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Composer of the Week: Puccini


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3/5. Five First Nights: Madama Butterfly
On 17 February 1904 Madama Butterfly had its eagerly awaited premiere at La Scala.
Donald Macleod explains how this event became one of the most notorious flops in operatic history. Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Gran Ventura ; Ed Eccoci in Famiglia; Vogliatemi Bene (Act 1); Un Bel Di Vedremo; E Questo? E
Questo?; Coro a Bocca Chiusa (Humming Chorus); Addio, Fiorito Asil ; Con Onor Muore (Act 2) Repeated on Tuesday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Gran Ventura
Unknown: Ed Eccoci
Unknown: Fiorito Asil
Butterfly: Marla Callas(soprano)
Goro: Renato Ercolanl(tenor)
Pinkerton: Nicolal Gedda(tenor)
Sharpless: Mario Borrlello(baritone)
Suzuki: Lucia Danlell(mezzo)

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Composer of the Week: Puccini

BBC Radio 3, 26 July 2006 12.00

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