Madama Butterfly (complete opera)

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PUCCINI
Madama Butterfly (complete opera)
Amsterdam Muziekther / Cheryl Barker, Martin Thompson, etc. / Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Edo de Waart (conductor)

[ Opus Arte DVD / 2 DVD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 25 October 2005

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Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

G :-

"A superb DVD that now becomes my top recommendation for this opera on DVD. The production is top-notch, and the orchestral contribution the strongest I have yet to hear"
(MusicWeb Jan 2006)

G :-

All Regions - Widescreen 16:9 - LPCM Stereo / DTS 5.1 Surround - Colour - 169 Minutes - PAL

"A superb DVD that now becomes my top recommendation for this opera on DVD. The production is top-notch, and the orchestral contribution the strongest I have yet to hear"
(MusicWeb Jan 2006)

Robert Wilson's pure and highly stylised 2003 production enhances the timeless beauty of Puccini's moving Japanese tragedy. Cheryl Barker and Martin Thompson lead an inspired cast in a highly charged recording from the Amsterdam Muziektheater with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by a masterful and passionate Edo de Waart.

'Wilson creates a superbly beautiful Butterfly. Once again, Wilson's incredible lighting takes a solo role. …Puccini's Butterfly has seldom sounded so refined and so perfect as under Edo de Waart; the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra play outstandingly for him. The vocal performances are no less impressive…' - Algemeen Dagblad, NL

'Wilson's stage images are minimalist in nature and as aesthetic as always; here they are in perfect accord with the usual Japanese principles of style and form. The abstract, serene and intensely subtle basis of the scenic, vocal and musical performances turns this Japanese-Italian-American Madama Butterfly into a variant on Greek tragedy with an inevitable end.' - NRC Handelsblad, NL