Puccini Madama ButterflyDVD - 2005 | Italian
The pathos of this heart-rending story about a sweet-natured Japanese girl and the caddish American naval lieutenant who marries then deserts her has seldom been conveyed with such emotional directness. In his sumptuous filming of Puccini's opera, director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle uses an array of cinematic effects to evoke the protagonists' irreconcilably separate lives and worlds. As Butterfly, Mirella Freni is unbearably moving in one of the finest performances of her career, while Plácido Domingo makes Lt. Pinkerton a more sympathetic figure than usual.
Publisher: New York, NY : Universal Classics Group, 2005
Branch Call Number: M1500.P83 M33 2005 [ITALIAN]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Madama Butterfly