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Puccini: Madama Butterfly DVD (Metropolitan Opera)

Puccini: Madama Butterfly DVD (Metropolitan Opera)

Anthony Minghella's production for The Metropolitan Opera starring Marcello Giordani, Patricia Racette & Dwayne Croft.

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Anthony Minghella’s production of Puccini’s opera opened the Met’s 2006–07 season and was screened around the world as part of the company’s Live in HD series. Patricia Racette is Cio-Cio-San, the trusting and innocent young geisha, who disastrously falls in love with American Navy lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton (Marcello Giordani), only to be abandoned by him. Maria Zifchak is her loyal servant Suzuki and Dwayne Croft is Sharpless, the sympathetic American consul who does all he can but is unable to avert tragedy.

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Pinkerton: Marcello Giordani

Goro: Greg Fedderly

Suzuki: Maria Zifchak

Sharpless: Dwayne Croft

Cio-Cio-San: Patricia Racette

Cio-Cio-San's Cousin: Laura Fries

Cio-Cio-San's Mother: Linda Mays

Cio-Cio-San's Uncle: Stephen Paynter

Cio-Cio-San's Aunt: Jean Braham



Ballet Soloists: Hsin Ping Chang & James Graber


The Metropolitan Opera, Patrick Summers 2009

The Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Ballet


Production: Anthony Minghella

Director and Choreographer: Carolyn Choa

Set Designs: Michael Levine

Costume Designs: Han Feng

Lighting Designs: Peter Mumford

Puppetry: Blind Summit Theatre, Mark Down, Nick Barnes


Plus: Backstage at the Met with Patriica Summers, Marcello Giordani, Maria Zifchak and Carolyn Choa. Anthony Minghella talks about Madama Butterfly.


Madama Butterfly is a co-production with English National Opera and the Lithuanian National Opera.


Picture: 16:9 HD

Sound: LPCM stereo / DTS 5.1

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0 worldwide

Running Time: 146 mins


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