi-fi stereo.
Opera in two acts.
Program notes by Rodney Milnes and synopsis by Kenneth Chalmers in booklet (8 p.).
Credits: Staged, directed and designed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle ; executive producer, Fritz Buttenstedt.
Performer(s): Mirella Freni (Madama Butterfly), Plácido Domingo (B.F. Pinkerton), Christa Ludwig (Suzuki), Robert Kerns (Sharpless), Michel Sénéchal (Goro), Marius Rintzler (il Bonzo), Elke Schary (Kate Pinkerton), Giorgio Stendoro (il principe Yamadori) ; Wiener Philharmoniker ; Herbert von Karajan, conductor.
Event notes: Filmed in Berlin, Nov.-Dec. 1974.
Description: 1 videocassette (144 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 guide.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica ; music by Giacomo Puccini ; Unitel, München.

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An American Naval officer marries a purchased Japanese wife, Butterfly. Tragedy unfolds as Butterfly remains faithful to her American husband.

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