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Madama Butterfly

Author: Giulio ChazalettesBrian LargeRaĭna KabaivanskaNazzareno AntinoriEleonora JankovicAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Thorn EMI Video, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : ItalianView all editions and formats
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An American naval officer falls in love with a Japanese geisha girl known as Butterfly and goes through a ceremony of marriage with her. He then goes back to America while Butterfly waits for his return, with their child. Pinkerton returns with his new American wife and learns that he has a son. The grief-stricken Butterfly kills herself.
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Genre/Form: Filmed operas
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Giulio Chazalettes; Brian Large; Raĭna Kabaivanska; Nazzareno Antinori; Eleonora Jankovic; Lorenzo Saccomani; Maurizio Arena; Giacomo Puccini; Luigi Illica; Giuseppe Giacosa; National Video Corporation.; Radiotelevisione italiana.; Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana.; Thorn EMI Video (Firm); Ente lirico Arena di Verona.
OCLC Number: 18427263
Language Note: Sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
Notes: Opera in 3 acts.
Booklet contains synopsis and libretto with English translation.
Credits: Music by Giacomo Puccini ; libretto by Giacosa and Illica ; Chorus and Orchestra of the Arena di Verona ; Chorus Master, Corrado Mirandola ; Conductor, Maurizio Arena.
Cast: Raina Kabaivanska, Nazzareno Antinori, Eleonora Jankovic, Lorenzo Saccomani; Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena di Verona, Corrado Mirandola, chorus master, Maurizio Arena, conductor.
Event notes: Performed and recorded live at the Arena di Verona in 1983.
Description: 1 videocassette (150 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 booklet (40 p.)
Details: VHS; stereo, hi-fi.
Other Titles: Madame Butterfly
Responsibility: the National Video Corporation presents ; by Giacomo Puccini ; libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa ; produced by Giulio Chazalettes ; director, Brian Large ; produced by National Video Corporation [and] Radiotelevisione Italiana in association with RTSI.

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An American naval officer falls in love with a Japanese geisha girl known as Butterfly and goes through a ceremony of marriage with her. He then goes back to America while Butterfly waits for his return, with their child. Pinkerton returns with his new American wife and learns that he has a son. The grief-stricken Butterfly kills herself.

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