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A Sea of Misery

Donald Macleod explores the exotic soundworld Puccini created for "Madam Butterfly", a tale of love and loss set in the Far East, his final collaboration with the creators of three of his most successful operas, librettists Giacosa and Illica.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly - Opera Act 2; Humming chorus

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Singer: Enkelejda Shkosa. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • EMI : 456215-2.
    • EMI.
    • 14.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madam Butterfly, Act II : Humming chorus

    Performers: Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Conductor: Antonio Pappano

    • EMI 4562152.
    • 13.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly - Opera Act 2; Humming chorus

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Singer: Enkelejda Shkosa. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • EMI : 456215-2.
    • EMI.
    • 14.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly - Opera extract . Act 1;

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Singer: Enkelejda Shkosa. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • EMI : 456215-2.
    • EMI.
    • 14.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madam Butterfly, Act I : Love duet

    Performer: Jonas Kaufman (Pinkerton) Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Butterfly) Performers: Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Conductor: Antonio Pappano

    • EMI 4562152.
    • 15.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly - Opera extract . Act 1;

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Singer: Enkelejda Shkosa. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • EMI : 456215-2.
    • EMI.
    • 14.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly - Opera extract Act 2;

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Singer: Enkelejda Shkosa. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • EMI : 456215-2.
    • EMI.
    • 18.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madam Butterfly, Act II : E izaghi ed Izanami; Un Bel Di Vedremo

    Performer: Enkelelejda Shkosa (Suzuki)Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Butterfly) Performers: Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Conductor: Antonio Pappano

    • EMI 4562152.
    • 19.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly - Opera extract Act 2;

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Singer: Enkelejda Shkosa. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • EMI : 456215-2.
    • EMI.
    • 18.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly - Opera - Act 2; extract

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Singer: Enkelejda Shkosa. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • EMI : 456215-2.
    • EMI.
    • 23.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madam Butterfly, Act II : Finale

    Performer: Enkelelejda Shkosa (Suzuki) Performer: Cristina Reale (Kate) Performer: Fabio Capitanucci (Sharpless)Performer: Jonas Kaufman (Pinkerton) Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Butterfly) Performers: Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Conductor: Antonio Pappano

    • EMI 4562152.
    • 23.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly - Opera - Act 2; extract

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Singer: Enkelejda Shkosa. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • EMI : 456215-2.
    • EMI.
    • 23.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Turandot - Opera Act 1; Perche tarda la luna [chorus]

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Singer: Katia Ricciarelli. Singer: Plácido Domingo. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : DG 410-0962.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 5.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Turandot, Act I : Chorus 'Perche tarda la luna'

    Performer: Placido Domingo (Calaf) Performer: Vienna State Opera Chorus Performer: Vienna SangerKnaben Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

    • DG 410 096-2.
    • 5.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Turandot - Opera Act 1; Perche tarda la luna [chorus]

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Singer: Katia Ricciarelli. Singer: Plácido Domingo. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : DG 410-0962.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 5.

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