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CHAN 3070 - Puccini: Madam Butterfly
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CD available From: 15 October 2001

Opera - Madam Butterfly

 Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
     
Madam Butterfly 137:10
      Opera in two acts
      Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after the book by John Luther Long and the play by David Belasco
      English version based on that of R.H. Elkin
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
      Act I
1 Introduction 1:05
2 'So the walls and the ceiling . . .' 2:06
      Pinkerton, Goro
3 'I think Your Honour's smiling' 2:17
      Suzuki, Pinkerton, Goro
4 'It can't be much further now!' 1:20
      Sharpless, Goro, Pinkerton
5 'The whole world over' 2:22
6 'Fate can't crush him' 1:13
      Pinkerton, Sharpless
7 'Is the bride very pretty?' 1:06
      Sharpless, Goro, Pinkerton
8 'True love or fancy' 3:23
      Pinkerton, Sharpless
9 'See them! They're climbing the summit of the hill!' 3:30
      Goro, Butterfly's Girl Friends, Butterfly, Sharpless
10 'We are honoured' 3:34
      Butterfly, Girl Friends, Pinkerton, Sharpless, Goro
11 'The Imperial Commissioner' 1:48
      Goro, Pinkerton, Relations and Friends, Butterfly, Yakuside
12 'Oh, indeed, my friend, you're lucky!' 1:16
      Sharpless, Butterfly
13 'Come, my beloved' 3:25
      Pinkerton, Butterfly, Goro
14 'My fate I have to follow' 1:17
      Butterfly
15 'Silence! Silence!' 1:52
      Goro, Commissioner, Girl Friends, Butterfly
16 'Congratulations' 4:33
      Commissioner, Pinkerton, Sharless, Registrar, Relatives, the Bonze, Goro
17 'Dearest, my dearest, weep no more' 2:06
      Pinkerton, Butterfly, Suzuki
18 'Evening is falling . . .' 3:31
      Pinkerton, Butterfly, Suzuki
19 'Child, from whose eyes the witchery is shining' 3:52
      Pinkerton, Butterfly
20 'Ah, love me a little' 7:28
      Butterfly, Pinkerton
     
      Act II
      Part 1
21 'Izaghi Izanami' 6:47
      Suzuki, Butterfly
22 'One fine day' 4:35
      Butterfly
      64:37
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
1 'Come, let's enter' 4:22
      Goro, Sharpless, Butterfly
2 'Yamadori, and has your unrequitted love not yet released you?' 4:53
      Butterfly, Yamadori, Sharpless, Goro
3 'Now, at last!' 3:01
      Sharpless, Butterfly
4 'Just two things I could do' 2:07
5 'This child! This child, then!' 3:24
      Butterfly, Sharpless
6 'Do you know, my darling' 3:24
      Butterfly
7 'I must be going' 1:43
      Sharpless, Butterfly, Suzuki
8 'Ah! Ah!' 1:52
      Goro, Suzuki, Butterfly
9 'Look, it's a man-of-war!' 2:33
      Suzuki, Butterfly
10 Flower duet: 'Shake the cherry tree' 9:55
      Butterfly, Suzuki
11 Humming Chorus 2:55
     
      Act II
      Part 2
12 Prelude 4:29
13 Daybreak over Nagasaki 2:52
14 'It's morning' 2:01
      Suzuki, Butterfly
15 'Who is it? . . .' 2:42
      Suzuki, Pinkerton, Sharples
16 'I know for such misfortune there is no consolation' 3:59
      Sharpless, Suzuki, Pinkerton
17 'Farewell, oh happy home!' 1:51
      Pinkerton, Sharpless
18 'Then will you tell her?' 1:19
      Kate, Suzuki
19 'Suzuki, where are you?' 1:47
20 'You, Suzuki, you're always so faithful' 1:14
      Butterfly, Suzuki
21 'Viper! I want you to answer' 3:40
      Butterfly, Suzuki, Sharpless, Kate
22 'Your little fluttering heart is beating' 2:55
      Suzuki, Butterfly
23 'Death with honour is better than life with dishonour' 5:04
      Butterfly
      72:33
 Cheryl Barker soprano - Cio-Cio-San (Madam Butterfly)
 Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano - Suzuki
 Paul Charles Clarke tenor - B.F. Pinkerton
 Gregory Yurisich baritone - Sharpless
 Stuart Kale tenor - Goro
 D'Arcy Bleiker baritone - Prince Yamadori
 Clive Bayley bass - The Bonze
 Simon Birchall bass - Yakuside
 Roland Wood bass - The Imperial Commissioner
 Frances Brett bass - The Official Registrar
 Anne Sheridan Jinks soprano - Cio-Cio-San's mother
 Paula Bott soprano - The Aunt
 Ann Taylor mezzo-soprano - Kate Pinkerton
      Cio-Cio-San's relations and friends and servants
 Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
 Philharmonia Orchestra
 Yves Abel
 Recorded in:
 Blackheath Halls, London
      13-17 December 2000
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Christopher Brooke (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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