Madama Butterfly

 

Puccini Madama Butterfly opera to libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Directed by Alvis Hermanis at the La Scala in 2016. Stars María José Siri (Madama Butterfly/Cio-Cio-San), Annalisa Stroppa (Suzuki), Bryan Hymel (F. B. Pinkerton), Carlos Álvarez (Sharpless), Carlo Bosi (Goro), Costantino Finucci (Prince Yamadori), Abramo Rosalen (The Bonze), Leonardo Galeazzi (Yakusidé), Gabriele Sagona (Imperial Commissioner), Romano Dal Zovo (The Official Registrar), Marzia Castellini (Cio-Cio-San’s Mother), Maria Miccoli (Cio-Cio-San’s Aunt), and Roberta Salvati (Cio-Cio-San’s Cousin). Riccardo Chailly conducts the Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala. Set design by Alvis Hermanis and Leila Fteita; costume design by Kristine Jurjāne; lighting design by Gleb Filshtinsky; videos by Ineta Sipunova; choreography by Alla Sigalova; dramaturgy by Olivier Lexa. Released 2018, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

This is Puccini’s original 1904 two-act version of Madama Butterfly.

Here's a trailer from the Teatro alla Scala: